I'm a watch strap changing novice, but it seems this tool isn't optimal for the job. As others have mentioned the fork is a bit wide, which makes it difficult to work in tight spaces. I had quite a bit of trouble removing the metal band from my watch.
Worth mentioning, though, that the wide fork allows one with less fine motor skills (or eyesight) to easily change a strap, especially if the strap is leather or fabric.
Great tool and the delivery was quick!
For a small tool, I can't complain. It is a little tough to use if you have bigger hands, but it gets the job done pretty easily.
It works, but for bigger hands, I should have gone for the longer tool. Small price difference between the two. BUT it gets the job done!
I'm an amateur watch hobbyist, so I wasn't looking to spend a lot of cash on a spring bar tool. For a small tool this one is surprisingly sturdy, and the textured grip is great. I use it mostly for standard spring bar removal, and would buy it again.