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post #18391 of 31044
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

http://www.mywatchmaker.net/watchmakertools.htm

"springbar tool" is what you need my friend

 
You can buy it from anywhere of course, but thats where I bought mine

(i'm not sure if this model has fixed springbars though)

+1 to this. The bergeon tool is the bees knees. Do not cheap out and get the less expensive springbar tools, you will regret it later!
post #18392 of 31044
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post


+1 to this. The bergeon tool is the bees knees. Do not cheap out and get the less expensive springbar tools, you will regret it later!

Agree.

 

Don't need to be marking up your watch unecessarily.

 

Just make sure you get the right size as well.

post #18393 of 31044

Doesn't look like a prawn sandwich.  What?

post #18394 of 31044
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Agree.

Don't need to be marking up your watch unecessarily.

Just make sure you get the right size as well.

What's the difference? Why is it better?
post #18395 of 31044
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post


What's the difference? Why is it better?

If you get the correct tool, you can remove the springbar easier with less chance of scratching up the lugs of your watch.


Edited by dddrees - 2/25/13 at 12:03pm
post #18396 of 31044
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post


What's the difference? Why is it better?


Bergeon is a better quality tool in every way and will be easier to use. Also, if you are worried about scratching your lugs, tape them first.

post #18397 of 31044
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

What's the difference? Why is it better?

And it is better because the little nib doesn't snap like the cheaply made ones. The cheap ones WILL break.
post #18398 of 31044
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

If you get the correct tool, you can remove the springbar easier with less chance of scratching up the lugs of your watch.

this. using anything else can easily scratch the lugs, and even the case if your hand slips. i learned that from experience. frown.gif
post #18399 of 31044
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

And it is better because the little nib doesn't snap like the cheaply made ones. The cheap ones WILL break.

Ok I see. Mine hasn't broken off yet.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

this. using anything else can easily scratch the lugs, and even the case if your hand slips. i learned that from experience. frown.gif

I just don't see the physical difference between the cheap ones (which I have) and the one in the link.
post #18400 of 31044
Whats a good watch winder for about 300 dollars?
post #18401 of 31044
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Originally Posted by wqvong View Post

Whats a good watch winder for about 300 dollars?

I don't use them personally. I don't have any watches with complications so I find them a waste personally.

 

However if I did I would probably get one of those wolf winders and you can find those for about $100.

 

I actually recieved two of these for free with a couple of watches I bought, but gave them away.

 

Orbita also makes some nice ones but these tend to be more expensive. You might find one for about $300.


Edited by dddrees - 2/25/13 at 2:44pm
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Singular, I don't know if you still swing by here on occasion, but I just saw a mention of your site in a magazine today. Thought you'd like to know in case you don't already.

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post #18403 of 31044
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

I just don't see the physical difference between the cheap ones (which I have) and the one in the link.

oh, i was just saying that a tool is what should be used. as opposed to jamming a flat piece of metal in there and using leverage. it can be done, but its not super safe. i did not realize you had a tool. my bad. apologies.
post #18404 of 31044
Guys, any recommendations for a shell cordovan strap for my Omega Speedy Pro? Are the straps the Leffot sells any good? I prefer simple/minimal looking straps without any unnecessary stitching details, etc.
post #18405 of 31044
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Guys, any recommendations for a shell cordovan strap for my Omega Speedy Pro? Are the straps the Leffot sells any good? I prefer simple/minimal looking straps without any unnecessary stitching details, etc.

I don't have any actual experience with them, however I saw a post on another forum where they purchased a Horween Cordovan strap for their Speedy Pro. They said they liked them. Not sure where they got it from, but it can't be that much different because it comes from the same source.

 

 

Check here:

 

http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=277197

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