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I wanted to do the same thing, and bought something similar (PANERAI 22mm SCREW & TUBE ALTERNATIVE, PREVENTS DAMAGE - eBay (item 390042672369 end time Mar-28-11 07:26:12 PDT)). They didn't work. Pam uses a one-side-only threaded screw (and one lug is threaded), and the other not--essentially a long thin screw. The screws you show would not work for the Nimo, which has no "receptor" threads on either lug. The ones I got, above, had the "screw head" (fake, as it was a push pin) side too thick to fit into the Nimo lug hole. There will be nothing to screw your version into, as your version requires a female receptor side, so they will will not work either, though the fatter inner tubes may fit the existing Nimo screw set. Some Nimo owners have simply purchased fat push pins and used these successfully. I have found the original screws are actually great, once you work out a system to remove them and put them on easily, which I have. (Basically you need to make some sort of rig to hold the watch stationary, and to use the correct size screwdrivers on either side--one side in a fixed position, if you can manage it--like in Nelson's Nimo production video--though I just use one hand firm, the other to twist). Maybe others have found some useful alternatives? Good luck.
 

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Timefleas,
thanks for the advice.
darn... i just broke one of the screw :(. I push my luck a little too far tightening it, and i broke one scew.
Now, do you know where i can get a replacement screw and tube?
 

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The only place you can get them is from an AD, and they are not cheap, unfortunately...I think Anonimo should include an extra set with every watch (the tiny screw side is pretty easy to lose), as well as a screwdriver set--would add a few bucks to the price, but would be negligible in the long run. Good luck.
 

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(Basically you need to make some sort of rig to hold the watch stationary, and to use the correct size screwdrivers on either side--one side in a fixed position, if you can manage it--like in Nelson's Nimo production video--though I just use one hand firm, the other to twist). Maybe others have found some useful alternatives? Good luck.
This is how I do it. Screws are initially set tight, however, so it's best if you have a screw driver which you can grip well to loosen the screw. I actually prefer it this way since I find push pins to be quite cumbersome especially when you're working with thick straps like the Kodiak.
 
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