C65 Auqitaine Automatic Marine Blue arrived

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Re: C65 Auqitaine Automatic Marine Blue arrived

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Great pictures Thomas and congratulations :clap: on the new edition :thumbup:

For the bracelet adjustment, I have a Bergeon 6670-S Bracelet Tool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ton2cQ6wbiU
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Is adjustment achievable without that thing? $99 to adjust the bracelet for one watch is a little steep
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There is this one from Esslinger for $10. Not as nice as the Burgeon but gets the job done. For slightly more there is this one. Looks like it takes screwdriver ends so you can change them out. Alternatively, you could get a set of good screwdrivers as typically they are difference sizes at each end. Before you try to unscrew it, hit it with a hairdryer to loosen any Loctite.
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NationOfLaws wrote: Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:47 pm Is adjustment achievable without that thing? $99 to adjust the bracelet for one watch is a little steep
Who here has just one?!?!?!?!?! :lol:
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Well, one with weirdo screws ;)
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NationOfLaws wrote: Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:10 pm Well, one with weirdo screws ;)
It is actually more common than you might think. Single screws are easy to cross thread and if you do that, you have to chuck the link too (if you can get the screw out without drilling it).
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jkbarnes wrote: Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:57 pm Thomas is killing it with his photos over in the reference gallery!
I agree !!
Exceptional photography 8)
It looks sooooo nice on the camel vintage oak strap by the way :thumbup:
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Wow, that is the most beautiful blue watch I've seen this year.
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StrapMeister wrote: Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:35 pm Great pictures Thomas and congratulations :clap: on the new edition :thumbup:

For the bracelet adjustment, I have a Bergeon 6670-S Bracelet Tool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ton2cQ6wbiU
Hi Nigel,
Thanks for the tip about the Bergeon screw remover. Maybe I'll buy the tool someday, even if I find the price too high for my case, as my watchmaker will probably charge me a maximum of 10 EUR to shorten the bracelet, and so far the CW is my first bracelet that I haven't been able to shorten myself ;-)
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Re: C65 Auqitaine Automatic Marine Blue arrived

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NationOfLaws wrote: Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:58 pm Looks great! I was already considering a jewelers screwdriver set so this is making the decision a lot easier.
Good plan but the cheapest ones on EBay? They're cheap for a reason :lol: :lol: Handy hint no.2: even on a new bracelet, you shouldn't expect all the screws to be torqued down to the same tension.
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