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  1. 250scr

    250scr Jan 24, 2015

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    Hi, I was wondering if there is a proper way to remove the end pieces, so I can change the bracelet out for a leather strap? And is there any special tools I need? Thank you
     
  2. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jan 25, 2015

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    You just need a standard spring bar tool.
    These are available from many suppliers, it'd help if we knew where you're located.
     
  3. M'Bob

    M'Bob Jan 25, 2015

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    I've actually found that even with the smaller-type spring bar tools, it can be a little tricky to get that tip easily positioned into the hole in the 516 piece. So I took a screwdriver with an even smaller head width than the spring bar tool, and cut a "V" into that head, and now it's significantly easier to make those changes.

    M'Bob
     
  4. bieb1

    bieb1 Jan 25, 2015

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    This what you should be looking for....many can be found on the net. The forked tip is for standard spring bars and the round/stick tip is for watches with lug holes.
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  5. 250scr

    250scr Jan 25, 2015

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    I am in Cincinnati, Ohio. My problem is the little covers on the end of the bracelet doesn't allow me to get to the spring bars. I've changed leather straps all the time because I can just force the leather out of the way.
     
  6. 250scr

    250scr Jan 25, 2015

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    I have a tool like that, but mine is not curved on the end.
     
  7. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jan 25, 2015

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    You need to take a drive to see these guys:

    http://www.casker.com/

    Great selection of tools and parts, and very nice people to boot. They can set you up with a spring bar tool that will work for your watch.

    Cheers, Al
     
  8. 250scr

    250scr Jan 25, 2015

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    Well, how convenient is that. Thank you Al.