Bracelets - What am I doing wrong?
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    Bracelets - What am I doing wrong?

    I HATE dealing with removing bracelets. It is so hard for me to move those pins. Is there a trick that I am missing?

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    Re: Bracelets - What am I doing wrong?

    ....because I do love my divers on leather.

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    Re: Bracelets - What am I doing wrong?

    Well, there could be many things at play: not having shouldered spring bars, not using the correct tool, etc. But let's just cut through all that for a moment...are you looking to change your straps every day? Or just get them on a leather strap that's going to stay on there? Because if it's the latter, just pay to have a jeweler do it. Nominal fee for not giving yourself a headache.

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    Re: Bracelets - What am I doing wrong?

    Or, buy versions with quick release pins . Easy te remove/place even with your finger nail.

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    A gentle hand and patience with practice you'll wonder why you ever got frustrated and thought you were doing something wrong in the first place.
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    Re: Bracelets - What am I doing wrong?

    A once saw someone who had modified a compass (the type you use in school to draw circles) to have both ends with spring bar removal tools on them - that way he could pinch both sides at once..
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    Re: Bracelets - What am I doing wrong?

    Patience and practice work wonders when swapping out straps. Some straps do come with the quick release pin option to make things more convenient for those who have trouble swapping out bands. I bet with a little more time a practice you'll be a pro in no time!


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    Re: Bracelets - What am I doing wrong?

    High quality tools help. The basic Bergeon 6767-F is great for most watches and makes the job much easier.

    Bergeon and Horofix make spring bar pliers which look to be nice but are quite expensive.

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    Re: Bracelets - What am I doing wrong?

    If the end link is a tight fit, it helps a lot to pop one end of the spring bar out of the lug hole while putting outwards pressure with your other hand on the end link. That is to keep that end of the spring bar from popping back into the hole. Then, once you release the other side, it should slide right off easily.
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