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    I was about to give up because I was having a heck of a time getting the bezel insert to snap in. I just couldn't seem to apply enough direct pressure. Then I thought of something I had in my garage that made it immensely easier, so I thought I'd share my solution.The tool sitting next to my watch is a Spline Tool. The real use of this tool is to install screen material (window screen, pool cages, etc). This is an all plastic and nylon tool and the larger roller was just the right width to apply the last little bit of pressure needed to get my bezel insert to snap back into place. The Nylon roller is highly unlikely to scratch the bezel insert, so I felt it was safe to use.I got the bezel 90% in by hand and then used the tool to help me with that last 10% that was needed to snap it in ...see more »I was about to give up because I was having a heck of a time getting the bezel insert to snap in. I just couldn't seem to apply enough direct pressure. Then I thought of something I had in my garage that made it immensely easier, so I thought I'd share my solution.The tool sitting next to my watch is a Spline Tool. The real use of this tool is to install screen material (window screen, pool cages, etc). This is an all plastic and nylon tool and the larger roller was just the right width to apply the last little bit of pressure needed to get my bezel insert to snap back into place. The Nylon roller is highly unlikely to scratch the bezel insert, so I felt it was safe to use.I got the bezel 90% in by hand and then used the tool to help me with that last 10% that was needed to snap it in place.So, if you just can't get the bezel insert to snap in, go to the big box store and pick one of these up for $3.00 if you don't already own one.mcgary911, thank you very much for your informative post!!! You saved yet another person an unnecessary trip to the Rolex dealer.

    I just posted a question because I was having a heck of a time getting the insert in. I just couldn't apply enough direct pressure. Then I thought of something I had in my garage that made it immensely easier, so I thought I'd share my solution. The tool sitting next to my watch is a Spline Tool. The real use of this tool is to install screen material (window screen, pool cages, etc). This is an all plastic and nylon tool and the larger roller was just the right width to apply the last little bit of pressure needed to get my bezel insert to snap back into place. I got the bezel 90% in and let the tool help me with that last 10% that was needed to snap it in. So, if you just can't get it to snap in, go to the big box store and pick one of these up for $3.00 if you don't already own...see more »I just posted a question because I was having a heck of a time getting the insert in. I just couldn't apply enough direct pressure. Then I thought of something I had in my garage that made it immensely easier, so I thought I'd share my solution. The tool sitting next to my watch is a Spline Tool. The real use of this tool is to install screen material (window screen, pool cages, etc). This is an all plastic and nylon tool and the larger roller was just the right width to apply the last little bit of pressure needed to get my bezel insert to snap back into place. I got the bezel 90% in and let the tool help me with that last 10% that was needed to snap it in. So, if you just can't get it to snap in, go to the big box store and pick one of these up for $3.00 if you don't already own one.mcgary911, thank you very much for your informative post!!! You saved yet another person an unnecessary trip to the Rolex dealer.

    I have an early 16800 Submariner and I'm trying to follow your instructions. I thought I had it, but even with immense pressure trying to put the bezel back on and hearing a click, the bezel pops off too easily afterward. It was clicking and rotating, but just to see if I had it in there, I put a fingernail under the edge and popped it off way too easily. Now I'm afraid that DIY could cause me to lose my bezel! Is something possibly broken or am I just not actually getting the click I need? Also, my bezel insert doesn't seem to want to go in AFTER the bezel is in place. Is it necessary to do it in that order or could I put the insert back in the bezel ring and then install the whole thing? I don't know why I'm struggling here when so many others seem to have managed to do this!

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