|Price:||$3.75 + $3.50 shipping|
- Double Sided Tool Used to Remove Watch Band and Links
- Pointed End to Remove Pins and Spring Bars From Watch Cases
- Fork Side Can be Used In Hard Reach Areas
- Great Tool For Minor Watch Repair and Handy Millimeter Gauge Printed on Tool
- Spring Bar Tool Measures: 6" Length
Are you having a difficult time removing your watch band? In seconds, this handy tool can remove spring bars from your watch case. The unit comes with a pointed side to remove pins and spring bars and a fork end in order to fit in those hard to reach areas. Tool Measures: 6"
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.5 x 2.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B000A7KB7U
- Item model number: TSBER3153
- Date first available at Amazon.com: December 2, 2006
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Paylak|
|Band Material||watch repair|
|Item weight||4.54 Grams|
Top Customer Reviews
The tool has a forked end specifically for this purpose, which may work on a hollow-link bracelet common on cheaper watches. However, on a high-end watch which utilized solid end link (SEL) bracelets, this tool is too large and brittle to do the job. In two tries, I broke off bother of the forked teeth, rendering the tool useless. It was extremely shocking how little torque the tool tolerated. It virtually shattered. I was later able to do the job quite well with the ridiculously-thin edge of an X-acto knife... which did chip, but didn't shatter as this 'tool' did.
The pin-removal tool on the other end functioned as expected, although for the safety of one's watch, a vise-type tool is preferred.
The millimeter scale markings on the side of the tool were a pleasant surprise, as they are difficult to see in the online photo, and I wasn't expecting them. They are good for quickly finding the correct distance between case lugs for band sizing.
All in all, this would be a nice tool, but is made of very-low quality unhardened metal. Inexpensive is great, but there is definitely a threshold -- the tool must still be able to function, which this one does not. It may work alright on a watch with hollow end links... but my testing was limited by the tool's shattering the first time I used it. A version with a finer forked end made of hardened tool-grade steel would be much better.
Can't beat the price. Buy it!
The pointed end works very well for pressing in those tiny spring bars and the small, recessed auto-set buttons for which a ball-point tip is too big and a needle is too clumsy. But you probably have something around the house that would work just as well (mini-screwdriver, the point of a phillips head...)
Anyway, if you have a number of watches and want to change bands, or just want to help your friends and family out by "working" on their wristwatches then this is a must have tool.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not good it broke first time I used it. A paper clip worked betterPublished 8 days ago by Phillip Humphries
A must have if you want to work on your watch bands. I have used this a few times now and it works great.Published 2 months ago by Public Name
Tool works as advertised. Exactly what I needed to replace my watch band spring bars.Published 2 months ago by Rebecca Preston