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C3GWG bracelet removal

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I'm having a bit of difficulty removing the bracelet from my new C3GWG.

It has the same "spring pin accessed from rear slots" arrangement I've succeeded with before on other watch bracelets, but this doesn't want to come loose when the pin's compressed.
The slots aren't that wide, and I've been using a tiny watchmaking screwdriver to press on the pin: I've been really careful since I don't want to scratch the gold PVD.

Has any kind soul got any clever tips & tricks that might help, or can anyone recommend a good tiny springpin tool that will fit this? Do I just throw caution to the winds and give it more wellie?
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I have had good success with the bergeon 6767-f with the fine tip. A sound investment IMO.

http://watchtool.co.uk/bergeon-6767f-sp ... -6516.html
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downer wrote:I have had good success with the bergeon 6767-f with the fine tip. A sound investment IMO.

http://watchtool.co.uk/bergeon-6767f-sp ... -6516.html
I recently got one of these tools as I now have a few more strap options and now I can't imagine not having it! I understand form others on here that there are imitations that are not as good so make sure you get the bergeon :thumbup:
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Fantastic, thanks.

WatchTool have an order :thumbup:
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Drmarkf wrote:Fantastic, thanks.

WatchTool have an order :thumbup:
You will not regret that - one of the times that the few extra £$€ really make a difference.
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Loddonite wrote:
Drmarkf wrote:Fantastic, thanks.

WatchTool have an order :thumbup:
You will not regret that - one of the times that the few extra £$€ really make a difference.
A very wise investment. :thumbup:
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Loddonite wrote:
Drmarkf wrote:Fantastic, thanks.

WatchTool have an order :thumbup:
You will not regret that - one of the times that the few extra £$€ really make a difference.
I think you've also convinced me as well. This was suggested to me a few months ago but I didn't buy it. Not yet anyway. I almost bough a service Kit with many different tools at a cheaper price than this one Bergeon spring bar tool. Don't want junk. I'll take your advice and get the Bergeion for myself as well.
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Yes, I've already got a standard size springbar tool of NoName manufacture which is OK for the average application, but its too big to pass through the slots in the C3 bracelet.
One serious slip with a screwdriver or a cheap and nasty 'fine' springbar tool would damage the bracelet and wipe out any saving.
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Drmarkf wrote:Yes, I've already got a standard size springbar tool of NoName manufacture which is OK for the average application, but its too big to pass through the slots in the C3 bracelet.
One serious slip with a screwdriver or a cheap and nasty 'fine' springbar tool would damage the bracelet and wipe out any saving.
Removing the bracelet can be the easy part. Putting it back on can be frustrating at times.

Here is an old post stating how I replace the bracelet. I thought this may come in handy for you at some point.
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And I'll be ordering a Bergeon today as well. What a fund of information is available here and thanks to Kip for the link to getting a bracelet on without damage.

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Yes, hear hear!
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An update: the fine Bergeon worked a treat, and the C3's currently on a chestnut Steveo with natural stitching and a CW gold deployment. A lighter and less bling option than the bracelet.

Many thanks for the advice.
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Drmarkf wrote: the C3's currently on a chestnut Steveo with natural stitching and a CW gold deployment. A lighter and less bling option than the bracelet.
I can't see nay pictures. :problem:
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Yeah, yeah...

Gi's a break. I've got a report to finish so I can afford the Rolex refurb :computer:
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Drmarkf wrote:Yeah, yeah...

Gi's a break. I've got a report to finish so I can afford the Rolex refurb :computer:
Which one is that again?