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Tuesday Tools – Spring bar Tweezers

by Jordan Ficklin

Do you ever see a tool in the catalog that just looks gimmicky? I do, all the time. I say to myself, “that tool looks cool, but nobody really needs that.” So, for years I’ve resisted buying these fancy Spring Bar Tweezers from Rolex but the die has been cast and I was required to buy them. They arrived this week and I used them today for the first time. They are fantastic! Everything about this tool just works right.

The overall shape of the tweezer is ideal because the wide portion will fit around the bracelet to reach the spring bar in the lugs or in the clasp. You can compress the spring bar to install the bracelet without leaving any marks on the lugs. Really, they just do what they are supposed to.

The tips are small but effective at grasping flanged spring bars.

4 Comments

  1. Trevor Darling
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    this is a great tool and i use it on every rolex that comes in for service. there is a bergeon generic alternative that i have as well but i must say that it is not nearly as good as the rolex tool and has a much more complicated construction

  2. Posted October 15, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    It’s the Bergeon 6825. I have an image of it posted at http://www.minus4plus6.com/maintenance.htm#removal

    I would sure like to purchase the Rolex tool. Any suggestions on how to obtain one?

    -Sheldon

  3. J.Peter
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Oh, yes I see the downsides to the Bergeon tool. Not nearly as elegant as the Rolex tool. Unfortunately the Rolex tool is only going to be available to Rolex Authroized Dealers. The key here is to find out who made it for Rolex because whoever they are they probably sell on almost exactly like it. Anybody know who that is?

    Unless someone is aware of a generic tool, I think your best bet would be to take an inexpensive pair of tweezers and bend them into the shape of the Rolex tool and then reshape the tips to grab the springbars.

  4. Mike B. CW21
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Rolex is currently in the process of releasing tools to NRJ’s (non-official Rolex Jewelers, aka spare parts accounts). A few accounts are being chosen at random each month and a letter is sent when tools are available for purchase. I eagerly look forward to the letter arriving at my store :) .

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