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is there a trick to removing the bracelet?

Post by 4pfrench » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:26 am

I've got my 6285 and a clear head....and i cant for the life of me get the bracelet free from my Supermarine....is there a trick?

two screwdrivers?
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Post by Joe C » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:36 am

4pfrench wrote:I've got my 6285 and a clear head....and i cant for the life of me get the bracelet free from my Supermarine....is there a trick?

two screwdrivers?

Hey Paul when I had a supermarine and removed the bracelet I recall using 2 spring bar removal tools at the same time ( i.e. one on each side) to get it loose. The trick was having a third hand to hold the case in place :banghead:
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Post by 4pfrench » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:46 am

It's your bracelet - i blame you :)
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Post by Joe C » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:47 am

4pfrench wrote:It's your bracelet - i blame you :)

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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:15 am

Spring for the bracelet tongs...

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Post by kfalk » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:23 am

http://www.esslinger.com/watch-bracelet ... liers.aspx

$110 cheaper than the Bergeon.

I hate spending that much money on such a specific tool, but when you need one, they're worth it.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:27 am

kfalk wrote:http://www.esslinger.com/watch-bracelet ... liers.aspx

$110 cheaper than the Bergeon.

I hate spending that much money on such a specific tool, but when you need one, they're worth it.
I agree. I'm not much a bracelet on/off guy, but if I were I'd use that or the Bergeon.

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Post by 4pfrench » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:33 am

have it - and still cant get the damn thing free

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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:37 am

Are you opening the clasp? If so, tape up the lugs, and get someone to hold the watch head with one hand and lift up the end link with the other (while you compress both springs). If that doesn't work, it's time to pay someone.

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Post by jeckyll » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:39 am

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Post by JBZ » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:39 am

Leave the bracelet on - it looks great.
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Post by hoppyjr » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:47 am

When I have an issue like this I usually push up on the end link while removing the bar ends one at a time. This assumes I'm holding the watch upside down. The upward pressure helps keep the bar end dislodged while I do the other tip, then it slides out.

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Post by Panerai7 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:48 am

hoppyjr wrote:When I have an issue like this I usually push up on the end link while removing the bar ends one at a time. This assumes I'm holding the watch upside down. The upward pressure helps keep the bar end dislodged while I do the other tip, then it slides out.
This ^
Works most of the time.

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Post by jeckyll » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:57 am

Panerai7 wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:When I have an issue like this I usually push up on the end link while removing the bar ends one at a time. This assumes I'm holding the watch upside down. The upward pressure helps keep the bar end dislodged while I do the other tip, then it slides out.
This ^
Works most of the time.
That's what it takes on my BCA to remove the bracelet.
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Post by kfalk » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:03 am

Good advice, Hop.

If you haven't, free the bracelet from the clasp. Makes it way easier to work.
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Post by lilhoody » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:13 am

Joe C wrote:
4pfrench wrote:I've got my 6285 and a clear head....and i cant for the life of me get the bracelet free from my Supermarine....is there a trick?

two screwdrivers?

The trick was having a third hand to hold the case in place :banghead:
Three hands?

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Re: is there a trick to removing the bracelet?

Post by ericf4 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:38 pm

believe me dude, i bought the pliers....doesnt work on that watch...use a single spring bar tool one side 9push up on that side of the end link when bar is unseated while you work on the opposite side of that end link....Its a bitch.....getting it back on is way easier than getting it off

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Post by Jwalker9 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:27 pm

hoppyjr wrote:When I have an issue like this I usually push up on the end link while removing the bar ends one at a time. This assumes I'm holding the watch upside down. The upward pressure helps keep the bar end dislodged while I do the other tip, then it slides out.
Exactly how I do it. As other said, its not easy, but thats the best way. :cheers:

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Re: is there a trick to removing the bracelet?

Post by streetracer101 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:32 pm

Have you tried 2 screwdrivers?

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Re: is there a trick to removing the bracelet?

Post by Joe C » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:33 pm

kfalk wrote:http://www.esslinger.com/watch-bracelet ... liers.aspx

$110 cheaper than the Bergeon.

I hate spending that much money on such a specific tool, but when you need one, they're worth it.
Alright I just bought one of these things... Hope It works :fro:
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