Question for my fellow Rad fans

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Question for my fellow Rad fans

CultFan
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May 12th, 2006, 2:52 pm #1

Guys,

Sorry if this has been asked many times before, but... Can anyone give me a quick idea of how you changes straps on a Blackseal?

once the screws are out, does that "rail" pull out and separate?

Easier than Luminor or same?

thank you! have a great day.

Dave
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Yoelfuld
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May 12th, 2006, 3:23 pm #2

The first time is quite tough. Be sure you have good lighting, and keep your watch face down on a soft cloth.
With a bergeon 1.4 screwdriver, unscrew the four screws MOST, not all the way out.
Do this over a shoe box lid, so if you drop a screw, they won't get far.
then pull the loops out, they'll seperate, and pull them out of the strap.
The 1st time I did it it was at a watchmaker, who tutored me.
It was not simple. Remember the screws have loctite on them.
Try not to scratch the back. Make sure the driver bit is seated well in the groove before you try to turn.
DOn't have the bergeon driver?
A cheaper one ala home depot or sears won't work- I tried.
I bought mine @ 65 w 47th street.
DRS suply 212 819-0237.
good luck
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May 12th, 2006, 4:04 pm #3

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May 12th, 2006, 5:11 pm #4

Guys,

Sorry if this has been asked many times before, but... Can anyone give me a quick idea of how you changes straps on a Blackseal?

once the screws are out, does that "rail" pull out and separate?

Easier than Luminor or same?

thank you! have a great day.

Dave
Radiomir Strap Change

Radiomir Strap Change



It is as simple to change a strap on one of the Radiomir’s as it is on the classic Luminor case, as simple but a bit more fiddly.

Firstly unscrew the two holding screws that keep the wire loops in place.
Try not to unscrew these completely as they are mighty small and can be very difficult to find if they fall out and even more fun trying to get them back in.

Best is to unscrew slightly and ‘test’ to see if the wire loop ends will come out, remember to unscrew each side more or less evenly as if only one side is free the other will not move due to the precise tolerances of the machining.




Once you have removed the wire loops simply pull from both sides, the wire then loop ‘splits’ in the middle and comes out of the strap.



Then take the replacement strap and insert the wire lug parts into the strap end making sure that (a) you have the correct lug parts (male and female) and that the locking notches are facing towards the case back.



Present the lug ends to the holes in the case and then push home using what I would describe as the Radiomir Pinch, this is holding the strap end in the middle so that the pressure is central, if you hold by one side of the strap end it is far more difficult to get the lugs back in, trust me!!



Once the lug ends are pushed home simply tighten the holding screws and test that the wire loop is secure with a slight pull.

See it’s simple!!






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wolfB
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May 12th, 2006, 6:52 pm #5

Guys,

Sorry if this has been asked many times before, but... Can anyone give me a quick idea of how you changes straps on a Blackseal?

once the screws are out, does that "rail" pull out and separate?

Easier than Luminor or same?

thank you! have a great day.

Dave
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Sorry for my bad English.

wolfB

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scoopster
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May 12th, 2006, 7:32 pm #6

documentary. Thanks.
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Joined: September 21st, 2004, 8:13 am

May 12th, 2006, 7:44 pm #7

Guys,

Sorry if this has been asked many times before, but... Can anyone give me a quick idea of how you changes straps on a Blackseal?

once the screws are out, does that "rail" pull out and separate?

Easier than Luminor or same?

thank you! have a great day.

Dave
that way you would not scratch up the case back IMO. Good luck, Michael
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CultFan
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May 12th, 2006, 10:31 pm #8

Guys,

Sorry if this has been asked many times before, but... Can anyone give me a quick idea of how you changes straps on a Blackseal?

once the screws are out, does that "rail" pull out and separate?

Easier than Luminor or same?

thank you! have a great day.

Dave
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Mr.Orange
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Joined: February 8th, 2005, 6:29 am

May 13th, 2006, 8:09 am #9

documentary. Thanks.

Mostlikely somethin' to do with SPAM...

Just wanted to say I really enjoyed the picture of you with Patrick in NYC.
Good fun. All the best.

Have a great weekend,
ilya
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