2.2mm Allen Wrench for Nixon Strap Swap...is that possible?

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    2.2mm Allen Wrench for Nixon Strap Swap...is that possible?

    I have a Nixon Ranger Countdown that I use in the kitchen for timing my cooking...works great for that task. Nixon watches come with a leather strap that approximates cardboard; as in, awful. Have new good straps to put on, but: What the heck kind of hex/allen wrench does one use to get at the pins in order to replace the strap on a Nixon Ranger? 2mm is too small, 2.5mm is too large. 5/64 is too small, 3/32 is too large. So I'm guessing a 2.2 or a 2.3 mm allen wrench? Or maybe a 11/128" allen wrench? Never heard of such a thing.

    Anybody experienced this?

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    Re: 2.2mm Allen Wrench for Nixon Strap Swap...is that possible?

    Try a T8 torx driver. They work better than allen wrenches anyway and won't destroy the head of the fastener.

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    Re: 2.2mm Allen Wrench for Nixon Strap Swap...is that possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pallet Spoon View Post
    Try a T8 torx driver. They work better than allen wrenches anyway and won't destroy the head of the fastener.
    It's a good idea, but would you believe, I did try two different brands of T8--both too big. Tried the T7, loose! And these are good quality Torx'es by PB Swiss and by Precision.

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    Re: 2.2mm Allen Wrench for Nixon Strap Swap...is that possible?

    Use your 2mm key and try to make it “bigger” by wrapping the tip with a thin cloth or scotch tape or something to achieve enough snug for it to turn the bolt.
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    Re: 2.2mm Allen Wrench for Nixon Strap Swap...is that possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by wtma View Post
    Use your 2mm key and try to make it “bigger” by wrapping the tip with a thin cloth or scotch tape or something to achieve enough snug for it to turn the bolt.
    That did the trick. Wrapped with teflon tape. Thanks, man.

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