That's exactly what it was, your description is better than mine. The post detached from the band. It was gift from my wife and it's out of warranty. She has the receipt though. The local shops both told me the parts are unique to Oakley.
I believe that part is attached like a rivet, meaning it's not screwed in. It would take a press most likley to repair it.
What I can say is that both things I was afraid of after reading a few posts on different forums came true. The battery apparently died on the way to the repair facility and you won't see your watch for several months.
I have requested my parts to be returned. I also did not lose the post, it was still in the clasp.
- 61 Bubbletop
I would have asked a local welder to tac it back in with a tig welder...forget that over priced service like that. Worst case scenario, you have to still spend the figure to replace it..I have torn enough apart to know how minimal that little piece would be to repair.
Last year, the little spring mechanism in the clasp that holds the post itself failed completely. I emailed Oakley Canada, and they sent me a replacement clasp. The replacement clasp itself is part #27-016. I paid a total of $135.06 Canadian, shipped to Canada, and I changed the clasp myself. - Nemesis
as for yours, that was a tiny spring no doubt. There are 2 inside once you back out the screws and they sit between the 2 release buttons. again, extremely simple, and the springs should be an item found at a watch/clock shop I would assume. Those certainly wouldn't be proprietary to one company lol. Sucks to hear that cost so much for literally a 2 cent part.