So its been a couple of days with the Kingston on my wrist and its the first watch that I keep wearing during night :) Its probably because the bracelet is very comfy (I was rather worried it would be similar to Steinhart bracelets, and Im very happy thats not the case!) and not as heavy as on my Omega SMP, which crushes my wrist during sleep, so it doesnt disturb my wrist, its almost as comfy as a nato strap. And thats a serious compliment from me!
I love all the things that have been posted by all the planks before me so I would like to focus on something different than praise now (which is very much deserved, since Im not even planning on wearing my new IWC in the close future due to the Kingston!) and thats the bracelet fitting.
My point is that for me the most comfortable length is 9 full bracelet links + the special link tightened from the back of the clasp (the one with the microregulation). Now the issue is that I need the microregulation to be in the very last hole and Im afraid that its not extremely secure the wear the watch this way. With this setup the safety of my Kingston is dependant not on the strong lug pins but on one subtle pin in the microregulation. If I move the microregulation to its first position inside the clasp (moving it by 3 bits) then I need to add one fullink but the length addition of this fulllink surpasses the length of the 3 microregulation holes and makes the watch too loose on my hand, in fact it makes it unwearable, even though its just a couple of millimeters of total length. I too a picture of this and circled with red the current micro hole that I use and with yellow the length that would be added / removed if I moved the micro by 3 and added one fulllink.
I hope Im not sounding like a complete idiot, but any suggestion how to solve this? I dont assume there would be the possibility of finding a halflink similar to the Omega bracelets that would completely solve this issue and allow me to move the micro back by 3 holes and fix that last bracelet link into the clasp making it more secure..