There must be an easy way. What am I missing. This alone would keep me from buying another.
Funny thing is, even two local jewelers were left scratching their heads today. What is the point of making the change sooooo difficult. Oh, and I wrote to Hamilton and got zip in response. So far, not a fan. :confused1:Sure there's an easier way...practice your technique on an old junk wristwatch you won't mind getting all scratched up. Or a spring bar you won't miss if it gets bent out of shape.
As for now: are you using a spring bar tool or the blade of a dull paring knife? Is there too little clearance between the lug and the bracelet's end piece? Maybe part with a 5 dollar bill and have a local watch guy do the job on this one for you?