Requested Info Plus A Hell Of A Lot More

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Post by mattcantwin » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:08 pm

I wrote to Doxa CS to get the correct size of the screwdriver to size the bracelet.

Same day response with answer plus:


We suggest to go to the nearest jeweler or watch shop. However here are the instructions to remove links.

On our bracelets, interchangeable links are held by screws.
In order to satisfy some security norms, we secure those screws with a special glue.

Therefore, adapted screwdrivers and heating system are required to disassemble those screws.

Instructions: 1. Heat the threaded part of the screw with a special heating pin or industrial heat gun until the glue’s properties change. 2. Take a screwdriver with a blade that fits the screw’s head 100% and turn anti-clockwise to unscrew. 3. Repeat the previous operation as much as needed 4. Screw back the good amount of links to fit your wrist, ATTENTION : THE SAME GLUE NEEDS TO BE APPLIED IN ORDER TO SECURE THE SCREWS.

Screwdriver size: 1.2mm
Glue: Loctite 242
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Post by nweash » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:12 pm

Dunk the bracelet link in near boiling water for 10 seconds. That’s what I do for all my loctite knives. Repeat if necessary.

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Post by Chocodove » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:17 pm

Just use two screwdrivers.
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Post by jtbenson » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:24 pm

Chocodove wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Just use two screwdrivers.
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Post by deepcdvr » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:14 pm

That’s cool

This is what I do:

Step 1: drink a few beers
Step 2: grab the wrong size screwdriver
Step 3: repeat as necessary
Step 4: sell the watch 2 weeks later at a loss
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Post by hoppyjr » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:43 pm

deepcdvr wrote:That’s cool

This is what I do:

Step 1: drink a few beers
Step 2: grab the wrong size screwdriver
Step 3: repeat as necessary
Step 4: sell the watch 2 weeks later at a loss
That’s my preferred method.

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Post by streetracer101 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:39 pm

nweash wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:12 pm
Dunk the bracelet link in near boiling water for 10 seconds. That’s what I do for all my loctite knives. Repeat if necessary.
put a soldering iron on the seized screw and hold for 15-30 seconds. that is generally all that is needed to break the loctite.

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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:42 pm

People have had issues with sizing the Doxa bracelets since WUS has been around. It sounds like they supply shitty screwdrivers and use jbweld on the screws. My suggestion, heat it up with a crack pipe and smoke it. lol

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Post by mattcantwin » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:52 pm

I just unscrewed them, no problem. :shrug:
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Post by dnslater » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:32 am

Chocodove wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Just use two screwdrivers.
Came here for this, and left satisfied.

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Post by HapaHapa » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:43 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:42 pm
People have had issues with sizing the Doxa bracelets since WUS has been around. It sounds like they supply shitty screwdrivers and use jbweld on the screws. My suggestion, heat it up with a crack pipe and smoke it. lol
Jbweld hahahahahaha. Why not just use Belzona 1111 for the ultimate frustration.
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Post by jimyritz » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:36 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:42 pm
People have had issues with sizing the Doxa bracelets since WUS has been around. It sounds like they supply shitty screwdrivers and use jbweld on the screws. My suggestion, heat it up with a crack pipe and smoke it. lol
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Had this glue on my Sharkhunter several years ago. Had to send watch back to Doxa. They sent me a free rubber strap so all in all it wasn't so bad- just a pain in the ass.

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Post by Chocodove » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:28 am

I had to have a watchmaker drill out one of the screws in my original 300 reissue and I had tried all the methods. Nothing worked and the included POS screwdriver broke immediately. Pain in the ass.
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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:36 am

Chocodove wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:28 am
I had to have a watchmaker drill out one of the screws in my original 300 reissue and I had tried all the methods. Nothing worked and the included POS screwdriver broke immediately. Pain in the ass.
Yep I have some buddies who everyone of their screwdrivers broke.

My watchmaker won't size those bracelets anymore due to the hassle. It isn't every one of them that have this issue. But it is enough to cause doubts

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Post by mattcantwin » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:43 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:36 am
Chocodove wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:28 am
I had to have a watchmaker drill out one of the screws in my original 300 reissue and I had tried all the methods. Nothing worked and the included POS screwdriver broke immediately. Pain in the ass.
Yep I have some buddies who everyone of their screwdrivers broke.

My watchmaker won't size those bracelets anymore due to the hassle. It isn't every one of them that have this issue. But it is enough to cause doubts
I had no idea this was a thing; glad I lucked out with my 300T's.
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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:27 am

mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:43 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:36 am
Chocodove wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:28 am
I had to have a watchmaker drill out one of the screws in my original 300 reissue and I had tried all the methods. Nothing worked and the included POS screwdriver broke immediately. Pain in the ass.
Yep I have some buddies who everyone of their screwdrivers broke.

My watchmaker won't size those bracelets anymore due to the hassle. It isn't every one of them that have this issue. But it is enough to cause doubts
I had no idea this was a thing; glad I lucked out with my 300T's.
If the Doxa forum wasn't so moderated you would. :whistle:

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Post by JBZ » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:10 pm

I bought a 1200t Sharkhunter new from Doxa several years ago (one of the original models). I didn't have any trouble with the bracelet, but the screwdriver was awful. The tip broke the first time I tried to use it on the bracelet. Once I used my far nicer screwdriver, it was no sweat, but like I said this was years ago when the company was under previous management.
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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:14 pm

JBZ wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:10 pm
when the company was under previous management.
i believe it is the same manufacturer the whole time. just a different sub-front here.

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Post by mattcantwin » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:31 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:27 am
mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:43 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:36 am
Chocodove wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:28 am
I had to have a watchmaker drill out one of the screws in my original 300 reissue and I had tried all the methods. Nothing worked and the included POS screwdriver broke immediately. Pain in the ass.
Yep I have some buddies who everyone of their screwdrivers broke.

My watchmaker won't size those bracelets anymore due to the hassle. It isn't every one of them that have this issue. But it is enough to cause doubts
I had no idea this was a thing; glad I lucked out with my 300T's.
If the Doxa forum wasn't so moderated you would. :whistle:
I thought it lost it's "special status" over there; now it's listed with others on the Watch Brands Forum.


Not a moderated comment posted recently from E8ArmyDiver:

DOXA is an OVER PRICED,UNDER SPEC'd(base ETA 2824,no mods)desk diver & COMPLETE waste of $ compared to other choices.
ALSO Doxa is NOT the most iconic Orange diver made..NO ONE EVER HEARD OF Doxa UNTIL WAYYY after the Seiko "Orange Monster"THE FIRST Orange Diver brought to the general public,NOT just a few hardcore divers!!!

And as for Doxa's SO CALLED History COMPARE TO the TRUE DIVE WATCH HISTORY of SQUALE watches & you will see they have NOTHING past the late 60's,UNLIKE Squale who has VERIFIABLE history back to the early 1950's & has PROVIDED DIVE WATCHES TO MANY MILITARY UNITS around the world!
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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:45 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:31 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:27 am
mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:43 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:36 am
Chocodove wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:28 am
I had to have a watchmaker drill out one of the screws in my original 300 reissue and I had tried all the methods. Nothing worked and the included POS screwdriver broke immediately. Pain in the ass.
Yep I have some buddies who everyone of their screwdrivers broke.

My watchmaker won't size those bracelets anymore due to the hassle. It isn't every one of them that have this issue. But it is enough to cause doubts
I had no idea this was a thing; glad I lucked out with my 300T's.
If the Doxa forum wasn't so moderated you would. :whistle:
I thought it lost it's "special status" over there; now it's listed with others on the Watch Brands Forum.


Not a moderated comment posted recently from E8ArmyDiver:

DOXA is an OVER PRICED,UNDER SPEC'd(base ETA 2824,no mods)desk diver & COMPLETE waste of $ compared to other choices.
ALSO Doxa is NOT the most iconic Orange diver made..NO ONE EVER HEARD OF Doxa UNTIL WAYYY after the Seiko "Orange Monster"THE FIRST Orange Diver brought to the general public,NOT just a few hardcore divers!!!

And as for Doxa's SO CALLED History COMPARE TO the TRUE DIVE WATCH HISTORY of SQUALE watches & you will see they have NOTHING past the late 60's,UNLIKE Squale who has VERIFIABLE history back to the early 1950's & has PROVIDED DIVE WATCHES TO MANY MILITARY UNITS around the world!
It is still moderated. Maybe they have loosened up the reins a little bit, but I do know a few post are still disappearing.

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Post by mattcantwin » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:04 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:45 pm
It is still moderated. Maybe they have loosened up the reins a little bit, but I do know a few post are still disappearing.
Apologies, I just realized the critical comment was on the Dive Watch Forum not Doxa.
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Post by gwells » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:16 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:45 pm
NO ONE EVER HEARD OF Doxa UNTIL WAYYY after the Seiko "Orange Monster"THE FIRST Orange Diver brought to the general public,NOT just a few hardcore divers!!!
lol.

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Post by Chocodove » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:20 pm

Did Doxa steal that guy's lunch or something? Yeesh.
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Post by Seppia » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:27 pm

Whenever there’s heavy usage of ALL CAPS I always skip. It is something that seems to have a 99.9% correlation with IQ.

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Post by mfxr » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:31 pm

Use a quality screwdriver, hot water soak bracelet beforehand can help.
I had a 5000t years ago that was almost impossible to get the screws out, but the several Doxas I have had since then have been fine.

I had to dig up the old thread - blast from the past :lol:
viewtopic.php?f=49&t=11651&p=198613#p198613

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