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I was reading A World Apart on the other page, about the Rolex manufacturing, and when talking about the GMT-Master IIc the author mentioned the "expanding bracelet tropical half link" feature, which I presume allows for easy quick sizing of the bracelet to allow for temperature changes.

I've not been able to figure this out on my watch, and I don't recall seeing this in the watch manual. Does anyone know about this?
 

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Jbat,
First take off your watch. (I realize this can be difficult).
Follow bracelet up 12 o'clock side.
Grasp the clasp. Gently pull the bracelet down at a 90*
angle to the clasp and it should release. It will be plainly
visible to you now. It may even be already open. You
will be able to look and see, now that you know where to
look. Good luck.
 

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Got it! It took me a bit to figure it out, but once you see it it's easy. Pretty cool feature. Thanks, PJeantete! :thumbup:
 

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Happy to help.
Took me a bit to figure it out too.
I must admit the hardest step was taking off my watch in the first place! :wink:
Paul
 

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I had my Daytona for nearly a year (which has the same clasp) before I realized it had this most excellent feature. :blush: :laugh:
 

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This is one of those little features that makes a big difference. When it is hot outside, I often find perspiration causes the watch to "stick" more to the wrist than I'd like. Make the quick change by popping up the 1/2 link and it gives just enough room to breath right without getting unwieldy on the wrist. I'm a fan of the tropical 1/2 link!
 

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This is one of those little features that makes a big difference. When it is hot outside, I often find perspiration causes the watch to "stick" more to the wrist than I'd like. Make the quick change by popping up the 1/2 link and it gives just enough room to breath right without getting unwieldy on the wrist. I'm a fan of the tropical 1/2 link!

I agree - when humidity is high, my wrist can swell a bit to the point where the watch I'm wearing becomes uncomfortable. This is EXACTLY why the watch has this design feature. :thumbup:
 
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