changing bracelet for 5000T

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    changing bracelet for 5000T

    So I sat down and was going to change the bracelet out for a Nato Strap. Thats as far as I got. The Bergeon tool is no good in that their is no space to remove the bracelet. So I got this other tool I had that will hold the watch while I remove the screws. The screw drivers just kept slipping on the screws. These things would not budge.

    Can someone recommend a good set of screw drivers. The ones that come with the watch will work ok with changing links in the bracelet but are useless at trying to remove the bracelet.

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    This strap would look great if I could get the bracelet off.

    Thanks Nick

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    Re: changing bracelet for 5000T

    Quote Originally Posted by twostirish222 View Post
    The screw drivers just kept slipping on the screws. These things would not budge.
    Can someone recommend a good set of screw drivers.
    I've been waiting for the posts about slipping and scratching the case, I hate screwed bars, always seem to end up with scratched cases.

    There's probably some loctite on them, that's why they're so tight. Try dunking the lugs in some hot water for a minute: then put some tape over the lug hole and stick the screwdriver thru the tape. Some folks use a hair dryer to heat the pins as well.
    I've used Bergeon's set of screwdrivers for years, very nice quality.
    Good luck.
    DW

    ps: the Sinn hex head screws work pretty well but I've seen people slip on those as well.

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    Re: changing bracelet for 5000T

    I highly recommend Wiha MicroBit set. I got this MicroBit Set #75992
    www.wihatools.com

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