ganimed1976: @breitlingsource Yes, it´s an older pilot bracelet. I bought it for my old
91´s Breitling Windrider Chronomat ( 81.950 / B13047). At the moment
there´s a black Breitling Diver Pro strap (with the large BREITLING logo)
on it. But that diver pro strap does not look that great on such an vintage
watch. So I decided to buy the pilot bracelet for my Chronomat. Okay, the
Rouleaux bracelet would fit better in chronological order, but the pilot
bracelet looks nicer IMHO ;) Thanx for your help :o)
alexkidca: thank you for letting me know how to change my links on my Breitling Chrono
Avenger, i was struggling trying to figure out, keep up the good work and
videos you have.
MathiASS88: Hey! Thanks for the video. I was wondering how many links can you remove? I
have very small wrist around 6inches.
ganimed1976: A few minutes ago I bought a used Breitling Pilot bracelet on ebay for 360
Euros (all steel version for Breitling Chronomat). I guess I`ll receive it
in a few days. But during my research in the web I saw some well made fake
Breitling steel pilot bracelets on various sides. How can I distinguish a
fake bracelet from an original? Is it possible to identify a fake from an
alexkidca: thanks for showing how to resize
breitlingsource: The Bergeon 160 or 180 work.. they're 1.6mm and 1.8mm respectively.
breitlingsource: @ganimed1976 Visit the breitlingsource website and view the articles
section. There are several writeups on fakes including a small section on
the bracelet that shows a few indicators.
kasakka: Thank you so much for this video.
Séamus G. O’Dwyer: Where can I buy 2 Links for 15mm Breitling Rouleaux (Bullet) Bracelet?
Chris Williams: There are 4 dots on the clasp. Can those be used for minor length changes?
If so, how do you move the pin?
RGEDHU: i want to take 2 links off how do i do that
ganimed1976: @breitlingsource Thank you very much. Now I know how to spot a fake
bracelet from an genuine. The day I receive the bracelet I`ll check it out
and if it´s not genuine I send it back to the seller. The point that makes
me a little thoughtful is that the bracelet has no visible reference number
on it (like 300A, 361A & 358A for the 20-18mm bracelets). There is only a
number engraved on both ends of the bracelet that says "14795" and the
words "CHRONO. / DOUG" are stamped in.
Skimyworld08: Thanks breitlingsource, very helpfull!
auxmike: Those screws are awful. The threaded part is very thin like a sewing
needle. Over time, those screws seize up or rust in place. Then when you
try to get them out the screw heads shear right off. I've had this happen
more than once on the 18mm Fighter series bracelets. Rolex uses thick
threaded rods, a very robust design.
lalotong: I just did it with my Airwolf, it works! Thanks!
aerodan607: A couple of additional tips: placing a piece of clear tape over the edge of
your bracelets links while unscrewing the screws will keep you from
accidentally scratching the link with the screwdriver. Also, for your own
sanity, use a dish or a pan with sides, place a towel or soft cloth inside,
then work on the watch - you'll be less likely to loose screws.
FilLearningToFly: What kind and size of screwdriver did you use??
anwarratoor: @breitlingsource I own a high class replica of breitling BT-10 and I am
suffering from this rust issue too. But I guess one deserves a bit of
issues while dealing with replicas.
thrillafofilla: what size screwdriver are you using?
breitlingsource: Not really - you can find some other metal bracelets that might fit but
they're not going to look right. Try to buy an extra link, or buy a leather
strap for it.. that will look better than an off-brand metal bracelet.
breitlingsource: @ganimed1976 Ah.. its an old Chronomat/Duograph bracelet.. almost guarantee
that its real if that marking is there. They did not make good fakes back
then when that bracelet was made.
BiggaNitch: What kind of screwdriver are you using? Can you use the same size
screwdriver for all the bracelets? Thanks
SaxonFraser: Hey look thanks man. I just didn't want to risk messing it up. Glad I
breitlingsource: Your best bet is to check ebay or one of the watch forums like
BreitlingSource and post an ad wanting to buy some if there aren't any
David Green: Just bought an Avenger Seawolf. The dealer, an AD, adjusted the strap but
left one screw loose. I also noticed the link next to the clasp had a screw
on both sides and wondered if they had 'screwed up' there too. This vid
saved the day. Thanks. :)
serialced: I have a navitimer on a bracelet and also have about 6inch wrists. Firts
perfectly with all 'extra' links removed. With all of them removed it was a
bit small but with easy clasp adjustment it fits like a glove :)
Danish Mohammed: hi, i have the exact same chain as this one but i have managed to lose the
screws! does anyone know where can i get spares from. Also what size are
the srews? appriciate any help, thanks!
breitlingsource: @martsirt37 I have moved it on my later videos, but thanks for the tip.
breitlingsource: @saucecakes If you adjust a watch more than once in your life, its probably
worth it to get a screwdriver... but hey, someone has to keep the jeweller
auxmike: I've only bought one of my Colt's new due to the rapid depreciation making
them a much better buy preowned. Anyways, I'd bought a pre COSC Colt quartz
chrono on fighter bracelet dirt cheap ($550). This poor watch must have
seen LOTS of swimming or something. Broke three of those little screws. I
ended up epoxying the bracelet back together. It DID happen. I'd suggest a
good freshwater rinse after using in the pool or saltwater.
tahoe350: Yes, those are to fine tune the length to your wrist. To adjust it, just
pop them out. Easiest way is a safety pin or a paper clip. Those are
regular househld items that would work.
Valentine Anochili: any issue with the braclet potentially coming apart after resizing the
braclet? Like should you check the screws from time to time to make sure
they stay on tight?
Stanton Haugen: I have the Headwind full 18k gold for many years now and I haven't got any
stretching problem ... my only compaint is that I should have got a little
lighter weight watch .... this one is pretty heavy ... but it does look
pretty nice ..... stan
AngeloMCMXCI: It took me some time to fix the same problem, i would just advice to
patiently sit down with the right equipment (like tiny tools). Also it is
important to clean your work space en use a placemet zo you won't get
confused with the loose parts.
breitlingsource: You're the only person that has mentioned this to me... twice. I've owned
several Breitlings, about... 3 dozen maybe, some from 10-15 years ago,
which have not had this problem. Maybe with heavy use in salt water this
could happen. But then you fail to mention that Rolex bracelets loosen over
time and develop flex requiring replacement.
06C6Z06: Very helpful video, exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much!!!!
AlphaTeaMemberA: I have a metal band Colt and I received it as a gift a while back but now
it is too small and I don't know where the other links are. I was wondering
if there are any interchangeable bands that will fit it until I either buy
another real band or find the links for this one? I don't care if the band
is Breitling I just want to wear it again but I can't. Please help!!!
martsirt37: Very useful review thanks. Though could you move the breitleingsource
banner so its not so close to the centre of the screen??? just a tip :)
mark merlon: Big thnxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx you saved my day
saucecakes: It can be cheaper to just bring it to a watch shop and have it adjusted for
10-20 dollars, although you have to be really careful if you have a legit
watch to not get it swapped for a fake. I've heard 1.6mm flat tip
screwdriver will do, but those can cost $30 or more.
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