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    I've got a strap I can't remove. Just can't get either of the spring bars moving. I could take apart the strap (which was only cheap) but I'm wondering....

    Is it possible to wrench a strap off, killing the spring bars, but not damaging the 47-year-old lug holes?
    Last edited by Der Amf; Jan 6, 2015 at 05:01 PM.

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    Do you have some wire clippers? I would take some of those and cut thru the spring bar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 93EXCivic View Post
    Do you have some wire clippers? I would take some of those and cut thru the spring bar.
    Great plan!

    Unfortunately no I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    I've got a strap I can't remove. Just can't get either of the spring bars moving. I could take apart the strap (which was only cheap) but I'm wondering....

    Is it possible to wrench a strap off, killing the spring bars, but not damaging the 47-year-old lug holes?
    I would cut the strap off have had it were the bar was fixed and I cut if of as the strap was in the way so could not see it. so I then had to complete remove the bar and drill holes so I say just cut the strap off simple and easy then you can see exactly what you got mate pics as always would help
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    tiny little dremel thru the spring bar ] carefully ]- leaving enough space to pincer out the remainder of the bar if its stuck firm - don't try to force it out sideways as you are suggesting -

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    I'd buy some - good tools are always and without exception cheaper in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Is it possible to wrench a strap off, killing the spring bars, but not damaging the 47-year-old lug holes?
    Yes, but it is also possible you could muller the case....

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    I would cut the strap off have had it were the bar was fixed and I cut if of as the strap was in the way so could not see it. so I then had to complete remove the bar and drill holes so I say just cut the strap off simple and easy then you can see exactly what you got mate pics as always would help
    I know that the spring bars are normal - I put the damn thing on

    And as I was fitting it I was thinking, "my these spring bars go in a very long way!"

    My strap changing tool has seen better days; so unfortunately have my hands.

    So I know that they are spring bars with all their inherent weaknesses, which is why I'm hoping I might be able to kill them. If the strap dies nonetheless then so be it. If the lugholes get damaged though......

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeSport View Post
    Yes, but it is also possible you could muller the case....

    Gold or steel?
    I think the case is steel, not just chrome plated. Def not gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    I'd buy some - good tools are always and without exception cheaper in the long run.
    I can see that patience would really help me out here. I'm, er, not very inclined to patience when a new watch is involved.....

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