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'more info' links as this will help you decide which is the best tool for you needs.


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All Metal Spring Bar Tool 1



(all metal body with replaceable tips)


Spring Bar Tool for watch straps and bracelet removal and fitting

Price: £6.95


*Price includes postage and packing within the United Kingdom


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(Bergeon Style) Spring Bar Tool 3 More Details



All Metal Spring Bar Tool 2 - *Fine Fork Tip + Fine Pin Tip




Spring Bar Tool 2 - Fine Fork Tip

Comes with the fine fork tip and fine pin tip seen below

Springbar Tool Fine Fork Tip

______________ Springbar Tool Standard Pin Tip



Price: £8.75


*Price includes postage and packing within the United Kingdom


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on the next page, click 'more info' link below


(Bergeon Style) Spring Bar Tool 3 More Details




All Metal Spring Bar Tool 3 - *Standard Fork Tip + Fine Pin Tip




Spring Bar Tool 3 - Standard Fork Tip

Comes with the standard width fork tip and fine pin tip seen below


Springbar Tool Standard Fork Tip

______________Springbar Tool Standard Pin Tip



Price: £9.95



*Price includes postage and packing within the United Kingdom


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(Bergeon Style) Spring Bar Tool 3 More Details




All Metal Spring Bar Tool 4 - Standard + Fine Fork + Fine Pin Tip



Spring Bar Tool 2 - Fine Fork Tip


Comes with the fine fork tip, standard fork tip and fine pin tip seen below


Springbar Tool Fine Fork Tip
Springbar Tool Standard Fork Tip
______________ Springbar Tool Standard Pin Tip



Price: £12.00


*Price includes postage and packing within the United Kingdom


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on the next page, click 'more info' link below


(Bergeon Style) Spring Bar Tool 3 More Details





Spring Bar Tool usage notes


Using a spring bar tool is very straightforward and provided the inexperienced user applies
reasonable care and patience (both with your watch and the tool) watchstraps can be conveniently removed and replaced quickly and with minimum fuss




Common Case Lug Types





Watch case lug types


The most common watch case lug designs come in two principal types, ie. those with 'closed'
lugs as seen above left or 'open' as seen above right. There are other more esoteric designs
but for the purposes of this (admittedly simple) spring bar tool user guide only the two
types seen above are covered here.



All spring bars supplied with TSS watchstraps feature a double flange as seen below


Watchstrap Spring Bar




When carefully inserted between the inside face of the case lug and the strap the spring bar
tool fork tip locates on the double flange allowing the spring bar to be easily compressed.
Once the spring bar has be sufficiently compressed the strap can be removed.



Spring Bar Double Flange Detail







The spring bar connecting your strap to your watch is positioned approximately as
seen above - there are slight variations depending on the brand and design of your
particular watch but the difference will not be great in the vast majority of cases.
The male end of the spring bar locates in the female port found on the inside of the
case lug. There is a central (internal) spring that allows the each spring bar end to
be compressed for removal and refitting. TSS supply Swiss made stainless steel
spring bars only as we believe them to be superior in terms of service life and are
highly resistant to corrosion and seizing.



 
Using the tool with closed type case lugs
(as seen below)



a) Carefully insert the fork tip as indicated below

b) Apply a light levering action to compress the spring bar



*the compression required is rarely more than a 2-3 mm

**avoid using too much force as this could damage the fork tip or worse - your watch !

If you are unable to compress the spring bar with a light levering pressure your old spring
bar(s) could be seized. In this instance TSS recommend that you take your watch to a
local watch repairer to remove the spring bars and fit your new strap.


Spring Bar Tool fork tip



Using the tool with open type case lugs
(as seen below)


a) Carefully insert the spring bar pin pusher tip as indicated below

b) Light pressure will compress the spring bar
as seen


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the compression required is rarely more than a 2-3 mm

**avoid using too much force as this could damage the pin pusher or worse - your watch !

If you are unable to compress the spring bar(s) with light pressure your old spring
bar(s) could be seized. In this instance TSS recommend that you take your watch to a
local watch repairer to remove the spring bars and fit your new strap.



Spring Bar Tool pin pusher



Using a spring bar tool with metal bracelets


In most cases the access to the spring bar is restricted as seen below and the bar end
can only be reached by using a fine fork tip as the standard width fork tip is simply too
wide to be inserted and attempting to insert the larger tip into the narrower access port
willl almost certainly result indamage to the fork tip itself and damage to the case lugs
and to avoid this I urge you to always use the correct tip
for the job !


**avoid using too much force as this could damage the pin pusher or worse - your watch !

If you are unable to compress the spring bar(s) with light pressure your old spring
bar(s) could be seized. In this instance TSS recommend that you take your watch to a
local watch repairer to remove the spring bars and fit your new strap.








Quick Jump Links - click on images below

Leather Wristpad / Military style watchstrap 20mm Black or Light Brown

Wristpad / Military style leather
watchstrap 20mm Black or Brown



20mm Rubber Watchstrap Red, Black or Blue

TSS RBD-1 Rubber Deployment
Watchstrap Red or Black 20mm


TSS 'Big Blue' SQ Crocodile Grain Deep Padded Leather Watchstrap 20mm / 22mm / 24mm


TSS 'Big Blue' SQ Crocodile Grain Deep Padded
Leather Watchstrap 20mm / 22mm / 24mm





RBD-3 Rubber Deployment Watchstrap for Traser Watches 22mm


RBD-3 Rubber Deployment Watchstrap
for Traser Watches 22mm




Crocodile Oval Grain Leather Watch Strap Red


Crocodile Oval Grain Leather Watch Strap Red




Padded Leather Watchstrap 18mm 20mm Black Brown Tan Blue


Aerosport Mk2 Padded
Leather Watchstrap


T32 Stainless Steel Solid Link Watchstrap 22mm


T32 Stainless Steel Solid Link
22mm Watch Bracele
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TSS M16 Matt Alligator Leather Watchstrap 18mm / 20mm / 22mm

TSS M16 Matt Alligator Leather Watchstrap
18mm / 20mm / 22mm

Silicon Rubber Divers Watch Strap 22mm For Seiko & Traser and other sports watches

Silicon Rubber Divers Watch Strap
22mm For Seiko & Traser or similar
Open Ended leather Watch Strap

Open Ended leather Watch Strap
16mm & 18mm

T28 Stainless Steel Solid Link 18mm Watch Bracelet


T28 Stainless Steel Solid Link
18mm Watch Bracelet
18mm


TSS Atlas Vintage Aviator Style Leather Watch Strap 18mm 20mm 22mm


TSS Atlas Vintage Aviator Style Leather
Watch Strap
- Oversize Stitching 18/20/22




Deployment / Deployant clasp buckle for leather watchstraps


Deployment / Deployant Clasp more info

Deployment / Deployant clasp buckle for leather watchstraps
Deployment / Deployant clasp buckle
for leather watchstraps





Spring bar tool for removing / changing watchstraps
Spring bar tool for removing / changing watchstraps

Spring Bar Removing Tool more info


TSS Watchworx supply military, vintage and classic style genuine leather watch straps compatible with a wide range of military, classic and vintage watches including mid to high end brands such as CWC, MWC, Ruhla, Marathon SAR, Hamilton, Sinn, Zeno Watch of Basel, Bell & Ross, IWC, Luminox, Traser, Ollech & Wajs, Junkers, Muhle-Glashutte, Lemania, Omega, Breitling, Doxa, Kobold, Rolex and Glycine.

If you are searching for an excellent quality military, classic or vintage watchstrap that doesn't come with a 'stand and deliver' price tag, the TSS/Watchworx range will impress both in terms of quality and price. TSS has evaluated literally thousands of military, vintage and classic watchstraps from manufacturers around the globe. Every TSS Watchworx watch strap (at every price point) has been selected for its superb handling qualities and excellent construction quality. Any sample which doesn't meet these fundamental criteria, simply isn't stocked, period !

While it is acknowledged that you can buy cheap replacement watch straps of similar appearance elsewhere, TSS is confident that you will not find straps of this quality anywhere else for less. Many years of careful research have been devoted to the sourcing and selection of stock and Watchworx TSS genuinely believe the watchstraps seen here to be among the very best available in terms of quality, construction and value for money! If you can find a military, vintage or classic leather watchstrap of the same design and quality as those seen here for less money, TSS would genuinely like to hear about it.

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