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December 12, 2019 2 min read

Changing a watch strap is easy, it can be done in under 3 minutes and with the right tool, you will be able to enjoy your new watch band in no time. This tutorial includes detailed steps you can follow to learn how to change a strap. A more detailed video tutorial has also been included at the end of the guide to help you get a better understanding on things you are uncertain of which are not depicted in the pictorial guide. We hope this tutorial will help you learn how to change the strap on any watch and allow you to mix and match different styles of straps to match your outfit everyday. Without further ado...

Step-by-step guide on replacing your watch strap


Step 1:  Identify if your watch has a pinhole or not by looking at the side profile of your watch case
Pinhole vs Non Pinhole Watch

Step 2:  Hold on to the watch firmly with your left hand and pick up the tool with your left hand
How to Hold On To Watch To Change Strap

Step 3.1:  For non drilled lugs, insert the forked end of the tool between the lugs and strap. For drilled lugs, insert the pointed end of the tool into the pinhole
Using The Correct Side Of Springbar Tool To Remove Strap

Step 3.2:  Push the pin inwards while holding on to the spring bar, this should dislodge the existing strap
Dislodge Springbar from Watch

Step 4:  Remove the spring bar from your old strap, and insert it into your new strap
Swap Springbar From Old Strap to New

Step 5:  Pick up the watch head with your left hand, insert one end of the replacement strap with the spring bar into the pinhole for one side of the lug and align the other end of the spring bar to the other pinhole
Insert New Strap and Springbar into Lug Hole

Step 6:  Using the watch strap tool, pull back the spring bar and let the strap slide into place and ensure both ends of the spring bars are in the pin holes
Secure Springbar and Strap onto Watch

Step 7:  Give the straps a gentle tug to ensure it is in place
Checking if Strap is Securely Fixed

Step 8:  You are done changing your watch strap, enjoy!

Enjoy Your New Watch Strap

 

Here is the full video tutorial on how you can change your watch strap. It gives a more detailed guide, so if you are not clear on any of the straps, do refer to the video which walks you through the entire process that images just cannot do.

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