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This is my first post and my first repair so please be gentle.  I recently bought this watch and would like to replace the crystal.  It looks as though the bezel is missing so I will source a bezel too.  From what I have seen thus far, because the bezel has been removed, the crystal should be removable by hand.  I have tried to use a suction, give some gentle (even not so gentle prying) etc. but no dice.  I like this watch and don't want to damage it but everything I can find says it should just pry off at this point with a fingernail.  What am I missing?  See pics and thanks in advance!

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Looks like a snap on back. and the crystal is acrylic. If the scratches anre not too deep you can use polywatch or even toothpaste and Autosovol chrome polish to remove them.  To remove the crystal you will need a crystal lift tool like the one attached.    cheers

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24 minutes ago, watchweasol said:

Looks like a snap on back.

 

Noooo, the back doesn’t come off. It says so right on the back 😉

I also have an LM inbound and I’ve also been itching to see how the crystal comes off (I’ve admittedly never worked on one)

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So...I did get the crystal off but in the process, my hand slipped and hit the second hand on the dial.  So now I have the opportunity to source a new bezel and a new second hand.  HA!  It just occurred to me that I am looking for a second-hand second hand!

I have scoured everywhere I can find for the bezel.  I'm learning quite a bit about Seiko part numbers and parts suppliers.  So far I am striking out.  I have a 5606-7010 watch case in stainless color which I believe means I need to source part number 83369431.  If anyone knows where I can get that part, I would welcome the nudge in the right direction.

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Have a look at the Jules Borel site  Their database is quite extensive and has a look up freature by make/model.   There is also Esslingers and Otto Frei again in the US.  or Cousins uk, A.G.Thomas, Gleave and co in the uk.  Second user spares , welwynwatchparts.co.uk   and speedtimerkollection.com in europe.  just a few for you to check out you might get lucky.   

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Hi Looking at the case pictures you supplied previously it looks by the scars on the case that the bezel comes off complete with the crystal . You will need a sharp case knife to prise the bezel off. If the crystal has no tension ring you should be able to push it out. Some crystals (acrylic) require flexing using a couple of dies and a press to re fit.  Crystals have various ways of being fitted and several different tools to do the job.

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2 hours ago, cuxz said:

@mbaiohow did you get the crystal off exactly? I bought a crystal lift but I cannot get a grip on the crystal I think because of the dome angle. Any tips/tricks? 

The bezel around the crystal pops off (there's a slight opening at one end between the lugs to fit a case knife). Once it's off, you can gently pull the crystal away as it's held in a v gasket. It's not immediately obvious though.

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