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    Recommend quality precision screwdriver

    I have a few sets of micro screwdrivers and after a while the tips chip. Can anyone recommend a really good quality precision slotted screwdriver for rolex band screws?

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    BTW, I am in the US

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      #3
      Bergeon. They are expensive but good quality and durability.
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        #4
        Until you get a good set, you can sand down your existing ones' tips. Use ~600 grit, place the blade on its wide side at the same angle as the existing angle and draw it toward you enough times to remove any flaws. Repeat on the other side, touch up the edges then hold it straight up perpendicular to the sandpaper and give it a fresh slot edge. I re-do all my blades periodically.
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          #5
          I used to run into the same problem. What I have done is bought the cheap $10 set off of fleabay. As soon as you get them, take all the tips out and pitch them in the trash. Go to Esslinger and buy their stainless steel tips for all the sizes you need and install into the set. These tips are fantastic. Sometimes on the smaller sizes, you handles that aren't drilled straight. you can either buy a Bergeon or just spend another $10 for another fleabay set. Been doing this now for a couple of years and the Esslinger parts won't let you down (they might even be listed as Bergeon stainless tips).

          Good thing about the cheap fleabay set, you get a decent rotatable holder.

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            #6
            Are you referring to theses?

            https://www.esslinger.com/bergeon-68...ainless-steel/

            If so, what cheap screwdriver set fits them?

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              #7
              yep, those are the ones. here is the fleabay set. like I said, sometimes you get some of the smaller sizes that might not be drilled straight for the blades....either buy another set or just shell out the money and get the Bergeon one.

              https://www.ebay.com/itm/9-PCS-Preci....c100005.m1851

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                #8
                Which are the sizes in mm that I need for the screws on the bracket?

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                  #9
                  I also found these tips

                  https://www.esslinger.com/bergeon-re...r-blades-each/

                  Whats this difference with these ones vs this one

                  https://www.esslinger.com/bergeon-68...ainless-steel/

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                    #10
                    Did you mean bracelet? Larger oyster link bracelets like Sub and GMT take a 160, smaller ones like president or jubilee need 140 or 120
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                      #11
                      I use bergeon and wihi screwdrivers. Nothing beats a set of quality screw drivers.
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                        #12
                        Sub, explorer 2, Daytona, YM

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                          #13
                          I ordered the cheapo screwdriver set but I am still unsure which type of tips to buy. There seems to be a couple of options that are specific to the model of Bergeon screwdriver set they are going into. They are all screwtype but the sets come in different sizes. I want to make sure I get the tip that will fit the cheapo set.

                          https://www.esslinger.com/straight-blade-screwdrivers/

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by bent98 View Post
                            I also found these tips

                            https://www.esslinger.com/bergeon-re...r-blades-each/

                            Whats this difference with these ones vs this one

                            https://www.esslinger.com/bergeon-68...ainless-steel/
                            not sure of the differences, but the first link is the ones I order...they are listed as the best Esslinger sells.

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                              #15
                              They are listed as fitting different Bergron screwdrivers so I think it would matter only if using with those. I do notice that the end you insert into the screwdriver is different, looks like on the second set you would be more limited on the location of the screwdriver set screw.
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