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Fig1

Roger Dupuis

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Anyone know how to change the strap on Rd Excalibur??

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Can you post a photo? I am very interested in the model that you have (I have 5 of them atm)

There are springbars which keep the strap in place at the lugs. You should be able to pull the springbar easilly on one of the sides and then the strap will be easilly taken down.

2/5 that I own..

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Here is the Excalibur that I have.. just waiting for the new leather strap to arrive to replace the old rubber one..

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Tnx for the update. That's a too busy dial for me and having the fake subdials, non functioning side pushers it is not a model for me. Pity there are no super reps of simple models of Ex. I still have one more on the way to me which is by far the best one in terms of simplicity as far as I can see and that I've find among the available reps.

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For the strap change look for the springbar tool and buy one since it will make your life easier for the change of straps. Since the springbars can easilly brake (depending on the quality) buy yourself a couple of sets of replacement springbar screws in order to have the replacement in case one breaks..

One Q, did you buy a custom made leather strap? Do you have a picture?


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Yes.. I got the strap from Turkey.. I will let you know how good it is when it arrives... P.s all chrono functions on my watch work.. but I do like your back one.. a bit simpler looking 

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Yes.. I got the strap from Turkey.. I will let you know how good it is when it arrives... P.s all chrono functions on my watch work.. but I do like your back one.. a bit simpler looking 


Maybe I didn't express myself correctly, even they do work I don't understand their functional meaning (subdials) and the dial overall is too busy (date, two subdials at 3-9, faux tourbillon cage at 6). This is why I prefer the simple, clean dials. There is one excellent rep of the RD being sold on another rep forum (what dealers advertise as 1:1, been considering it but being a chrono I still hesitate to pull the trigger).

I am looking forward to see how the custom strap will turn out to be, hopefully the maker has some knowledge about RD straps since they have to be arched properly in order to "follow" the line of the case/lugs..the best would be to provide the strapmaker with the rep strap and then he can replicate it..


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Though not a fan RD I do go with the less is more thinking and I concur too busy and what the hell do I do with all those sub-dials anyways...............Your black one dadog13 would be my choice if I HAD to wear one.

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Hi dadog13 .. the strap arrived and is a perfect fit, with excellent quality.. I just can't do up the clasp bar screw.. can't find the hole... will take it to a watch maker soon.. I'll just give it one more try.7b7dbad43c47bb8aab2714af6c300b22.jpgIMG_2363.JPGIMG_2364.JPG



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@Fig1 tnx for sharing the photos. I received in the meantime my 3rd Excalibur which has the similar leather strap however I like more a rubber one than this faux (or at least cheap) leather straps. I'll have to see a bit what the strapmakers can make for me (sending the replica strap out to somebody for a reproduction).

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Great looking watch.. where did you get it from?


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Great looking watch.. where did you get it from?


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Great .. thanks for the link.. I wouldn't get the rubber strap if I was you.. they break easily after time.. I had one and that's why I had to get the leather one.. but the rubber did last nine years!


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9 years is more than acceptable for me..I'll have a look around to see what can be purchased in leather (custom). If I find a good source I will let you know.


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