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How To Install A Nylon Watch Strap

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Sophie Baldwin


How To's

Sophie Baldwin


How To's

Today, we will be guiding you through the process of installing a nylon watch strap, perfect for a comfortable and durable upgrade to your timepiece. If you're looking for instructions on installing metal or leather straps, be sure to check out our alternative articles for those materials.

How to Install a Nylon Strap: YouTube Guide

Don't worry, we understand that fitting a Military Nylon watch strap can seem complex to start with, however with our short and handy guide, you'll have your new strap fitted to your watch and ready for adventure in no time.

How to Install a Nylon Strap: Step by Step Guide

  1. Remove your current watch strap by using a spring bar tool. Here you will need to use the fork end of the tool and position it close to the case
  2. From behind the watch, add a little pressure all connect the fork to the spring bar. Then, pry the springbar out of the hole in the watch case pull it toward yourself and the centre of bar
  3. With some moving around, the spring bar pin will detach.
  4. Repeat to remove the other strap. Remember to keep the spring bar pins safe as you will be using them in the next step!
  5. Place one spring bar end in the lug, then press the other pin end down with the tool. Then in one motion latch the pin end underneath the lug, gently move the pin so it clicks into position in the hole. Repeat this process for the other spring bar pin.
  6. Place your Military Nylon strap and watch on a flat surface, ensure the buckle end of the strap is placed down on the left. Also ensure the watch displays the 12 o'clock position on the left (nearest to the buckle).
  7. Thread the non-buckle end of the strap underneath the left lug gap, then pass the strap end through the right lug gap. Pull the strap end tight.
  8. If you have not already done so move the watch left towards the buckle end.
  9. Position the watch so that it is between the buckle on the left and loops on the right.
  10. Pass the non-buckle end of the strap through the remaining loops on the right.
  11. Your watch is now securely fastened to your Military Nylon strap, however, do a final check and ensure all loops are threaded through correctly and the watch displays 12 o'clock position at the top.
  12. Enjoy your new Military Nylon watch strap!

How to Install a Nylon Strap: Visual Guide

How to fit a military nylon watch strap guide
How to fit a Military Nylon watch strap, a guide by WatchGecko - Credit: WatchGecko

Now you're an expert in how to fit Military Nylon watch straps, we think it's about time you start adding a few to your collection.

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About the Author: Sophie Baldwin

Freshly joined WatchGecko after studying Photography: Editorial and Advertising at university. With my love for creation mixed with the need to organise and schedule I have found myself at home here in the publishing department.

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