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    Bracelet removal tool - Horofix or Bergeon 6825?

    Does anyone have experience with any of these two tools?

    Horofix Watch Bracelet Band Pliers Spring Bar Compressor Tool
    Bergeon 6825 Watch Bracelet Band Pliers

    Is the Bergeon worth it at double the price of the Horofix? The only difference I can see between two is they come with different sized fork ends.

    Horofix - 1.0mm and 1.4mm
    Bergeon - 1.10mm and 1.3mm

    I already own a Bergeon 6767F, but I know I would feel more comfortable using one of these plier tools instead.

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    Re: Bracelet removal tool - Horofix or Bergeon 6825?

    I had the Horofix and it worked good for a while, but the metal quality was not great (non-hardened tips) and I found myself breaking off the forked ends after a few uses, so I switched to the Bergeon spring bar pliers with much better results.
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    Re: Bracelet removal tool - Horofix or Bergeon 6825?

    Have you had any issues with the fork sizes of the Bergeon? The Horofix looks like it would cover a larger range.

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    Re: Bracelet removal tool - Horofix or Bergeon 6825?

    these 2 work the best for me: both have small tips:
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    Re: Bracelet removal tool - Horofix or Bergeon 6825?

    Have you had any issues with the fork sizes of the Bergeon?
    Up to this point, no. It has worked perfectly on everything I have used it for so far.
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    Re: Bracelet removal tool - Horofix or Bergeon 6825?

    Quote Originally Posted by David Woo View Post
    these 2 work the best for me: both have small tips:
    Where did you buy the Ref 3200?

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    Re: Bracelet removal tool - Horofix or Bergeon 6825?

    Heh! I'm interested in these, after struggling to reinstall the bracelet on my new Deaumar Ensign (my first bracelet watch).

    Apparently, the Ref 3200 is the official Rolex tool, which can be ordered only by Rolex ADs. They pop up for sale sometimes - here's a recent ad. You can pick up your own for only 360 euros!
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    Here I thought the Bergeon 6825 ($165) and 7825 ($150, replacement tips for $130) were expensive! The Horofix are only $89, but as a one trick pony, I'll probably hold off for now.

    I guess I'll keep struggling until I get faster with the regular tools.
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    Re: Bracelet removal tool - Horofix or Bergeon 6825?

    Had the same problem with Horofix from Esslinger. The tip of one fork broke on the first use. Bergeon replacement tips for the 6825 may fit and they look beefier with a beefier price.

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    Re: Bracelet removal tool - Horofix or Bergeon 6825?

    Quote Originally Posted by jhondo View Post
    Had the same problem with Horofix from Esslinger. The tip of one fork broke on the first use. Bergeon replacement tips for the 6825 may fit and they look beefier with a beefier price.
    You mean Bergeon tips on Horofix plier? That would be best option.

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    Re: Bracelet removal tool - Horofix or Bergeon 6825?

    In my experience the Bergeon is worth the the money.
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