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 Post subject: Spring bar question.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:43 am 
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Hello,

I want to install my rubber and leather strap on my new SuperOcean 44 and the bracelet spring bar is thinner than the strap bores so does anyone know which size of the 22mm spring bar I should buy from this website? :

http://www.ofrei.com/page1229.html

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Don't recall the size off the top of my head, but from memory I think that strap spring bars are about 1/2 mm thicker than bracelet.


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1.5mm for bracelet and 1.8mm for straps.

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Thank you for your replies. I ordered the 22mm 1.8mm thick spring bars ( part FB-7885 ).

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Thank you for your replies. I ordered the 22mm 1.8mm thick spring bars ( part FB-7885 ).


That's the ones with the "not easy to remove" warning.
Let us know how difficult they are to install/remove once you receive them.
Might also order some.

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I will certainly do that. They're also very quick in processing my order. It's already on the truck and I should receive it on Tuesday.

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The new springs bars arrived. I tried taking a pic of the spring bars with a 10x loupe and my iphone:

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Left being the OEM bracelet spring bar and the right is the aftermarket.


Here's my watch on the calf strap:

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After they snapped in place they're very snug. I use a bergeon 6767-f and I had difficulty catching the spring bar flange to remove them. I gave up after 5x. I will try to remove them later since I'm enjoying my watch on the leather strap.

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Update: I was able to remove the spring bars. It does require a more steady hand because of the smaller flanges, but its doable

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