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    How do I go about fixing this problem?

    I have a large gap on the 12 o'clock side between the end link and the case. the 6 o'clock side is fine. What needs to be replaced endlink,pin etc. The watch is a Tudor Oysterdate.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
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    Re: How do I go about fixing this problem?

    That's an old bracelet and has probably undergone quite a bit of bending and flexing..

    Make sure that you are using the right spring-bars. If they are too thin, then that extra roominess in the spring-bar tube will translate to slop in the endlink..

    It's difficult to diagnose on the web, but that endlink is simply bent-out-of-shape.. It's also possible the spring-bar tube is worn or stretched out of round..

    The fix is mounting it on a mandrel and bending the outter edge more towards the case, then bending the batwings back against the case lugs... Many endlinks have been ruined by bending the top contour down (squeezing the end), and so this should be avoided..

    It could also be replaced.......
    Chill, it's just a watch forum...

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    Re: How do I go about fixing this problem?

    My brother-in-law asked me to fix his Victorinox watch when this exact thing happened. It was due to the springbar (pin) being bent. A new one should fix you right up.

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    Re: How do I go about fixing this problem?

    where could i get a new springbar. it says 357 on the endlink.


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    Re: How do I go about fixing this problem?

    or a new endlink?


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    Re: How do I go about fixing this problem?

    Try the new springbar first - it's a much cheaper fix. Any 20mm (I assume it's identical to the Datejust - but I'm unfamiliar with the dimensions on the Tudor Oysterdates) shoulderless (because you have drilled lugs) springbar will fix you right up. I'm sure you could find a ton on eBay.

    Something similar to this should work (no affiliation with the seller):

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SPRINGBARS-DATEJ...4#ht_500wt_928

    It would be good to verify the lug width of your watch first, though.

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    Re: How do I go about fixing this problem?

    the distance between the lugs is 19mm do I need a 19mm springbar? how thick does the springbar have to be. the bracelet is marked 7835 19
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    Re: How do I go about fixing this problem?

    A local watchmaker should be able to supply you with the 19mm/1.8mm (diameter) springbar for nominal cost.

    See if that does the job first before taking any extreme action.

    Good luck.

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    Those are tricky to fix...

    If I see things correctly the end peices are connected to the bracelet, right?

    On my rivet oyster I found the only fix was bend the inner portion of the end link, the part that holds the spring bars, inward toward the bracelet, and away from the case end. I will try to get a photo up of what I am talking about. Also as Tools said make sure the spring bars are correct, and healthy first though.
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