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 Posted: Wed Jul 7th, 2010 04:51 pm
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I wanted to address a myth created by another company as far as the Crux case and the placement of the lug holes being too close to the case thus not allowing the use of straps,NATO/ZULU or even a bracelet.
....First of all many of you here on 3T have seen the various pics I have posted with my CX-4 on a variety of straps including a thick ZULU....so that myth should be put to rest imo.
....Second of all the placement of the lug hole.The other company owner claimed it needed to be moved back another 1mm....well from my measurements that would place the hole very near the end of the lug not leaving much room for error.
....When Kenneth sent me my watch he asked I check out the issue that was being claimed and I did....He mentioned all he could see was that the lug screw fit very tight in the hole....within minutes an answer and solution was found by Kenneth and I.
.....The hole placement was fine but what I had discovered was the lug screw used in this case was 2mm thick....quite thick and much thicker than all of my divers using this type of lug screw system....all of them using either a 1.5.or 1mm thick screw ....it is true a NATO/ZULU will not fit by sliding it through with the 2mm screws in place but can be installed like a regular strap.It is true a bracelet will not fit with the 2mm screws but it isn't because of the hole placement but because of the thickness of the actual screw.The mesh and watchadoo bracelets I own which are many are only equipped to take a 1.5mm lug screw or less as the hole in the bracelets is not large enough to accept a 2mm screw.
....The solution?....I tried a 1.5mm lug screw using the same hex heads with my CRUX and the NATO/ZULU slipped through with the screws in place and the bracelets all fit fine....so the solution that Kenneth will be providing with the CRUX watches is a extra set of 1.5mm lug screws with each order for those who want the ease of using a NATO/ZULU without having to remove the screws and to accommodate all aftermarket bracelets....the 2mm lug screws will still come with the case/strap also as it makes for a very nice strap fit filling the lug area....problem solved without having to trash 300 cases!
...the use of a lug screw just .5mm thinner solved what seemed to be a stressful problem for another...TY Kenneth and CRUX!thankyou.gif

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 Posted: Wed Jul 7th, 2010 05:22 pm
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Cool !!!! Thumbsup3.gif

The simplest fixes are most often the best fixes IMO!!! bravo.gif

Nice work!!!

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 Posted: Wed Jul 7th, 2010 05:45 pm
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Thank You Oscar...YOU r a smartypants for sure,Also Thank You Kennethyou rock.gif for including smaller pins for us to use a ZULU strap,which I for 1 will be including for my soon 2b CX-4Drool_27.gif

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 Posted: Wed Jul 7th, 2010 05:55 pm
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for those who want to use the 2mm lug screw with mesh bracelets be sure to ask if they are using the new 2.5mm id hole which will work with these lug screws before buying...some companies have gone to the larger opening but for the most part like mine the hole is only 1.78mm thus needing the 1.5mm lug screw...the 1.5mm lug screw will also let you use the Panny style tubes that come with many after market straps.ThumbsUp02.gif

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 Posted: Wed Jul 7th, 2010 06:16 pm
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If the original screw is 2mm and the new one is 1.5mm: There is 0.5mm/2= 0.25mm difference between the screw and the case with the new one...
0.25mm is very little in fact and if the nato fits with the 1.5mm, it should still fit with the 2mm screw: Even without screwing it out.... I guess that it's just to wet it a bit and hop!
I have some watch who have even less tolerance than that in fact: Take the GV2 Gevril huge square sub: The gap there, is tiny like an ant butt...
2 mm is in fact a beast of screw: You will loose your hand before it crack off!
Anyway: 1.5mm screw is way enough for perfect tool-watch strengh. Nice that both will be delivered
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 Posted: Wed Jul 7th, 2010 06:25 pm
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with some force the Zulu could be pulled through with the 2mm screw but not with any ease as compared to the 1.5mm screw....another thing I advise is all WIS should pick up one of these lug screw tapering tools for installation of all types of straps and bracelets....it acts as a guide when slipped through the lug hole and strap and then screws into the end of the lug screw thus giving you the ability to guide by pulling the lug screw through...I use mine all the time and picked it up from Kazimon...below is a pic...note it is tapered at one end and threaded at the other.ThumbsUp02.gif

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 Posted: Wed Jul 7th, 2010 09:49 pm
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using a spare set of 1.5mm Moray screws I installed the Artego bracelet which is nice and thick giving the CX-4 a new look.happy guy.gif

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 Posted: Wed Jul 7th, 2010 10:46 pm
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Thanks Oscar for the detailed writeup. Yup the 2mm bar work fine, but the 1.5mm is better for those for those really thick straps. ThumbsUp02.gifThumbsUp02.gif

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 Posted: Thu Jul 8th, 2010 05:06 pm
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That is very convinient after all! Thanks guys!

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