WatchUSeek Watch Forums banner

Discussions Showcase Albums Media Media Comments Tags Marketplace

1-20 of 36 Results
  1. Public Forum
    Hi all, Got a few Barton watch bands recently that have the quick release springbars. The ends of the springbars are small in diameter (at least compared to the fat Seiko lug holes). Is this an issue if I want to put the strap on a Seiko or another watch with the fatter lug holes? In other...
  2. Public Forum
    Hi everyone, just a curious thing, Today i was changing straps and noticed that my watch springbars had rust on it, it's strange since this SB are like 6 months old, i do get my watches wet but this is normal? It was difficult to take them off since the springbar shoulder was deteriorating and i...
  3. Seiko
    Hi everyone, I am using some aftermarket straps on my Seiko divers and would like to buy some 20mm and 22mm long spring bars that are 2mm in diameter with 1.1mm tips. Any suggestions on where to find some? Thanks in advance.
  4. Watchmaking
    Hello together, today I changed the strap on my watch from it´s natural resin strap to a leather strap. Since this was my first time changing a watch strap by myself, i took a closer look at the description the seller gave me with the spring bar tool. There i read to always make sure the...
  5. Public Forum
    Hi guys, I am on a hunt for high quality spring bars for one of my heavier timepieces! Taught I should ask for advice 🙏 Please share you experience, knowledge and opinions on what are good high quality decent spring bars! Preferably brand and source for research! Thank you!
  6. Public Forum
    Does anyone know of any straps with quick release female spring bars (also known as hollow spring bars)? I have a vintage watch that I would love to put a new strap on without much hassle.
  7. DOXA S.A.
    Hi! I recently inherited a beautiful vintage gold Doxa, but it is in desperate need of new female spring bars. Does anyone know where I could purchase some? Also any tips of how to measure what size it needs and installation would be much appreciated! Thank you!
  8. Grand Seiko
    Hi all, I recently bought a SBGX341 and really like it! I love its look on bracelet but would like to try it on straps as well (likely a black Artem strap with white stitches to start). However, I don't have much experience in switching bracelets/straps and have two questions: 1. Does anyone...
  9. Omega
    Hi All- I know this has been raised dozens of times but after looking through many posts, I can't seem to find an answer. I am not remotely comfortable removing straps and I'd really like to find a tweezer tool for my 300m. I'm aware of the 6767F and the taping strategy I'm just simply not...
  10. Omega
    Hello everyone, I wanted to try out the nato strap that came with my speedmaster but the instruction it came with asked for spring bars with the serial number 068ST2208 while the ones in my box are the 068ST2207. Do I need to go back to the AD or is the difference negligible. Thank you for...
  11. Straps & Bracelets
    Hey all, Does anyone know how to remove this bracelet? This is on a Citizen Eco-Drive from the early 2000s. The bracelet looks almost integrated but there are drilled holes on either side of the end links. However it does not have a traditional compressible spring bar. Is this a...
  12. Watchmaking, How To's and Technical Resources
    Hello everyone! I was wondering if anyone could help me identifying the spring bars on a specific Seiko model: a titanium chronograph SNA141. I’m really picky when it comes to OEM parts so I would like to know if anyone could help me identify the spring bars it uses. It has a 20 mm lug width...
  13. Omega
    I have a SMPO XL (2200.50.00) and I was finally able to locate a gently used OEM rubber strap (98000145) for a decent price but it lacks spring bars. Fom what I've garnered searching the forum, one uses a longer spring bar on the strap than on the bracelet. I was able to find a great deal...
  14. Omega
    Hi all, One of my friends recently acquired this watch and wants to change the spring bars. Just want to ask what's the correct omega spring bar for the FOIS. Compared to the pro (20mm), this is a 19mm lug width and by default on leather. Watch...
  15. Straps & Bracelets
    There is tons of good information and advice on spring bar issues here: But, does anyone know of companies that sell straps with quick release curved spring bars?!? With a favorite dress watch, it would be great if I could swap...
  16. Seiko
    Hi Everyone! Bought my first real watch over the weekend as a first step into this great hobby and went with the infamous SKX009! Today I took my watch to Macys to get the bracelet resized and noticed when I got home that I had a protruding spring bar on the clasp in the micro-adjustment slots...
  17. Seiko
    Does anyone know where I can get replacement spring bars for the SRP307 / 309 Monsters that are not 2.5mm in diameter but are also not so skinny they slide back and forth in the lug holes and fall out? I hope this makes sense.
  18. Books, Tools, Winders & Other Watch Accessories
    Is there any place in India where you can get quality watch straps and other watch parts (The spring bar, the bar tool, etc)?
  19. Sinn
    What kind of spring bar comes from the factory with the Sinn U1000 models ? Purchased a Sinn U1000 on here. When I opened the package My dad and myself noticed that the bracelet didn't look right. One of the spring bars as a 20mm the other was a 22mm holding the bracelet in place. You could see...
  20. Hamilton
    I was looking to get a NATO (Black/grey stripe) for my Pilot Day/Date watch. I thought i read somewhere that it'd be a wise idea to get new spring bars. Can anyone comment on this? thanks!
1-20 of 36 Results