I have somehow managed to damage one of the push button under the PAM 90 watch case lug hands (not
the one on the side), the one that u push down and then press on the side to pop out the bar holding the strap to the watch, and the entire button and spring has come out. Guess I used excessive force.
Now when I talked to the Panerai retailer here in India and they are saying it would take minimum of 2 months (that too not confirmed and may take more time) to send the watch back to Swiss HQ of Panerai and get it repaired. Getting repaired too they are asking for a prohibitive price. I donot want to undertake such hassles. Can the Tube & Screw system OR the SPRING BAR system help me in using the watch safely by setting the strap tightly with the watch lug hands ?
Attaching a representative picture of a Panerai watch with the same push button system for strap removal for better understanding.
Also, are Spring bar systems better than the old TUBE & SCREW system on the Panerai rubber deployant straps ?
Await replies/suggestions from my fellow watch enthusiasts ....