Stuck trying to remove Bremont bracelet links...

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    Stuck trying to remove Bremont bracelet links...

    Been removing links from watches for 20+ years and feel really stupid that I'm stuck here...

    I have a Bremont Boeing Ti-247 Chrono. And I got the titanium bracelet for it for Xmas. Definitely the right one... cos the store actually received the wrong ome initially so we triple-checked. Bracelet goes onto the watch fine.

    But removing links has me stumped - the bracelet has screwheads on BOTH sides of the bracelet, and turning either, just makes the pin spin in the link. I tried 3 or 4, they're all the same. I tried using ome screwdriver to hold a side in place whilst turning the other, but it doesn't budge - they are single pins it seems.
    I've never seen this before - anyone with any experience of removing links from these?

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    Re: Stuck trying to remove Bremont bracelet links...

    The bracelet may have some loctite on the threads. Put some warm water in a cup and let the bracelet sit in there for ten minutes or so. If it is loctite, it should soften up and come loose. You could also try a blow dryer to warm up the link screws.
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    Re: Stuck trying to remove Bremont bracelet links...

    What Streetboss said. I generally run them under hot water. You'll need a screwdriver on each side with the properly sized head.
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    Re: Stuck trying to remove Bremont bracelet links...

    I think maybe it needs a specific tool, although I took it to a different branch of the same AD and they didn't even know! They wanted to send it away. She then tried 2 screwdrivers either side but couldn't get it to budge.

    The screws are actually moving if you turn one side - if anything they're moving too easily as they're just spinning in the links.

    I did try some warm water already, and cold, as I figured although the bracelet is titanium the screws are probably steel. But it made no difference it must be the turn 2 sides at same time thing, but if the AD can't manage it I don't want to potentially damage it myself!

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    Re: Stuck trying to remove Bremont bracelet links...

    Quote Originally Posted by ike2112 View Post
    I think maybe it needs a specific tool, although I took it to a different branch of the same AD and they didn't even know! They wanted to send it away. She then tried 2 screwdrivers either side but couldn't get it to budge.

    The screws are actually moving if you turn one side - if anything they're moving too easily as they're just spinning in the links.

    I did try some warm water already, and cold, as I figured although the bracelet is titanium the screws are probably steel. But it made no difference it must be the turn 2 sides at same time thing, but if the AD can't manage it I don't want to potentially damage it myself!

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    i am in the same boat with my ALT1-ZT! Let us know when/how you get it sorted!

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    Re: Stuck trying to remove Bremont bracelet links...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarjas View Post
    i am in the same boat with my ALT1-ZT! Let us know when/how you get it sorted!
    You need two screwdrivers of the same size and turn them both at same time, in opposite direction.
    I took it to my AD and the watch expert there showed me how to do it.

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