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Hi everyone - quick question on bracelet resizing (reading previous threads suggests it is a tough job to do yourself).

If you go for the bracelet resize option by CW do they also send any spare links when they send the watch? Or is the bracelet resized as per what you ask and that's it?
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I've done my own CW bracelet resizing with some inexpensive tools bought from ebay - pin pushers and such like and taken great satisfaction in doing it. myself. I am not normally good at such tasks!

Good question about getting CW to do it. I assume the spare links are sent as well.
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RichM wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 10:23 am I've done my own CW bracelet resizing with some inexpensive tools bought from ebay - pin pushers and such like and taken great satisfaction in doing it. myself. I am not normally good at such tasks!

Good question about getting CW to do it. I assume the spare links are sent as well.
Good job on doing it yourself, I tried once and said never again!

CW do offer to resize it (for a small fee) before it's sent but would be good if they provide the additional links should I want to move it on.
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I had it done by CW and they sent the spare links with the watch.

It was in the box in a small envelope.

Hope it helps.
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Yes CW do send you back the spare links after they resize it ;)
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I’m an advocate of doing it yourself if you can. With the nature of my wrist shape, I’ve got to be particular in how I remove the links. I take more links from one side of the clasp than the other to get the clasp to sit comfortably on the underside of my wrist. I imagine (but can’t say for certain) CW would remove an equal number from both sides and maybe try to center the clasp? That’s pure speculation on my part. Can someone with first hand knowledge comment?
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Do it yourself if you can. There aren't many different ways of doing it. I have my first CW coming tomorrow and the bracelet coming Mon/Tue so will resize for myself then.

Bergeon make good tools and the standard which most people buy is called 6767-F.

The one tip above all else however is to make sure you resize the bracelet within something like an iPad or MacBook box if you have one. Things will fall out and bounce on wood or burrow in carpet.
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birdfeeder wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:36 pm Do it yourself if you can. There aren't many different ways of doing it. I have my first CW coming tomorrow and the bracelet coming Mon/Tue so will resize for myself then.

Bergeon make good tools and the standard which most people buy is called 6767-F.

The one tip above all else however is to make sure you resize the bracelet within something like an iPad or MacBook box if you have one. Things will fall out and bounce on wood or burrow in carpet.
If you have the new screwed pins then you better have a second screwdriver 🪛… and a third hand 🤚🏼!
Unscrewing them isn’t as simple as it sounds..
You have to lock the screw on one side with of the bracelet with one screwdriver while unscrewing with the second one on the other side! And the screws are tiny! TINY!

I am not a fan of this new system!
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birdfeeder wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:36 pmBergeon make good tools and the standard which most people buy is called 6767-F.
CW bracelets have quick release pins so you won't need a spring bar tool to remove the bracelet.
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Has wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:51 pm
If you have the new screwed pins then you better have a second screwdriver 🪛… and a third hand 🤚🏼!
Unscrewing them isn’t as simple as it sounds..
You have to lock the screw on one side with of the bracelet with one screwdriver while unscrewing with the second one on the other side! And the screws are tiny! TINY!

I am not a fan of this new system!
I think they have now moved to single crew systems, probably as a result of reaction to the two screw driver, three hand requirement that you pointed out. :D
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I think they have now moved to single crew systems, probably as a result of reaction to the two screw driver, three hand requirement that you pointed out. :D
That would be great… can anyone confirm?
My „almost new“ watch has the „old“ double screw system!
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The new bracelet screws are a pain, but its totally do-able with a little common sense. I definitly prefer the older pin and collar system. Far less to go wrong.
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Has wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 3:01 pm
I think they have now moved to single crew systems, probably as a result of reaction to the two screw driver, three hand requirement that you pointed out. :D
That would be great… can anyone confirm?
My „almost new“ watch has the „old“ double screw system!
IIRC at the moment there are models for sale that have:

- pins
- double screws
- single screws

The website detail for a particular model should indicate which system applies to the particular watch.

Probably few pin bracelet watches remaining.

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Zang11 wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 3:07 pm The new bracelet screws are a pain, but its totally do-able with a little common sense. I definitly prefer the older pin and collar system. Far less to go wrong.
The „I have three hands“ common sense?

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nbg wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 3:47 pm
Has wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 3:01 pm
I think they have now moved to single crew systems, probably as a result of reaction to the two screw driver, three hand requirement that you pointed out. :D
That would be great… can anyone confirm?
My „almost new“ watch has the „old“ double screw system!
IIRC at the moment there are models for sale that have:

- pins
- double screws
- single screws

The website detail for a particular model should indicate which system applies to the particular watch.

Probably few pin bracelet watches remaining.

Neil
Good to know…
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