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Sunnto M9 Bezel

I am looking for a replacement top bezel cover for the Suunto M9.  This is the light grey piece that snaps on to the top of the watch.  Do you know where I can purchase one?


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Re: Sunnto M9 Bezel

Try the suunto site- otherwise you might be able to source the parts on E-bay. I've seen parts on there for several suunto watches, but start with the manufacturers website and see if they offer replacement parts first.

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How do I set the time on an old Regina pocket watch. I can wind it and it runs well. The piece to wind the watch does not pull in or out to set the hands.

If you can wind your pocket watch using the crown, but you cannot see any way of setting the watch, you probably have a "lever-set" movement, though it's possible you might also have a "pin-set" movement. Do you see a little button you can push in, either at 1-2:00 or 10-11:00 on the watch case? If you, you have a pin set watch. Push and hold that little button in while you twist the winding crown, and that will let you set the time. End of problem.

Setting the time on a lever-set watch is a bit more complicated and will require taking off the front bezel of your pocket watch--the metal ring that holds the watch crystal in place. Pocket watch cases of this time are usually made in 3 pieces: the bezel, the main case body, and the back. The procedure used to remove your bezel depends on the type of watch case you have.

Take a close look at the front of your pocket watch. Do you see any hinges at the bottom (that is, below 6:00 and where the bezel meets the main case body)? I suspect that you won't, as double-hinged cases are usually associated with an older style of pocket watch, but it's worth checking. If you do see little hinges for the FRONT (it's more likely that the back will be hinged), then look for a little lip on the bezel that's used to pry open the front. Pull on that to open the case.

If you don't see hinges, which is what I expect, your front bezel unscrews. You can try to do this with your bare hands, but it's a lot easier if you have a bit of "gripping" rubber so your hands don't slip so badly. I have a small rectangle of shelf non-slip stuff that works perfectly for this. Turn the bezel counterclockwise. It may resist a little bit at first due to accumulated dirt, but then it should easily screw off.

Once you have the bezel away from the face, look closely at about 2:00 on the watch dial. Just at the edge of the dial, you should see a little lever or button. GENTLY pull this away from the watch face until it stops. Now, when you turn the winding crown, you should be able to set the time. Once the time is set, gently push the lever back to its prior position. Now, you should be able to wind the watch without changing the time.

Be very careful when screwing the bezel back onto the watch body. These parts typically have very fine threads, and it's easy to cross-thread the pieces. Don't force the two pieces together; once the threads catch properly, the front bezel will screw on easily without resistance.

An older style of pocket watch required the use of a little key to set the time from the back of the pocket watch movement. However, these watches were also wound by the same key, so the fact that you're able to wind this watch with a crown suggests to me that your watch doesn't use this system.

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I have no instructional manual for my watch. How does the fixed Bezel help me find the time of any noted place in the world.james.peck

Sorry, a fixed bezel is for looks only. A movable bezel will allow you to calculate how many hours ahead or behind a certain time zone you are (although this type of bezel is mostly used for scuba divers). If your bezel won't rotate, it's there to look pretty.
I hope this helps! Please rate me with thumbs up if this helped you.

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I bought a Versace DV One White Ceramic watch. The bezel cracked and the Versace service center wanted $500 to fix. I think this is outrageous because I purchased the watch in May 2010 and the bezel is...

Thanks for contacting FixYa.
I am sorry. The only place to get a Versace replacment is thru Versace.
My only other advice would be to do an internet search and look for a less expensive replacement of the watch itself.
I know thats not what you want to hear. Best regards.

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Try, you can get a replacement bezel there...

and you are right, you are basically buying a new watch as this model is made of plastic and cannot be 'polished'. Refurbishing it means that it will look new and everything on the outside would have to be replaced...good luck :)

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Yes, there are solution for that, but you will not be able to solve it yourself as the new part is needed.
That new part is called BEZEL SPRING and it is fitted underneath the bezel.
Bezel spring has special hooks pressed into it and allows to turn the bezel one way only (anticlockwise), at the same time stopping the bezel to turn clockwise.
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Anyway- if the bezel is rotating on its own, I suggest that the bezel spring is broke and you will need to replace it.
Do not forget to rate, please.

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My friend is a watch maker and he has a special tool that removes the bezel however he told me he only uses it when he has customers watching. Because the old knife looks pretty brutial, but works better.

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