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    Just did some minor grinding on my 1000t clasp...

    I'm not sure if others are having this problem, but the clasp is so tight that it is difficult to undo it. I've had to stick a blade under the clasp to pop it loose sometimes.
    So I took my diamond honing stick (for the kitchen knives) and did some very careful minor grinding on the mating surfaces of the clasp. And now it releases much more smoothly and with a bit less effort. Still very secure but much easier to release with a finger.
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    Re: Just did some minor grinding on my 1000t clasp...

    Yes. It's indeed very hard to release!

    I've found another trick after a while : just slip a finger between the deployant main piece and the two harms and lift them. It clicks smoothly and opens the deployant effortless


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    wonderful photo, Marc: thanks...

    the piece with a slot in it, that's where I did a bit of grinding/sanding, right where the other mating piece fits into it, where those two small indentations are located.
    Now the clasp is almost as smooth as my SD.
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    Re: wonderful photo, Marc: thanks...

    Mine is not hard at all. In fact, the clasp on my almost 4 year old 600T Pro is harder to open then the new 1000T Pro.

    Wayne

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    Re: Just did some minor grinding on my 1000t clasp...

    Mine is pretty easy to release, same as my other Doxa Subs.

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    Re: Just did some minor grinding on my 1000t clasp...

    Mine was quite hard to release when I first got it, but its starting to break in now and get a bit easier.
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    Re: Just did some minor grinding on my 1000t clasp...

    Mine is very difficult to release also. Even with wearing it almost daily since I got it, the clasp is still difficult to release.

    Marc: could you explain your technique further, or maybe show us a picture? Thanks.

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    Re: Just did some minor grinding on my 1000t clasp...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Weldon View Post
    Mine is very difficult to release also. Even with wearing it almost daily since I got it, the clasp is still difficult to release.

    Marc: could you explain your technique further, or maybe show us a picture? Thanks.

    Bill
    Even better : a small video?



    (requires to wear your Doxa not too tight of course...)

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    Re: Just did some minor grinding on my 1000t clasp...

    Hello,
    I had the same difficulties as many of you, until I read Marc's post.
    I understood without video and it works very well.
    As said by Mark, it requires to wear the Doxa not to thight. Then you just slip a finger between the wrist and the bracelet to move the "inner mobile part" of the bracelet. And it opens quiet easily...


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    Re: Just did some minor grinding on my 1000t clasp...

    yup, this is one of the tricks for tight fitting bracelets just be careful or do it slowly so you don't warp the clasp when you struggle with it.

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