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    Best Source For A Proper 116500 Crystal Gasket for a NOOB watch?

    Guys, any idea on where to get a good (or possibly maybe even gen) proper height (2.2-2.3 mm tall) crystal gasket for the Noob watch in order to get rid of the milky crystal edge?

    #2
    The common solution is sanding the existing gasket to the desired height. There’s a good description of the process in a post somewhere around here - the important/clever bit being that it’s done with the gasket on a crystal, IIRC...
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      #3
      Will need to find that thread, thank you! One thing that bothers me is whether it can be sanded down really smooth for it not to affect waterproofness in any way.

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        #4
        Lots of crystal gaskets on ebay, you just need to know the proper height.

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          #5
          Thanks everyone! Gasket ordered from CousinsUK and now officially on the way to me. Cannot wait to get rid of "the milky rim"! Now I need to find a budget press and keep fingers crossed that the bezel won't crack in the process of replacing the gasket!

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            #6
            I believe the gen crystal's gasket height is 2.3mm. Find one on various watch parts supply website or ebay

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              #7
              I bought mine here and just installed it
              https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/ga...ss?code=R30520

              it gets rid of the milky halo, but it’s a smidgeon too thick...the whole watch is now 12.6mm thick. When I shaved the original gasket down and got the watch to 12.3mm I did lose waterproofness though :/

              there’s more discussion here
              https://forum.replica-watch.info/forum/rolex-tudor-replicas/8159456-how-to-remove-and-replace-a-ceramic-daytona-bezel
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                #8
                https://www.esslinger.com/generic-ro...ystal-gaskets/

                295c-1

                super thin and makes the crystal sit lower, no milky ring around the edge. i use it on all my modded daytonas

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by qualityazn View Post
                  https://www.esslinger.com/generic-ro...ystal-gaskets/

                  295c-1

                  super thin and makes the crystal sit lower, no milky ring around the edge. i use it on all my modded daytonas
                  Awesome! Will be purchasing this!

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                    #10
                    I managed to do mine. Makes quite a difference, great mod for money!


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                      #11
                      Originally posted by newrepper View Post

                      Awesome! Will be purchasing this!
                      Be careful with lint and dust, I did not mention some small particles and pressed the bezel on a crystal that was not 100% clean. Had to get in from behind a few days later to clean the crystal again:




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                        #12

                        Final result:

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Yellobird View Post
                          Final result:
                          Which gasket did you use ?

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                            #14
                            My bad I didn’t realize you already said. came out nice! Hopefully mine will too

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Yellobird View Post
                              Final result:
                              Shave the gasket.
                              ​​​​the crystal is still sitting too high.

                              What you do is, put the glass with gasket through the bezel until you have the desired height / crystal alignment and then shave off the protruding part of the gasket with a razor. We did that twice, first week ended at 12.36mm and now we're at 12.28mm.

                              this is how it is supposed to sit, gen like:

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