There are many reasons why you might want to use a deployment buckle, also known as a butterfly buckle. Not only will it add class to your look, but it can also prolong the lifespan of your watch band by avoiding the bending and tearing that happens with a standard tongue buckle. On this page we will go in depth on how to change out a deployment watch buckle on the watch of your choice.
How To Remove Your Current Buckle
Lay your watch flat on a tabletop. Find the spring pin that connects the buckle to the strap, then carefully use the forked end of your band change tool to depress the pin and release it from the buckle. Remove the buckle and prong, and reinsert the spring pin into the band.
How To Change To A Deployment Watch Buckle
Spring open your deployment buckle to begin the next step of your watch buckle replacement. One end of your deployment buckle will have two noticeable prongs meant to fit around a spring pin. Make sure that the correct side of the deployment buckle is facing up. Then, insert one end of the watch band spring pin into the corresponding hole in the buckle prong. Depress the other end of the pin with the band change tool and slide it into the hole in the other prong.
The other end of the deployment buckle will feature a hinged clasp with a prong inside. Pass the other half of your watch band through that hinge and close the clasp on the adjustment hole that will result in perfect wear when the clasp is closed. You may require some trial-and-error to find the right hole.