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    Band Swapout

    Hi all,
    Having, happily, just joined the Oris Club I have a band query.
    I see the lug pins are screw in, does this make swapping out with miscellaneous bands difficult or is it much the muchness?
    I've watched a lot of YT vids and keep hearing proprietary end links etc.
    Hope this makes sense and isn't too much of a n00b question.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

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    Re: Band Swapout

    The lug pins are screwed in, correct. You are able to swap straps with OEM Oris straps or custom made straps that fit the lugs.
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    Re: Band Swapout

    It is very easy to remove the lug pins but it is very important to use proper fitting screwdrivers and it does not hut to have a case holder to anchor the watch while you are working on it. Good luck. There are lots of good choices.
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    Re: Band Swapout

    It's very easy to swap Oris straps around. Worry not .


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    Re: Band Swapout

    It's simplicity itself to change the Oris straps but like Troyr1 said "make sure the screwdrivers you use fit well" Put a bit of tape on the lugs too. 99 times out of 100 it won't be needed but just that once it can prevent a nasty looking scratch.
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    Re: Band Swapout

    Here is the approach I have adopted...

    1) Stabilize. Either get a cheap watch/movement clamp or simply tape the case down with masking tape. You don't want it rotating or sliding around as this is great way to slipe and scratch.

    2) As above use appropriate sized screwdrivers.

    3) I use one drive to turn, the other to hold. For the turning one keep it pressed in to the recessed lug hole. This is your built in collar to ensure the head doesn't slide out and scratch the case. It stays captive in the recess.

    4) Use the second driver to simple provide resistance to hold the screw. Not pressure. Let it push out naturally as you unscrew from the other side.

    5) I standardize how I install my screws. I always put the small end screw on the crown side. This way I know which is coming out, less risk of it getting lost. It's this side that I stabilize and always unscrew from the "long" end.

    6) Once the small end screw is out use a very small screwdriver or otherwise to push the long end until you can grab it. Replace the strap and reinsert long end of lug screw.

    7) The little screw head can be finicky to put back and can easily fall and get lost. You can stick the head on some masking tape to make life easier. Put it in place and push all the way in (which will push the long end out a bit.)

    8) As before you have a protective collar to keep your screwdriver safely in place. Gently screw in the short end screw while pushing the long head in with your finger. Finish tightening with both drivers. Don't over tighten.


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    Re: Band Swapout

    Thanks for the responses.

    I've since had a closer inspection of the lugs etc and it'd be a waste of time removing the bracelet. I love Zulu straps but there is NO way one is going on this watch with the design as it is of the lugs.

    There's about a 10mm ish gap so an absolute waste of time.

    I'd have to search for specifically designed straps that work with the current design.

    Matters not, I like the bracelet. MAYBE a titanium replacement could be considered?

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Band Swapout

    Gav, Not sure if the GBR comes with one of those little mushroom type screwdriver posts that Oris sometimes include but I never use mine as I think of them as potential scratch machines.

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    Re: Band Swapout

    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    Gav, Not sure if the GBR comes with one of those little mushroom type screwdriver posts that Oris sometimes include but I never use mine as I think of them as potential scratch machines.
    No mate, I was a little disappointed with what comes in the box. No screw driver or secondary rubber strap. Maybe I'm just too greedy, but for the price it would've been nice

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    Re: Band Swapout

    Quote Originally Posted by hasto092 View Post
    No mate, I was a little disappointed with what comes in the box. No screw driver or secondary rubber strap. Maybe I'm just too greedy, but for the price it would've been nice

    Gav
    You're not missing a deal (nothing TBH). The drivers aren't too bad (they're not good either) and once you get some decent kit they'll never see the light of day. I'm not a fan of the wretched mushroom thing at all so the less said about that the better.

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