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Old 11 May 2017, 11:40 PM   #61
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6767 and 7825 for me. Scratched the lug backs when I first started using them but getting good at it now. You can't see the back anyway!!
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Old 12 May 2017, 01:49 AM   #62
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After being stuck in Australian Customs for just over two weeks got the Horofix pliers and it's tremendous

Took maybe two seconds to remove each spring bar... took a bit longer to put them back on... don't forget the tape to stop scratching the lugs

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Old 12 May 2017, 03:51 AM   #63
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I wanted to get one to change the bracelet for a strap, but, in the end didn't want to wait so I used a wooden toothpick and a single sided tool I use with my older DJ. I don't know if I risked damaging the watch, i hope not, but it worked easily, well and cheaply (of course if I'd damaged the watch, cheap would be my last concern).


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Old 12 May 2017, 06:21 AM   #64
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ALSO dont get the springbars out and mobile and let go with the tool as that will cause the tensions of the spring to pop the sides out once they are free of the lug and scuff the side of your case ... Urgh
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Old 3 June 2017, 03:48 AM   #65
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Does the 7825 also work well with an Omega Speedmaster Professional? Can anyone comment to this?
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Old 3 June 2017, 03:55 AM   #66
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Thoughts on using this tool to practice on old watches to perfect the process? I have a couple watches i'd wear a lot more often if i could change out the strap with relative ease.
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Old 3 June 2017, 04:33 AM   #67
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Does the 7825 also work well with an Omega Speedmaster Professional? Can anyone comment to this?
It is possible but not as easily from my experience.

This is only due to the fact that my speedmaster spring bars are not double flanged so it made it trickier to grab.
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Old 19 June 2017, 10:11 PM   #68
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This are my tool

Yes you need to use masking tape as a protection

Hi Nursejm, is the 6825-PF suitable for a subc?

just a bit confused by the ofrei site...
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Old 19 June 2017, 10:15 PM   #69
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Hi Nursejm, is the 6825-PF suitable for a subc?

just a bit confused by the ofrei site...
Yes, but the 7825 is better, as it's modeled after the Rolex 3200. Don't bother with any others.
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Old 20 June 2017, 04:56 AM   #70
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Hi Nursejm, is the 6825-PF suitable for a subc?



just a bit confused by the ofrei site...


Its not compatible..

Use the tool i used in this video

https://youtu.be/2lRSYIyhDro


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Old 20 June 2017, 08:51 AM   #71
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i found this video that shows how easy it is to remove the bracelet. I like his technique, clean and scratch free.

I cringe watching some videos where they kept digging the lugs to remove the springbar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsdNzoCaemM
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Old 22 June 2017, 08:20 PM   #72
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Fantastic, thanks very much!
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Old 3 August 2017, 01:21 AM   #73
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Very helpful thread.
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Old 3 August 2017, 01:49 AM   #74
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No, you don't need tape as the springbar will never touch the case. Get a case cushion too, it's makes the job 100 times easier as you need have the endlink pressed firmly into the case cushion which means holding the watch head at a 45° angle as you compress the springbar.



The FF forks (the finest available) don't fit Rolex unless you file them down, so no, I wouldn't say it's better



Get a case cushion. The small amount of give in the case cushion lets you position and hold the endlink correctly.
Where to get this cushion thing if i may ask?
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Old 4 February 2018, 05:47 PM   #75
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They are back in stock at Esslinger. Ordered the tweezers and they were in 3 days.

https://www.esslinger.com/bergeon-78...-bar-tweezers/
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Old 4 February 2018, 06:23 PM   #76
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the 7825 and 3200 work the best in my experience: some of the others are too wide to fit the slot in the endlink.
Must agree
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Old 4 February 2018, 06:30 PM   #77
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Old 19 April 2018, 10:25 AM   #78
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Just bought the 7825 from someone on the forum. I'll let you know how they work. Now to track down an Everest
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Old 19 April 2018, 10:58 AM   #79
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Please do. Did you feel the need to tape?
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Old 19 April 2018, 11:55 AM   #80
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I recently bought the 7825 from Esslinger online, and it works well. I still tape the lugs, as operator error is always a distinct possibility.
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Old 20 April 2018, 12:58 AM   #81
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I recently bought the 7825 from Esslinger online, and it works well. I still tape the lugs, as operator error is always a distinct possibility.


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Old 20 April 2018, 01:19 AM   #82
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I have the 7825 and love it!!!!!
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Old 20 April 2018, 02:07 AM   #83
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Old 20 April 2018, 02:09 AM   #84
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Before last week I would have said my Bergeon Spring bar tool and electric tape on the lugs was enough. Until I made a dogs arse of putting the steel bracelet back on the lower side of my BLNR. Too much force and the springbar has now caused abrasions on the front side of the lugs (filled me with rage). Naked eye you can’t see. But under light you can, painful lesson, Bergeon tweezers ordered. Enough said.
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Old 20 April 2018, 02:17 AM   #85
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I purchased my 7825 from esslinger.com, I received it in 3 days.

I have tried to use it but it seems that I am not able to use it well, I have not tried a lot worried on scratching the lug of my Exp.
i have tried a bit with a Seiko SARB033 that I have as a beater watch and neither was able to use it :-(

I have seen several Youtube videos that seem easy and straightforward.

I would appreciate any suggestion.
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Old 20 April 2018, 02:27 AM   #86
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I just got mine and in the near future will try it out. Enjoy reading the feedback. Thanks.
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Old 23 April 2018, 10:19 AM   #87
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Please do. Did you feel the need to tape?


I did use tape, but don’t see the need in the future.
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Old 23 April 2018, 10:37 AM   #88
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I used my 7825 for the first time a few days ago.
You still need to be careful to not scratch the lugs but it works great.
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Old 24 April 2018, 02:11 AM   #89
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I used it for the first time this past weekend. I did tape the lugs, but there seems to be scratches on the lug. Unfortunately, I can't be sure that they weren't there before I did the work replacing the bracelet, but it didn't look like the tape had any scratch marks on it. I was working on a 16710 that I purchased about 6 years ago that had a previous owner. Taking off the bracelet was easy, but getting the bracelet back on took me a little while to figure out how to do.
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