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This page is for informational purposes only. Bezel inserts are very delicate, so do not attempt to install watch parts yourself if you don't have experience fixing timepieces. Due to the nature of Rolex watches, we at WatchStyler suggest taking your watch to a trained professional.


Remove the bracelet from your Rolex before starting any project. It is easier to work on the watch when the bulky bracelet is out of the way, giving you more access to the watch case.

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To avoid creating any scratches on your watch, cover the watch with a cloth or masking tape. Be sure to leave enough space between the bezel and watch case so that you can insert a knife during step three of the process.


Carefully use a small and dull knife to remove the Rolex bezel. Make sure that the knife has enough grip underneath the bezel. Use the watch lugs for knife support, but ensure that they are fully covered with a cloth or masking tape to avoid scratching.

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When the bezel is off, push the insert from the inside to remove the bezel insert. Make sure you take the bezel click spring off and store it safely, since it is very small and very easy to lose. After this task is performed, clean the bezel washer because it can accumulate a lot of dirt over the years.

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Take your new bezel insert and push it into the bezel. The insert should go right in without much effort. Bezel inserts are made out of delicate alloys and can be easily damaged, so you shouldn't apply pressure. If this part is not installed correctly, it can fall out of your watch. Therefore, make sure the bezel insert is fully in place and not sticking out.


Reinstall the click spring and bezel washer. Start from the front of the spring side and push the Submariner bezel into place. Make sure that this part falls into the threads by gently pushing it into place. You should hear a gentle click when it is set. Be careful not to force the part in so you don't damage it. When you are done, you should be able to rotate the bezel.

To find out more about WatchStyler's Rolex overhaul services, contact us today through our online form or at 323-874-1023!

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