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How to change a watch buckle

Category: Articles | Date: January 7, 2015

Follow our step by step guide to changing the buckle on your watch strap.

Step-by-step

  • Get your spring bar tool (or small headed screwdriver) and position the watch on its side so you can see the tiny hole on the buckle’s side. This is where the spring bar is inserted into the strap to attach the buckle securely.

  • What you need to do is insert your spring bar tool or screwdriver into the hole, whilst doing this press down and gently move it to the side. Your spring bar should just pop out (if it doesn’t you may need to apply slightly more force to remove it) of the side.

  • If you want to proceed with changing the buckle over to a different one, next you must get your spring bar tool or screwdriver and insert it into the end of the strap. The aim is to completely push the spring bar out of the strap.

  • Once you have done this, remove the tongue from the strap too.

  • Now it’s time to attach your new buckle. Insert your new spring bar half way into the strap, then put the new tongue into the section and feed the rest of your spring bar through the tongue and strap.

  • After this turn your watch on its side again and in doing so insert one end of your spring bar into the new buckle. Hold this all in your left hand and align the buckle end behind the spring bar with your index finger and thumb.

  • With your right hand get the spring bar tool or flat headed small screwdriver press the tip down. With the compressed spring bar tip lodge it underneath the buckle (hold and move with your left index finger and thumb), and with your right hand move the buckle so it clicks into the buckle hole.

  • The previous step is quite tricky if you have not done it before, so you may have to do it a few times before the spring bar clicks into the buckle correctly.

  • Make sure you tug slightly at the buckle after you have done this in order to ensure that it is secure.

 

 

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