Suunto Ambit 3 Run with broken screw in the strap can’t be repaired
Suunto with broken screw in the strap can’t be repaired and they told me it needs change of the case!!!It will cost 70€.Any advise or same problem?Thank you in advanced!
How is it broken and/or what happened? Is it just the Torx head that is damaged? Perhaps by trying a hex screwdriver on it? Or the screw broke in half and piece of it is still stuck there? Or it’s actually the nut or nut socket that failed?
Ambit replacement strap set looks like this:
Make a note of those included nuts.
Ambit case has sockets for those, so screws are not actually fastened into the case. Unless one of those sockets itself is damaged, I see no reason for case replacement. If it’s a crew head that’s damaged but most of it is still there, you could try to create a driver blade slot in the head of a screw with a file or Dremel, you probably have to cut away the strap around the screw as well. If there is no screw head, I’m afraid you just have to drill the whole thing out.
And I’m sure any of your local watch repair shops will help you with that and/or come up with some other ideas.
@margusl The screw broke in half and a piece of it has stucked inside. I have sent it to the suunto repair center and first they informed that the cost to get the broken screw out was 30€.A month later they called me to tell me that the screw can’t get out and they have to replace the case.
Look for a used A3R on ebay or whatever platform is famous in your country.
I saw a bunch of relatively affordable Suuntos some months ago.
I just bought a strap for my Ambit, but it came without the Torx tool. Anyone happen to know the size, so I can get the right one?
@wakarimasen , T6, at least for original screws.
Got one, changed the strap, very happy - thanks!