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Old 11 August 2017, 10:44 PM   #1
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Icon5 Help with straps

Apologies for trying to hijack Ruud's earlier strap thread. I thought better to start my own.
With my Pam came 2 additional straps, a dark brown leather and a black leather as a small gift from DavidSW.
I've noticed that all but the black leather one has metal tubes in the end that attaches to the watch. Both additional straps are Panerai. Do I need to take the metal tubes out of one I'm not using, or does it not matter?
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Old 11 August 2017, 11:25 PM   #2
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I think metal tubes keep the strap in place. Without the tube straps can sometimes unscrew itself. Not too sure though
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Old 11 August 2017, 11:27 PM   #3
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I think you are talking about the spring bars. It doesn't matter , all they do is hold straps in place. You can buy them if you want , I never bought ones but I am sure they probably sell packs of 4 under 10 dollars , maybe even less depending on the quality


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Old 11 August 2017, 11:41 PM   #4
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I think you are talking about the spring bars. It doesn't matter , all they do is hold straps in place. You can buy them if you want , I never bought ones but I am sure they probably sell packs of 4 under 10 dollars , maybe even less depending on the quality


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Yes, they look like spring bars, only hollow. I'm guessing you don't have to use them?
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Old 11 August 2017, 11:50 PM   #5
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Take the tubes out from the strap, and use them for other straps it's a must.
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Old 12 August 2017, 12:02 AM   #6
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Tubes are mandatory for screw-in lug models like your 390 (to keep the leather from "grabbing" the screw and turning it) and probably not necessary for other models (but they could help prevent wear on the leather).
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Old 12 August 2017, 12:04 AM   #7
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you can leave them in or take them out while storing the straps. either way is fine. just make sure you put them back in when you remount them on your watch

the exceptions are the wire lug panerai's or the springbar ones

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Old 12 August 2017, 12:15 AM   #8
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Thanks so much. I'm guessing just poke them out with the screwdriver?
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Old 12 August 2017, 12:55 AM   #9
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Thanks so much. I'm guessing just poke them out with the screwdriver?
Yes sir
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Old 12 August 2017, 02:08 AM   #10
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You can buy additional tubes on ebay cheap. That way you won't hav to swap them between straps.
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Old 12 August 2017, 04:36 AM   #11
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Few things:

1. Don't take tubes out of rubber. Hard to get in and out.
2. Tubes have two reasons.
A. Prevent screws from backing out
B. Preserve straps
3. Be careful of cheap aftermarket tubes. Sand the edges to ensure they don't scratch your case. Some can be roughly cut!
4. I find a toothpick of the right diameter is the best tool to remove/add tubes to tight fitting OEM straps.
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Old 12 August 2017, 06:17 AM   #12
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Thank you all so much! One final question, my set had everything except for a bezel protector. Can these be bought separately?
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Old 12 August 2017, 06:52 AM   #13
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Thank you all so much! One final question, my set had everything except for a bezel protector. Can these be bought separately?
Yes check on eBay or paneristi.com


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Yes check on eBay or paneristi.com


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I called into OP this evening and they don't sell them. They did give me a couple of spares though
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I called into OP this evening and they don't sell them. They did give me a couple of spares though
And that's supposed to help me how?
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Old 12 August 2017, 10:41 PM   #17
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And that's supposed to help me how?
If its of any use to you I have this one spare, PM me your address and I will pop it in the post for you.







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If its of any use to you I have this one spare, PM me your address and I will pop it in the post for you.







Sent by craptalk from my iphone 11 which rather annoyingly and randomly rotates my pictures the wrong way around whenever it takes a fancy. I am starting to think its got a mind of its own.
Thanks my friend, PM sent
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And that's supposed to help me how?
Um, dunno really, but if you make your way out here I'm sure they'll let you have a couple, too
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Um, dunno really, but if you make your way out here I'm sure they'll let you have a couple, too
At the airport now. You picking me up China?
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At the airport now. You picking me up China?
Give me your flight number but you'd better be quick, I'm off to Bombay in the morning (not a joke)
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Old 13 August 2017, 11:33 PM   #22
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I've been waiting ages...........
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Thanks my friend, PM sent
Got it and it's a perfect fit. Little thank you gift on the way to you my friend
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Got it and it's a perfect fit. Little thank you gift on the way to you my friend

No problem at all Edward I am glad it is of use to you.



Just waiting for the postman to pop your thank you though the letterbox
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Just got in from taking my daughter to the dentist to find this waiting for me

Thanks Edward much appreciated, now which one to pop in it



I do have the braclets for them I just like changing and trying different straps on them.








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Old 30 August 2017, 12:43 AM   #26
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I fitted a new strap to my 111 the other day and I was very proud of myself. The next day I noticed the strap felt odd - there was a lot of movement where it was attached to the bar. Of course I had forgotten to put the tubes in

They really do make a difference.
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Just got in from taking my daughter to the dentist to find this waiting for me

Thanks Edward much appreciated, now which one to pop in it



I do have the braclets for them I just like changing and trying different straps on them. :dummy






Sent by Taptalk from my phone which rather annoyingly and randomly rotates my pictures the wrong way around whenever it takes a fancy. I am sure the damn things got a mind of its own. :-(


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