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    DOXA Bracelet Adjustment

    OK, I just purchased my first DOXA, a 1200T and man do I love it! Now, it may just be my bracelet, but man was it an absolute pain in the ass to size! The screws were the tightest bracelet screws I have ever tried to remove! So I took my time and Googled a few tips on how best to remove them safely without ruining the screw or bracelet. What I ended up doing is using a hair dryer toi heat the bracelet so that the loctite would possibly loosen up. I would also suggest that you have a VERY good screwdriver...No cheap ones!! My watch was technically pre-owned, only two months old and was never on the bracelet (it was still wrapped in the factory protective plastic, however it didn't come with the DOXA screwdriver). I took my time and had to heat the bracelet with the hairdryer to the point where it was very hot to the touch. I used a cloth to hold it so my fingers wouldn't get burned! I took my screwdriver and attempted to loosen the screw, and I would advise you keep firm pressure downward so as not to strip the screw head. Slowly, I began to loosen the screw, (but it was still very tight to turn for a couple of turns) until it was unscrewed entirely. Even when it was unscrewed, I had to insert a pin tool in the hole and push firmly upward to get the screw out of the hole. I had to remove three links in all to get it adjusted correctly. This was by far the hardest strap adjustment I have ever performed and I thought I would post what it took for me to adjust it without damaging it. I would just add, PATIENCE PATIENCE PATIENCE is your friend, don't try to rush the job because it will damage the bracelet, watch, or screw!!! Hope this helps someone who may encounter the same issue with their DOXA watch or any other brand that has extremely tight screws.
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    Thanks for the idea, i've also found someone soaked it in boiling water.
    I guess doxa is aware of the topic. There was no loctite on my Divingstar

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    Interesting, never had problems with my Doxa bracelets, again sized the Poseidon very easily. Could it be that the previous owner had overtighten the screws. I like the screws so much more than pins, had some serious issues with my mm300 bracelet :)
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    Re: DOXA Bracelet Adjustment

    I've recently done 2, actually 3 if you count the one that had go back; all 1200's. Maybe some were a little tight, but as long as you take your time and maintain good contact inside the screw head with the tool provided, my experience was pretty easy. I did encounter maybe 1 or 2 screws that would have needed more torque than I wanted to chance, so picked another link.

    It's a very nice bracelet, one of the best I've every had. Maybe the best.

    I had a GSAR with the Marathon bracelet. That's a nice one too, with screws. I managed to strip one, and get another stuck (could not pull out). No tool provided, so I'll chauk that up to not having good contact.

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    Re: DOXA Bracelet Adjustment

    Quote Originally Posted by K1M_I View Post
    Interesting, never had problems with my Doxa bracelets, again sized the Poseidon very easily. Could it be that the previous owner had overtighten the screws. I like the screws so much more than pins, had some serious issues with my mm300 bracelet :)
    The bracelet was never used by the previous owner it was still factory wrapped in the plastic, but once I was done Im absolutely love the bracelet!
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    Re: DOXA Bracelet Adjustment

    Quote Originally Posted by nepatriot View Post
    I've recently done 2, actually 3 if you count the one that had go back; all 1200's. Maybe some were a little tight, but as long as you take your time and maintain good contact inside the screw head with the tool provided, my experience was pretty easy. I did encounter maybe 1 or 2 screws that would have needed more torque than I wanted to chance, so picked another link.

    It's a very nice bracelet, one of the best I've every had. Maybe the best.

    I had a GSAR with the Marathon bracelet. That's a nice one too, with screws. I managed to strip one, and get another stuck (could not pull out). No tool provided, so I'll chauk that up to not having good contact.
    I would absolutely agree, the bracelet is well made, I think the tolereances were so tight on the screws, it contributed to how tight they were, but it also contributes to the well-made quality feeling of the bracelet in general once you get it sized. I've always sized all of my bracelets myself, however, this one made me nervous! Beautiful watch though and it is a keeper for me, I just love it!
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    Re: DOXA Bracelet Adjustment

    PICTURES, or it never happened!!! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horological-psychologist View Post
    PICTURES, or it never happened!!! lol
    Here you go took me a couple days because I was busy at work!

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    Re: DOXA Bracelet Adjustment

    Quote Originally Posted by Len1738 View Post
    Here you go took me a couple days because I was busy at work!

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    Woohoo! Sexy watch!
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    I have 8 Doxas, all the bracelets needed to be sized. All eight were difficult to do. It is what it is,,,,,,,,,
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