Has this ever happened to your Rad lug?

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Has this ever happened to your Rad lug?

hugewhaleshark
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Joined: January 25th, 2007, 1:20 pm

February 7th, 2012, 1:35 pm #1

Seem the "sleeve" broke at the center, and one end is stuck on one half of the lug...

I remounted it anyway without securing the other half a lug in the "sleeve" as usual and it appears secure, but I don't think I will wear the watch this way.

Dang! Would the boutique carry this part?





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Gregesq
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February 7th, 2012, 1:39 pm #2

I think he's the one that came up with the workaround for this. You can snip off a piece of a ball point pen refill to substitute for the collar. Remove the piece that's still stuck on the wire lug first. Snip off the clean end of a ball point pen refill. Should be good to go. Don't know if Panerai sells those little collars, but I bet they do!
Greg



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hugewhaleshark
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February 7th, 2012, 1:42 pm #3

Seem the "sleeve" broke at the center, and one end is stuck on one half of the lug...

I remounted it anyway without securing the other half a lug in the "sleeve" as usual and it appears secure, but I don't think I will wear the watch this way.

Dang! Would the boutique carry this part?





"Aiyah Panerai, buay beh liao eh lah." / Singapore
I need to put the lug into an ABP gator, and the fit is really tight.

Has anyone ever bought one of these sleeves before?



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submersible.dk
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Joined: February 17th, 2007, 3:50 pm

February 7th, 2012, 1:46 pm #4

I have a spare one I can ship to you.

But Im in Denmark.......



Torben/Denmark "Mr. submersible and the "logo" master!

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Kingsholm14
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February 7th, 2012, 1:49 pm #5

Seem the "sleeve" broke at the center, and one end is stuck on one half of the lug...

I remounted it anyway without securing the other half a lug in the "sleeve" as usual and it appears secure, but I don't think I will wear the watch this way.

Dang! Would the boutique carry this part?





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hugewhaleshark
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February 7th, 2012, 1:54 pm #6

Seem the "sleeve" broke at the center, and one end is stuck on one half of the lug...

I remounted it anyway without securing the other half a lug in the "sleeve" as usual and it appears secure, but I don't think I will wear the watch this way.

Dang! Would the boutique carry this part?





"Aiyah Panerai, buay beh liao eh lah." / Singapore
i) get a watchmaker or jeweler to solder the sleeve back together
ii) get a new sleeve from PASC or the boutique
iii) get with Torben >> thanks for the offer!!!

Let me check out the alternatives - thanks guys.



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kenkan
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February 7th, 2012, 2:09 pm #7

This will be easy way to solve your case, cheers

Regards

KenKan

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BulldogBorders
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February 7th, 2012, 2:15 pm #8

Seem the "sleeve" broke at the center, and one end is stuck on one half of the lug...

I remounted it anyway without securing the other half a lug in the "sleeve" as usual and it appears secure, but I don't think I will wear the watch this way.

Dang! Would the boutique carry this part?





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As always Micah does a great job with posting and helping out...

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/t ... out+a+fix-





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February 7th, 2012, 3:51 pm #9

Seem the "sleeve" broke at the center, and one end is stuck on one half of the lug...

I remounted it anyway without securing the other half a lug in the "sleeve" as usual and it appears secure, but I don't think I will wear the watch this way.

Dang! Would the boutique carry this part?





"Aiyah Panerai, buay beh liao eh lah." / Singapore
the actual lug wires, I think it's a package part.

My fix that others linked to will work as a temporary solution.

Never seen the metal collar break like that!

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Structo
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February 7th, 2012, 4:39 pm #10

Seem the "sleeve" broke at the center, and one end is stuck on one half of the lug...

I remounted it anyway without securing the other half a lug in the "sleeve" as usual and it appears secure, but I don't think I will wear the watch this way.

Dang! Would the boutique carry this part?





"Aiyah Panerai, buay beh liao eh lah." / Singapore
...and radiomir owner, I have to ask, what did you do to that thing?

The collar really doesn't experience much bending stress when the lugs are properly installed with a normal size strap. Even if the strap were pulled at both ends with the watch in the middle, the lugs are secure at the ends, and the load distributes out to the lug ends fairly quickly. It appears the failure occurred right at the center of the collar. The collar has a slight depression around the center, and this would serve as a stress riser if the loads were high enough and the number of load reversals was huge (can't see this senario).

The only other "high load" situation which I could envision would be during installation. I've had a few stiff straps where I needed to pinch the lug ends to get them to fit into the case holes. This could indeed put alot of stress into the collar. Also could be a material defect I suppose.

Ok, back to designing bridges and wind turbine foundations....

greg in denver
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February 7th, 2012, 4:42 pm #11



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hugewhaleshark
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February 7th, 2012, 10:39 pm #12

...and radiomir owner, I have to ask, what did you do to that thing?

The collar really doesn't experience much bending stress when the lugs are properly installed with a normal size strap. Even if the strap were pulled at both ends with the watch in the middle, the lugs are secure at the ends, and the load distributes out to the lug ends fairly quickly. It appears the failure occurred right at the center of the collar. The collar has a slight depression around the center, and this would serve as a stress riser if the loads were high enough and the number of load reversals was huge (can't see this senario).

The only other "high load" situation which I could envision would be during installation. I've had a few stiff straps where I needed to pinch the lug ends to get them to fit into the case holes. This could indeed put alot of stress into the collar. Also could be a material defect I suppose.

Ok, back to designing bridges and wind turbine foundations....

greg in denver
It would seem that you are right. Maybe it is just one of those things?

FWIW the watch has been a regular wearer for 6-7 years now, and some straps I put it on are pretty tight, especially the most recent. Maybe the stress while putting the watch on?



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Structo
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February 7th, 2012, 11:35 pm #13

Maybe its time for some preventative maintenance, before the collars explode! : )
(just kidding) I really wouldn't worry about it. Your new one will probably last forever.
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samrotandi
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February 8th, 2012, 2:01 am #14

Seem the "sleeve" broke at the center, and one end is stuck on one half of the lug...

I remounted it anyway without securing the other half a lug in the "sleeve" as usual and it appears secure, but I don't think I will wear the watch this way.

Dang! Would the boutique carry this part?





"Aiyah Panerai, buay beh liao eh lah." / Singapore
You should be able to get from the boutique

I'll check something out for you sharkie

Best,



Sam

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