Bracelet mounting

Bracelet mounting and adjusting

Adjustment the length of the bracelet

If you are unfamiliar with the length adjustment of your solid bracelet, please contact Guinand directly.

Determine the relative lengths of the two sides before adjusting the length of the bracelet. To ensure maximum comfort, both sides of the bracelet should contain the same number of links. If this is not possible, the top bracelet strap (above the 12 on the clock) should be longer.

It is not necessary to detach the solid bracelet from the watch or the clasp.

Select links

To ensure maximum comfort, both sides of the bracelet should contain the same number of links.

Remove the screws

Remove the screws with two matching slotted screwdrivers

Removed link

A link of the bracelet with the screw.

First and foremost: Put a soft underlay under your watch - this will prevent damage to your watch and the rolling away of small parts.

  1. Loosen the screws on the side of the bracelet link which is to be removed or added. For this you need two matching slotted screwdrivers (blade minimum width 1.4 mm, maximum blade 2 mm). It needs a screwdriver, as used by watchmakers. Precision screwdrivers should not be used, they are usually much too large and damage the screws and the bracelet.
  2. Attach these screwdrivers to the left and right of the screw of the tape part to be removed.
  3. Remove the superfluous bracelet link or insert a new one.
  4. Before screwing tight, add a small drop (no more!) of thread-locker supplied by Guinand (Note the safety note at the end of this manual) to the thread of the bracelet screw.
  5. Hand-tighten the screw.
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Fine adjustment the length of the bracelet

The Guinand solid strap clasp has 4 holes that allow the strap length to be varied in increments of 3 mm. If the length of the bracelet must be varied more widely, a length change of approximately 10 mm can be made by removing or inserting bracelet link elements.

How to mount the bracelet to the watch

To mount the Guinand solid belt, you need a narrow watchmaker screwdriver or even better, a high-quality strap changing tool.

First and foremost: Put a soft underlay under your watch - this will prevent damage to your watch and the rolling away of small parts.

  1. Place the watch face down on the soft surface
  2. Remove the spring bar for fine adjustment of the bracelet width on the clasp
  3. The solid band is now in two parts in front of you and can be attached to the case of the watch.
  4. To be on the safe side, tape the band horns with insulating / adhesive tape - this protects against scratches during assembly.
  5. Put the bracelet between the horns from below (spring bar looks out of the end of the bracelet on both sides).
  6. On one side push the spring bar into the strap so that it disappears between the horns.
  7. On the other side, use a screwdriver or good spring-type tool to press the spring bar between the second horn.
  8. Check the seat of the bracelet on the housing - the two spring bars must be inserted in the holes.
  9. Insert the spring bar for fine adjustment of the bracelet width on the clasp

Spring bars for mounting the solid strip on the watch

Together with the Guinand bracelet, suitable spring bars are supplied for mounting on the watch. Please use only these spring bars! Each time you change the bracelet, new, matching and high-quality spring bars should be used. Wrong spring bars can cause the bracelet to become loose during use or a later remove of the bracelet from the watch can become very difficult without causing damage to the watch case.

For housings of the series 40 and 41 from year of construction 2016 (recognizable by the serial number 2190 and higher) or with english language engravings on the back or serial number greater 2000 the suitable spring stays of the type B23 are 19 mm, 1.8 mm diameter

For older housing (recognizable by the chamfer on the lug upper side) the solid bracelet is unfortunately not suitable without modification of the lug bores.

Precautionary statements for adhesives

Signal word: Warning

Hazard statements:

  • H315 Causes skin irritation.
  • H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
  • H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
  • H335 May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary statements:

  • P102 Keep out of reach of children.
  • P261 Avoid breathing vapours/spray.
  • P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
  • P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection.
  • P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/soap.
  • P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
  • P312 Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell.
  • P405 Store locked up.
  • P501 Dispose of contents/container to hazardous or special waste collection point.

Description of first aid measures General information

General statements:

  • Take off immediately all contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.
  • In case of inhalation: Move victim to fresh air. Seek medical aid in case of troubles.
  • Following skin contact: After contact with skin, wash immediately with soap and plenty of water. In case of skin reactions, consult a physician.
  • After eye contact: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of flowing water for 10 to 15 minutes holding eyelids apart. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Subsequently seek the immediate attention of an ophthalmologist.
  • After swallowing: Rinse mouth immediately and drink plenty of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Do not induce vomiting. Consult physician.
  • Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed May cause an allergic skin reaction. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
  • Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed Treat symptomatically.

Precautions for safe handling

Advices on safe handling:

  • Provide adequate ventilation, and local exhaust as needed.
  • Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothing.
  • Avoid breathing vapours/spray.
  • Wear appropriate protective equipment. Take off immediately all contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
  • Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
  • Work place should be equipped with a shower and an eye rinsing apparatus.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Requirements for storerooms and containers:

  • Store container tightly closed in a dry area.
  • Protect from moisture contamination. Protect from exposure to heat, direct sunlight, and cold.
  • Keep only in the original container. Do not return unused portions of product to original container.
  • Hints on joint storage: Do not store together with oxidizing agents.
  • Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs.

Waste treatment methods

Product Waste key number: 08 04 09* = Waste adhesives and sealants containing organic solvents or other dangerous substances.
MFSU = manufacture, formulation, supply and use

* = Evidence for disposal must be provided.
Recommendation: Special waste. Incinerate according to applicable local, state and federal regulations.