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    Has anyone found a good source for decent 18mm springbars? For the second time I've managed to pull the strap off a watch at work (both times pulling a trolley through a narrow opening), bending a bar.

    There's probably loads of eBay sellers who have 18mm bars, but the Casio ones are big thick solid looking things, and I'd like something equally tough.
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    Re: Springbars

    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    Has anyone found a good source for decent 18mm springbars? For the second time I've managed to pull the strap off a watch at work (both times pulling a trolley through a narrow opening), bending a bar.

    There's probably loads of eBay sellers who have 18mm bars, but the Casio ones are big thick solid looking things, and I'd like something equally tough.
    I get them by the handful from my watchmaker. Probably another good reason we all should get friendly with a good local watchmaker.
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    Re: Springbars

    Just ordered these.

    They seem ok to me. And should be the same size that casio uses on my gw-5000.

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    Re: Springbars

    Quote Originally Posted by Popoki Nui View Post
    I get them by the handful from my watchmaker. Probably another good reason we all should get friendly with a good local watchmaker.
    i agree. if possible, this is the most satisfying solution.
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    Re: Springbars

    Hi psymbiote,

    Is this suitable for the Frogman?

    Quote Originally Posted by psymbiote View Post
    Just ordered these.

    They seem ok to me. And should be the same size that casio uses on my gw-5000.
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    Re: Springbars

    This is where the trade gets them from -

    http://www.cousinsuk.com/catalog/4/667/733.aspx
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: Springbars

    Thanks for the replies.

    One more question, and it's probably a stupid one. Is an Xmm springbar one which fits watches with lugs Xmm apart, or is it a springbar which is Xmm long?
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    Re: Springbars

    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    Thanks for the replies.

    One more question, and it's probably a stupid one. Is an Xmm springbar one which fits watches with lugs Xmm apart, or is it a springbar which is Xmm long?
    A 20mm springbar fits a 20mm (lug-to-lug) watch. 18mm fits an 18mm watch, and so on. They are slightly longer than their stated size, so you simply measure the between-the-lug distance and ask for that size.
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    Re: Springbars

    Thought so.

    But I made the mistake of asking in one of the big High Street chains here the same question, and they didn't know-and they wanted £2 for each bar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Popoki Nui View Post
    A 20mm springbar fits a 20mm (lug-to-lug) watch. 18mm fits an 18mm watch, and so on. They are slightly longer than their stated size, so you simply measure the between-the-lug distance and ask for that size.
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    Re: Springbars

    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    Thought so.

    But I made the mistake of asking in one of the big High Street chains here the same question, and they didn't know-and they wanted £2 for each bar.
    ...and that's why we all need to get real friendly with a good _competent_ watchmaker who knows their stuff and won't BS us. Most of them love talking about watches with people like us who love watches. Most chains know nothing, or worse... know just enough to badly screw up your favourite watch. Knowing a good watchmaker is a very Good Thing.
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