Are Rolex Springbars Different than Aftermarket?
YES! Using the same procedure above, go to the AD, buy the correct springbar for your watch. Rolex springbars are different and they can change the fit, for example some presidential bracelets may slightly pop off with aftermarket. Gold Rolex watches come with solid gold springbars which help not eat into the watch case or clasp.
How Much do Gold Rolex Springbars cost?
Small Gold springbars are approximately $60 each and long ones are approximately $100-120.
This is a very important! ROLEX LEATHER STRAP SPRING BARS CAN ONLY FIT ONE SIDE OF THE CLASP!
One of the springbars will be shouldered, that goes on the non-adjustable end of the clasp. The other will have no shoulders, that goes on the adjustable side of the clasp. While both may fit initially removing the springbars in the future will be much more difficult if installed incorrectly.
How to remove a tight springbar:
Do not just push on one side of the springbar with a small tool. Try to push on the whole springbar with a flat surface then pull from the other side from the "fat" surface of the springbar.
The idea being that you do not want to put too much stress on the sprung portion of the springbar so for example push on the "stationary" parts of the springbar, or the whole springbar together.