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May 5 2012 at 2:05 AM
Paul  (Login GMTKiwi)
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from IP address 219.89.101.55


Response to 6542 crystal retaining ring question..

Hey Glenn

I would have sold you this 6542 - could have been a fine addition to your tropical collection LOL.

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If it helps, here's some info. posted by the great Orchi last year when I was looking at options that would allow me to store away my 6542 bakelite but still use the watch.


Buddy Paul..Entire Bakelite Insert/Bezel Assembly is unique on its own..++ November 4 2011, 12:23 AM




Err...if you take off the Bakelite insert(with TLC)...
any 1675 bezel insert WON'T fit into the Bezel Ring(meant for Bakelite)...

IF you want to put away the Bakelite...
you have to take off the entire Bakelite Bezel assembly...
including the Plexi ring n wire spring...

1st you need to get the entirely different set of 6542 Steel Bezel Assembly...
comprising of the Metal alloy insert(similar to 1675 only)...
Steel Bezel Ring...spring n Plexi retaining ring...

You may also need to change to using Cyclope #116(same as 1675)...
instead of Cyclope #115(6542)...

Buddy John Buckley should be able to get you the correct set of Steel Bezel assembly...or RSC service replacement Steel Bezel assembly...
for your 6542 GMT...

He sold the exact set to Orchi few years ago...
without any problem...
These days if one is available...it should be cheaper by now.

Best regards
Orchi.


    
This message has been edited by GMTKiwi from IP address 219.89.101.55 on May 5, 2012 2:10 AM


 
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