My Beater - Tissot Gentleman: Nice but difficult to remove Bracelet

Wanted to get an inexpensive but reliable watch when wearing more expensive luxury watches is not safe or appropriate for an occasion. Picked this Tissot Gentleman. It is a beautiful watch for everyday and everything. It goes well with jeans and casual wear.

I got the steel bracelet version and bought the official leather strap too, thinking that I can swap between the two according to the need of the occasion. But both spring bars are so tight, and I have not been able to remove the bracelet even with the right tool. Even if I can finally remove it, changing between the bracelet and the strap turns out to be not as easy as I thought. It is no longer viable to think of changing the style while on the go. Although I really like how it looks with the leather strap as shown on the stock photo, I am going to just live with the bracelet. But I'll keep the strap. Perhaps in the future when I have got tired of the bracelet and want to change the style, I can go to a watch repair shop for help.

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Great choice! It's a classic watch style that goes with pretty much anything.

Only have to remove it once... 馃槈

The springbars can't be that strong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HNe28EpS0w

CliveBarker1967

Only have to remove it once... 馃槈

I don't mean to change it to the strap permanently. Was thinking of changing between the two from time to time according to what I need in a particular day. It is very difficult to remove the spring bars.馃槙

friedrich

The springbars can't be that strong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HNe28EpS0w

Some also said the same in the above YouTube comment section. I don't know.. Perhaps this is an issue for a few production batches.

But thank you for looking up the above information for me! 馃

Try the new T-Touch strap, it fits perfectly on the gentleman and is one of the most comfortable straps, i've ever seen.

righthandwatches

Try the new T-Touch strap, it fits perfectly on the gentleman and is one of the most comfortable straps, i've ever seen.

Thanks for the tips! The official leather strap for this watch is fine. The problem is that I can't remove the bracelet from the watch.... No matter what I do with the strap tool, the spring bars simply won't move. I guess I'll live with the bracelet.. in any case, the watch does look amazing with the bracelet.

vchowca

I don't mean to change it to the strap permanently. Was thinking of changing between the two from time to time according to what I need in a particular day. It is very difficult to remove the spring bars.馃槙

I'm done with bracelets. I've never found one as good as a good strap. 馃榿

I'm not sure it's any more difficult than any other well fitting non-quick change bracelet on a watch without drilled lugs that I have... which is to say it's an utter pain in the ass.

I wasn't a great fan of the fit of the bracelet, even though it's a great looking one, so I've left it on a strap for ages now.

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vchowca

Thanks for the tips! The official leather strap for this watch is fine. The problem is that I can't remove the bracelet from the watch.... No matter what I do with the strap tool, the spring bars simply won't move. I guess I'll live with the bracelet.. in any case, the watch does look amazing with the bracelet.

It sure does! Enjoy馃檹馃徏