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Joined: August 8th, 2005, 10:54 pm

April 17th, 2009, 10:16 pm #1

I just got some 22mm Tubes for the lugs on my Hamiltons. You put the Spring-Bars through the Tubes and then put the strap on. Now the problem is, that since the Tubes are 22mm I was able to put the strap on with the Spring-Bars through the tubes, but there is now no room to remove the strap, as I can't get a Spring-Bar tool into the lugs where the Tubes are.

Any suggestions?

Todd.



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Joined: January 4th, 2007, 7:26 am

April 17th, 2009, 10:21 pm #2

Hello,

Gosh.. What a pickle eh? The only thing I can think of would ruin whatever strap you have on your watch. I guess unless someone else mentions a better suggestion I would cut the strap/tubes/spring bars right in the middle with some heavy duty cutters but be careful not to hurt the watch case. Yikes huh? Good luck and let us know what you come up with and decide on.

Jason
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Joined: July 7th, 2007, 4:01 am

April 17th, 2009, 10:22 pm #3

I just got some 22mm Tubes for the lugs on my Hamiltons. You put the Spring-Bars through the Tubes and then put the strap on. Now the problem is, that since the Tubes are 22mm I was able to put the strap on with the Spring-Bars through the tubes, but there is now no room to remove the strap, as I can't get a Spring-Bar tool into the lugs where the Tubes are.

Any suggestions?

Todd.



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Clip it.

I recieved a 6105 w/ a springbar that could not come out, had to cut it.

Arthur
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Joined: August 8th, 2005, 10:54 pm

April 17th, 2009, 10:29 pm #4

Hello,

Gosh.. What a pickle eh? The only thing I can think of would ruin whatever strap you have on your watch. I guess unless someone else mentions a better suggestion I would cut the strap/tubes/spring bars right in the middle with some heavy duty cutters but be careful not to hurt the watch case. Yikes huh? Good luck and let us know what you come up with and decide on.

Jason
I guess I could cut the Tubes, that's not a problem as they are inexpensive, but they are 316L Stainless, so it may be hard to cut, what do you think?. But I don't want to cut the strap.

Todd.



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Joined: December 1st, 2005, 5:29 am

April 17th, 2009, 10:38 pm #5

Believe me, those tubes will be no match for a decent diagonal-cutting pliers!

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Joined: August 8th, 2005, 10:54 pm

April 17th, 2009, 10:40 pm #6

I have those. I will begin to cut. LOL!

Todd.



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Joined: December 1st, 2005, 5:29 am

April 17th, 2009, 10:43 pm #7

I once put 20mm fat bars on a 6105-8110. They go in fine, but they won't come out (not without the Klein "spring bar" tool, anyway).

Good luck!
Myles
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Joined: March 16th, 2008, 9:35 pm

April 17th, 2009, 10:48 pm #8

I just got some 22mm Tubes for the lugs on my Hamiltons. You put the Spring-Bars through the Tubes and then put the strap on. Now the problem is, that since the Tubes are 22mm I was able to put the strap on with the Spring-Bars through the tubes, but there is now no room to remove the strap, as I can't get a Spring-Bar tool into the lugs where the Tubes are.

Any suggestions?

Todd.



"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room." President Merkin Muffley
I had an Italian chrono where I mashed up the springbar through the little notch in the bracelet then couldn't get it off.

Couldn't cut it, either!

I put a screwdriver between the bracelet and the case and torqued it. The springbar bent at the lug and the whole thing popped out.

You'll want to protect the screwdriver with tape or something, but you may be able to wreck the springbar but save the tube and strap.

There is some risk of scratching the case, but some care and maybe some protection between the case and screwdriver will help.

If it's a super-fancy watch, you may elect to cut the strap instead of take the risk.

Bonne chance, amigo!

Cheers - Jeff


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Joined: November 26th, 2008, 7:37 pm

April 17th, 2009, 10:51 pm #9

I once put 20mm fat bars on a 6105-8110. They go in fine, but they won't come out (not without the Klein "spring bar" tool, anyway).

Good luck!
Myles
This is why mine will forever have a Tropic strap on it....lol
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Joined: December 1st, 2005, 5:29 am

April 17th, 2009, 10:54 pm #10

It's almost like having fixed bars, yet you aren't restricted to using one-piece straps. Mind sharing your tropic strap source?

Myles
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