I am really stuck for what to do. The spring bar has snapped inside the lug hole on my watch, I think the strap had been on since the 70s. I have asked around and tried the following:
Wd40 and a deep clean.
glue to pull out the broken part
heat to loosen
got at it for hours with various different needles.
it doesn't seem to be held in with dirt, feels 100% solid in there. it he not moved at all. Feels like it's part of the case!
no watchmakers are open and I don't want to drill... not sure a Bath would help it either as it's so solidly in ther