Planet Ocean 42mm 2500 modifications

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Planet Ocean 42mm 2500 modifications

Post by Joeprez » Fri May 22, 2015 8:49 am

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I changed the subject of the thread to make it searching for it easier, this thread will now show the two modifications I've made to my 42mm 2500 PO: Bezel swap and adjustable clasp swap.

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So, I've been on the fence with the orange numbers on the planet ocean 2500/8500 dial, but do like the orange bezel. After some online research I found these pictures and I'm tempted on getting a spare bezel from Ofrei. Yay or Nay? I have the black bezel/white numbers PO.

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And here's the OEM model (picture from the web):

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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by Chocodove » Fri May 22, 2015 8:52 am

I dig it. How much does a bezel run these days?
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Post by r.palace » Fri May 22, 2015 8:52 am

Looks good to me Joe. I have a Casio beater with the same combo (black face, orange bezel) and if that looks good - I would totally rock this
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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by jeckyll » Fri May 22, 2015 8:56 am

Looks good, I'd try it. Not like you'll get rid of the Omega bezel after all, you can always swap it back when you're ready to sell it.
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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by carlodwc » Fri May 22, 2015 8:58 am

It is nice to have two options, you can swap between black and orange.

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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by bpax » Fri May 22, 2015 9:15 am

I'd love to the same with mine.

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Post by CGSshorty » Fri May 22, 2015 3:41 pm

I'd love an orange bezel 2500 PO to go with my 8500. Do it.
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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by Zidane » Fri May 22, 2015 3:43 pm

Do it. Adds some variety.

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Post by andrema » Fri May 22, 2015 4:13 pm

That looks great!
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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by dnslater » Fri May 22, 2015 7:10 pm

Do it. You have other black bezel watches. Are you still getting it serviced? If so you could have it swapped then.

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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by rockmastermike » Fri May 22, 2015 7:21 pm

Love it, looks great!
strangely (or maybe not) I like the orange bezel with the white numbers better than with the orange numbers. However, the black bezel with the orange numbers looks good.

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Post by carlodwc » Fri May 22, 2015 7:43 pm

rockmastermike wrote:Love it, looks great!
strangely (or maybe not) I like the orange bezel with the white numbers better than with the orange numbers. However, the black bezel with the orange numbers looks good.
Personally I too prefer the dial with the white numbers. Either bezel would look nice as well, great to have a way to quickly change the look of the watch by swapping between the bezels. :grin:
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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by Joeprez » Fri May 22, 2015 7:52 pm

Thanks everyone, gonna get the orange bezel :grin:
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Post by mellonb1 » Fri May 22, 2015 8:11 pm

I agree with all as the orange bezel looks great. Nice way to change up the look.

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Post by 1watchaholic » Sun May 24, 2015 12:13 am

Do it! My PO has the Orange Bezel and Orange Numbers but I have a Black Bezel on it. I still have the Orange in case I want to go back. :thumbsup:
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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by gonzomantis » Sun May 24, 2015 7:10 am

Joeprez wrote:Thanks everyone, gonna get the orange bezel :grin:
Cool! Are you getting just the insert, or an entire bezel with insert?

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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by Joeprez » Sun May 24, 2015 9:02 am

Entire bezel. I also found a guy on TZ-UK that fabricates a tool to take the bezel off the watch. Already bought. That's gonna be interesting.
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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by gonzomantis » Sun May 24, 2015 10:38 am

I look forward to photos.

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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by bpax » Mon May 25, 2015 1:05 pm

Joeprez wrote:Entire bezel. I also found a guy on TZ-UK that fabricates a tool to take the bezel off the watch. Already bought. That's gonna be interesting.
Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by GregBe » Wed May 27, 2015 8:33 am

Can't wait to see it Joe...love to hear how difficult it is to change out the bezel with the tool. I think orange bezel/white numbers looks terrific.

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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by gonzomantis » Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:11 pm

So, did this happen?

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Post by Joeprez » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:31 am

Not yet... but it will :thumbsup:
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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by Danny_T » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:23 am

Joeprez wrote:Entire bezel. I also found a guy on TZ-UK that fabricates a tool to take the bezel off the watch. Already bought. That's gonna be interesting.

Bezel swaps are fun. I approve. BTW PM the link to the tool. I was gonna get my brother to fabricate me one.
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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by hoppyjr » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:01 am

Danny_T wrote:
Joeprez wrote:Entire bezel. I also found a guy on TZ-UK that fabricates a tool to take the bezel off the watch. Already bought. That's gonna be interesting.

Bezel swaps are fun. I approve. BTW PM the link to the tool. I was gonna get my brother to fabricate me one.
Yes please. Maybe post the info about the tool guy here?

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Re: Need your opinion - Planet Ocean bezel swap

Post by christopherwilliam » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:17 am

DO IT!!!
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