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Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by Danny_T » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:49 pm

Just picked this up today from my local watch parts and tool supply store after waiting a month for it to arrive from France due to back order.

I got this to make life easier when doing bezel swaps on my Kalmar v2. I tried it tonight and holy shit it works superbly ! No more tenderized/mangled finger tips and this tool removes it in seconds without damaging the bezel or case.


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Effortless removal !! Popped off instantly!

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The tapered edge on the bottom of the yellow ring actually wedges itself in between the bezel and case so when you squeeze and twist the pressure creates the lift on the bezel at the same time as you turn it and bam! Instant removal with no chance of damage

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Voila new bezel in under a minute

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And back to the other one

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Re: Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by Minordamage » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:17 pm

Did you get the set or just the 42mm? I looked up some of the prices and these puppies weren't cheap!
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Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by matt.wu » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:22 pm

I like it. The concept of the prying of bezels always concerned me.
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Re: Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by Danny_T » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:58 pm

Minordamage wrote:Did you get the set or just the 42mm? I looked up some of the prices and these puppies weren't cheap!

No just this one. They do sell this in a set also, but this one is able to remove bezels from 40-47 from what I've been told. So it's the prefect middle ground. The complete set is too much $$

The omega one (which what I really wanted) is almost $1k for the kit.
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Re: Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by sierra11b » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:59 pm

I modded my buddies Sumo once and have moved a few bezels here and there myself...

Problem with removing bezels is the initial learning curve and feel for it which changes from model to model. You can go into the project with confidence after reading about how 9 of 10 bezels pop right off, and there you are faced with 1 of 10 90% of the time. :rolleyes: :banghead:

Seems like a great tool for the frequent modder.

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Re: Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by tattoo chef » Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:04 am

Price and link ?

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Post by ChuckW » Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:20 am

It looks like a great device. Problem is, there are some here who would use it in a way it wasn't designed for.
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Post by streetracer101 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:59 am

tattoo chef wrote:Price and link ?
+2
I have no need for a kit of 3 of them, but I'd be down for the tool you have.

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Re: Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by mattcantwin » Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:40 am

Neat way to avoid any marks when changing bezels; great shots, too. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by Danny_T » Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:51 am

tattoo chef wrote:Price and link ?
I purchased locally here at a watch parts supply place for $275 CAD.

http://www.somalcanada.com/contactus.html

You can find them on eBay as well.
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Post by falcon4311 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:59 am

ChuckW wrote:It looks like a great device. Problem is, there are some here who would use it in a way it wasn't designed for.

BAH HA! I think the guys missed this, Terry would be the first to give it a shot. Let me guess what you were thinking, it rhymes with clock ding. :dance:

That's very cool, Terry. It sure makes life easier.

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Post by r.palace » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:03 am

falcon4311 wrote:
ChuckW wrote:It looks like a great device. Problem is, there are some here who would use it in a way it wasn't designed for.

BAH HA! I think the guys missed this, Terry would be the first to give it a shot. Let me guess what you were thinking, it rhymes with clock ding. :dance:

That's very cool, Terry. It sure makes life easier.
Set it and forget it.

Seems like a solid idea
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Re: Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by AtomicTom » Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:39 am

Oh neat Danny ! :salute: Have seen these before, and always wondered how
they worked exactly. So cool to see, and hear that you got one. :thumbsup: ..Looks
like they really do the job, and make it so much easier changing those bezels.
You'll be able to be changing it up even more now.

Going to be great Danny !!! Thanks for the lesson by the way. Fantastic get !
Big congrats there !

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:13 pm

falcon4311 wrote:
ChuckW wrote:It looks like a great device. Problem is, there are some here who would use it in a way it wasn't designed for.

BAH HA! I think the guys missed this, Terry would be the first to give it a shot. Let me guess what you were thinking, it rhymes with clock ding. :dance:

That's very cool, Terry. It sure makes life easier.
:cheers: sounds like it could be a multi-purpose tool

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Post by t20569cald » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:38 pm

I need one of those
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Re: Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by falcon4311 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:12 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
falcon4311 wrote:
ChuckW wrote:It looks like a great device. Problem is, there are some here who would use it in a way it wasn't designed for.

BAH HA! I think the guys missed this, Terry would be the first to give it a shot. Let me guess what you were thinking, it rhymes with clock ding. :dance:

That's very cool, Terry. It sure makes life easier.
:cheers: sounds like it could be a multi-purpose tool
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Re: Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by james80 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:16 pm

Is it hard?

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Post by andrema » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:27 pm

Not after using the tool..,
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Post by Axelay2003 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:56 pm

This is a Need and Want!
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Re: Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by kfalk » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:15 pm

I need an instructional video.
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Re: Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by AntonioPD » Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:14 pm

Great post and pics - thanks!

As for alternate uses, just remember this tool is designed to "pop something off." :split:
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Re: Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by belligero » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:25 pm

Cool. I've always found that a guitar pick does the job perfectly, but I could see how that could work nicely on a more-difficult-to-remove bezel. Plus it looks like a quality tool.

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Post by stumpy1972 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:54 am

Man Danny that is really nice, but I'm betting it was pretty darn expensive! Does the set just have different plastic inserts?
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Post by T.R. » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:06 pm

matt.wu wrote:I like it. The concept of the prying of bezels always concerned me.
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$275? :shock: Whoa. I'll just leave my bezels alone. :shifty:
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Re: Bergeon Bezel Removal tool

Post by scurfa » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:45 am

This is the only bezel remover I did not get to try out at my watchmakers, he has ever other one, we were working on improving the bezels on my watches and it's typical that this bugger was the only one that takes the bezels off without marking the watches
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I couldn't buy the Bergeon one anywhere as they were sold out, I'm sure it would do the same job as the omega one congratulations on finding one

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