Removing stuck springbars.

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    Removing stuck springbars.

    Hiya all, On my Michelsen Article Explorer, I recently swapped my strap out with a new rubber one. It's a similar strap to what it came with but with more holes to accommodate my wrist better. Thing is, I used the springbar that came with the new strap and now it's stuck, I cannot figure out how to remove it. Something about the spring bar is different and my tools won't for to get it to release.

    So anyone have any ideas for how to get it out? Anyone been through this before? My main concern

    Thanks!


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    Re: Removing stuck springbars.

    Sorry. Main concern is not damaging the watch. I have been thinking of cutting the spingbar. Not sure. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!


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    Re: Removing stuck springbars.

    Let's see a picture of them in-situ.
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    Removing stuck springbars.

    Cut it, if you don't need it again or it's easy to buy more.

    It's the easiest way out without damaging the watch.
    Last edited by Brisman; June 20th, 2014 at 12:44.
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    Re: Removing stuck springbars.

    Thanks. That was the obvious answer that was eluding me. I did that and cut them off the other day and it's all good.


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    Re: Removing stuck springbars.

    All's well that ends well. Glad you were able to get them off without harming the watch.

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    Re: Removing stuck springbars.

    I'm late to the party but...
    I had a similar problem so I grabbed the strap with a wide pair of pliers and twisted it off. This broke the springbar and left everything else in tact.

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    Re: Removing stuck springbars.

    Twisting it seems like it might run the risk of damaging the lugs or the holes. Did you notice any warping?


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    Re: Removing stuck springbars.

    You probably did best cutting them as twisting them runs the risk (small) of the end of the springy bit getting stuck in the lug.

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