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    B&r "do Not Unscrew"

    I don't own one myself, but I'm darn curious: Does anyone know what happens when you unscrew the "DO NOT UNSCREW" screw on the back of a Bell & Ross? Has anyone ever unscrewed it to find out?

    It's kinda like the "Space Madness" episode of Ren & Stimpy with the "shiny, candy-like button!"

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    Re: B&r "do Not Unscrew"

    The stem comes out.
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    Re: B&r "do Not Unscrew"

    Quote Originally Posted by Recht View Post
    The stem comes out.
    ... AND the Cenobites come!
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    Re: B&r "do Not Unscrew"

    One of lifes mysteries ;), that just adds temptation that does like it says on my Citizen Aquamount, Manufacturer Battery Replace Only", im gonna try it myself now LOL




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    that screw is sweet... first of all, they use a a 1.3mm hex...rather odd, I believe there is also some way to tell if its a fake or not based on that screw.. basically if you take it out, and something bad happens, it was real.
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    Re: B&r "do Not Unscrew"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Davidson View Post
    I don't own one myself, but I'm darn curious: Does anyone know what happens when you unscrew the "DO NOT UNSCREW" screw on the back of a Bell & Ross? Has anyone ever unscrewed it to find out?

    It's kinda like the "Space Madness" episode of Ren & Stimpy with the "shiny, candy-like button!"

    -Jay (Suspects that unscrewing it summons the Cenobites...)
    The stem will come out.

    And since it is an ETA 2824-2, you will probably unsettle the clutch lever from the clutch wheel when you try and reinstall the stem, and the winding/setting mechanism will cease to function properly if at all.

    This will mean that now the movement will have to come out of the case, and the hands and dial removed so the clutch parts can be put back in order.

    So, the the picture of an explosion is close to correct, some money will suddly vaporize out of your wet.

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    lol fyi though its not a ETA 2824-2.. its and ETA 2892-2 series, hence BRO1-92, 94, 97 etc.

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    The stem will come out.

    And since it is an ETA 2824-2, you will probably unsettle the clutch lever from the clutch wheel when you try and reinstall the stem, and the winding/setting mechanism will cease to function properly if at all.

    This will mean that now the movement will have to come out of the case, and the hands and dial removed so the clutch parts can be put back in order.

    So, the the picture of an explosion is close to correct, some money will suddly vaporize out of your wet.
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    Re: B&r "do Not Unscrew"

    Now I wonder why they would choose to do this, I do not recall seeing this type of construction method used by any other watch maker. Anyone know why this was done?


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    I'll kick in $5 just to see you do it....
    Anyone else?
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