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April 17 2009 at 3:16 PM
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Pepsidiver  (Login Pepsidiver)
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I just got some 22mm Tubes for the lugs on my Hamiltons. You put the Spring-Bars through the Tubes and then put the strap on. Now the problem is, that since the Tubes are 22mm I was able to put the strap on with the Spring-Bars through the tubes, but there is now no room to remove the strap, as I can't get a Spring-Bar tool into the lugs where the Tubes are.

Any suggestions?

Todd.

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Jason Medina
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Cut (Yikes!)

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April 17 2009, 3:21 PM 

Hello,

Gosh.. What a pickle eh? The only thing I can think of would ruin whatever strap you have on your watch. I guess unless someone else mentions a better suggestion I would cut the strap/tubes/spring bars right in the middle with some heavy duty cutters but be careful not to hurt the watch case. Yikes huh? Good luck and let us know what you come up with and decide on.

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Pepsidiver
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Ah Crap....

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April 17 2009, 3:29 PM 

I guess I could cut the Tubes, that's not a problem as they are inexpensive, but they are 316L Stainless, so it may be hard to cut, what do you think?. But I don't want to cut the strap.

Todd.

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Myles
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No problem.

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April 17 2009, 3:38 PM 

Believe me, those tubes will be no match for a decent diagonal-cutting pliers!

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Pepsidiver
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Sounds good...

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April 17 2009, 3:40 PM 

I have those. I will begin to cut. LOL!

Todd.

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Myles
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Ask me how I know.

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April 17 2009, 3:43 PM 

I once put 20mm fat bars on a 6105-8110. They go in fine, but they won't come out (not without the Klein "spring bar" tool, anyway).

Good luck!
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Tim
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This is why mine will forever have a Tropic strap on it....lol

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April 17 2009, 3:51 PM 


 
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Myles
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Added security!

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April 17 2009, 3:54 PM 

It's almost like having fixed bars, yet you aren't restricted to using one-piece straps. Mind sharing your tropic strap source?

Myles

 
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Tim
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A forum member here has them on eBay (Squinky).....

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April 17 2009, 4:06 PM 

I am happy with it, although it does not have a signed buckle.

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Klein spring bar tool that is awesome

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April 17 2009, 3:56 PM 

for the non US residents Klein makes the best electrical hand tools.

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Myles
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But wait, that's not all...

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April 17 2009, 3:58 PM 

It doubles as a balance-wheel poising tool. Just nip off the heavy spots!

 
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Toki
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Re: I Screwed Up....

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April 17 2009, 3:22 PM 

Clip it.

I recieved a 6105 w/ a springbar that could not come out, had to cut it.

Arthur

 
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Jeff C
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Maybe not the cut...

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April 17 2009, 3:48 PM 

I had an Italian chrono where I mashed up the springbar through the little notch in the bracelet then couldn't get it off.

Couldn't cut it, either!

I put a screwdriver between the bracelet and the case and torqued it. The springbar bent at the lug and the whole thing popped out.

You'll want to protect the screwdriver with tape or something, but you may be able to wreck the springbar but save the tube and strap.

There is some risk of scratching the case, but some care and maybe some protection between the case and screwdriver will help.

If it's a super-fancy watch, you may elect to cut the strap instead of take the risk.

Bonne chance, amigo!

Cheers - Jeff



 
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Jeff has th answer.....

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April 17 2009, 4:01 PM 

.....to remove the mistake.

You might try cutting a notch on one side of eachtube just big enough for your springbar tool. You keep the advantage of the tube and he notch will hide inside the strap until you want to make a change.

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Pepsidiver
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Great idea....

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April 17 2009, 4:14 PM 

I will do that next time, BEFORE I put the strap on. LOL!

Thanks for all your help guys.

Todd.

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Re: I Screwed Up....

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April 17 2009, 4:35 PM 

What are these tubes and what are they used for?

 
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I was going to try this bracelet on another watch, but...

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April 17 2009, 9:44 PM 

unless it had drilled lugs I would never have been able to take it off. No slots to access the springbars on this.
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