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Proper size of spring bar replacements

What size would replacement spring bars be for a Rolex GMT 16710 model with holes in lugs?

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SOURCE: i want to adjust the steel bracelet on my new GMT II

You can do it yourself but proper watchmakers screwdriver is needed.
Check the sides of your bracelet and you will see screw ends with grooves. Unscrew them and adjust your bracelet (take the links out). Then screw them back in.

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Two of the spring-bars broke on the clasp of my PRS200, so I took it to an un-named watch repair shop that was closer than the Tissot-authorized store (Leslie Gold Watch Co.) at which I bought the item 5 years prior. After the repair, the clasp kept popping off, so I took it to the Tissot store, and they told me that it was because the ends of the bars didn't fit properly. They replaced the faulty bars for me at no cost, and the watch has been sitting on my wrist fine for the last year-and-a-half.

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How do I take the leather strap off my bensherman wristwatch?


Depending on the model, if it is one that has a leather strap, then they are held in place with spring-bars that go through the ends of the band protruding out of each end. the points then insert into holes in the bezel lugs and thus hold the band in place.
The best method is using a tool made for this which you can pickup at any Harbor Fright Tools store if there is one in your area. Alternatively, use a small screwdriver and insert it against the inside of the lug where the band rides against. As you begin to pry downward away from the lug, you will see the spring-bar. Look for any ridges on the bar that can be used to pry further... it's really trial and error and use caution to not damage your band. another way that works quite well is a not-too-sharp knife. Again insert it between the band edge and the inside of the case lug and with pressure against the pin, pry downward away from the lug... the ping should disengage

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Ok so I have a rolex yacht master and I cannot get the 16mm spring band to fit on to connect the watch to the holes. I know it's definitely the right size but I can't get it to fit, it hurts my...


There are special tools designed to do this. Just go to your favorite search engine and type in "watch springbar tool".
Probably the best idea is to take it into a jeweler that sells watches and they will pop the spring bar back into place for free.

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My Nixon Rotolog Leather watch broke at where the leather meets the watch. The bar keeping it together broke. I need a new bar in order to keep the watch together.


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  • Look at the side of your watchcase. On the watchcase lugs, located where the watch bracelet is attached, you may see one small hole on each lug where the spring bar is located. This means your Rolex has the traditional pierced lug style. If your Rolex does not have the pierced lug style, turn the watch over, and look for the long spring bar in the space where the bracelet meets the watchcase. The spring bar attaches the bracelet to the watchcase. The directions for removing the spring bar on both watch styles is slightly different.

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    Use your thumb to press down on the link where the band meets the watchcase if your Rolex has the pierced lug style.. If your Rolex does not have pierced lugs, turn the Rolex over, and press down on the link where the band meets the case. Either way, you are applying gentle pressure to the same link, just different sides of it. Remember, you are only removing the side of the band at the bottom of the watch, so press on the link below the 6. Maintain gentle pressure on the link while performing the next step.

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    Insert the tip of your spring bar tool into the lug holes, and push the spring bar inward. When done correctly, you will feel the spring bar fall into the case, rather than pop back out. Repeat this step on the other side of the spring bar.

    For a nonpierced lug watch, place the tip of your spring bar tool on one edge of the spring bar, and push inward, until the spring bar falls into the case. Repeat this step on the other side of the spring bar.

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    Pull the band gently away from the watchcase. It should remove easily. You can now see the serial number on the watchcase.


  • The reference or model number of a Rolex is located between the lugs at the 12' position. It is also listed on the certificates Rolex issues.


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    2. Step 2 Measure the watchband to determine proper sizing. Use the scissors to cut along the inner grooves to remove needed sections (each section of the rubber will contain a new set of holes for the bracelet spring bars). Cut carefully and conservatively, as this step cannot be undone.
    3. Step 3 Reattach the buckle to the band after resizing. Reverse Step 1, pushing the spring bar in while sliding the buckle back into place.
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    You can do it yourself but proper watchmakers screwdriver is needed.
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