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Maybe a silly question but....

  1. Matt-C

    Matt-C Jan 27, 2015

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    Can the frequent and repeated changing of bracelet to strap and vice versa cause damage to the case lug holes.

    I'm specifically thinking that everytime you 'wiggle' a strap to get the spring bars to 'click' into place that the edge of the hole can potentially get elongated given the spring bar tension. Can you ever reach a point where the fit becomes insecure?

    I guess this is possible on solid gold cases but what about modern stainless cases?
     
  2. SeanO

    SeanO Jan 27, 2015

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    I can't see a SS case being damaged by a spring bar unless you've used a pick of some sort to either force it into place or hack it out of the slot.

    spring bars are obviously consumables so you'd have to think they're a softer grade of material to the case.
     
  3. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jan 27, 2015

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    Anything, even stainless steel, will wear away with friction and time. So, over the course of decades of wear and use some erosion of the lug holes will happen. Can't see that strap changes would result in any significant issues or be a cause for concern.