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Rod McLeod

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How do I separate the bezel from the dial so I can dismantle the movement for cleaning. It appears that the bezel and dial are attached together with 3 rivets.

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Not likely riveted. Maybe the bezel is threaded. Try unscrewing it using CCW turn.
 

Rod McLeod

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The back can be removed - no problem. The bezel is attached on the front of the clock with 3 small rivets. The bezel and crystal have to be removed so the hands can be removed. Then the dial can come off.
I tried turning the bezel cw and ccw but it does not separate.
I noticed on a previous forum where there were queries about the spring for these clocks that the clockmaker had the movement apart. Perhaps one of those folks could help me.
 

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As I catched from some russian videos you should just gently pull the bezel off (still no video with removing itself - sorry). Normally you should not bent those 3 rivets before you remove the bezel. Using some plastic sharp things as levers applying them in the points where those 3 rivets are and around pull bezel out - gently, carefully!!!. It is not glued, just firmly fixed on the plastic(?) round. Somehow like that. Hope this will help.
 

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Alex might have it. That's the only other way that I can see.
 

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Thank you for taking the time to reply to my query. However, I have tried to press the bezel off where the 3 rivets are and am afraid of damaging/warping the bezel. Where do I find the Russian video you referenced?
 

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As I catched from some russian videos you should just gently pull the bezel off (still no video with removing itself - sorry). Normally you should not bent those 3 rivets before you remove the bezel. Using some plastic sharp things as levers applying them in the points where those 3 rivets are and around pull bezel out - gently, carefully!!!. It is not glued, just firmly fixed on the plastic(?) round. Somehow like that. Hope this will help.
 

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Thanks, Alex. Now, if I can find someone who can understand Russian I might be able to figure out how to separate the bezel.
Rod.
 

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I have one of these clocks, someplace. I have had the movement out. Trying to remember . I believe i removed movement from the back.
 

Alex K

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Rod, I understand Russian quite well)) and I can translate for you but there not much more then that I have already tryed to mention in my previous message. Still if you would like we can discuss it by voice and I will translate each word.
I still not fully sure if that guy on video I shared to you give the best advice, but I did not find anything better in "Russian internet" yet.
 

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Perhaps a large suction cup applied to the glass will allow you to pull it harder without (or at least less) risk of damage. A hobby store may have something that would work--you'd want the largest one that will fit inside the bezel ring. I've run into similar problems with motorcycle speedometers.

Mark Kinsler
 

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It appears there are two threads here dealing with very similar clocks. I'd suggest you read that other thread too. It might solve your issue. CLICK HERE for the other thread.
 
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