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Thread: Omega Bezel Insert AM Quality

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    Omega Bezel Insert AM Quality

    Hi chaps,

    Is there a need for a quality Omega smp blue bezel insert anodized aluminium type, AM insert attached
    lume pip is dreadful>>


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    I wish someone would produce a really good replica that matches the original, for around £60, but the rubbish that's out there isn’t even worth considering.

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    Imo its the poor lume pip and badly matched blue anodising.

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    As Clarkson would say, “How hard can it be?”

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    Yes, absolutely OP.

    I'm in desperate need of one for my 2541.80 but refuse to pay c. £400 for the pleasure IF I can even find one, I only paid £625 for the watch!

    I've been looking at the aftermarket ones available on eBay recently but nothing even comes close.

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    Hi,

    Minimum investment for custom anodised bezel inserts is about $700-$1000, I'm definitely considering have a batch made.
    Last edited by Bry1975; 25th January 2020 at 21:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bry1975 View Post
    Hi,

    Minimum investment for custom anodised bezel inserts is about $700-$1000, I'm definitely considering have a batch made.
    I'm in!

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    Some of the fake 2254.50 Seamasters from around 10 years ago had fairly convincing bezel inserts with correct pattern lume dots, so it should be feasible to get them done properly.

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    Maybe Omega threatened the insert manufacturers banned them from 1:1 aftermarket supplying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bry1975 View Post
    Hi,

    Minimum investment for custom anodised bezel inserts is about $700-$1000, I'm definitely considering have a batch made.
    I would’ve thought it’s a feasible project at this price. The one I got from Cousins approx 4 years ago fitted very well, and I think the luminous pip looked OK, the blue colour was v. close, but instead of being anodised I think it was printed and the printing flaked off far too easily. It was never going to be as durable as the original and I could imagine it would look a mess in a short while.

    There’s definitely a market for replacement Omega bezel inserts provided the quality is right.

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    I'm waiting for bezel insert samples so can check quality and durability.

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