Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV bracelet removal | screws are stuck

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    Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV bracelet removal | screws are stuck

    Tonight I am attempting to remove the four lug screws on my Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV to switch over to a NATO strap. I've used the two screwdriver technique as suggested in other threads, but I am having no luck in loosening them. I've been at it for over an hour and the micro-screws will not budge.

    Has anyone else had this issue? If so, what steps do you recommend to fix the problem?

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    Re: Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV bracelet removal | screws are stuck

    Run it under hot water to soften the thread lock.

    Just to be certain you have a screw driver on the same screw on each side if the watch on the same lug set?
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    Re: Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV bracelet removal | screws are stuck

    I double and triple checked the screwdriver alignment, so that shouldn't be an issue.

    I'll run it under some hot water and hope that will be the fix - thanks for the tip!

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    Re: Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV bracelet removal | screws are stuck

    Unfortunately, the hot water didn't work. They still won't budge. I'm both impressed and frustrated at the same time. Think I'll need to take it into the shop.


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