Looking at all these pictures builds the anticipation of receiving my first Stowa today! I have a carbonfiber dial Prodiver on it's way right now. It should be delivered around 4:00 PM!
Thanks, I will definitely post some up!Can't wait to see pics please post them here!!
Thanks for both the compliments and the information on removing screws. I may have to order actual screwdrivers for the job. Which ones do you have? I bought one of those 2 dollar, made in China kits. The one seems to do the job when/if I get a screw loosened up enough. I'll be ordering the one you mentioned today.Great looking Prodiver and an outstanding choice. Congratulations.
I used a #140 screwdriver (grey colour ring on the handle) to size my bracelet, which worked well. You may wish to tape around the screws before you try to remove them, it should protect the bracelet in the event of slippage.
Thanks, I worked on it over the weekend and ended up giving up because I am going to ruin the screws... I emailed Stowa today to see if I can just order another bracelet. I'm so mad about it. I hate screwed links! This is why I sold my Halios Laguna and I'm starting to think about just selling this one. I enjoy it on my wrist but it frustrates me to know that someone put the damn screws in so tight that the proper sized screwdriver and some muscle can't get them out. I don't enjoy it on the rubber strap and I'm not a fan of Natos either. I want to wear it on the bracelet and that's it. There are no local watch shops that will work on the screws.Great looking Stowa Prodiver Congrats!!!
I took my watch and SS band to the local watch shop and they sized it for me for free. Took them 5 minutes and no scratches to be seen!
Well, I would love to get just the screws but short of drilling them out, I don't think I could get them loosened. I've boiled the bracelet, used a grille lighter to heat them up and have applied lots of pressure and they won't budge. It's ridiculous! Does anyone know how much a new bracelet is from Stowa?Yes I feel your frustration on the tight screws. I think someone said on a forum here you could heat up the screws with a blow dryer and get the lock tight to loosen up around the screws. (Google this 1st). Once they are loose then you can change the bands allot easier . I go from the mesh bracelet to the steel bracelet and over to the NATO often. I bought extra screws and bars from Stowa in case I bugger the screws.
No, it wasn't the previous owner's mistake either. Jorg has stated in previous threads that he purposely tightens them like that so they won't loosen and have people losing/breaking their watches. Some people have no problems with loosening the screws and some do. Unfortunately, I was one of the ones that had issues. The previous owner and I have had numerous dealings and I know if there was a problem, he would've told me.Glad to hear that Stowa is going to take care of the bracelet issue. It's a shame that you had to deal with someone else's mistake.
Hopefully that experience won't turn you off of the watch itself as it's an outstanding timepiece (that I like far more on the bracelet as well).
That's good. I'm glad you were able to loosen them.I requested the lug screws to be tight but not too tight and Stowa agreed to do it. When I took delivery of the watch I was able to unscrew the screws easily.