Just bought a speedy few months ago from new. Its a special occasion purchase. Getting the bracelet off is fine, but the first time putting on a leather is pain because of how strong the sprint bar is, gave me 1 or 2 deep scratches on the lug. Lug hole still fine
After a couple of strap changing, there are tons of scratches around the lug hole. The hole itself is not mint anymore (pic below). I get better now, but i don't know anymore if i still damage the lug since the scratch is uncountable :(
And then, the nightmare. Bought a tweezer so i can easily install and uninstall my bracelet. Easy. But when i tried to use it to install a rubber strap, things get hard and the tweezer don't bite it nicely, the springbar itself at times doesn't want to be squeezed. I get impatient and now the springbar looked damaged. (Springbar for bracelet). At some area the spring bar that touch the lug looks uneven
My question is
1. Is my lug area done for? :(. I mean, can it still be polished and maintain its integrity? Or if not polished, and i just use my bracelet the entire time, will it still maintain its integrity in the long run?
2. Should i change my spring bar with its current condition? Will using it put more damage to the lug hole in the long run (when using bracelet)
3. Does anybody know how much does it cost for a new case?