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Old 26 August 2008, 08:04 AM   #1
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Changing A Bezel Insert...by Jocke..

We get a number of requests for Jockes excellent bezel insert replacement tutorial..

So, here by popular request....


Jocke's Bezel Insert Tutorial


If you are planning to change an old one for a slightly newer one you need to know this.

...............................Rolex Sub Insert Sizes........................

...........Old Sub .................................................. .........New Sub
5513, 5512, 1665, 1680 ......................................16808,16800, 16618, 16610
Outside Diameter: 36.55mm ...................................Outside Diameter: 37.65mm
Inside Diameter: 30.3mm .......................................Inside Diameter: 30.7mm


New Style Sub no date ............................................... Sea Dweller
14060,14060M .................................................. ....16660
Outside Diameter: 36.55mm .....................................Outside Diameter: 36.65
Inside Diameter: 29.7mm ..........................................Inside Diameter: 29.70mm


.....................Part Numbers For the GMT Insert ..............

Black with white numbers 315-16750-1
Red/Blue with white numbers 315-16750-6
Bronze/Yellow with yellow numbers 315-16753-5
Black with yellow numbers 315-16753-1
Black with yellow numbers 315-16758-1
Bronze with yellow numbers 315-1675-3
Bronze with yellow numbers 315-16758-3
Black/Red with white numbers 315-16760-7
Black with white numbers 315-16700-1
Red/Blue with white numbers 315-16700-6
Bronze/Yellow with yellow numbers 315-16713-5
Black with yellow numbers 315-16718-1
Bronze with yellow numbers 315-16718-3

.............GMT Insert sizing:.............
The 1675/16750 ...............have an I.D. of 30.2 and an O.D. of 37.75mm
The 16700/16760/16710.... have an I.D. of 30.7 and an O.D. of 37.65mm
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Old 9 April 2009, 09:13 PM   #2
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dude scary as hell! but thanks for the info
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Old 15 April 2009, 01:52 PM   #3
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Great technique, I also tape my case knife to avoid scratches on the underside of the bezel ring.
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Old 17 April 2009, 08:42 AM   #4
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Simple & easy--nicely done.
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Old 4 June 2009, 01:28 AM   #5
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We get a number of requests for Jockes excellent bezel insert replacement tutorial..

So, here by popular request....


Jocke's Bezel Insert Tutorial


If you are planning to change an old one for a slightly newer one you need to know this.

...............................Rolex Insert Sizes........................

...........Old Sub .................................................. .........New Sub
5513, 5512, 1665, 1680 ......................................16808,16800, 16618, 16610
Outside Diameter: 36.55mm ...................................Outside Diameter: 37.65mm
Inside Diameter: 30.3mm .......................................Inside Diameter: 30.7mm


New Style Sub no date ............................................... Sea Dweller
14060,14060M .................................................. ....16660
Outside Diameter: 36.55mm .....................................Outside Diameter: 36.65
Inside Diameter: 29.7mm ..........................................Inside Diameter: 29.70mm

tools, are you a Watchmaker?
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Old 18 June 2009, 01:01 AM   #6
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Interesting,

Perhaps one of the reasons Rolex are so expensive (but a good thing), each watch is truly different...the 14060 is not just a 16610 with a different dial and no date, it is a completely different, non interchangeable watch...
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Old 18 July 2009, 11:52 AM   #7
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using the handle of my jeweler's pliers (rubber coated) to run along that last part of the insert is a life saver.
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Old 28 August 2009, 12:02 PM   #8
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Extremely well done and helpful. Thank you!
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Old 15 September 2010, 05:57 AM   #9
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Old 15 September 2010, 05:59 AM   #10
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will the same procedure apply for a Djust 16220? thnx
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Old 18 September 2010, 06:02 AM   #11
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Interested in knowing the ID and OD of the GMT 6542 and whether there was a difference between the bakelite versions and the middle-year metal insert? Also, are they the same size as the Sub 6538?
Great post by the way. Going home tonight to try FINALLY try to replace my bezel. Thanks!
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Old 5 April 2011, 06:48 AM   #12
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Hi guys,
My old man's snowflake has been hidden away in a shoebox, without a bezel for about 15 years and he's finally decided I can have it if I get the missing parts and looking good again. Anybody know where I can find a blue bezel? I need all the bits! I've had a look at Jocke's tutorial and I don't seem to have a hole for the spring - am I meant to?? Is it because mine is bi-directional??

Any help would be much appreciated!

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George

P.s. would also love to get a box and the anchor at some stage - where can I get these from?? Can anyone tell I'm addicted to this watch?
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Old 5 April 2011, 06:06 PM   #13
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Successfully changed the Pepsi insert to the coke.
Followed Jocke's instructions and it was easy. The only thing I didn't like was the glue residue the masking tape left over, I'll be using a thin piece of cloth instead in future.
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Old 17 December 2011, 04:49 PM   #14
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I have an 1987 model (97xxxxx) and it to doesn't have the spring/detent mechanism. Snapping it off is similar though I never worried about scratching the case. This guy has been a workhorse.
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Old 26 June 2013, 12:03 AM   #15
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Successfully changed the Pepsi insert to the coke.
Followed Jocke's instructions and it was easy. The only thing I didn't like was the glue residue the masking tape left over, I'll be using a thin piece of cloth instead in future.
I have found that just taping the knife works perfectly with no worries of marking the watch and residue not an issue.
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Old 26 June 2013, 03:15 AM   #16
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everytime I've seen the photos, I wish Jocke had cleaned the case before putting the bezel back on. A few seconds with a qtip and it'd be spotless.
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Old 29 June 2013, 07:53 AM   #17
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So as asked above... Will this process work with the datejust 16220 R? I would like to put the original bezel back on myself if possible.

Thanks!
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Old 29 June 2013, 09:53 AM   #18
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will the same procedure apply for a Djust 16220? thnx
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So as asked above... Will this process work with the datejust 16220 R? I would like to put the original bezel back on myself if possible.

Thanks!
No it will not.

The datejust is a press-fit to the case, and is paramount to the integrity of the waterproof design of the case....totaly different to the GMT/Sub.
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Old 21 August 2014, 05:16 AM   #19
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just a question

hi all

here is my first post ;)

i'd like to know if it is possible to change the black bezel of my Sub ref 16610 (bought in 2007) for others colors ?

indeed i really like the bezel of the brand new submariner and the classic green one and would like to know if the size could match.

where to find them ?

thanks a lot
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Old 21 August 2014, 05:26 AM   #20
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hi all

here is my first post ;)

i'd like to know if it is possible to change the black bezel of my Sub ref 16610 (bought in 2007) for others colors ?

indeed i really like the bezel of the brand new submariner and the classic green one and would like to know if the size could match.

where to find them ?

thanks a lot
hi and welcome to the forum...why not start a new thread on this subject in the general section where a lot more members are likely to see it.
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Old 21 August 2014, 06:04 AM   #21
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