Resources and Tips

The Difference Between Substitute and Brand Name Watch Bands

Posted by Joanna Rosales on

The Difference Between Substitute and Brand Name Watch Bands

When replacing a metal band, you may come across having to use a substitute band and not the original. In some cases, the original distributor has discontinued your model and no longer has any parts available for your specific watch. Your best option would be to buy a substitute band.

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Watch Straps: How To Tell The Difference

Posted by Rachel Nizinski on

Watch Straps: How To Tell The Difference

If you have a watch, even a smartwatch, you'll still want a strap to make sure your watch fits snugly on your wrist. This guide will help you visually choose a strap style and material that suits your needs.

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Video: How to replace 2 Swiss Army Watch Straps, Straight End and Integrated Rubber

Posted by Benjamin Grant on

Video: How to replace 2 Swiss Army Watch Straps, Straight End and Integrated Rubber

Step by step overview of how to remove and replace watch bands for two types of Swiss Amy watches: Integrated rubber watch band with Tubes and Pins and a Straight watch band using Spring Bars.

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Quartz vs. Manual vs. Automatic Watches - Differences, Advantages and Disadvantages

Posted by Benjamin Grant on

Quartz vs. Manual vs. Automatic Watches - Differences, Advantages and Disadvantages

At the heart of a watch is it’s ‘movement’, which is the mechanism that moves the hands of the watch and keeps time.  Put simply, all analog watches consist of parts and gears that regulate the movement of the hands on the dial. The main difference between Quartz, Manual, and Automatic is in the power source. Each type of movement has its own distinct character, as well as its own advantages and disadvantages.  Quartz: These movements are named as such because of the quartz crystal inside, that works in tandem with a battery to keep time.  A battery for this...

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How to Change a Skagen Watch Battery

Posted by Alan Almirol on

Watch Brand: Skagen   *Video and battery installation applies to all Skagen models*   Watch model shown: 233SSSB   Tools Used: Bench Knife (KNF-967.000) Instructions:   Step 1: Find the removal ridge on the case-back of the watch. Wedge the bench knife into the removal spot, and pry the case-back piece off of the watch. Step 2: Use the tweezers to remove the old battery as well as the gasket located on the inside of the case-back piece of the watch. Step 3: Use the tweezers to correctly put the new battery in place; use the tweezers to place the gasket in...

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