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 Posted: Fri May 6th, 2011 01:42 am
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frozenbamboo
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Hi everyone,

I recently received my Vortex Pro from Anders and have been enjoying it.

That being said, no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to be able to remove the screw bars.

I've tried the dual screw driver method to no avail... Can any one offer me some tips? I would really appreciate.

Please let me know!

Cheers.

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 Posted: Fri May 6th, 2011 02:50 am
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the lug screws came out with ease on mine?...there is only the 2 screwdriver method unless you have a screw tool like this...(follow link down the page)...this question comes up all the time and if you use the 3T search engine,you will find all the answers...ThumbsUp02.gif

http://www.timetechtalk.com/view_topic.php?id=17788&forum_id=40&highlight=lug+screw+tool

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 Posted: Fri May 6th, 2011 03:17 am
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Hey Oagaspar,

Thanks for the reply. Could you please let me know what kind of screw drivers you are using (sorry for the silly question... but mine really don't seem to be doing the job).

Please let me know.

Thanks!

Cheers.

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 Posted: Fri May 6th, 2011 02:36 pm
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have you done this before?...I don't think it's the screw drivers... you have to turn the screw drivers in different directions(like wringing out a wet rag) sometimes to get the screw loose from the tube...you may have been tightening instead of loosening...

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 Posted: Fri May 6th, 2011 06:37 pm
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Try heating up the screw heads before unscrewing. It has a little locktite on the screws, that´s probably why u can´t get them loose. The heat will soften up the locktite.
Could try a lighter, but be careful, and at own risktoon1.gif

If you haven´t done this a lot, I would recommend taking it to your local watchmaker, and they can loosen it for u.

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 Posted: Fri May 6th, 2011 07:55 pm
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FnuSnu99 wrote: Try heating up the screw heads before unscrewing. It has a little locktite on the screws, that´s probably why u can´t get them loose. The heat will soften up the locktite.
Could try a lighter, but be careful, and at own risktoon1.gif

If you haven´t done this a lot, I would recommend taking it to your local watchmaker, and they can loosen it for u.

No don't use a lighter. Hair dryer or even set it on a very warm wash cloth for a few seconds.  LOL

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 Posted: Fri May 6th, 2011 09:17 pm
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Awesome, thanks for all the tips. I'll give try this over the weekend. I'll also post up some first impressions of the watch soon!

Cheers.

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 Posted: Fri May 6th, 2011 10:08 pm
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Hehe, good clear up skipdawg. The lighter wasn´t that good of an ideaoh my.gifacctualy. Have used it myselfe (not on pvd that is) with good effect (we`re talking a sec of heat here) But MUCH safer using the "tools" u mention.

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Hair dryer trick worked like charm! Thanks again for all the inputs! That being said.... I feel that this is going to lead to the purchase of several new straps for my Vortex.... mistake.gif

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Good that you fixed it! And changing straps is half the fun of having watches
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Enjoy it!

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 Posted: Sun May 8th, 2011 05:54 pm
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I'm certain here most know this, but should anyone read who doesn't, and has screw loosening problems, There are many different strengths of Loctite. The only one that should ever be used on small screws is Loctite - Threadlocker 222 Low Strength Purple.

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 Posted: Fri May 20th, 2011 11:45 am
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As I understand, no Loctite used for the one I got. Finally got proper screwdrivers from A&F and now I can change the strap quite easily.
Only flipside, while learning, scratched the watch a bit. Well, I guess I customised my watch dog smile.gif

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