Houston, I needs some help!

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Houston, I needs some help!

Post by AZpops » Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:46 am

Although I've been wearing the Ninja Tuna for the past year, or so. I still can't get use to Seiko's rubber strap (it seems to get clammy, so I take it off from time to time to air my wrist).

Purchased a 22mm Strapcode DLC Super Engineer I bracelet. Tried installing the bracelet this morning, and the straight end goes in just shy of the half way point (where the pin will hit the lug hole). I think between Seiko's black coating, and the DLC coating on the bracelet is preventing it to go any further. I purchased the DLC in lieu of the PVD for it's durability (?).

https://www.strapcode.com/collections/m ... 3264128084

Any ideas how I can get the ends to reach the 1/2 way point? I could use a grinder, but would like to avoid doing that, as well as using a hammer and chisel. ... :grin:

Thanks!
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Re: Houston, I needs some help!

Post by HapaHapa » Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:57 pm

I’d sandpaper the coating off the edges of the bracelet end links as a starter. It’s going to scrap off eventually anyhow.
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Re: Houston, I needs some help!

Post by AZpops » Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:06 am

HapaHapa wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:57 pm
I’d sandpaper the coating off the edges of the bracelet end links as a starter. It’s going to scrap off eventually anyhow.

Thanks, gonna pick up some fine grade wet sand paper. Then see how it goes.
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Re: Houston, I needs some help!

Post by AZpops » Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:42 am

Bought the sandpaper (assorted wet/dry grades). The other thing I was thinking about, was to freeze the bracelet for a few days. Then do a press fit sort of thing. But then I figured if it worked, the fit would be so tight, once the bracelet expanded/warmed up it wouldn't swivel. ... :lol:

Anyways, as soon as I order my friend's gift. I'll see how it goes!

Thanks again!


It would be so easy if Seiko would make a coated bracelet for the dang watch!
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