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    Replacement Tissot bezel

    A friend has asked me where he'd find a replacement bezel for what was his dad's Tissot PR516. He says it's like the one in the link below, so Bakelite sadly. I've looked at Cousins without success and afetr that no idea what to tell him other than to look out for a spares & repair watch to take one from. If anyone has any advice I can pass on that would be fab, thank you.
    http://www.chronocentric.com/forums/...=read;id=66806

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    You should ask on all the relevant watch forums including FB.

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    There's a guy making them himself, he also sells them but not sure how much he charges. Pretty amazing process, I thought I was good with DIY, until I saw this:

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/maki...-pr516.130587/

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    Wow, that is most impressive.

    Fair play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levkov View Post
    There's a guy making them himself, he also sells them but not sure how much he charges. Pretty amazing process, I thought I was good with DIY, until I saw this:

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/maki...-pr516.130587/
    Wow. That’s brilliant. Thank you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by levkov View Post
    There's a guy making them himself, he also sells them but not sure how much he charges. Pretty amazing process, I thought I was good with DIY, until I saw this:

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/maki...-pr516.130587/
    Thank you for sharing this - great work.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    You know you have a proper mancave when you have a CO2 laser handy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by levkov View Post
    There's a guy making them himself, he also sells them but not sure how much he charges. Pretty amazing process, I thought I was good with DIY, until I saw this:

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/maki...-pr516.130587/
    Wow that is fantastic…
    There is a man that could be in great demand!

    Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scepticalist View Post
    You know you have a proper mancave when you have a CO2 laser handy...
    It gets me out of manually milling 80 teeth/bezel! ;)

    https://youtu.be/W7_WR2zse_0

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    Thought I recognised the username.
    I see from your youtube you can cut new hands (as well as lap cases etc etc).
    The workshop must be quite well equipped now. Hope the house renovations are complete.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Thought I recognised the username.
    I see from your youtube you can cut new hands (as well as lap cases etc etc).
    The workshop must be quite well equipped now. Hope the house renovations are complete.
    Dave
    Welll......we're getting there but I guess a house never gets done! ;)
    Yes, have a few new machines that makes part production easier - right now much focus on making bezels/inserts and welding/lapping cases.

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    Great stuff. I have a PR516 (Visodate) myself with a faded aluminium bezel, plus a couple of others in the "fixer upper drawer'. A lot of them that come up for sale have missing bezels and I'd often wondered about making replacements.

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