Changing Straps...A New Approach??April 8 2012 at 12:44 PM
|Richard (Login RodMonster)|
from IP address 188.8.131.52
I am new to Panerai having just purchased a 372 last December. I have a serious strap addiction that is nearly out of control. I have planned my strap purchases well into the next millennium.
When changing a strap,despite my steady hands, it is almost impossible to prevent the screwdriver from slipping every once in a while. I shudder to think that I am scratching the case with the screwdriver. (On this Easter Sunday I ask you this question: Is it an unforgivable sin to scratch the watch case? Does eternal damnation await me?)
One of my other hobbies is high-end stereo equipment. In particular I enjoy old vacuum tube amplifiers. In many older amplifiers, it is necessary to set the bias on the tubes in order to make sure that the output from each tube is identical. A small screwdriver, about the same size as used to change a strap, is used to adjust the bias. In older amplifiers, the screw to set the bias is hidden deep within the amplifier.
Here is the point of all of this: A person must use a PLASTIC screwdriver to adjust the bias on an amplifier. A small slip with a metal screwdriver means certain ELECTROCUTION.
And finally my question: Has anyone ever used a plastic electrician's screwdriver to change a strap? I see no reason why it shouldn't work, and a plastic screwdriver shouldn't scratch the watch case.
- Re: Changing Straps...A New Approach?? - Faizal on Apr 8, 2012, 1:06 PM
- Plastic sounds like a good idea - Jay K on Apr 8, 2012, 1:23 PM
- Masking Tape Works As Well... - Eric on Apr 8, 2012, 1:36 PM
- Forgot One Thing - Richard on Apr 8, 2012, 1:50 PM
- Man up - Jay K on Apr 8, 2012, 2:06 PM
- Platic driver won't work >>> - DON on Apr 8, 2012, 2:38 PM
- Ive been looking that kind of screw driver with no success. - NachoM on Apr 8, 2012, 5:50 PM
- Where are you, Nad? We need the rubber gloves, the "Nurse - Forceps, Scalpel, Needle" .... - Rapers on Apr 8, 2012, 6:36 PM
- Someone was working on this problem... - Gregesq on Apr 8, 2012, 6:37 PM
- I believe it's possible to find screwdrivers made from brass…. - Gary on Apr 9, 2012, 2:46 AM
- Use a magnifying glass............. - Marc on Apr 9, 2012, 5:12 PM
- screwdriver - shelden on Apr 10, 2012, 8:16 PM