I decided to clean the bezel of my MD-703 Casio watch. I have serviced the other watch, so I thought I might as well do this one as well. This is one long blog entry....
Removing the screws on the bezel retainer.
The bezel retainer (screws attached).
The watch with the retainer removed.
DNA and rust.....
The underside of the bezel. Removal is easy, lever it out. Very dirty.
The ratchet mechanism. Simple but works.
The gasket that provides some friction.
DNA, grime, etc.... the watch is 20 years old.
Note the thick crystal.
Rust on the contact point on the bezel retainer.
Cleaning done. Equipment? Used toothbrush, toothpaste (not the gel type), soft soap and eraser.
The eraser (soft type) is used to 'erase' the rust on the metal.
Looks like new, well almost.
The bezel retainer and bezel, post spa treatment..... :) .
Fresh clean ratchet mechanism.
The assembly begins.
Don't forget to give the gasket the spa treatment as well. Lots of silicon grease. It would be better if I could replace the gasket, but Casio did not have the parts.
The bezel back on. The bezel on this watch click back on easier as compared to the other MD-703.
Bezel retainer back on. Don't forget to diagonally tighten the screws, and finish it off with once around.
Completed. The bezel feels fresh and click sharply. I am a happy person.