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    Technique for changing straps with screws

    Iím not the most dexterous when it comes to fiddly jobs so my new arrival (which I love) has posed me a bit of a problem. Itís a chronoswiss and it has screwed bars. The screwed head seems to be on both sides. My question is do you have to use 2 screwdrivers (with one locked in position) or is there a special tool that people use to do this? Pretty worried about scratching the lugs to bits (or worse chewing the screw heads) trying to get this off

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    Usual two screwdrivers there are tools out there i believe Bergeron do one and the result should be something like this

    I FEEL LIKE I'M DIAGONALLY PARKED IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE

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    Quote Originally Posted by mart broad View Post
    Usual two screwdrivers there are tools out there i believe Bergeron do one and the result should be something like this

    Ok so as I thought. Finding doing it a bit tricky. Will persevere when itís daylight I think.

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    I can recommend putting a light grade of Loctite on the threads when you refit your screwed bars. I use Loctite222 after a near miss with my Voyager. The screw had unwound and was lost, what you see is the end of the bar just hanging in with the friction of the rubber strap, said friction being the likely cause of the loosening.



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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    I can recommend putting a light grade of Loctite on the threads when you refit your screwed bars. I use Loctite222 after a near miss with my Voyager. The screw had unwound and was lost, what you see is the end of the bar just hanging in with the friction of the rubber strap, said friction being the likely cause of the loosening.


    Yikes thatís alarming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    I can recommend putting a light grade of Loctite on the threads when you refit your screwed bars. I use Loctite222 after a near miss with my Voyager. The screw had unwound and was lost, what you see is the end of the bar just hanging in with the friction of the rubber strap, said friction being the likely cause of the loosening.

    ...and that's why Panerai advises you use tubes to avoid drag on the bar with all their screw-bar watches for all types of straps.
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    ​Jim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mart broad View Post
    Usual two screwdrivers there are tools out there i believe Bergeron do one and the result should be something like this

    I just canít find a secure way to do this. Itís driving me nuts. Actually considering just selling the watch

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    I had the same drama with my Chronoswiss

    You'll need something like this...



    https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/sc...es?code=S36098

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    I had the same drama with my Chronoswiss

    You'll need something like this...



    https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/sc...es?code=S36098

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    It shouldnít - but this excites me
    New gadget time !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    I had the same drama with my Chronoswiss

    You'll need something like this...



    https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/sc...es?code=S36098

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    Just ordered one - thanks for sharing the link - appreciated buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Just ordered one - thanks for sharing the link - appreciated buddy.
    Youíll still need to be careful. Itís easy to slip even with these blocks.
    If itís not moving - you may need to apply heat too - to loosen the Loctite. (I used a soldering iron).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    Youíll still need to be careful. Itís easy to slip even with these blocks.
    If itís not moving - you may need to apply heat too - to loosen the Loctite. (I used a soldering iron).

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    it wonít be tight - just awkward. This thing looks just the jinkies

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    I just canít find a secure way to do this. Itís driving me nuts. Actually considering just selling the watch
    Always worth involving someone else. Get the watch head well positioned and get the wife to hold a screwdriver firm at one side and you work the other side. I did that and it does work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Always worth involving someone else. Get the watch head well positioned and get the wife to hold a screwdriver firm at one side and you work the other side. I did that and it does work.
    I donít trust my wife with a sharp object anywhere near a watch. Hopefully this gizmo will do the trick.

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