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93150 Bracelet Question

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I just acquired a Rolex 14060M Submariner and am confused by the action of the bracelet.

The divers extension does not lock in place.

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The bracelet seems loose and vulnerable as compared to newer Submariners.

Does this look normal?

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You should take it and have a link removed. Looks like the diver's extension has no place to rest.

The new sub bracelet is totally different.

Please disregard my first post. Someone will be along shortly with more ensight. Haven't had a 93150 in some time.

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At least the older 93150 clasps had an indentation at the end to keep the bracelet fixed into the clasp. It might be that Rolex decided that it is not needed anymore. It is what keeps my bracelet from doing that. If I use some force, my bracelet will snap out of the indentations and do as yours on my wrist.

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It is normal in the modern 93150 clasps.

In the older ones, as it was already mentioned, there was a square indentation on each side of the clasp to hold the diver's extension in place.

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Bt the newer ones do not have it, probably because the side of the clasp looks cleaner without it.

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Based on the picture it looks like you only need to adjust the extension mechinism back one setting. The bracelet adjustments should only be done from the other side and not from both sides. Moving it back should align it correctly so it shouldn't open. Hope that's the fix..

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The part of the extention that is hanging down is a bit curved you need to slightly bend it flatter with your thumbs and it should snap into the extention piece that is already snuggled into the band. Its a trial and error till you get it to stick, it's not the best system but if adjusted correctly it should stay for a while till it starts to curve again. Rikki

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Oh boy... Don't bend the buckle ends, don't remove the extension, or delete the bracelet. It has to be adjusted. Experience is king with this kind of issue. The extension folding tabs need to be flattened in order for them to lock in place. It's part of bracelet service when it goes into RSC. I'm not great at it, but I do know a couple of guys who work at RSC, who can make it snap without tools, so all you have to do it is figure it out or send it in to Rikki who knows how to handle this annoyance.

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My 93150 only lasted a few decades and I wore it diving all the time. The thing is, once you have the bracelet for a while you learn its quirks, what can get bent and how to bend it back, etc. I'd take it into an AD and I'd bet their staff watchmaker can probably fix it on the spot, provided they have some experience. Overall it was really comfortable and the dive extension worked great, and I rarely had to touch it. It was the curved metal folding parts that I had to mess with the most, bit only every couple of years or so. Good Luck.

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The last three 93150 clasps I've had, (dated I, J and M) have all had the same issue with "free falling."

It's never bothered me but as already mentioned the extension on the newer SEL 93250's has a completely different set up, using a grove in the oyster link to "latch" itself in place.

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