How to Replace a Metal Watch Strap at Home: A Simple Guide
Replacing a metal watch strap is a fairly straightforward process that you can do at home. Here is a detailed guide by DWatch Luxury – a premium replica watch brand – on how to replace a metal watch strap at home.
Spring bar tool: A specialized tool designed to remove spring bars from the watch strap.
Small pliers: Used to hold and grip the spring bars when removing and installing the watch strap.
Spring bar opener tool: A small tool that helps unlock and lock the spring bars on the watch strap.
Step 1: Remove the old watch strap:
Using the spring bar tool, insert the pointed end into the hole in the middle of the spring bar and gently push to release it from the clasp.
Repeat this process for both sides of the watch strap to completely remove it.
Step 2: Install the new watch strap:
Take the new watch strap and place one end into the top clasp of the watch.
Use the small pliers to hold the spring bar and push it into the hole on the clasp until the bar is securely in place and not loose.
Step 3: Adjust the watch strap:
If the new watch strap is too long, you can adjust it by removing some spring bars at the strap ends to shorten it.
Use the spring bar tool to push the spring bar out of the strap end and then pull the watch strap through another strap end to adjust the length.
Step 4: Check and finalize:
After installing the new watch strap and making necessary adjustments, carefully check if the strap is securely attached and safe by gently shaking the watch.
Ensure that the spring bars are correctly inserted and not loose.
During the process of replacing a metal watch strap, be careful not to scratch or damage the watch face or the watch strap. If you are not confident in performing this procedure, you can take your watch to a watch shop and have a professional watchmaker replace the strap for you.
We hope this guide by DWatch Luxury will help you successfully replace a metal watch strap at home.