C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

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C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by tkimages » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:41 pm

Sadly, the clasp on my C6 Kingfisher has broken and according to CW, the bracelet is now obsolete, so no chance of a replacement. I have to admit that I'm a bit disappointed in that, I just assumed that buying into the CW ethos wouldn't bring obsolescence in less than 10 years!! The best CW CS has come up with is to replace it with a leather, rubber or fabric strap, which I don't want to do

Has anyone replaced the bracelet on their C6 Kingfisher with a third party stainless steel bracelet? Any ideas would be most welcome.

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Re: C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by Curious » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:53 pm

Hi Tillman, I'm sorry for your issue and understand your disappointment! Maybe you could just get another clasp instead of replacing the entire bracelet?

The bigger watch companies have a general period of time in which they promise replacements will be available. Does CW have that, too?

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Re: C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by welshlad » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:15 pm

Maybe someone on here will have a spare C6 bracelet they'd be willing to sell to you?
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Re: C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:33 pm

Bracelet from the C60 MkI and MKII will fit.

Albeit with a difference in finish.

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Re: C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by Lavaine » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:30 pm

The bead blasted finish on the C6 will make it difficult to find a matching aftermarket bracelet.It does look good with the bracelet (especially the DLC centre links version), but if you can't find one, may I suggest a Maratac composite band. They pair very well with the C6.
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Re: C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by tkimages » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:09 pm

Update: I have managed to find a new clasp for £5.50, which I'll try first. If that doesn't work, then it'll have to be a new bracelet.
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Re: C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by MiniMpi » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:28 pm

Nice one !
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Re: C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by tkimages » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:13 pm

Update 2: Scott has confirmed that bracelet from the mk2 C60 will not fit the C6 as it has a different curve radius.

"As the cases differ between Mk1 and Mk2, the end pieces of the bracelets aren't compatible.

The only option on this occasion is to source a second hand, or alternate bracelet from a third party or private sale."
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Re: C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:56 pm

tkimages wrote:Update 2: Scott has confirmed that bracelet from the mk2 C60 will not fit the C6 as it has a different curve radius.

"As the cases differ between Mk1 and Mk2, the end pieces of the bracelets aren't compatible.

The only option on this occasion is to source a second hand, or alternate bracelet from a third party or private sale."
I believe Scott has got this back to front.

It's worth reading our C60 Trident Strap Guide and where it refers to the C60 Trident MkI, include the C6/C60 Kingfisher.

Also, if you have a look in the Reference Gallery and CW of the day topic, I'm sure you will find numerous photos of C6 Kingfishers fitted with C60 Trident bracelets (with polished centre links).

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Re: C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by tkimages » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:15 pm

I finally got around to fitting the new clasp to the original C6 bracelet, it took all of 5 minutes!

It looks as good as the original - result!
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Re: C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by Essex Paul » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:12 pm

^^^^ Excellent, well done!
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Re: C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by Thegreyman » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:46 pm

That looks the business, great fix for £5.50!
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Re: C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by H0rati0 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:18 am

result! :D
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Re: C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by MiniMpi » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:34 am

Nice one ! ;)
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Re: C6 Kingfisher bracelet replacement.

Post by StrapMeister » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:26 pm

Very impressed - well done :thumbup:
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