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"If you have the right tool. . . you can handle any job. . . or so my dad used to say. When it came to buying tools, he never scrimped.

I have discovered that is true with watch tools. Since I know some members of the Hamilton faithful enjoy popping the hoods (or caseback) on their watches, I was wondering what tools you have and use.

For me, I bought a Bergeon spring bar tool, a fiberglass pin remover, a set of micro screwdrivers (never used), several needle-nose pliers, a Sears small hammer with a rubber tip on one side and a plastic tip on the other side of the head, a scratch awl, a punch set, and a couple of measuring devices (metric and British). When I bought a new strap for one of my Zodiac chronos a few weeks ago, Kenny from Freda Straps (a forum sponsor btw) sent along a mini-spring bar tool. It comes in handy. So far, a small investment.

What tools do you have OR would like to have?
 

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I got a complete watch repair kit a couple of years ago for Xmas.
I use the spring bar tool (and sometimes a little knife and an awl like implement) for bracelet and strap changes and fine adjustments.
I also use the link removal tools and hammer,along with the bracelet holding block (or whatever it's called!!)
The rest of the tools I'll never use-even if I ever figure out what they're for!!:scared:
 

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Well although almost all of my automotive tools are Snap-On I have made my watch tools for bracelets and spring bars from old dental tools...yep that's what I work with and yes I did scratch a link on my new Seamaster moving links around, oh well there's extras...the pins were a bear to remove, which is weird becasue my Seamaster GMT has the same bracelet and they just snap right out...something must be different.
 

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Rusty you need one of those blocks to hold your bracelet and also has holes in the bottom so the pin can be driven out. I would also suggest a case back opener and a plastic tweezer for battery changes.
 
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