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The Tools You Need For Your Watch

There are just a few tools that watch wearers truly require...and a few more that maybe you want.

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Hodinkee Shop

Most tinkering associated with watch ownership is relatively basic. You'll certainly want to change straps and the like, but any internal watch repair or maintenance is best left to professionals. Unless you're deep into watch nerdery, modding your Seiko and the like, you don't need much — but a few tools will come in handy, and a few more will elevate your experience with watches. Whether you're a collector, enthusiast or occasional watch wearer, the following tools are worth considering.

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EZTool Watch Repair Kit
Amazon
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WindUp Microfiber Cloth
OToolWorld Friction Ball Watch Case Opener
Amazon
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Adorox
Adorox Heavy Duty Revolving Leather Belt Hand Hole Puncher
Amazon
iStrap
iStrap Spring Bar Set 300pcs
Amazon
Adoric Digital Caliper
Amazon
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How to Change a Watch Strap Without a Trip to the Jeweler
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Hunter D. Kelley

Yes, you can do this yourself!

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Watch Bracelet Link Pin Remover
Esslinger
Bergeon 6767-F Spring Bar Tool
Bergeon
TekcoPlus UV/LED Loupe
Amazon
Hodinkee Victorinox Watchmaker Swiss Army Knife
Hodinkee
Don't Polish Your Watch!
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Henry Phillips

Just trust us on this one.

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