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Re: Good things come to those who wait - a group funded/preorder pic thread

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Re: Good things come to those who wait - a group funded/preorder pic thread

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That is a fun one.
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Post by joelf15 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:41 pm

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HI- I was wondering if you got to resizing it ? I was really struggling to get the pins out, i have resized seiko's before and also chrward , but this one has no direction marked on the bracelet to know how to push out the rods to reduce the number links -- Thanks !
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Post by TheJohnP » Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:59 pm

joelf15 wrote:
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AndroidIsAwesome wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:11 pm
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HI- I was wondering if you got to resizing it ? I was really struggling to get the pins out, i have resized seiko's before and also chrward , but this one has no direction marked on the bracelet to know how to push out the rods to reduce the number links -- Thanks !
If it's the H2, I saw this from Hamtun:

http://help.hamtun.co/en/articles/3049129-kraken-h2

Adjusting the bracelet
The Kraken H2 bracelet uses a combination of screws and pins. Internal links use hidden pins, adjustable links use single ended screws.

Use a 1mm screwdriver to remove links that you do not need. You can only remove links that will not damage the bracelet, so do not worry about removing screws to adjust it.

It is recommended to try to remove links evenly (or close to evenly) from each side of the bracelet so that the strap stays even. Some people find it slightly more comfortable to remove around 2 thirds from the end of the bracelet that attaches to the bottom of the watch and 1 third from the end that attaches to the top. Do what works for you.
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Re: Good things come to those who wait - a group funded/preorder pic thread

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Post by joelf15 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:35 pm

TheJohnP wrote:
joelf15 wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:41 pm
AndroidIsAwesome wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:11 pm
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HI- I was wondering if you got to resizing it ? I was really struggling to get the pins out, i have resized seiko's before and also chrward , but this one has no direction marked on the bracelet to know how to push out the rods to reduce the number links -- Thanks !
If it's the H2, I saw this from Hamtun:

http://help.hamtun.co/en/articles/3049129-kraken-h2

Adjusting the bracelet
The Kraken H2 bracelet uses a combination of screws and pins. Internal links use hidden pins, adjustable links use single ended screws.

Use a 1mm screwdriver to remove links that you do not need. You can only remove links that will not damage the bracelet, so do not worry about removing screws to adjust it.

It is recommended to try to remove links evenly (or close to evenly) from each side of the bracelet so that the strap stays even. Some people find it slightly more comfortable to remove around 2 thirds from the end of the bracelet that attaches to the bottom of the watch and 1 third from the end that attaches to the top. Do what works for you.
Thanks I tried that link, the video is blocked and doesn't work


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Re: Good things come to those who wait - a group funded/preorder pic thread

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Post by Perdendosi » Tue May 12, 2020 3:16 pm

joelf15 wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:35 pm
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joelf15 wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:41 pm


HI- I was wondering if you got to resizing it ? I was really struggling to get the pins out, i have resized seiko's before and also chrward , but this one has no direction marked on the bracelet to know how to push out the rods to reduce the number links -- Thanks !
If it's the H2, I saw this from Hamtun:

http://help.hamtun.co/en/articles/3049129-kraken-h2

Adjusting the bracelet
The Kraken H2 bracelet uses a combination of screws and pins. Internal links use hidden pins, adjustable links use single ended screws.

Use a 1mm screwdriver to remove links that you do not need. You can only remove links that will not damage the bracelet, so do not worry about removing screws to adjust it.

It is recommended to try to remove links evenly (or close to evenly) from each side of the bracelet so that the strap stays even. Some people find it slightly more comfortable to remove around 2 thirds from the end of the bracelet that attaches to the bottom of the watch and 1 third from the end that attaches to the top. Do what works for you.
Thanks I tried that link, the video is blocked and doesn't work


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Holy cow don't try to push any rods out! They're not rods but screws! Look on one side of the bracelet -- you'll see a teeny tiny flathead screw head. Use a 1mm screwdriver to unscrew the pins, then pull them out. :)
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Re: Good things come to those who wait - a group funded/preorder pic thread

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Post by Perdendosi » Tue May 12, 2020 3:25 pm

So I FINALLY got my Hamtun H2 meteorite. I previously ordered an Nh35 in yellow and, while I liked the dial, was disappointed with the execution of the rest of the watch.
I was afraid the meteorite wasn't ever going to come, since it's been more than a year since the project was funded, and there have been riots in Taiwan, a global pandemic, and the company's owner had a tragic death in the family. And, of course, Ross hasn't been the best with communication. I actually got a little perturbed with him on the forum (which feels like the only way you can get him to take you seriously). More than a month in transit from Britain and here it is.

I really like it. (Unfortunately?)
The matte ceramic bezel insert is really nice. The action is much better than on my yellow. The bracelet is better machined than on my yellow. And the dial is gorgeous. Lots of really cool meteorite detail, and even a bit of sparkle in the right light.
I was sure this was going to be a flip to add to a fund to buy an upmarket watch (I'm starting to have my eye on either a Monta Atlas in blue, or really saving up for an Omega AT Skyfall). Now, I'm not sure if I'll be ready to part with it any time soon.
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Post by baldrick » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:48 am

I don't own any Hamtuns and I have never really been a fan of meteorite dials,* but that is a very nice watch indeed. All of the colours and elements work well together. Just a solid design.

*not really against them - they don't light my fire, but they don't pee on it either.
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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:54 am

Almost forgot I started this thread with this very watch in mind.
Only a matter of time before I post it here.

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Re: Good things come to those who wait - a group funded/preorder pic thread

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Post by yinzburgher » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:18 pm

TheJohnP wrote:
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Almost forgot I started this thread with this very watch in mind.
Only a matter of time before I post it here.


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Very, very cool! Add another very if you're rocking number 150 of 150. Such an interesting watch. Really happy for you. Enjoy it man!
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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:24 pm

yinzburgher wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:18 pm
TheJohnP wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:54 am
Almost forgot I started this thread with this very watch in mind.
Only a matter of time before I post it here.


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Very, very cool! Add another very if you're rocking number 150 of 150. Such an interesting watch. Really happy for you. Enjoy it man!
Wasn't expecting the last of that run.
Very cool indeed!
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