Jump to content
  • Sign Up to reply and join the friendliest Watch Forum on the web. Stick around, get to 50 posts and gain access to your full profile and additional features such as a personal messaging system, chat room and the sales forum PLUS the chance to enter our regular giveaways.

Recommended Posts

Hello guys,

would you recommend a newbie good tools to open watches (rolex models are fine to begin with). I'm not sure if 20£ tools to open 10000£+  watch is a good idea , and theres plenty.

Any recommendation from seasoned watch pros?

Thanks! 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I had the necessity to open this Tudor Rolex Oyster a year or so ago to regulate it for a friend....

s33HiEL.jpg

 

ZLdHb1j.jpg

 

and buying the Burgeon set of opening tools was not an alternative, at £140 from Cousins...

LygmKOs.jpg

 

I found this Chinese copy set on eBay for about £16........

6KTKD36.jpg

Couldn't fault it, very well made, with what would appear to be the correct heat treatment of the dies, did the job perfectly....

2L76aMK.jpg

Edited by John_D
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Alpha550t said:

large.20201118_073626.jpg.dd8a27e0b75119da5d398949e993abb5.jpg

They look a bit lightweight and amateurish to me. :hmmm9uh:

You can never be too sure, which is why I always use;

571504_2.jpg

Stilsons are so versatile, especially with stubborn Rolex casebacks, enabling the budding repair man to utilise a 10ft scaffold pole on the handle for extra purchase.

  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

They look a bit lightweight and amateurish to me. :hmmm9uh:

You can never be too sure, which is why I always use;

571504_2.jpg

Stilsons are so versatile, especially with stubborn Rolex casebacks, enabling the budding repair man to utilise a 10ft scaffold pole on the handle for extra purchase.

Takes me back to undoing tight lashings onboard ships  :huh:

 

50616505532_36efbe5c4c_z.jpg

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Don't forget you'll then need some sort of pressure testing kit to make sure you've sealed it properly afterwards and it's still watertight.....

:hmmm9uh:

goldfish-in-goldfish-bowl-with-weed_u-l-

13 minutes ago, andyclient said:

Takes me back to undoing tight lashings onboard ships  :huh:

 

50616505532_36efbe5c4c_z.jpg

 

Is that your springbar tool ? :laughing2dw:

9 hours ago, diseasex said:

Any recommendation from seasoned watch pros?

Any "serious learner" would be wise to forget about practicing on Rolex regardless of the cost and quality of tools available.

Link to post
Share on other sites

We have :

original Rolex tools

- the classic Bergeon kit

- a cheap Chinese version of the Bergeon kit and finally

- one that is more like a vertical clamp.

The Rolex and Bergeon ones are great, fitting case-back knurling especially well which crucially reduces the risk of burring the teeth in use.

For that reason I would not advise using either of the other two...

H

Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, krissy1301 said:

I cannot stress this enough, do not practice on a Rolex.

I saw YouTube video, in an expert now ;-) I’ll start with president maybe then 

2 hours ago, WRENCH said:

Which ones, show us some of yours.

Don’t have any yet, preparing myself for my new business idea - watch flipping 

Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, diseasex said:

I saw YouTube video, in an expert now ;-) I’ll start with president maybe then 

Don’t have any yet, preparing myself for my new business idea - watch flipping 

 

5 minutes ago, diseasex said:

I knew people will mock me by saying this, but I’m honest anyway. 

 

You want honesty? You are a time waster who has nothing to offer this forum

 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...