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Thread Starter 
just received a two tone submariner date #116613LN for bday/graduating law school

first REAL nice watch. previously had a movado from HS to undergrad and then a rado for law school. now the rolex

what tool should i use to remove the band? bergeon 6111?

also whats the best way to remove/buff scratches from the middle gold oyster band? any reccs for cloths/polishes/etc.? tips?

cheers
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

just received a two tone submariner date #116613LN for bday/graduating law school
first REAL nice watch. previously had a movado from HS to undergrad and then a rado for law school. now the rolex
what tool should i use to remove the band? bergeon 6111?
also whats the best way to remove/buff scratches from the middle gold oyster band? any reccs for cloths/polishes/etc.? tips?
cheers

beautiful watch, congrats

 

personally, I'd take it to a dealer to have the band adjusted/links added or removed

 

people seem to like the cape cod cloths, but be gentle with gold and brushed finished areas

post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
cool thanks ill go look into those. a quick google search yielded a lot of positive hits for cape cod cloths
post #4 of 17
You mean actually removing the bracelet or just removing links?
That Bergeron should work fine for removing the bracelet.
You might want to put masking tape on the lugs when you do it to help prevent scratches.

For removing links you just need a little screwdriver.

I wouldn't mess with the scratches. You're just going to scratch it up again.
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
to remove the entire bracelet. i got a shell nato from LS to switch back and forth so wanted to know if that was the right tool. there are sooo many bergeon models so just wanted to be sure this is the right one for the sub date

yeah i heard that the cape cod and most of those polish cloths actually remove a thin layer of the SS/gold or whatever so you have to be careful and obvi not do it often. i guess ill leave the scratches for now cuz inevitably i will get more and maybe deal with it later if they become more prominent and prevalent

thanks!
post #6 of 17
for the love of god, please do not put that thing on a leather nato. That's like getting a 599 GTO and switching out the rims to Asantis during the break-in period.
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
Lol i have a few reg NATO straps as well besides the leather

If it looks bad I'll sell the shell smile.gif

Just needed to know if 6111 or 6767f was better
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post #9 of 17
at this rate (rk)dude, you will have sold/be selling that thing by the end of the week. I (we) know you, well.
post #10 of 17

The 6111 is indeed the best. You may be able to get the same exact tool for cheaper here (first item):

 

http://www.ofrei.com/page252.html#3102

post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

for the love of god, please do not put that thing on a leather nato. That's like getting a 599 GTO and switching out the rims to Asantis during the break-in period.


+ 100000000000
post #12 of 17

congrats on your new subby.  very envious.

post #13 of 17

Congrats!  Blue or black? Pics?

post #14 of 17

Subs on NATO straps are pretty cool actually. I prefer a nylon strap over leather though. 

 

John Mayer's:

 

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post #15 of 17

Bear in mind that this is a two tone sub which I don't think goes as well.

 

That said, I believe rkd should experiment as much as he likes with changing the straps, etc. It's a tool watch and as long as the changes aren't permanent, I see no harm. Two things will come of this:

 

  • he'll get a good understanding for removing and adding bracelets, straps, buckles and clasps
  • he'll learn what he likes on his own hand

 

It can be a little tricky getting the bracelet off when there are no pinholes though. Just be careful not to get scratches on the watch itself while you're doing it.

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