Yesterday, my 14060M came in (thanks to DAVIDSW from TRF)!
First thing I did was resize the watch for my 6.5" wrist.
I take out the two removable links and move the micro-adjustment and voila:
Looks great huh? I flip it over:
Gosh, the clasp is very much off-center.
You can see here how biased the watch is to the 12 o'clock side:
This really bugged me, so I decided to take out a permanent link from the 6 o'clock side and add one of the removable links back on the 12 o'clock side.
I did some research and narrowed it down to three options:
1) Send it in to RSC and let them handle it.
2) Use a Dremel and cut the link.
3) Pull the link apart with some Vise Grips.
I just got the watch, so I didn't want to send it off to Rolex already.
Also, I didn't have a Dremel.
So choice three it was.
Missing some pictures here, but these were the steps I took:
1) Remove the spring bar holding the diver's extension in place.
2) Remove each side of the bracelet and take off the end links.
3) Remove the last link from the 6 o'clock side of the bracelet, leaving just the permanent links.
4) Grip each outer link of the permanent link I wanted to remove with this:
5) Get a friend to help me pull this damn link apart. Let me tell you, that link is in there TIGHT! It required a lot of force to separate it, I guess that's good craftsmanship from Rolex.
6) Add link to the 12 o'clock side of the bracelet.
7) Put the watch back together.
Wow, this link is GONE:
Watch still sits great on top of the wrist:
And now it sits great on the bottom too:
Look at how well balanced it is now:
And the step between the links isn't that noticeable:
I know a lot of people may be either for or against removing a permanent link on their oyster bracelet.
If you have larger wrists, no worries.
However, I wanted the watch to fit properly, and I am very happy with the results.
Hope you enjoyed my write-up.