What the .... is that Sinn gizmo for?

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    What the .... is that Sinn gizmo for?

    It came in the steel bracelet box of the Sinn U1.
    If I'm not wrong "Schraubensicherung" means screw-locking but...

    Do I need to use it on the bracelet links screws?
    And how?




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    Re: What the .... is that Sinn gizmo for?

    Its probably a thread locker compound like loc-tite. What you do is put a little dab on the screws before screwing back in the bracelet links and it prevents them from unscrewing on their own. Personally I did not use it on mine, since I tighten them down pretty hard.
    Lots of dive watches.

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    Damn Germans!!
    When it comes to engineering they're still the best.


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    Re: What the .... is that Sinn gizmo for?

    Overtightening does not guarantee that the screw will not unscrew. Threadlock will.
    The Germans know why they supply threadlock.
    Yep, German engineering is the best. Swedish a close second. Not that much is designed in Sweden these days!

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    Re: What the .... is that Sinn gizmo for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    Overtightening does not guarantee that the screw will not unscrew. Threadlock will.
    The Germans know why they supply threadlock.
    Yep, German engineering is the best. Swedish a close second. Not that much is designed in Sweden these days!
    I never said it was a substitute for threadlocker, just that I've never had major issues with bracelet links unscrewing themselves.
    Lots of dive watches.

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    Re: What the .... is that Sinn gizmo for?

    I've heard of an Italian guy, riding an Italian bike (an Aprilia Tuono) who had the bracelet screws unscrewed by the vibrations...
    It wasn't a Sinn watch anyway...


    I will think about using that blue oil that Sinn gave me...


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    Re: What the .... is that Sinn gizmo for?

    Capitan, I thought you were referring to the "tool" that is similar to a bergeon spring bar removal tool in looks. I assume it is for tightening or loosening the various parts related to the strap.

    The blue LocTite is not an oil. It is a non hardening thread lock material. As somone said, it works, at least in those areas on my Harley where i have used it, but none of my other watches use it or need it so for me it is a case of "lack" of German engineering by having to use something to make up for failures in fastener technology. lol

    And Janne, as far as my expeirence with Swedish engineering technology goes, they do design some of the most exquisite women in the world. And I am Italian and we know women!

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    Re: What the .... is that Sinn gizmo for?

    I'm all thumbs when it comes to tiny screws, so I place the tiny spot of adhesive down into the threaded screw pin, then I put the screw into that. I hate dropping a screw with adhesive on it.
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    Re: What the .... is that Sinn gizmo for?

    I'm all thumbs when it comes to women but I don't think the thread lock is going to help.

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    Re: What the .... is that Sinn gizmo for?

    Shogan, I think for women you would use the Red LocTite! Very difficult to get out, lol.

    Must have missed my meds.

    Have a great night everyone!

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