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Hi all, I had a Seiko Pogue delivered today, an opportunity I couldn’t refuse being my birth year and month!

 

Problem now is, do I change the bezel insert to an after market version or do I stick with the one fitted?

 

How easy are they to change??

 

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Cheers,

 

Carl

 

 

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Photo angle is weird. Why do you want to change it ? Is this one also aftermarket?

I was making the best use of daylight at the time hence the funny angle. I have no idea of the history of the current bezel.

Carl


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@carlos123 ... considering the really good condition of both watch and dial I would put an aftermarket one ... $15 only on eBay

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223245146447

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It wouldn’t surprise me if the one fitted was aftermarket anyways? Do you know how to exchange the insert?

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Carl


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It wouldn’t surprise me if the one fitted was aftermarket anyways? Do you know how to exchange the insert?

Cheers,

Carl


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Never worked on a Pogue but most Seiko inserts are press-fit.
What I would do is to remove the bezel ring first then pop the insert off pushing from the "inside" of the bezel.
Then press the new insert in using a crystal press with nylon dies and press the bezel back on.
But that's only "what I would do" on "my watch" of course ... proceed as you feel it and at your own risk

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Would be interesting to know is this is actually original, if it is I’ll keep it on the watch. One of the things I have noticed is that there looks like an intentional dimple between the 75 & 80 mark which the aftermarket variants don’t have?
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5 hours ago, carlos123 said:

Would be interesting to know is this is actually original, if it is I’ll keep it on the watch. One of the things I have noticed is that there looks like an intentional dimple between the 75 & 80 mark which the aftermarket variants don’t have?

Looking at your pics (though blurry)  I would say 100% original ...

1 - no marker on the insert below 60 ... some aftermarket inserts have one but I've never seen an original insert with a marker at 60

2 - 1m, markers much thinner than 5mn markers ... on 80% of aftermarket inserts all markers have the same thickness

3 - numbers about the same thickness than 5mn markers (so larger than the 1mn markers) ... typically original IMHO

I have no idea about the dimple between 75 and 80 but who cares ?

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Looking at your pics (though blurry)  I would say 100% original ...
1 - no marker on the insert below 60 ... some aftermarket inserts have one but I've never seen an original insert with a marker at 60
2 - 1m, markers much thinner than 5mn markers ... on 80% of aftermarket inserts all markers have the same thickness
3 - numbers about the same thickness than 5mn markers (so larger than the 1mn markers) ... typically original IMHO
I have no idea about the dimple between 75 and 80 but who cares ?

Thanks for that, you’ve saved me £20


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