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Spring Bar Pliers

Post by fastward » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:11 pm

Bergeron or Horotec?

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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by nweash » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:16 pm

I used the horofix for my Pelagos and BLNR. Worked great, and 100 bucks less.

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Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by nweash » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:16 pm

Dumb dupe
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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by 2ar2c1 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:21 pm

the 7825 and the 3200 work the best for me:
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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:43 pm

I have the horotech. They're fine. Ill be getting a 3200 for exclusive use on my Rolex.

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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by Panerai7 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:50 pm

I have the Bergeron tool that looks just like Horotec in Nick's pic. Works great on Rolex and Tudor.

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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by deepcdvr » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:50 pm

I typically use a sharp knife.

That has caused me to use a drill as well
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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by fastward » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:03 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:50 pm
I typically use a sharp knife.

That has caused me to use a drill as well
My skill set is slightly different. :salute:

I’ve used two screwdrivers in the past, but feel like it’s finally time to buck up and go for the pliers.

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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by Chocodove » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:08 pm

I have the Horofix ones. They work fine. Much better than the standard spring bar tool. Still a pain in the ass IMO, but that says more about my technique than the tool.
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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:26 pm

How are these better than a regular spring bar tool? Because all I do is apply pressure to back of the lug while I release each spring bar. Just wondering.

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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by fastward » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:28 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:26 pm
How are these better than a regular spring bar tool? Because all I do is apply pressure to back of the lug while I release each spring bar. Just wondering.
I like the concept of locking pliers as opposed to my overly caffeinated hands after a few drinks.

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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by Chocodove » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:32 pm

toxicavenger wrote:How are these better than a regular spring bar tool? Because all I do is apply pressure to back of the lug while I release each spring bar. Just wondering.
In my experience I am much less likely to scratch the back of the lugs using this than a regular spring bar tool. The ends are tiny enough to fit into the ridiculously tight tolerances of a Rolex bracelet and grab the spring bar perfectly, which my regular Bergeon tool does not.
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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by ericf4 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:34 pm

I bought them thinking I'd use them all the time. I never do. Easier with single tool while applying pressure to the lug. Pops right out.

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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:53 pm

Chocodove wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:32 pm
toxicavenger wrote:How are these better than a regular spring bar tool? Because all I do is apply pressure to back of the lug while I release each spring bar. Just wondering.
In my experience I am much less likely to scratch the back of the lugs using this than a regular spring bar tool. The ends are tiny enough to fit into the ridiculously tight tolerances of a Rolex bracelet and grab the spring bar perfectly, which my regular Bergeon tool does not.
I have one of the Everest spring bar tools with the 1.4mm tip. It works perfectly for the Monta. Is your Bergeon the one with the smaller tip?

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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by Chocodove » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:03 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:32 pm
toxicavenger wrote:How are these better than a regular spring bar tool? Because all I do is apply pressure to back of the lug while I release each spring bar. Just wondering.
In my experience I am much less likely to scratch the back of the lugs using this than a regular spring bar tool. The ends are tiny enough to fit into the ridiculously tight tolerances of a Rolex bracelet and grab the spring bar perfectly, which my regular Bergeon tool does not.
I have one of the Everest spring bar tools with the 1.4mm tip. It works perfectly for the Monta. Is your Bergeon the one with the smaller tip?
It’s more getting the bracelet back on. Both ends have to be squeezed, which I find to be easier with a plier type device than a regular tool.
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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:09 pm

Chocodove wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:03 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:32 pm
toxicavenger wrote:How are these better than a regular spring bar tool? Because all I do is apply pressure to back of the lug while I release each spring bar. Just wondering.
In my experience I am much less likely to scratch the back of the lugs using this than a regular spring bar tool. The ends are tiny enough to fit into the ridiculously tight tolerances of a Rolex bracelet and grab the spring bar perfectly, which my regular Bergeon tool does not.
I have one of the Everest spring bar tools with the 1.4mm tip. It works perfectly for the Monta. Is your Bergeon the one with the smaller tip?
It’s more getting the bracelet back on. Both ends have to be squeezed, which I find to be easier with a plier type device than a regular tool.
Oh okay. I can see that.

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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:09 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:26 pm
How are these better than a regular spring bar tool? Because all I do is apply pressure to back of the lug while I release each spring bar. Just wondering.
Taking it off isn't much easier, but getting it back on is MUCH easier... for me.

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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by Chocodove » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:13 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:26 pm
How are these better than a regular spring bar tool? Because all I do is apply pressure to back of the lug while I release each spring bar. Just wondering.
Taking it off isn't much easier, but getting it back on is MUCH easier... for me.
Exactly.
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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by manitoujoe » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:42 pm

Wait. So how is this different than a spring bar tool? Does it do both ends at the same time?
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Post by Selym » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:14 pm

manitoujoe wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:42 pm
Wait. So how is this different than a spring bar tool? Does it do both ends at the same time?
Yes.

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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by manitoujoe » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:41 pm

Sweet. I think I should look into getting one. The single tool is too fiddly sometimes. Thanks


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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by dukerules » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:32 am

Horofix for me. Mainly because they're much cheaper than the Bergeron.

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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by fastward » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:23 am

dukerules wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:32 am
Horofix for me. Mainly because they're much cheaper than the Bergeron.
I was leaning towards the Horofix for the same reason.

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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by Chocodove » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:30 am

fastward wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:23 am
dukerules wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:32 am
Horofix for me. Mainly because they're much cheaper than the Bergeron.
I was leaning towards the Horofix for the same reason.
I am not sure what watch you plan on using these for, but if ever a Rolex, from what I understand the Bergeon pliers need to have the tips filed down slightly to get to the correct size. The Horofix are already good to go. If you do a search at TRF you'll see what I mean.
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Re: Spring a Bar Pliers

Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:34 am

Chocodove wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:30 am
fastward wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:23 am
dukerules wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:32 am
Horofix for me. Mainly because they're much cheaper than the Bergeron.
I was leaning towards the Horofix for the same reason.
I am not sure what watch you plan on using these for, but if ever a Rolex, from what I understand the Bergeon pliers need to have the tips filed down slightly to get to the correct size. The Horofix are already good to go. If you do a search at TRF you'll see what I mean.
That why I bought the horofix. However, it's definitely not as nice, and one of my thin tips showed up defective.

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