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    Last Night a Perlon Saved My Life

    ....well not really, but certainly from a lot of grief.....

    Spring bar fails are real, guys.
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    Re: Last Night a Perlon Saved My Life

    Just week Raza speculated that the Perlon may also be the cause of the problem.
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f23/per...m-4644815.html
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    Re: Last Night a Perlon Saved My Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Bradjhomes View Post
    Just week Raza speculated that the Perlon may also be the cause of the problem.
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f23/per...m-4644815.html
    I was actually just about to post that. That this happened to another Tudor seems like no coincidence. I don’t know if Tudor ships the Monte Carlo with two sets of springbars, but I imagine they do because it also comes with a NATO strap. If you’re going to use any strap but the bracelet, fellow Tudorites, please use the longer bars that came with your watch!
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    Re: Last Night a Perlon Saved My Life

    Had the same happen with a Wenger (21mm lug) with a 20mm Perlon on it, but it happened because a child kicked it. Was there any impact or strenuous activity involved?

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    Re: Last Night a Perlon Saved My Life

    Shoulderless springbars are a good idea with Perlon

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    Re: Last Night a Perlon Saved My Life

    Might seem mean but why buy a beautiful watch and put it on a piece of orange tat like that? Perhaps the watch was trying to escape....

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    Re: Last Night a Perlon Saved My Life

    "The NATO/Perlon strap saved my watch when the spring bar failed!"

    Actually...

    The NATO/Perlon with incorrect spring bars is why you had a spring bar failure.

    I've never had a spring bar failure with a bracelet or a leather strap.
    The vast majority of spring bar failures reported on this forum are while on a NATO or other one piece strap.

    Detectives would call that a "clue"...
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    Re: Last Night a Perlon Saved My Life

    Quote Originally Posted by JodyH View Post
    "The NATO/Perlon strap saved my watch when the spring bar failed!"

    Actually...

    The NATO/Perlon with incorrect spring bars is why you had a spring bar failure.

    I've never had a spring bar failure with a bracelet or a leather strap.
    The vast majority of spring bar failures reported on this forum are while on a NATO or other one piece strap.

    Detectives would call that a "clue"...
    I’ve never had issues with NATO straps. I think there’s something about the weave of some perlon straps that is catching springbar shoulders and compressing them. If you click on Brad’s link to my thread, there’s a gif my friend made of him just wearing the watch on his wrist and being able to rip it off the perlon without damaging the springbars. I really believe that perlons are a special problem, especially on watches like Tudor which ship with two different length springbars.

    I remember a few months ago someone posted their springbar failure where the springbar literally failed and basically blew apart. That’s a completely different story, of course. But I think perlons are causing springbars to compress and leave the lug hole.
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    Re: Last Night a Perlon Saved My Life

    it could be the Strap causing the issue...But i also had an instance where I was taking my backpack off on a crowded buss (Disney) and the strap caught the edge of the watch and pulled it off. it was a LOT of stress on the Watch, the strap, and my wrist....and obviously the springbars, because they came out on one side. thankfully the NATO did it's job and I didn't wreck my week old watch.

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    Re: Last Night a Perlon Saved My Life

    Only time I've had a spring are pop out was on the OEM leather strap and spring bars on one of my watches many years ago. Happened twice over a span of a few months (triggered by a jarring impact both times). Never had an issue before or since with either bracelets, 2-piece straps, or NATOs. Haven't tried perlons yet. That the weave may snag and pull the shoulders on the spring bars seems a logical hypothesis.
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