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chocopeluche 22 July 2020 02:35 AM

Rolex Tools for simple at-home-adjustments
 
Id like to get some tools for a quick at-home adjustments. Forsure the ones that Id like to get are:

- One to adjust the bracelet position in the clasp.
- One to remove the bracelet from the watch head for cleaning (Right now I have a few Oysterquartz 17000, 17014, , looking to add Modern Datejust & Professional models in the future)
- One to actuate the watch crown. The receptionist at my watchmaker has one and it looks a lot easier than using my stubby fingers.

I did some quick online searching and found Bergeon & Esslinger, are those reputable brands ?

Also besides those two are there any other "essential" tools that I should consider buying ?

Thanks
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rokonman 22 July 2020 08:56 AM

Oysterquartz is a completely different animal. They do not use spring bars. They use pins that need to be drifted out. Not a simple at home task. Not that hard either but worth mentioning. Point being you could push on them till you break your nice new spring bar tool if trying to remove bracelet from case.

chocopeluche 22 July 2020 07:05 PM

ok I dont really need that spring-bar tool, thought it might be useful for cleaning.

Anyone know about the other two ?

chocopeluche 24 July 2020 09:48 PM

I found another TRF thread about this same topic through google - https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=657818 - and **yes** I did do search on TRF for my topic before posting, but it didn't come up ... google search FTW.

I combined those recommendations with the Bergeon watch crown winder I was looking at previously. My final list is below for those that may be interested:

Bergeon 30409 Watch Crown Winder Tool (Got the #30409B because my crown diameter is 5.5mm)
https://www.esslinger.com/bergeon-30...n-winder-tool/

Horofix Generic Rolex® 2100 Type Bracelet Adjusting Tool (Bracelet Clasp Adjusting)
https://www.esslinger.com/horofix-ge...djusting-tool/

Bergeon 6767-F Watch Band Tool Swiss Spring Bar Tool (for future no OQ refs)
https://www.esslinger.com/bergeon-67...ring-bar-tool/

Watch Band Pin Remover Tool Little Giant for Friction Watch Pins (Remove/Add links that use pin/sleeves)
https://www.esslinger.com/watch-band...-little-giant/

Total was $111, not bad to have the ability to the basics at home !

chocopeluche 29 July 2020 10:23 AM

Got the tools today, this watch winder works great! It grips on so you can unscrew and actuate all the functions. Much more assuring than my fiddly fingers.

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chocopeluche 29 July 2020 10:44 AM

The Horofix bracelet tool is very well made. Although Id imagine a toothpick would also work for adjusting clasp position. It also has a small flat head for screwable links.


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mattedialdoc 1 August 2020 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by chocopeluche (Post 10783694)
The Horofix bracelet tool is very well made. Although Id imagine a toothpick would also work for adjusting clasp position. It also has a small flat head for screwable links.


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I use toothpicks for changing bracelets at the case holes and also adjusting size at the clasp. No chance of scratches.


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dera 10 August 2020 12:14 PM

Ballpoint pen works perfect with the clasp as well. And it is a round end so no scratches.


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