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mattcanbleed - Is There A Trick?

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:09 pm

The U1-P has been on the bracelet since its arrival in August.

I thought I would try some straps out for a change.


However, the bracelet removal did NOT go so well.


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Is there a trick or just be patient working one side at a time with pressure in the middle?
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Post by Nellipj » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:15 pm

Damn! It’s a tight one. Just need to be patient. Press up on the outside of the endlink while you release one side of the spring bar and then the other. It was one of the harder ones to pop out that I’ve tried.


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Post by spring-diver » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:21 pm

Ouch Image

Patients is required getting them out.

Or buy one of those spring bar “tongs”? They grip both sides at the same timeImage

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Post by aikiman44 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:33 pm

The strap isn’t easy, either. For that add some liquid soap.
That pliers tool is a help.
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Post by jtbenson » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:39 pm

Nellipj wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:15 pm
Damn! It was one of the harder ones to pop out that I’ve tried.
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Post by mattcantwin » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:13 pm

Looks like shoulder-less spring bars.


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Would the tool work on these?



Maybe Chris designed it so I can't put on a strap he doesn't like. :tap:
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Post by spring-diver » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:20 pm

mattcantwin wrote:Looks like shoulder-less spring bars.


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Would the tool work on these?
First you’ll need to straighten out the tip on your tool Image
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Press in the spring bar through the lug holes. Pressing lightly on top, towards the underside, just get the tip out, then do the other side. Reinstall with double flange spring bars. Terry has some if you don’t. Good luck Image Image


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Post by raf42 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:58 pm

Yeah, I've bled a few times on strap changes, and also had spring bars go flying in all directions. The U1P should not be as hard with the lug holes (as opposed to the EZM 1.1 where it took me twenty minutes to get the bracelet off because the stock bars don't have very good flanges - replaced with some from Terry and now it comes off easily). And yeah, that plier tool won't help since the U1P stock spring bars don't have flanges (since it has lug holes).

Anyway, on my U1P I insert the tip all the way in, and (as mentioned by Shannon) with pressure on the end link, pull out the tip. Spring bar always pops right out. Maybe your end link(s) are wedged in a bit and might take a bit of shimmy action to release? Good luck!

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Post by dukerules » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:12 pm

Yep, I find it easy to get out (a little tougher to get back on though). Push spring bar in, and pull endlink straight out while spring bar still pushed in. This unseats the spring bar from the lug hole. Do the same thing on the other side, and you should be good.

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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:15 pm

Please don’t damage the watch.
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Post by mattcantwin » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:37 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Please don’t damage the watch.
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Post by deepcdvr » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:06 pm

I’ve got three words for you Matt
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Post by four20 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:07 pm

I thought "that's what she said" one too many times reading this thread

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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:11 pm

dukerules wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:12 pm
Yep, I find it easy to get out (a little tougher to get back on though). Push spring bar in, and pull endlink straight out while spring bar still pushed in. This unseats the spring bar from the lug hole. Do the same thing on the other side, and you should be good.
^^^This. I use a push pin for drilled lugs. But keep pressure on the center link the whole time.

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Post by mattcantwin » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:23 pm

I'll go back at it tomorrow, thanks for the assistance. :thumbsup:
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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:33 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:23 pm
I'll go back at it tomorrow, thanks for the assistance. :thumbsup:
If you do not apply pressure to the middle link the spring bar will keep engaging into the drilled lug. If you apply pressure and push the spring bar in at the same time you will feel the spring bar actually disengage and hang on the lip of the drilled lug hole. Once that is done go to the other side. If you need me to send you a video showing how I can. Here is a video I did showing how to do it on a Monta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q1l1awAqD4

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Post by mattcantwin » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:40 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:33 pm
mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:23 pm
I'll go back at it tomorrow, thanks for the assistance. :thumbsup:
If you do not apply pressure to the middle link the spring bar will keep engaging into the drilled lug. If you apply pressure and push the spring bar in at the same time you will feel the spring bar actually disengage and hang on the lip of the drilled lug hole. Once that is done go to the other side. If you need me to send you a video showing how I can. Here is a video I did showing how to do it on a Monta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q1l1awAqD4
Thanks, Terry; I think I got it.

Sent you a pm about replacement spring bars; and maybe another spring bar tool. :shifty:
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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:13 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:40 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:33 pm
mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:23 pm
I'll go back at it tomorrow, thanks for the assistance. :thumbsup:
If you do not apply pressure to the middle link the spring bar will keep engaging into the drilled lug. If you apply pressure and push the spring bar in at the same time you will feel the spring bar actually disengage and hang on the lip of the drilled lug hole. Once that is done go to the other side. If you need me to send you a video showing how I can. Here is a video I did showing how to do it on a Monta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q1l1awAqD4
Thanks, Terry; I think I got it.

Sent you a pm about replacement spring bars; and maybe another spring bar tool. :shifty:
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Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:24 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:13 pm
mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:40 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:33 pm
mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:23 pm
I'll go back at it tomorrow, thanks for the assistance. :thumbsup:
If you do not apply pressure to the middle link the spring bar will keep engaging into the drilled lug. If you apply pressure and push the spring bar in at the same time you will feel the spring bar actually disengage and hang on the lip of the drilled lug hole. Once that is done go to the other side. If you need me to send you a video showing how I can. Here is a video I did showing how to do it on a Monta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q1l1awAqD4
Thanks, Terry; I think I got it.

Sent you a pm about replacement spring bars; and maybe another spring bar tool. :shifty:
:salute:
Do you sell a springbar plier? If not, you should. Nobody sells one with every possible tip size ( :love: ) included. I think you could get a lot of sales if you undercut the other brands by cutting some corners on the plier itself (they don't need to be nice) and then spec'd super quality tips (here is where it matters).

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Post by hoppyjr » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:29 pm

Just sell it to me and save yourself the trouble. A man of your age can’t be bleeding all the time.

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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:26 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:24 pm
Do you sell a springbar plier? If not, you should. Nobody sells one with every possible tip size ( :love: ) included. I think you could get a lot of sales if you undercut the other brands by cutting some corners on the plier itself (they don't need to be nice) and then spec'd super quality tips (here is where it matters).
I do not. The cost is crazy on them. The only decent ones I found start at almost $60. They work great but the issue is the tips are to wide. So they won't fit Tudor/Rolex/Monta bracelets. The higher end versions have the slimmer tips. But they start at around $80 last I checked.

I honestly have to say I do not like them. Maybe I am not graceful enough but every time i used my Horotec's the spring bars shot across the room. :shrug:

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Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:17 pm

My whatever brand is perfect for omega and awful for Rolex. It needs the smaller tips and I need magnification and good light. That shit is hard to see.

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Post by gonzomantis » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:12 am

Two. Screwdrivers.

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Post by mattcantwin » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:01 pm

Success!


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Probably took less than a minute.


I paid closer attention to what I needed to do this time around.




Replacement spring bars on order, should have a strap choice ready to go by the time they arrive.
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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:19 pm

Good deal bro

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