Ok, here's the deal. I bought 2 watches on WUS here. First was a GW-M5600 that someone added the combi bracelet to. I received it and everything looked good.
Then I bought a Hundreds watch mainly for the negative display, but I do not like the bo color white/black resin band they come with. So my plan was remove the black/white resin band and store it when I decide to resell it and to keep it in new condition. I am installing the combi bracelet on the Hundreds. On the GW-M5600 I will find a new plain black resin strap for or a Zulu / Casio adapter for it (if a GW-M5600 can work with the factory Casio adapters as I heard the older GW5600-1J (which I also own) does not work with these adapters for whatever reason) .
So down to business I have both watches now and this afternoon I decide to remove the combi bracelet and it was frustratingly difficult but after 15 minutes I finally got it off. This was using a headlamp shining light right on the watch and a springbar tool. Seems to me the springbar that the WUS member I bought it off of used too wide of a springbar.
Now taking off the Hundreds resin straps were a piece of cake and they were off in a minute.
Now the hard part and I gave up in disgust was reinstalling the combi bracelet on the Hunbdreds watch. I finally got one side of the combi bracelet on after 15 minutes of struggling to keep the springbar stable enough to persuade one side in while keeping the band from coming out of the notched ends of the watch. I got the other side in after about another 15 minutes of wrestling with the thing. Once I put the pin in the bracelet itself to join the 2 halves, I realiZe the clasp is upside down... *&#$TU$#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I tried it on and it works that way, but then as I was taking it off I saw one side of the springbar giving way. As I took off the watch one side came off and by the time I got my springbar tool the 1 side of the bracelet was off again.
Basically I'd like to know if there is a tutorial for doing this right of if there is a way to do it without damaging the watch. I scuffed up the Hundreds watch a little with the springbar tool and this is the watch I was trying to keep pristine for resale at some point. I'm still not sure if the bent larger springbars I swapped over to the Hundreds will even work without further scraping. I did try the smaller springbars and I think that was why the one came off initially or maybe I didn't have it fully seated in the small hole locking it in place.
Just want some pointers here as I'd like to wear the HUndreds with combi bracelet and now it is scuffed up and I have never even worn it yet. I'm a little pissed at this as this should not be this difficult.