Bergeon 7825 Spring Bar Tweezer - HT7825
About this deal
This 30007 countersink assortment is new, however years ago (when we thought replacements were available) we sold the 1.60 and 5.00 sizes. Sizes in this set: 1.30, 1.90, 2.20, 2.50, 2.80, 3.10, 3.40, 3.70, 4.00 and 4.50 mm. Can you use this tool to remove leather or rubber straps? It doesn't look like it and would appreciate a confirmation. I have a myriad of springbar tools. Burgeon seems to be the most solid. One I have has a flat "spade" side for straps. Works really well.
When you remove spring bars with a pen-shaped spring bar tool, you have nothing to compress the spring bar with, which means you have to pull it out instead via the strap or bracelet. This can cause the spring bar to fly across the room or scratch/create dents on the lugs as the pressure from the spring bar is pushed against the lugs as it is being removed. The fact that you can prevent scratches on your watch completely is the main benefit of this tool. If you change straps regularly on your watch with the wrong tools, it can cause your lugs to acquire a lot of scratches and dents over time. This is obviously something you want to avoid. This is why this tool, according to us, is well worth the investment. Works perfect. Fits nicely and easy to work. Takes out a lot frustration when fitting the bracelet to the watch head. I have both the Bergeon 6767 and the Bergeon 6825. To be honest I use the 6767 possibly 99% of the time, but there is always the odd occasion where the 6825 comes into its own. Whether it’s worth it or not is entirely another matter.I had a good look round various forums for experience of the Horofix tool and it is not in the same class as the Bergeon 7825. Made in China and the tips seem nowhere near as good - the hardening does not stand up to usage so people end up buying Bergeon tips! Brand New! Just found this Bergeon Stem Cutter, unfortunately like so many watch tools this item is no longer available.
Most spring bar tools are ” pen-shaped”, with which you remove one side of the spring bar at a time. The 7825 from Bergeon is a bit different, however, as it is made as a tweezer with which you tweeze both sides of the spring bar simultaneously. The benefit of this is that you can more easily grip both sides of the spring bar and carefully ”lift” out the spring bar, which ultimately prevents scratches on the lugs of the watch. Bergeon 7825 Spring Bar Tweezer. For fitting and removal of bracelet spring bars. Allows you to take off the bracelet from the watch case without removing the clasp. Points are replaceable. Length 120mm. Width of tips 1.00mm I have the Bergeon 6767 tool and successfully use it to remove the bracelet on my 45.5 PO (cal. 2500C). I find it the perfect tool to remove straps or bracelets from all my watches, some just need a bit more dexterity than others.
On the above assessment I am leaning to upgrading my 6825 ripoffs with the Bergeon tips (the pliers themselves seem OK and I am presume after a bit of practice will easily do the job) but would welcome any forumite input, particularly from those with experience of one or more of the above tools, Frank, Neil, anybody else? The Bergeon 7825 is the spring bar tool we use at Millenary Watches and therefore have great experience in using this tool. I have finally managed to source a bracelet for my Mk2 Trident so it's time to seriously update my bracelet toolkit. To many, this tool seems so simple that technically, they should all be very similar, which should mean you could just buy the cheapest tool out there to get the job done. But this assumption could not be more incorrect, and this is something that a lot of people discover when they try a high-quality, premium spring bar tool, from previously having used a cheap and basic alternative. A wonderful tool that sure looks good. Allows the pivots to be straightened without breaking due to a control device as well as a screw fitted with a stop. 41 Jewelled holes diam. 0.07 - 0.15 mm. Progression 0.025 mm. Bergeon reference #30350-D-02.