Curved spring bars

Hi all!

To those that use curved spring bars, have you ever had a failure? I know they are gently curved but have this vision of using one and my watch hitting the ground.  
 

Do you buy them prebent or do you use the pliers that are made to bend the spring bars?

Thanks in advance!

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I only have a couple, but I have always bought prerolled bars because they are generally rolled to exact specs and were made specifically for it. Many may have 20mm lugs and "bend" a 20mm spring bar not realizing they need a little more to account for the curve, thus why many DIY fail. I know some will bend larger bars down with success, but I do not have the time to experiment so I just order them to spec to avoid mishaps. 

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AllTheWatches

I only have a couple, but I have always bought prerolled bars because they are generally rolled to exact specs and were made specifically for it. Many may have 20mm lugs and "bend" a 20mm spring bar not realizing they need a little more to account for the curve, thus why many DIY fail. I know some will bend larger bars down with success, but I do not have the time to experiment so I just order them to spec to avoid mishaps. 

I definitely agree. I used bent spring bars for my Damasko DS30 as the lug holes were too close to the case to allow a nato to slip through. I only used the ones from Damasko, as using homemade bent spring bars would not have enough tension to hold the strap in place. With the ones made for the watch, I never even felt a wiggle - they were super steady. I would recommend buying prebent ones from a watch strap or watch supplier.