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Coating watch strap removal tool

  1. watchos

    watchos Mar 24, 2019

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    Hi all, I tend to want to switch my watch straps to bracelet and the other way around more often than it's prabnly normal. One thing that makes me uncomfortable is that no matter how much I try to protect the case, there's always minor scratches. I know, I know, they give te watch a unique personality and history and all that, but still would like to avoid it whenever possible.

    I have tried taping the lugs to avoid it but it's too much hassle. Which has to me thinking of other ways of getting similar results via different methods.

    One of them has been thinking about Mohs Hardness Scale and potential metals like brass or a plastic or composite to be used for the watch strap removal fork tip. Since it's less likely to scratch stainless steel.

    The other option is coating said tip with some other material. Perhaps paint or nail polish. It would have to be reapplied as it gets scratched off but could potentially help prevent scratching. Haven't tried it yet, since I wanted to get other opinions and advices on how to prevent further scratching. Also thought about just melting some plastic or rubber on it, but those are more toxic and not as safe.

    What other materials or coatings could work? Is this even sound or just crazy?
     
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  2. Donn Chambers

    Donn Chambers Mar 25, 2019

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    Elmer’s glue. It can protect the whole watch as well. :)
     
  3. watchos

    watchos Mar 25, 2019

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    I know you are joking with the watch part, but this glue could actually work!

    Now looking at other epoxy type glued as well.
     
  4. Lonestar

    Lonestar insert Schwartz joke HERE Mar 25, 2019

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    tiny bit of thick scotch tape on the lug while why push the springbar...
     
  5. vintagemillenial

    vintagemillenial Mar 25, 2019

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    electrical tape works for me.
     
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  6. 3nicewatches

    3nicewatches Mar 25, 2019

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  7. Jonathan40

    Jonathan40 Mar 25, 2019

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    Electrical tape for me also. But why don’t all manufactures have quick release string bars mounted into the strap ends. You can get straps with this feature.
     
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  8. Dan S

    Dan S Mar 25, 2019

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    Keep using these, and someday you will find out why most of us don't like them. ;)
     
  9. Donn Chambers

    Donn Chambers Mar 25, 2019

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  10. watchos

    watchos Mar 25, 2019

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  11. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 25, 2019

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