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BLOXWORTH 3HD: 929-101-R51S
BLOXWORTH 3HD: 929-101-R51S
This black and steel reference is arguably the most classic of all the Bloxworth 3HD models, its inspiration comes from sporting dive watches of the 50’s and 60’s, detailed entirely for today’s demanding audience.
At first glance, the ‘101’ is undoubtedly a handsome watch but look closely, even for just a moment and perfectly considered details begin revealing themselves.
A signature character of the collection is the unique basketweave texture created with part of the Elliot Brown shield subtly embossed into the recessed dial centre, the rubber strap surface and the bolted down compressor case back.
The 316L stainless case is finely brushed with very subtle high polished highlights resulting in just the right amount of ‘pop’ on the wrist. The Bloxworth has a third chamfered surface between the top and side of the case which gives it a more pebble like appearance to reduce the apparent volume of the case lugs. For this 3HD collection the tiny chamfer is polished to tie in beautifully with the polished outer edge of the bezel and classically domed crown at 4H.
This model sits perfectly on any wrist with its 40mm case / 41mm coin edged bezel for secure handling in all conditions yet its crammed full of weapons grade durability.
The shock protected Swiss movement sits in a stainless cage that floats within the durable 316L stainless case. The bezel will look this good for years with a scratch resistant ceramic insert, brightly lumed markers and precise 120 click action. The high grip ‘coin edge’ provides easy handling whilst the triple sealed, screw down crown ensures the movement remains free of moisture and dust even down to 200m (the pressure every one of our watches has been tested to in water before it leaves the factory).
Quick release strap bars are easy to remove (with the tool provided) making strap changes a doddle, they are also unbreakable for a long, hard life in the field.
The finishing touches are the subtle 2mm anti-reflective box sapphire crystal and super compressor bolt down case back who’s seal improves with depth.
Look inside the rubber strap and the delightful detailing continues with hand drawn rope breather lines carefully complimented with vent holes and cut marks to trim the strap down to size into the beautifully detailed split deployant buckle. This strap alone is the result of many 100’s of hours – typical of the in-house attention lavished upon every element of every watch. See the Instructions tab to read how to cut it to size.
Much like a metal bracelet that starts off at its longest, your rubber strap starts long and is designed to be adjusted to fit.
Allow yourself plenty of time, and try your watch and strap on your wrist before you start cutting to work out how much to shorten the strap by.
Having looked at the strap length on your wrist, if you need to shorten the strap, take the watch off, place it on a soft surface and remove one strap end from the buckle using the pointed tool (included) to push into the holes in the sides of the buckle to release the spring bar. Be careful not to lose the spring bar.
With a sharp knife or scissors, carefully cut justonesection from the free end, cutting neatly and carefully along the centre of the first guide groove on the inner surface of the strap at the end nearest the buckle. Don't be tempted to cut two sections at once.
Now refit the strap end back into the buckle depressing the spring bar to locate into the hole position nearest the centre join of the buckle. Use your fingernail or a spring bar tool if you have one.
Now try the strap on your wrist again - it’s surprising how much removing just one rubber section changes the size.
If the strap still needs to be smaller, repeat the above steps, alternating which side you cut down until the strap is the perfect length.
Each time, re-attach the strap using the holes nearest the centre of the buckle so you can always increase the size a little just in case.
The attachment holes in the buckle are half the length of the strap sections so if you end up a tad too tight or a tad too loose, adjust which set of holes the strap attaches to in the buckle until it’s perfect.
It pays to be patient so you don't end up cutting your strap too short. Remember as your body temperature increases, your wrist size will increase too.