Well, I have some very strong opinions on spring bars. I have posted on this before and had a slew of others that actually use a dive watch to dive agree that they are a risky weak link to a dive watch design. Also pointed out was that the threaded lug bars can come unscrewed and you may still lose the watch.
How can anyone disagree with that? Of course, they may come loose too. However, that loss is on the owner, it's a simple enough thing to check and see if they are loose as needed. It's not ever,.... for me at least an instantaneous failure of the design. I have a dozen spring bars here that are bent and failed. They are here in my watch tool kit. Anyone of these could have been a catastrophic loss of an expensive and meaningful watch!
I have found a new dive watch that interests me quite a lot. As I have no desire to own another dive watch with a common spring bar, this watch may be out of my minimum design requirement parameters. However, it does have a different type of heavy duty spring bar which uses a hole through the lugs requiring a tool to push the spring bar out, rather than the conventional telescopic spring bar design.
Is anyone familiar with this style of "spring bar"? Can it even still be called a spring bar? I suppose with a spring it is still a spring bar! This design makes me curious about the integrity and strength it will have.
Anyone care to comment? I want the watch but not with the weak link of a common spring bar. Plus the manufacturer only has a single one remaining of the 20 that he made!