As I posted last week I have two Men In White Grey Mudman. Actually one is the Genuine,
the other one is actually a M.I.B.model (if I'm right M.I.B. 1 version) in "sheep clothes".
Since the MIB has brand new bezel and bands, I wanted to swap them. Unfortunately
the bezel needs to be removed by a small alan key.
At my school I found a very small alan key. Since I measured it 1.65mm, I think it was an
English type (if I'm right 1/16"). I knew there were also 1.5mm alan keys, but I couldn't
find any first.
My mate "Bleephead", who works for a big hardware store chain couldn't help me, but said
his old work, a small hardware store in Koudekerke, a small village 5 km from my house,
might have very small alan keys.
Yesterday afternoon I decided to go out for a nice ride (well, it wasn't that nice, but that's a
complete other story) and when I drove through Koudekerke to the dunes, I suddenly
rememered "Bleephead's" tip. I made a little detour. The clients in cue looked a bit strange when
a cyclist with his bike walked into the store, but the people who work there know me.
They didn't have one 1.5mm alan key, they had a whole bunch! €0.30 each!
When I came home I tried the key and it amazingly fitted!
I took the Mudmans with me to school and took pictures from several steps.
I removed the screws (it still fits).
As Navy reported earlier, the watchbands are indeed attached with springbars. The only problem is that
you need to remove the bezel first. So actually I needed the Alan key for easy watchband removal.
and that's two:
The buttons stick out of the module. It looks a bit funny...
The bezel is amazingly flexible:
A closer look inside the bezel (very nice to see because ofthe two tone colors).
Time for the swap...
A like new Min in White Gray Mudman.
And a nice M.I.B.1 Mudman in "Sheep clothes" that's proud on my wrist now.
I hope these pics were informative. I know some are a bit big, but that way details are good visible.