Marathon (Rolex #23-9291) spring bars

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Marathon (Rolex #23-9291) spring bars

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:43 pm

For a long time these spring bars have been called Marathon bars since they came stock on most of their watches. They are actually Rolex #23-9291 spring bars. Scurfa also uses them, and a few more companies. I have them on most of my Seiko divers that have 20mm drilled lugs.

The only disadvantage about these spring bars is how thick the middle section is (2.0mm). On a Rolex if you have a strap thicker than 1.2mm then they won't fit without a lot of work.

I talked to my manufacture and came up with a solution to this issue, that is making them with a middle section that is 1.78mm thick.
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Re: Marathon (Rolex #23-9291) spring bars

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:38 am

Good stuff. Same guy we discussed or new?

I thought Marathon bars had tips that were about .09 and Rolex bars use tips that are 1.2 (which also fit Seiko). ???

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Re: Marathon (Rolex #23-9291) spring bars

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:39 am

Good stuff. Same guy we discussed or new?

I thought Marathon bars had tips that were about .09 and Rolex bars use tips that are 1.2 (which also fit Seiko). ???

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Re: Marathon (Rolex #23-9291) spring bars

Post by djh1201 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:23 am

Awesome! Was about to ask about quality spring bars.

Have had two watches that I basically bumped pop their spring bars and fall to the ground in the last 6 months...

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Re: Marathon (Rolex #23-9291) spring bars

Post by toxicavenger » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:23 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:38 am
Good stuff. Same guy we discussed or new?

I thought Marathon bars had tips that were about .09 and Rolex bars use tips that are 1.2 (which also fit Seiko). ???
I use to buy Marathon bars and they fit my Sub. So unless they have some that .9mm and 1.2mm tips also then I don't know. I also used those same spring bars on my MM. EDIT: you are right Ed they are all .9mm. Which I already carried that size. So maybe these are enhanced Marathon bar!!! :mrgreen:

Most Seiko divers with drilled lugs use a 1.2mm tip. The Seiko bottle cap is the only one I have seen that used a .9mm end.

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Re: Marathon (Rolex #23-9291) spring bars

Post by toxicavenger » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:26 am

djh1201 wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:23 am
Awesome! Was about to ask about quality spring bars.

Have had two watches that I basically bumped pop their spring bars and fall to the ground in the last 6 months...
That will piss you off for sure. Or at least it would to me. :banghead:

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Re: Marathon (Rolex #23-9291) spring bars

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:59 am

toxicavenger wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:38 am
Good stuff. Same guy we discussed or new?

I thought Marathon bars had tips that were about .09 and Rolex bars use tips that are 1.2 (which also fit Seiko). ???
I use to buy Marathon bars and they fit my Sub. So unless they have some that .9mm and 1.2mm tips also then I don't know. I also used those same spring bars on my MM. EDIT: you are right Ed they are all .9mm. Which I already carried that size. So maybe these are enhanced Marathon bar!!! :mrgreen:

Most Seiko divers with drilled lugs use a 1.2mm tip. The Seiko bottle cap is the only one I have seen that used a .9mm end.
The smaller tips will certainly fit a Rolex or Seiko, they just move around in the hole. I think many of us have done that without realizing in our early stages of the watch disease. ;-)

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Re: Marathon (Rolex #23-9291) spring bars

Post by toxicavenger » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:49 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:59 am
I think many of us have done that without realizing in our early stages of the watch disease. ;-)
You are definitely right about that. :mrgreen: :crybaby:

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