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Old 1 January 2019, 01:34 AM   #31
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Onikage - the tweezers compress the spring bars entirely and, in fact, you end up just sliding the end link out with the tweezers still holding it, at which time, once free of the case, you simply slowly release. The spring bars have little notches which the tweezer teeth enter and hold onto. I have used the cumbersome burgeon tool but, those tweezers I linked to are #1 choice, nimbler, smaller, easier.
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:09 AM   #32
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I would not use a single end spring bar tool or a pair of tweezers when there are proper tools available.
The spring bar should be compressed at both ends at the same time to prevent marking the case.
I would not use that Everest screwdriver unless you want to butcher the screw.
Check out the tip?

Quick pix of some of my tools.

And the tip of my bracelet screwdriver 1.7mm HG with 1,2, 1.4 and 1.8 extra tips.
Which tweezers are those and where did you order them?
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Old 1 January 2019, 08:28 AM   #33
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I use this tool for adjusting the micro adjustment on the clasp. I do one side of the spring bar at a time. This technique doesnít damage the inside of the clasp. You only need one of those expensive spring bar tools if you want to remove the bracelet.

https://www.esslinger.com/bergeon-61...ring-bar-tool/
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Old 1 January 2019, 10:17 AM   #34
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Tony8959 - I placed the link in a previous post on this thread
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Old 1 January 2019, 10:32 AM   #35
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Which tweezers are those and where did you order them?
Awesome thanks !! Just ordered 7825 so let you know how it goes.. happy new year !
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Old 1 January 2019, 10:42 AM   #36
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I think I'd be more comfortable adapting the pointy ends to accept a springbar. I don't fancy scraping around with my needle tip tweezers as they are. Or I could just stop being a tightass and buy the proper tool. LOL
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Old 1 January 2019, 11:21 AM   #37
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Which tweezers are those and where did you order them?
Hi Tony,

Bought one pair from Tempoking on the forum.

Nice transaction.

Have had the other pair for a long time and canít remember where I got them from.
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Old 1 January 2019, 10:41 PM   #38
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I like the Bergeron 'tweezer' tool as well. I like this site.. http://www.ofrei.com/page235.html

A few key tips....

- face the watch down on a microfiber cloth
- compress both sides of the spring bar and don't allow it to spring back until the springbar is completely out of the lugs. If you let them 'pop' out they can chip the insides of the lugs.
- move the watch head away from the bracelet, not the bracelet away from the watch head. Reverse the process to re-attach.
- a little heat on the bracelet screws will soften the lock tite and make the screw easier to remove, this can also reduce the chance of messing up the screw slot. Of course using the proper size screw driver as has already been mentioned.
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Old 2 January 2019, 02:01 AM   #39
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I like the Bergeron 'tweezer' tool as well. I like this site.. http://www.ofrei.com/page235.html

A few key tips....

- face the watch down on a microfiber cloth
- compress both sides of the spring bar and don't allow it to spring back until the springbar is completely out of the lugs. If you let them 'pop' out they can chip the insides of the lugs.
- move the watch head away from the bracelet, not the bracelet away from the watch head. Reverse the process to re-attach.
- a little heat on the bracelet screws will soften the lock tite and make the screw easier to remove, this can also reduce the chance of messing up the screw slot. Of course using the proper size screw driver as has already been mentioned.
Heating up bracelet screws is only if Iím removing links right ? Not the entire bracelet with tweezers on spring bar ?
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Old 2 January 2019, 02:13 AM   #40
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I would not use a single end spring bar tool or a pair of tweezers when there are proper tools available.
The spring bar should be compressed at both ends at the same time to prevent marking the case.
I would not use that Everest screwdriver unless you want to butcher the screw.
Check out the tip?

Quick pix of some of my tools.

And the tip of my bracelet screwdriver 1.7mm HG with 1,2, 1.4 and 1.8 extra tips.
I would not use the chrome screwdriver shown in the pic in this post on my Rolex watches.
The reason, it is not hollow ground to give a parallel face at the tip for accurately locating square on in the slot of the screwhead.
This type of tapered screwdriver tip in the pic, common on the majority of screwdrivers will just tend to turn out of the slot as it in line contact only with the edge of the slot.
It will also tend to damage the slot.
It is not the Rolex Ref 2100 screwdriver. The tip dimensions being 1.70mm x 0.38mm and truly hollow ground.
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Old 2 January 2019, 07:07 AM   #41
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Peter 99 - 1.6 ground panerai oem screwdriver. Not sure how a 1.7 could fit, as the 1.6 panerai is very snug.
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