What’s the goofiest “tool” you’ve ever used to make a micro adjustment?

What do you do when it’s hot out, your wrist expands, you don’t have on-the-fly micro adjustment on your bracelet, and you don’t carry a spring bar tool around all the time?? 😂😂

Of course there are options. You could just generally wear your bracelet looser to compensate, you could take your watch off, or you could tolerate losing a bit of blood flow to your hand.

On many occasions I have tried to get creative, finding random objects to use as “tools” to adjust my clasps. These have included:

  • Paper clips

  • Push-pins or thumbtacks

  • Staples

  • Small tips of pens

  • The backs of my girlfriend’s earrings

  • Bits of wire from small pipe cleaners

Eventually I just embraced the insanity and started carrying paper clips in my wallet for this specific purpose. Please tell me I’m not the only one…

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I have bent the end of a flimsy keychain and used that. Works good for getting pocket lint out of my charger port on my phone too.

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ThirdWatch

I have bent the end of a flimsy keychain and used that. Works good for getting pocket lint out of my charger port on my phone too.

That’s a good one!!

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I always keep a paper clip innmy card holder. Works perfectly 😊

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I have used paperclips,never thought to put one In my wallet,great idea ,last time I had to pop into an AD to get it resized

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My sausage fingers. 😑

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Toothpicks!

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I've used a cell phone SIM removal tool and the pin that affixes your poppy to your clothes (those from Commonwealth countries will understand the poppy reference).

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Nothing too weird tbh… the pin from my Swisschamp recently, and quite commonly a mechanical pencil. Very very carefully, as the pencils are not cheap 😆

I once needed a filling because of using my teeth to squish a springbar shut and holding it that way to get it back in the watch though. That was stupid, but I was all of thirteen. It didn’t even work…

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I have so many watch band tools you have no idea. I will never need a paperclip lol.

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mjosamannen

I always keep a paper clip innmy card holder. Works perfectly 😊

I needed this validation lol