Spacemaster Lug (Pin & Screw) stripped

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    Spacemaster Lug (Pin & Screw) stripped

    I bought my Son a Spacemaster and he had a bracelet screw fall out while he was on the road or air( he's a pilot for Frontier). When he got home we put it back in and checked all the other screws, found one of the lug pin/screws that just spins freely, won't tighten or come out. I need a how to on this, if anyone ever removed one with this issue I would appreciate the help.
    He absolutely loves his Spacemaster and he said the lume is insane while in the cockpit.

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    Re: Spacemaster Lug (Pin & Screw) stripped

    Congrats to your son on his new Ball watch. What I have seen on these if then spin is the screw on one side has sheared yet is partly still sitting in the tube of the longer pin. Sometimes the loc-tite hold it together and just stretches. Possibly turning it more with the pressure on the head will cause it to pop out. I would have a replacement ready before you do this or let the AD take care of it if it is under warranty with a replacement in hand. My personal recommendation is to down the road replace the slotted screws with the torx head version from the DeepQuest. If you need to change to a strap these are far less likely to slip off. They need to be the DQ ones not the Orbital which has a larger head and are a bit longer. The DQ fit just fine.
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    Re: Spacemaster Lug (Pin & Screw) stripped

    Quote Originally Posted by samanator View Post
    Congrats to your son on his new Ball watch. What I have seen on these if then spin is the screw on one side has sheared yet is partly still sitting in the tube of the longer pin. Sometimes the loc-tite hold it together and just stretches. Possibly turning it more with the pressure on the head will cause it to pop out. I would have a replacement ready before you do this or let the AD take care of it if it is under warranty with a replacement in hand. My personal recommendation is to down the road replace the slotted screws with the torx head version from the DeepQuest. If you need to change to a strap these are far less likely to slip off. They need to be the DQ ones not the Orbital which has a larger head and are a bit longer. The DQ fit just fine.
    Michael, I just received a replacement from Rob yesterday, when my Son arrives home we will try your method. I'll probably have my Son order the Torx replacement.

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