To glue or not to glue, bracelet safety is the question...
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    To glue or not to glue, bracelet safety is the question...

    Hello, ive just taken a Sinn 556a, i resized the bracelet without aplying the blue glue that came with it because im afraid that there might be problems in the future to add/remove links... but is it safe to wear the watch on the bracelet without the glue? I dont want to be all the time thinking its going to fall some day or another. If i use the glue, where should i put the drop? Thanks!

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    Re: To glue or not to glue, bracelet safety is the question...

    If the links stay stationary mostly, there is probably no driving force
    for making the screws turn. So, the probability of losing one is pretty
    low, and if you check the screws occasionally you could find if one
    came loose.

    Still, human nature being what it is, most of us might stop checking.
    A screw will fall out for some one, some where. Sinn provided the
    thread locker to prevent this. You should not need to be changing
    links in the bracelet very often. If you do want to remove a screw
    you can try soaking it first in acetone or hot water, but the blue
    stuff is made to break free with normal tool force.

    The thread locker is applied to the threaded area of the screw.
    It is designed to install the screw before the thread locker dries.


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    Re: To glue or not to glue, bracelet safety is the question...

    I did not use any thread locker on my bracelet links (Sinns sold from WatchBuys for the USA market do not even include the little blue bottle). I've owned it over a year and wear it daily, and none of the screws have loosened since I first sized it.

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    Re: To glue or not to glue, bracelet safety is the question...

    Use very little. It is threadlocker not crazy glue, it will break free when you need it to just use a screwdriver that is exactly the size of the slot for good grip.
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    Re: To glue or not to glue, bracelet safety is the question...

    The screws already have a thread locker on them, that's why they can be a bit of a bugger sometimes to remove. Generally, there is enough residual to effectively hold the screw in place without issue. Unless, for some reason you keep taking out the screw and putting it in, which would be silly on a watch bracelet. Once or twice maybe, and done. If needed, the material to use is permatex blue threadlocker. DO NOT USE RED! Red is considered best used for permanent application. Blue is removable.
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    Re: To glue or not to glue, bracelet safety is the question...

    Thanks for the inputs guys, right now im going to leave it without the glue and keep an eye at the screw bars from time to time, if i see any of them seems to dance ill proceed with the blue fluid...

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    Re: To glue or not to glue, bracelet safety is the question...

    I have a mantra I live by...it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. And since Mr Murphy makes the rules; when you discover you really need it, it will be dried out and unusable.
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    Re: To glue or not to glue, bracelet safety is the question...

    I just check the bracelets on my Sinns occasionally rather than use the thread locker. Cheers, Bill P.

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    Re: To glue or not to glue, bracelet safety is the question...

    i used blue loctite on my U1-T bracelet, just a very small amount to be safe. i did have an incident recently with my sinn rubber, one of the screws came out of the sinn clasp...i didn't loctite them yet, but regularly check them to ensure tightness

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    Re: To glue or not to glue, bracelet safety is the question...

    Owned sinns for years, never had a screw come loose. But I check them now and again.

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