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Old 08-05-2011, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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G/day all,
Does anyone know who can repair a worn lug hole

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IMO - not possible, your only way out is to drill the hole all the way threw the case, and then X 4, that requires very accurate machinery and skill.

Buy a new case or find a donner.
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G/day all,
Does anyone know who can repair a worn lug hole

Thanks
If the case takes regular sized spring bars, you could have it drilled to accept fat spring bars.
If the watch already has fat spring bar holes then you may be out of luck and Seikomagic's suggestion would be the best recourse.
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You could try filling the hole with metal epoxy and re-drilling the hole.
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Does anyone know who can repair a worn lug hole

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The hole has to be filled. You could use clock bushings. They are predrilled so just pick the right inner diameter
and open up and round out the existing hole. The hard part will be getting a straight shot into the existing hole.
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The hole has to be filled. You could use clock bushings. They are predrilled so just pick the right inner diameter
and open up and round out the existing hole. The hard part will be getting a straight shot into the existing hole.
What are clock bushings made of? If they are brass, they may not provide a very long lived fix.
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I'm pretty sure a skilled jeweler could use a laser welder to fill the existing hole with stainless steel and drill a new one. I'm not sure how one drills a blind hole in a watch lug, but obviously it can be done.

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O.K. maybe dumb questions :-[ , but what wears a lug hole? Is there sufficient movement of the springbars to wear the lug hole in time? Or are there other factors? I've never noticed lug-hole wear in watches 10+ years old. Maybe I just haven't kept them long enough?
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Too small/thin springbars can do the trick
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