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: Need 1.2mm spring bars for bracelet latch

Nick M
12-08-2016, 02:47 AM
The spring bar on my Fossil watch broke when I was changing a battery recently. I need the spring bar that is on the buckle section of the bracelet. The ones that attach the bracelet to the watch have a larger diameter than the one I need for the latch and won't fit through the hole. I'm trying to find a source for the 1.2 mm spring bars. Ebay and Amazon have the 1.5mm ones readily available. Maybe I'm searching using the wrong terms but I'm having trouble finding what I need, any suggestions?

12-08-2016, 04:40 AM
Esslinger (.com) watch supplies carries the extra-thin spring bars, but you're making this more complicated than it needs to be. For 50 cents worth of gasoline, take it to a watchmaker. He'll install a new spring bar for your buckle, and the odds are that he won't even charge you for it.

Nick M
12-11-2016, 02:26 PM
Thanks for the site recommendation. They seem to have all I will ever need for maintaining my collection. I think I will do as you recommend and stop by the local jeweler for a quick fix. Thanks!