How to change your watch band

Whether your old watch band is frayed and in need of replacement, or you’re simply ready for an upgrade, learn how to change your own watch strap with our easy guide. To begin, clear out a spot to work on your table. Cover the tabletop with a small towel so that you can see anything that drops or pops out during the process of changing the band.

Removing Your Old Band

To change out your current watch band, work with the back of the watch towards you and start with either the top or bottom band. Locate the point on the lug (the arms that clasp the band) where the band is attached to the watch. You will see a small pin connecting the band with the lug. Use a magnifying glass if you need one.

Carefully use the forked end of our band change tool to depress the spring loaded pin towards the band and release it from the lug hole. When the tension on the spring pin is released it may pop out of the band and you will want to take care not to lose it.

Repeat this process with the other piece of your old watch band to change it out.

Adding The New Band

Take the top or bottom half of your new watch band and slide the spring pin into the tube on the band’s attaching end. Slip one side of the pin into the corresponding lug hole on the watch body. Then, use the band change tool to depress the other side of the spring pin and guide it into the pin hole in the other side of the lug. You will hear an audible "click" when the spring pin pops into place.

Repeat this process with the other half of the watch band and other spring pin to complete your watch band change.

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