This how-to is for other Tudor Pelagos owners who want to do their own strap and bracelet changes. The Pelagos has tricky, deep-drilled lugs, so some special tools and information are helpful, if not essential.
Head over to Otto Frei (or other source) and buy a Bergeon 6825-PF. Make sure its the PF version, the regular is too wide for the Pelagos. $169, expensive but the right tool for the job. Will work just as well with other watches too, and I particularly recommend it for expensive ones you don't want to scratch. Looks like this:
Here we go:
Other tools in my strap and bracelet kit: Pin vise, soft mallet, Bergeon spring bar tool, high-quality flat blade screwdrivers.
The Tudor bracelet comes off pretty easily, though I wasn't able to photograph the process due to a lack of free hands. Sorry about that.
Off to try a canvas strap:
Regimental red (i.e. purple), black or blue? I went with blue.
Bergeon is the Mac Tools or Snap-On of this market: Expensive but well made. There are likely to be less expensive copies of this tool available, but I do this often enough to not mind the expense. The 6825 has replaceable bits, and works well for most watches, I recommend buying one.
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