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Old 09-24-2017, 05:59 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Default Another proposed Yobokies repro' bezel insert for the 7A38-6xxx Divers

Just an idea at the moment:

http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums...any-interest-?

Trying to gauge potential interest before talking to Harold. If you are, please respond.
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Question Belated bump - still no interest from SCWF members ?

Today I eventually got round to sending Harold Ng an email asking whether he might be interested in producing them. No reply as yet.

I suspect it's unlikely. He told me he sells on average less than 5 per month of his existing 7A28 / 7A38 repro' bezel insert.


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I have a couple of watches that use a 36.5 mm bezel insert that no one makes. I made my own using printable water slide decal paper. The same type used for model decals. Hobby Lobby here in the U.S. has blank sheets, they can also be found on the internet. I remove the adhesive and use UV crystal adhesive instead, then a couple of layers of clear coat over it. I glue it to an existing bad insert. The Rolex 315-5512, 315-553, 315-1665, 315-1680, 315-9401 are 36.55 and work for that size like found on the 6309-836A, the 7546-606X that use a 36.5mm insert.
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Bezel inserts can easily be cut from aluminium on a CNC machine, to any size or thickness, its always the printing thats the hard part.

I once used a product called Letteraset for display work but they are gone now, they produced printed sheets of letters and numbers in very small sizes but they would rub off with your finger, perhaps we could find a dial printer who could do a small production run with a good quality ink, if the print die was cheap enough, or could be made on a 3 d printer.

I how ever would love an aftermarket BEZEL maker
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I think it was "letraset" ???
The bezel insert size chart is here for reference and additional input!!
https://www.thewatchsite.com/21-japa...s/15326?page=3
And a link to DIY/homebrew Dial and bezel insert printing/production.
http://www.suukko.com/ps/
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If someone would make a decent insert for the 62MAS they'd do well but it just never happened, despite numerous enquiries in this regard
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If someone would make a decent insert for the 62MAS they'd do well but it just never happened, despite numerous enquiries in this regard


Because there’s not much demand. 62mas inserts will only fit a 62mas. How many 62mas watches out there have inserts so bad that owners would prefer aftermarket? With how picky collectors are about a watch’s originality, i imagine only the worst of the worse will be replaced. So only a small percentage of an already small population of watches.


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