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    Split-pins for bracelets

    One of the split pins in my Citizen Promaster Tough has decided to drop out and looks like it was forced in the wrong way around.

    Are split pins all created equal?

    Would this set be okay and useful for most bracelets if required in the future?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203185878087

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    Grand Master markrlondon's Avatar
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    I don't know if they're all equal but I expect that set would be fine. I bought some from Cousins many eons and they're still going fine. They've done well in all the times I've used them.

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    Take one of the remaining pins, measure it, then order the closest equivalent from Cousins. Sometimes pins gave to be trimmed to fit, a straightdorward job if you’ve got the tools but not easy if you haven’t.

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    I bought these several years ago:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122651865...mis&media=COPY

    They've come in handy every so often.

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    Bent the first pin before I realised that I just need to whack them to site the pin


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsan View Post
    Bent the first pin before I realised that I just need to whack them to site the pin

    Given that you've already bent a pin, and that you whack things, I'd leave that caseback tool alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Given that you've already bent a pin, and that you whack things, I'd leave that caseback tool alone.
    I was using the caseback tool as the hammer.

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    They don’t need ‘wacking’ just push them in

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    They don’t need ‘wacking’ just push them in
    I was being flippant.

    Logically, 'whacking' something isn't going to be successful if the first pin was bent.

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