Changing straps on a PAM 005

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Changing straps on a PAM 005

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May 29th, 2012, 4:24 am #1

Just got my first PAM a few weeks ago. I opted to go basic and start with a PAM 005. I was quite amazed by the number of vendors out there making straps for Panerais. Changing straps definitely seems like a fun part of owning a Panerai.

Now for my question, how do I change straps without scratching the lugs on my highly polished case? I've read postings of people taping around the screw hole. Somewhere else someone suggested using scotch tape over the hole and then piercing the hole with the included screwdriver.

I ordered a strap recently and looking forward changing it out myself. The screw holes look tiny. I'm dreading the though of scratching the polished case.

Thanks for your advice!

David
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May 29th, 2012, 4:35 am #2

Not that big of a deal....just change the strap and be happy with your new look!

I wouldn't use tape....I hate dealing with the mess, but it does work....this is a better option if you are still stressing about it (you can use toothpicks and don't worry about scratching



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May 29th, 2012, 4:37 am #3

Just got my first PAM a few weeks ago. I opted to go basic and start with a PAM 005. I was quite amazed by the number of vendors out there making straps for Panerais. Changing straps definitely seems like a fun part of owning a Panerai.

Now for my question, how do I change straps without scratching the lugs on my highly polished case? I've read postings of people taping around the screw hole. Somewhere else someone suggested using scotch tape over the hole and then piercing the hole with the included screwdriver.

I ordered a strap recently and looking forward changing it out myself. The screw holes look tiny. I'm dreading the though of scratching the polished case.

Thanks for your advice!

David
I take a small piece of scotch tape and place it over the screw and wrap the tap on the lug. Then simple put the screw driver int the screw head. As you back out the screw the tap will open up as the screw come up, making a perfect hole the size of the screw head. Leave the tape in place and install the new strap. I also try to remove the small bit of tape that goes into the slot in the screw head before I reinstall it. If you take your time you can keep the screw driver in place without it slipping.

Good luck and enjoy the z005 and lots of new straps.

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May 29th, 2012, 12:11 pm #4

Just got my first PAM a few weeks ago. I opted to go basic and start with a PAM 005. I was quite amazed by the number of vendors out there making straps for Panerais. Changing straps definitely seems like a fun part of owning a Panerai.

Now for my question, how do I change straps without scratching the lugs on my highly polished case? I've read postings of people taping around the screw hole. Somewhere else someone suggested using scotch tape over the hole and then piercing the hole with the included screwdriver.

I ordered a strap recently and looking forward changing it out myself. The screw holes look tiny. I'm dreading the though of scratching the polished case.

Thanks for your advice!

David
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May 29th, 2012, 12:36 pm #5

Just got my first PAM a few weeks ago. I opted to go basic and start with a PAM 005. I was quite amazed by the number of vendors out there making straps for Panerais. Changing straps definitely seems like a fun part of owning a Panerai.

Now for my question, how do I change straps without scratching the lugs on my highly polished case? I've read postings of people taping around the screw hole. Somewhere else someone suggested using scotch tape over the hole and then piercing the hole with the included screwdriver.

I ordered a strap recently and looking forward changing it out myself. The screw holes look tiny. I'm dreading the though of scratching the polished case.

Thanks for your advice!

David
I have changed straps almost every day on mine and have managed to keep my lugs pretty much scratch-less...without tape: just steady hands!
If you actually plan on wearing the watch, don't worry about it. You'll see swirlies and minor scratches on the case in no time and these will just blend in. In no time, you'll see this wear as very sought after "patina"

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May 29th, 2012, 12:49 pm #6

Just got my first PAM a few weeks ago. I opted to go basic and start with a PAM 005. I was quite amazed by the number of vendors out there making straps for Panerais. Changing straps definitely seems like a fun part of owning a Panerai.

Now for my question, how do I change straps without scratching the lugs on my highly polished case? I've read postings of people taping around the screw hole. Somewhere else someone suggested using scotch tape over the hole and then piercing the hole with the included screwdriver.

I ordered a strap recently and looking forward changing it out myself. The screw holes look tiny. I'm dreading the though of scratching the polished case.

Thanks for your advice!

David
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May 29th, 2012, 1:49 pm #7

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May 29th, 2012, 2:22 pm #8

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May 29th, 2012, 2:47 pm #9

Just got my first PAM a few weeks ago. I opted to go basic and start with a PAM 005. I was quite amazed by the number of vendors out there making straps for Panerais. Changing straps definitely seems like a fun part of owning a Panerai.

Now for my question, how do I change straps without scratching the lugs on my highly polished case? I've read postings of people taping around the screw hole. Somewhere else someone suggested using scotch tape over the hole and then piercing the hole with the included screwdriver.

I ordered a strap recently and looking forward changing it out myself. The screw holes look tiny. I'm dreading the though of scratching the polished case.

Thanks for your advice!

David
I performed my first strap change on my 111 a few weeks ago... I used a little piece of clear scotch tape on the lugs and went slowly and patiently when it came to removing all three screws.

One word of advice... after you get your new strap in place slide the screw in but do not tighten right away... rotate like your removing so the screw sets in correctly and proceed to tighten...
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