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Islandtrojan671 15 June 2021 07:09 AM

Day Date 40 Bracelet Sizing
 
Hello, I have a brand new 228238 day date 40 and need to remove some links from the bracelet. Did some searching but couldnít find an exact answer to what Iím looking for.

Does the order mayter which links are removed from the bracelet? Should I start with links closest to the clasp, closest to the watch, in the middle section of the removable links, or does it not matter? I donít want to tinker more than I have to so I definitely appreciate anyone who has experience and can provide some insight. I donít want to take it to an AD as Iím worried they may scratch the bracelet during sizing.

Tools 15 June 2021 07:16 AM

All removable links are the same size and interchangeable with only a couple of exceptions.

Rrpdc 15 June 2021 07:21 AM

I had a hard time getting a sorta perfect size. Had to end up ordering $575 1/2 link. (Retail $750 ) for best fit. I still with they could engineer some type of easy link in bracelet to allow with changes in wrist size fluctuations.

MapsMoney 22 July 2021 07:50 AM

where can you order the $575 link ? At any AD or ?

214270Explorer 23 July 2021 05:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Islandtrojan671 (Post 11519215)
Hello, I have a brand new 228238 day date 40 and need to remove some links from the bracelet. I don’t want to take it to an AD as I’m worried they may scratch the bracelet during sizing.

Smartest decision you can make.
Learn to do it yourself, if you never have. Use tape to protect surfaces and HEAT to soften the loctitie. (Don't heat the watch head itself.) Get the PROPER size screwdriver, no cheap import garbage. Cheap tools gall and slip and break.

It is easy. I learned to do it myself after having ham-fisted idiots damage bracelets and pins (aka the screws.) No one will be more careful with your watch than you. And if you do slip - you'll have a 'bit' of comfort in knowing that at least it was YOU and not some reckless untrained sales idiot who did it.

Rrpdc 23 July 2021 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by MapsMoney (Post 11594913)
where can you order the $575 link ? At any AD or ?

Any AD can order.


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