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    Mille Miglia: How to change strap on butterfly clasp?

    Hi everybody,

    I seem to be too stupid to detach the strap from the butterfly clasp of my Mille Miglia.
    There is a srewdriver slot at one end of the metal pin, but the pin won't come out,
    and obviously I don't want to force it.

    Is there some trick to it? Suggestions? Any help would be welcome.

    Thanks in advance.



    Without strap it's supposed to look similar to this:

    WTB in EU: IWC Pilot Top Gun, Rolex Sky Dweller, AP 15500

    'Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.'
    Bill Keane

    #2
    I don't know why there's a screwdriver slot, but to me it looks like a press-fit pin. I don't see any threads on your last photo.
    I have too many not enough watches.

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      #3
      DrHack Thank you. I can turn it a bit with a screwdriver but it won't go far and it does not come out.
      I also tried to just push it out to one side or another, but it won't budge, only a few millimeters. Then I
      thought that the pin could be held in place by a little screw, pushing against it from the side through the
      loop where the pin goes through, but there is no screw that I can see either. I'm really puzzled.
      WTB in EU: IWC Pilot Top Gun, Rolex Sky Dweller, AP 15500

      'Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.'
      Bill Keane

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        #4
        I bet that the metal holding the pin in the clasp is tight. Do you have one of those pin removal tools? I'm guessing that's what will work here. They're cheap, here's a photo I grabbed:
        I have too many not enough watches.

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          #5
          DrHack Thanks again, yes I have that tool! I will try this weekend (gently). Good idea.
          WTB in EU: IWC Pilot Top Gun, Rolex Sky Dweller, AP 15500

          'Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.'
          Bill Keane

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