1921 with straight spring bar?

Jun 21, 2022,09:29 AM

Hey folks. Finally i have found straps i wanted to purchase, however they come only in straight spring bar. I understand that the 1921 uses slightly curved bar. Any idea if strap with straight bar would fit? I have the 36.5mm version.

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Order some curved spring bars …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 21st, 2022-10:10
personally would only fit the original specification spring bars. They were specified for a reason.

Have you been successful inserting a curved pin into a straight pin designed strap?

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 21st, 2022-10:16
On my side I was not able to so ending up ordering strap just for my VC…


 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 21st, 2022-11:08
But it depends on the thickness and texture of the strap.

good to know. I have not been able to so far!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 21st, 2022-11:09

Good tips. Thanks.

 By: Ping.Timeout : June 21st, 2022-11:30

While I don’t have your reference, my traditionnelle VC also has curved pins and can only work with curved pins

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 21st, 2022-10:14
I tried fitting some of my straight pins strap on it and it won’t work because the pins are too close to the case. I suspect it is the same for yours. Have your strap custom made by a strap artisans which can make them to accept curved pins

That is likely the best course of action indeed!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 21st, 2022-11:45

You need to give us some tips and tricks

 By: TeutonicCarFan : June 21st, 2022-11:27
In strap changes while minimally scratching the lugs!

I believe the experts here can help

 By: Ping.Timeout : June 21st, 2022-11:34
Me = newbie

Well, I am no expert either but I do change them quite a bit! I won't say I never scratch a watch but here are a few tips that helped me...

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 21st, 2022-12:12
Since I order all my strap customer made, I always order them with quick release pins which require no tool to change - easy enough! When I do have a watch with a standard strap on it which I need to remove, I use the black strap tool (see picture). Now t...  

Are the holes in the lugs also angled with the trajectory of the curved pin?

 By: Jaccard : June 21st, 2022-12:33
I have been tempted to get curved pins and a curved thick strap for a Geophysic, which has a gap between the case and the strap even at the centre of the case, but so far remained cautious.

I think it depends on the watch...

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 21st, 2022-12:40


 By: Jaccard : June 21st, 2022-13:44
I think it is best to continue to use as intended by the manufacturer.

yeah I would agree here

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 21st, 2022-14:47


 By: Ping.Timeout : June 21st, 2022-15:15

This is true

 By: Ping.Timeout : June 21st, 2022-13:46
I was curious to i checked the VC and JLC holes, they are similar in terms of angle. Others may be different.

Many thanks

 By: Jaccard : June 21st, 2022-20:14


 By: Ping.Timeout : June 21st, 2022-22:38

My pleasure! Cheers

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 21st, 2022-14:47

Cheers !

 By: Ping.Timeout : June 21st, 2022-22:33


 By: TeutonicCarFan : June 21st, 2022-18:04
I have the other tools, not the black one. What is the name of it? It seems very helpful. I hate the metal Bergeron on my iwc or vc where the strap is very thick/ low compliance. I also have horotech screwdriver makes link removal easy! I also don't get w... 

You can find the black one in several places as it seems to be a tool that rebranded...for example...

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 21st, 2022-20:21
Hodinkee has this tool branded as their own, and other various straps maker online.

What is the material of that one?

 By: TeutonicCarFan : June 21st, 2022-20:26

I have the 40mm with curved straps/quick release, so I ordered curved, custom-made strap

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : June 21st, 2022-14:04
Etsy is a website where craftspeople all over the world make and sell custom-made straps, etc. Before I ordered, I asked the seller if he could make curved straps, like the OEM strap in the pic that i sent him. He said yes. I ordered the strap on June 1, ...