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So I've picked up a 6138-0020 to bring back to life, but I'm having a fight from the off! The spring bars holding the bracelet on are so gummed up that they just won't move with a spring bar tool (I've tried various sized ones). I've then had them sat submerged in penetrating fluid for the past 5 hours but still haven't managed to even begin moving them.
Does anybody have and tricks to help remove them?
 

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I'm at work currently so I'll pop some pictures up tomorrow.

It's some stuff called Belesta PL, like plusgas. I've left it in there whilst I'm working tonight so by the time I'm up it will have had 22-24 hours.

I'm not fussed for saving the bars but I think the bracelet is original (albeit one end link is misshapen) so I don't want to destroy that.

I've tried a little screwdriver but maybe I need to fettle it up a touch, try and get it between the case & bar. Unfortunately I've nothing with the finesse at home or work to cut it out yet.
 

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Success!



Nothing would budge them, so I decided to stop messing about. I figured I couldn't make the watch much worse, so sharpened a small screwdriver up with a file to make it into a chisel. 2 swift raps with a hammer later & both bars have died a death!
 

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Ah man you got the right bracelet too....that's going to be lovely.

I think this was a recent lot, Sunday?, that me and another buddy messed up bidding on....each thinking the other was going to bid!

So glad you got it, a good Tokei is high up on the list for me (to keep not to sell!).

Yeah it finished Sunday afternoon. The bracelet is in bad shape, you can just make out the end link is twisted in the photo.

The case is rough and the case back is so tight I've added to the existing gouges trying to open it, going to need a proper bench mounted opener to get inside!
 
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