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80's insert swap with long 5 insert problems

November 10 2017 at 1:28 AM
Michael  (Login Fatfour)
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can anyone advise? I have a 1962 gilt Submariner 5512 which I am I the process of restoring to its original condition and would like to change an older service bezel insert for the correct a long five insert. My problem is that after popping out the old service insert I could not fit the long five insert into the bezel. So, before I damaged the insert or bezel I brought the bezel and insert to my local Rolex AD for fitting. The local AD offered to send the bezel and insert to Rolex London for fitting, which I agreed to. Now Rolex London are asking for the rest of the watch to be sent to them? This is making me nervous as we have all heard of terrible stories with regards to vintage watches and Rolex service centres. Would you risk it or ask for the bezel and insert to be returned back and use an indy?

Kind Regards,

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