Does anyone know how to put this back together?

Mar 23, 2020,13:32 PM

I decided to open up the Rolex glidelock but am finding it harder than I thought it would to put it back together. I am trying to get the two pads (circled below) back into the clasp but cannot seem to get them both in at the same time. Is there anyone who can help me with this issue?

Thank you in advance.


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Can you get it to an authorized Rolex dealer?

 By: Thomas_3 : March 23rd, 2020-13:55
Maybe even a reputable jewelry store in your area?

Thank you

 By: : March 23rd, 2020-21:01
I'm quite sure that they are all closed at the moment.

I guess

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : March 23rd, 2020-14:14
you have to compress the springbar and put the plates at the sides and push the bracelet in place at the claps. I'm not sure it it a easy thing to do so maybe a watchmaker or a AD is the best way to go. ...  

Thank you!

 By: : March 23rd, 2020-21:05
The reference picture is really good, much appreciated. Once both the spring bar and the plates are compressed they are still too wide for the clasp. I am guessing that you may need to stick the plates in the channels of the clasp then slide the bracelet/... 

I agree!

 By: : March 23rd, 2020-21:07
I think you are correct, there doesn't seem to be any other viable option. Thank you for your help.

I do not intend

 By: baufoam : March 23rd, 2020-14:50
to sound like a “Smart Aleck” or a “Wise Guy”, However: The best thing you can do, is carefully put those pieces in a ziplock bag or a Tupperware -type container and take everything to an Authorized Dealer that says they can help you. Many of them may be ... 


 By: : March 23rd, 2020-21:08
I think the above suggestion of keeping the pads in place is the same way the AD would go about it but if I cannot get it that way I will be going down to my AD once the shops open up again. Thank you

See my post in HOME

 By: cazalea : March 23rd, 2020-17:07
Which should make you feel better. CLICK HERE I do have a $100 tool that holds the springbar in from both sides, but I'm in San Diego and I think you're up towards LA, am I right? Cheers, Mike ...  

Thank you Mike.

 By: : March 23rd, 2020-21:10
I am going to try keeping the pads in the clasp channels. If this does not work I may need to visit haha I have always thought that I should purchase one of those tools!

I believe the forks are too wide for the clasp

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : March 23rd, 2020-22:27
I have this tool with the small/thin forks and it not works good at Rolex bracelets IMHO.