Report Replacement spring bar for tag carrera in Tag Heuer Posted August 1, 2017 "Have the same watch....same issue, keep bending spring bars....Is there an option for original equipment tag heuer bars that are stronger?? I have a gen Tag heuer watch and still haven't been through a the original set of spring bars, and i have given that watch hell....So what options do we have??" Make sure the replacement springbars are stainless steel, not plated brass like supplied in a lot of replicas. If it is 20mm between lugs...one cheap fix is to use late model swiss made generic springbars for late model blind lug hole submariners...they are strong enough to last. There is always a catch...if the strap is loose between the lugs or made of soft rubber, the springbars can pop out once in a while because the strap can get pulled over to one side and lever the springbar out when it straightens up. This can happen when the watch is worn tight and shoved/pulled up or down on the wrist with enough force to pull the springbar out of the hole in a lug. This is one very good reason to have holes all the way through dive watch lugs and springbars that 'zero out' between the lugs like vintage submariners, GMT, Exp II, 1016 etc. I have a few genuine T/H and they all have 20mm lug spaces and use single shoulder springbars with 1.8mm center tubes. The only difference from a standard single or double shoulder generic 1.8mm springbar is the tips are a little bit longer where they fit into the lug holes. They must be pretty tough as one of the watches is an old black coated T/H 1000 with half of the black finish worn off the bracelet and case with the MG crystal scratched like an old Coke bottle. Knowing the guy I got it from, I doubt it has ever seen the inside of a repair shop except for batt changes now and then...the springbars were Ok though. O/T... I felt sorry for the T/H 1000 and recently took it apart and bead blasted the case along with a fresh jubilee type steel bracelet, installed a new crystal, springbars/gaskets and it looks good again. I used generic springbars made for a late model blind lug hole DJ. I taped over the goldtone rotating bezel and used a dummy crown while blasting the case so the bezel and crown are still goldtone along with the hands and wrting on the dial. It sorta has a 'stealth' appearance now.