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    Question regarding spring bars & new straps.

    Hi Guy's,
    I've just ordered this blue rubber/leather strap & deployment clasp for my 39.5 mm Planet Ocean.
    What I'd like to know is: Is it okay to use the spring bars that came with the original watch/bracelet combination to attach the new strap?
    Thanks for any help offered.
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    Re: Question regarding spring bars & new straps.

    Quote Originally Posted by HiggsBoson View Post
    Hi Guy's,
    I've just ordered this blue rubber/leather strap & deployment clasp for my 39.5 mm Planet Ocean.
    What I'd like to know is: Is it okay to use the spring bars that came with the original watch/bracelet combination to attach the new strap?
    Thanks for any help offered.
    Very nice.
    Hopefully they will be provided with the strap.
    When I bought mine from a boutique they were. Not sure if that’s standard.
    They were exactly the same as the ones on the watch. Although I see posts relating to curved bars better with some combos.


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    Re: Question regarding spring bars & new straps.

    Quote Originally Posted by HiggsBoson View Post
    Hi Guy's,
    I've just ordered this blue rubber/leather strap & deployment clasp for my 39.5 mm Planet Ocean.
    What I'd like to know is: Is it okay to use the spring bars that came with the original watch/bracelet combination to attach the new strap?
    Thanks for any help offered.
    The official recommendation is to change the spring bars when attaching a new strap.
    But in my experience this isn’t necessary when the original spring bars are still working fine.
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    Re: Question regarding spring bars & new straps.

    Quote Originally Posted by HiggsBoson View Post
    Hi Guy's,
    I've just ordered this blue rubber/leather strap & deployment clasp for my 39.5 mm Planet Ocean.
    What I'd like to know is: Is it okay to use the spring bars that came with the original watch/bracelet combination to attach the new strap?
    Thanks for any help offered.
    if it came on a bracelet, the spring bars are likely thinner than the ones used for anything else.
    the usual problem with the shoulders shouldn't matter with a fitted strap,
    nor the thinness resulting in frailty, since the strap has a hard core that'll keep the pressure regular along the bar,
    but it may result in a bit of a loose fit, as the distance from bar to case will be a hair longer.

    try it first, if it moves a little, get a thicker bar,
    nothing more to it
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    Re: Question regarding spring bars & new straps.

    The spring bars on the strap and bracelet models are the same from what I've seen. You might need a curved bar if you're putting it on a thick NATO, but otherwise, you should be fine.
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    Re: Question regarding spring bars & new straps.

    My 43.5 LE came with 3 sets of springbars. They all look the same to my eyes

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    Re: Question regarding spring bars & new straps.

    Dont the straps have slightly longer springbars than the bracelet? May not apply to the PO but my AD did use different springbars for one of my watches, possibly a Tudor?. Something to do with straps not being as rigid as the endlinks of a bracelet. IF they do need the longer bars im sure they will be provided with the strap. I purchased my AT bracelet and that was supplied with new springbars. That PO will look great on the strap.

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    Re: Question regarding spring bars & new straps.

    My 42mm 2500 did need two different sets. One for bracelet one for rubber

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    Re: Question regarding spring bars & new straps.

    Quote Originally Posted by anonymousmoose View Post
    My 42mm 2500 did need two different sets. One for bracelet one for rubber
    It must vary then because my 42mm 8500 used the same set of spring bars. OB watchmaker even instructed me to use the same bars.
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    Re: Question regarding spring bars & new straps.

    Spring bars for straps are ~mil longer than bracelet springbars. Assuming the lug width is 19mm on a 39.5 PO, spring bar ST2206 for bracelets and ST2207 for straps. Both are 1.8mm thick


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