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Old 2 December 2020, 09:51 PM   #1
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Rolex Oyster Knurled Pins

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I have a Rolex Oyster which I am currently changing all the knurled pins but I am unable to find new pins with the same dimensions to replace them. My pin thickness is around 1.27mm from the middle and around 1.34 from the end knurld part of the pin. The once I am finding to buy is similar in the middle but the end part is 1.15mm which is very loose when I try to put it in the link.

Did someone ran int the same problem and have you found somewhere from where to buy the right pins. Also do you think the Rolex is original because I am finding it very hard to believe that I am not able to find the right pins. From my end I have all the papers and also bought it from an authorised reseller.

Thank you in advance for all your help and will wait for you help in resolving this matter.
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Old 3 December 2020, 12:11 PM   #2
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I tried to find them as well, with no luck.
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Old 3 December 2020, 08:12 PM   #3
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Don't know why these are not available to buy from usual companies as the other knurled pins.
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Old 3 December 2020, 10:08 PM   #4
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i have 40,000 knurled pins for rolex bracelets!

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Old 3 December 2020, 10:10 PM   #5
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Hi,

I have a Rolex Oyster which I am currently changing all the knurled pins but I am unable to find new pins with the same dimensions to replace them. My pin thickness is around 1.27mm from the middle and around 1.34 from the end knurld part of the pin. The once I am finding to buy is similar in the middle but the end part is 1.15mm which is very loose when I try to put it in the link.

Did someone ran int the same problem and have you found somewhere from where to buy the right pins. Also do you think the Rolex is original because I am finding it very hard to believe that I am not able to find the right pins. From my end I have all the papers and also bought it from an authorised reseller.

Thank you in advance for all your help and will wait for you help in resolving this matter.
20mm oyster bracelet? Likely to be 1.4mm diameter pin - 13.3mm long. Has to be 1.45mm over the knurled ends
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Old 4 December 2020, 12:24 AM   #6
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Hi,

I have a Rolex Oyster which I am currently changing all the knurled pins but I am unable to find new pins with the same dimensions to replace them. My pin thickness is around 1.27mm from the middle and around 1.34 from the end knurld part of the pin. The once I am finding to buy is similar in the middle but the end part is 1.15mm which is very loose when I try to put it in the link.

Did someone ran int the same problem and have you found somewhere from where to buy the right pins. Also do you think the Rolex is original because I am finding it very hard to believe that I am not able to find the right pins. From my end I have all the papers and also bought it from an authorised reseller.

Thank you in advance for all your help and will wait for you help in resolving this matter.
What are knurled pins?
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Old 4 December 2020, 01:27 AM   #7
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Did someone ran int the same problem and have you found somewhere from where to buy the right pins. Also do you think the Rolex is original because I am finding it very hard to believe that I am not able to find the right pins. From my end I have all the papers and also bought it from an authorised reseller.

Thank you in advance for all your help and will wait for you help in resolving this matter.
I'm not sure that there is a vendor selling parts like these. Most of the commercial repair shops that specialize in bracelet repairs order their parts to spec.

Typically, knurling a rod will expand it slightly, so likely the original pins you measure show the original rod diameter, then the knurled ends have expanded through the knurling process. This is a common way to get a better fit for a loose rod.

If you are finding knurled pins with the ends smaller than the rod size, perhaps they are not actually knurled.

Contact any of the shops that specialize in repairs and ask if you can buy a packet of the correct rods/pins. They are in business, so a sale is a sale, or ask where they get theirs.
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