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    Thread: Seiko and Orient watch straps

    1. Junior Member kamui4u's Avatar
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      06-30-2012 09:28 AM #1
      So I got my Seiko 5 Sport watch strap replaced, but now I want to replace my Orient watch strap.
      I have a Seiko Polyurethane strap I think its 22mm, will there be any complications in putting that strap on an Orient Mako? If not how hard would it be to replace the strap yourself without any actual watch tools?

      Pics of new strap the watch maker I ordered the strap from removed the old one and put the new one on for free:


      I'm fairly new in the watch collection hobby. these are my first two Automatics.


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      07-06-2012 10:12 AM #2
      Strap and springbar width is the key, if the same then you can swap any strap you like.

      I would purchase a springbar tool which is kind of like a jeweler's screwdriver that terminates in a small fork. This allows better control of the springbar as you release it from the lugs. Even so, care must be taken not to scratch the lugs. Take your time and rest and handle the watch with a soft cloth.
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      07-06-2012 11:09 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by GTaye View Post
      Strap and springbar width is the key, if the same then you can swap any strap you like.

      I would purchase a springbar tool which is kind of like a jeweler's screwdriver that terminates in a small fork. This allows better control of the springbar as you release it from the lugs. Even so, care must be taken not to scratch the lugs. Take your time and rest and handle the watch with a soft cloth.
      This.

      Most Orient's have a 22mm lug width, where as modern Seiko's come in both 20 and 22mm width. They will likely swap out with no problem though.

      Further, changing straps is easy to do, and GTaye gave great advice, so I don't need to add anything on that front.

      Good luck and post some pics when you're done!
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      07-06-2012 03:01 PM #4
      A little blurry but here is the end result.




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      07-06-2012 03:37 PM #5
      Looks good
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      07-22-2012 07:14 PM #6
      can anyone recommend a good spring tool?
      Prefer hand tool vs. a vice
      I see plenty on Amazon, but the reviews are so mixed.

      I would like a tool that can handle frequent switching
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