Recommendation for aftermarket plastic tip to adjust pusher?

Mar 19, 2023,15:52 PM

Sorry if I am not clear here.

My friend is going to pick up a second hand annual / perpetual and the watch won't come with the adjuster tool for pressing the recessed pushers (  adjust the watch day / date etc.

Of course he can use a tooth pick.

I was wondering

1) would a plastic tip be better than a wooden toothpick in terms of not scratching the watch?

2) Any recommended links on amazon us?  my feeble attempt at searching mainly returned listings for metal pin pushers for adjusting bracelets 

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Just an opinion

 By: Thomas_3 : March 19th, 2023-16:39
but I don't think a toothpick would scratch the watch. Most recessed pushers have a concave area where you put the tip of the factory supplied tool so it won't slide around on the pusher.

Plastic and wood are both going to work just fine

 By: andrea~ : March 19th, 2023-16:54
They are far weaker than steel, gold and platinum.


 By: amanico : March 19th, 2023-16:55

Many of us really use a toothpick as our go-to tool — hard to think of a simpler and safer solution👍

 By: FabR : March 19th, 2023-17:48
Also, please no commercial links (or requests thereof) on our main fora, as per our Terms of Conduct. Interested members can provide links to you via PM, under your responsibility👍 Many thanks — FabR (moderator)

truly not looking for a commercial endorsement

 By: vuillaume : March 19th, 2023-23:21
that being said WHAT would be the proper search term for this WIS gear if I were to go to google or amazon? (thank you for the reminder)

+1 toothpick. Works great!

 By: enjoythemusic : March 19th, 2023-17:51

As others said, go for a Toothpick

 By: Brandon Skinner : March 19th, 2023-17:59
And these I’ve found are the best ...  


 By: KCLQMULKU : March 19th, 2023-22:01
It occurred one time when I had to change the date/month/day mechanism and was away from home. Worked like a charm!

I recommend enjoying cheese and pineapple on sticks at a buffet

 By: robsallnow : March 19th, 2023-21:13
and then using the cocktail stick to adjust your watch, it's what I did