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Whilst reading the 36mm C63 advert, I saw they carefully included the end of a screw on the Jura green bracelet shot.

About time too! How long before they filter down through the rest of the range?

I’d hazard that the C60 mk 3.1 will come with the “swish”, and screwed link bracelet, with no other updates, perhaps a date at 6 o clock.

For me this will not be enough of an upgrade from the mk3.0 and I will keep my pennies for the mk4.0
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For anyone thinking “screw links”, must be just like on a typical oyster style bracelet. Think again. These are somewhat different.
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nbg wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:39 pm For anyone thinking “screw links”, must be just like on a typical oyster style bracelet. Think again. These are somewhat different.
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True. I sized my Aquitaine and it wasn’t fun dealing with the double screws. The small screw really wants you to lose it. To size it, you’re going to need - screwdriver, double ended screw block (about $10 at Esslinger), tweezers and a work surface like a shoe box lid to prevent loss of the small screw.
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I think CW have previously said, when the Aquitaine was launched, that the screwed links design would become the standard on all their new watches.

I found the following tool invaluable when adjusting the screwed links on my Aquitaine and C63 36mm. It holds the opposite screw in position while you screw/unscrew the other side. It's also quite useful for impaling your hand on! ;)

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^that does look useful.

Using two screwdrivers, both with rotating handles meant holding them in weird and wonderful positions to get it right. I know I'm getting on a bit, but surely I shouldn't be getting cramp in my hand when resizing a bracelet??
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I’ve never seen what the fuss is with screw (apologies for the typo in my title, lol), or for that matter the hate of pin and collar.

I have found screw links can either be over tight and difficult to unscrew or over loose and work themselves free.
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welshlad wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:57 pm I think CW have previously said, when the Aquitaine was launched, that the screwed links design would become the standard on all their new watches.

I found the following tool invaluable when adjusting the screwed links on my Aquitaine and C63 36mm. It holds the opposite screw in position while you screw/unscrew the other side. It's also quite useful for impaling your hand on! ;)

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Can you tell me where you purchased this block, I have just received my Aquitaine but cannot loosed the screws to adjust the bracelett
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dsb18 wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:46 pm Can you tell me where you purchased this block, I have just received my Aquitaine but cannot loosed the screws to adjust the bracelett
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I bought it from Cousins. It's the Horotec product on the following page:

https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/screw ... ode=B49332
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sproughton wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:16 pm ^that does look useful.

Using two screwdrivers, both with rotating handles meant holding them in weird and wonderful positions to get it right. I know I'm getting on a bit, but surely I shouldn't be getting cramp in my hand when resizing a bracelet??
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Best money I've spent on my last two CW watches, both with the new screw style bracelet, was paying the nominal fee having them adjust the bracelet so when it arrives it's good to go out of the box!
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welshlad wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:59 pm
dsb18 wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:46 pm Can you tell me where you purchased this block, I have just received my Aquitaine but cannot loosed the screws to adjust the bracelett
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I bought it from Cousins. It's the Horotec product on the following page:

https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/screw ... ode=B49332
I didn’t know something like this even existed. I have locked a screwdriver in my mini vise for much the same effect. This might be a bit more stable. :thumbup:
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I’ll be interested to see what my 2 Nearly New purchases have when they arrive tomorrow.
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dsb18 wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:46 pm
welshlad wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:57 pm I think CW have previously said, when the Aquitaine was launched, that the screwed links design would become the standard on all their new watches.

I found the following tool invaluable when adjusting the screwed links on my Aquitaine and C63 36mm. It holds the opposite screw in position while you screw/unscrew the other side. It's also quite useful for impaling your hand on! ;)

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Can you tell me where you purchased this block, I have just received my Aquitaine but cannot loosed the screws to adjust the bracelett
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Make sure you heat the bracelet as well. This will help loosen any Loctite that might be on the threads.
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TheBeatles wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:04 pm I’ll be interested to see what my 2 Nearly New purchases have when they arrive tomorrow.
I just received my NN C60 Trident Pro 300 from the sale and it came with a bracelet with single screw links. This is my first Chris Ward with screw links - all my others have been pin/collar. Honestly, after dealing with two super-tight screws which resulted in slightly chewing up the screw slot, I miss the pins and collars.
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^^^^As some of the screws were very tight, did you warm the bracelet before trying to unscrew them, to soften and release the loctite thread locker?

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