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 Post subject: Bezel doesn't turn
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:48 pm 
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I believe the person who owned this Aerospace tried to turn it clockwise and it didn't like that. Can't argue as I got it for a good deal but the bezel is stuck at about 45 degrees off and won't move.

I'm a gunsmith. I'm used to working with small pins and screws so it's tempting to just ask how to take a bezel off but I'm wondering if it's one of those things to take to a jeweler who works on Breitlings.

Difficulty rating? I'm guessing it's going to be 100-200 USD to fix but that's an utter guess.


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You should find a glasses screwdriver and take off the bezel to see if the metal spring piece is in place. Most likely it just needs to be popped back into place then you will be able to turn the bezel.


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defiancekofb wrote:
You should find a glasses screwdriver and take off the bezel to see if the metal spring piece is in place. Most likely it just needs to be popped back into place then you will be able to turn the bezel.


That's my guess too. I've got a whole set of itty bitty screwdrivers, I just wanted to know if there are any surprises under there.

Looks like 8 screws around the bezel, or are some of those for show only?


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Disregard. Someone had tightened the bezel screws down too far.

I unscrewed them all 2 turns and it moved with ratchet as it's supposed to. I screwed them back 1/2 turn at a shot until I couldn't move it easily and then backed it off 1/4 turn each. It's back to the butter smooth ratchet movement I'm used to now :D


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