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  1. Dyeraudio

    Dyeraudio Juliet Enthusiast

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    Hey guys. I know there are a lot of MM owners here. My buddy recently noticed that he had lost a bolt and washer w/o even knowing it. If you are like me and wear your MM about 90% of the time take the time to give each bolt a double-check and tighten periodically. As we all know hardly any O Store or Vault carries these as replacement parts on the spot warranting the dreaded "send in to Oakley CS" which can take quite awhile. At the same time ebay prices are insane for something like this. Just a quick heads up guys!

    Check your Minute Machine! - ImageUploadedByTapatalk1421531883.102434.jpg
     
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  2. GH4AU

    GH4AU Carbon Fanatic Premium Member

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    Good advice @Dyeraudio! You don't want to lose those precious bolts/washers!
     
  3. Oakley G

    Oakley G Oakley Enthusiast

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    Yep, that will happen from time to time for pretty much any watch bracelet with screws. A dab of Loctite Blue (though some will recommend Purple 222 instead since it is much lower strength and easier to remove) will do you good and has been used by many watch collectors for years to prevent something like that from occurring. I use it on all my watches.

    Loctite Threadlocker Blue 242 from Loctite Adhesives
     
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  4. AGO

    AGO Oakley Beginner

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    me too,To avoid this I use the "thread lock" (the lowest), and never had this kind of problem
     
  5. djhyper66

    djhyper66 Oakley Expert

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    Just tighten all my bolts on both my minute machine and hollow point. (Off topic) Make sure cape cod your watch with polishing cloth. Once a year make it look nice and shinny and clean!! Hide alot of the scratches too. My old watch is looking brand new again and all the bolts are clean and tight.!!
     
  6. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    thank you for the head up - no problems with mine!
     
  7. Oakley-olic

    Oakley-olic Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Thanks for the reminder, haven't checked mine in lately. Quit awhile ago I had one come loose but didn't lose it.
     
    Last edited: 2/23/15
  8. <=>

    <=> Oakley Beginner

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    Love seeing people who use their stuff.

    We're only here for a visit... life's short.

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  9. Dr. Paul

    Dr. Paul Oakley Beginner

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    I noticed a screw and thrust washer missing from mine. Luckily I had 3 extra links and used an allen wrench to screw one into the missing area.
     
  10. Dennis Panlilio

    Dennis Panlilio Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    @Dyeraudio Thanks for the heads up! I just checked my bracelet and sure enough there were some loose bolts. Phew! Really helpful post! Thanks again.