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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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