5000t Pro on Isofrane

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5000t Pro on Isofrane

Post by mfxr » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:46 pm

Iso arrived today, so on the Doxa it goes.
I defeated the almost impossible loctite screwbars last week, so strapping it on was easy as pie. The pain of that loctite is not easily forgotten though.

First impressions of the Isofrane is that its soft!, also it is quite thick, so no hiding under shirt cuffs for this combo.

Because of its softness, it has a lot of 'give', so it has quite a forgiving fit. Wear it tight and it stretches a bit around the wrist, wear it looser and feels pretty balanced without flopping about too much.

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Re: 5000t Pro on Isofrane

Post by Pasquale » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:55 pm

Nice strap.. lol at dog pic, what breed??
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Re: 5000t Pro on Isofrane

Post by mfxr » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:56 pm

He is an Italian Greyhound

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Re: 5000t Pro on Isofrane

Post by CesarG » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:57 pm

Great combo

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Re: 5000t Pro on Isofrane

Post by demer03 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:57 pm

Looks really nice!
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Re: 5000t Pro on Isofrane

Post by Pasquale » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:14 pm

I Thght so..named Pasquale ?
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Re: 5000t Pro on Isofrane

Post by mfxr » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:31 pm

patstarrx wrote:I Thght so..named Pasquale ?
I said Italian Greyhound, not Italian Gheyhound :bird: :lol:

Although he does have a muscular, almost hairless body, so Pasquale could be a good name :gayumbrella:

His name is Jester.

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Re: 5000t Pro on Isofrane

Post by andrema » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:43 pm

mfxr wrote:
patstarrx wrote:I Thght so..named Pasquale ?
I said Italian Greyhound, not Italian Gheyhound
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Re: 5000t Pro on Isofrane

Post by el presidente » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:50 am

mfxr wrote:
patstarrx wrote:I Thght so..named Pasquale ?
I said Italian Greyhound, not Italian Gheyhound :bird: :lol:

Although he does have a muscular, almost hairless body, so Pasquale could be a good name :gayumbrella:

His name is Jester.
:roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: 5000t Pro on Isofrane

Post by Rambam » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:38 pm

el presidente wrote:
mfxr wrote:
patstarrx wrote:I Thght so..named Pasquale ?
I said Italian Greyhound, not Italian Gheyhound :bird: :lol:

Although he does have a muscular, almost hairless body, so Pasquale could be a good name :gayumbrella:

His name is Jester.
:roll: :roll: :roll:
:lol:

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Re: 5000t Pro on Isofrane

Post by Sponon » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:32 pm

Nice strap combo. Doxa and ISO goes hand in hand :cheers:
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Re: 5000t Pro on Isofrane

Post by BSears » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:44 pm

revisiting this one…I, for one, would like to know how the hell you got those lug screwbars to come out. I had a 5000T Pro (see above) but could never get those f'ers to unscrew. :banghead:

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Re: 5000t Pro on Isofrane

Post by mfxr » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:42 pm

I followed a few tips from other threads such as soaking the bracelet/lugs in hot water (just from the tap, not boiling!), and just went at it, screwdriver in each hand with the watch resting on something soft.
The first bar came out without too much trouble actually, but the next one took 2 more sessions over a couple of nights before I got it.

I started using 2 bergeon screwdrivers, 2.0 and 2.5mm but switched the 2.0 out with another 2.5mm screwdriver from a different set.
You really need quality screwdrivers because you have to put a lot of torque into them.
I think what got me over the line was the second screwdriver was not a thin 'watchmaker' type screwdriver, but rather had a bit more width in the handle, allowing better grip.
You basically have to very very slowly crank on the power using your wrists while keeping the drivers straight, and only apply enough pressure on the screwhead to keep the driver tip in place, but not so much that you spear off and stab yourself (or worse put a big scratch in your case!)

No shit it was one of the hardest things I have ever physically done. The tip of my thumb still has no feeling in it and I had bergeon shaped bruises in the palm of my hand for a week.

The irony is that I will probably put the bracelet back on before long.
At least if I sell the Doxa, I can advertise that the screwbars have been vanquished - Thats got to be worth a price premium! :rock:

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Re: 5000t Pro on Isofrane

Post by BSears » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:05 pm

:lol: Awesome Matt. yeah, after all that shit I'd probably charge a little extra too. ;)
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