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Bezel Popped off Easily: Navitimer Gold 1959 AOPA


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Hello-

I own the watch described in the subject.

When changing the band recently, the bezel popped off.  I was able to press it back on, albiet it took a little bit of effort.

I plan on taking it to a watchmaker for repair, I just wanted to understand what would/could have caused this to happen and what parts would be needed to 

repair this.  The bezel rotates in order to do calculations for aviation.  Pictured is a photo of the watch I have ( not mine, but identical model, poor band color choice).

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The bezel ring has a flat wire spring that holds it on. It can pop on and off. This does cause wear to the grove and spring if done enough.  Not sure the condition of your watch but dirt and oil can get under the bezel ring and cause it to pop off.  Getting the watch serviced and cleaned is a good first step.

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