How to Replace a Watch Band
Watch bands are relatively simple to change, so long as you have the correct measurements for the watch model you own. Here are a few tips:
- Gather the tools – such as a screwdriver designed for jewels to remove the minute pins and screws that may be holding the watch together. In some cases, there may be no need for a screwdriver when the pins snap on.
- Use a microfiber cloth – to lay the watch face down when changing the watch band. This prevents the watch’s face from scratching.
- Examine the construction – of the watch to determine how the band will need to be replaced. If you still have the owner’s manual, be sure to consult this, or you can also look up watch make and model instructions online in many cases.
- Work on a flat surface – given that you will be working with small pieces and parts. The flat surface prevents them from rolling off.
- Once this is all set up, proceed to remove the watch band. Remove the rods or pins from the old watch band and replace these in the new watch band – in the same layout.
- Pinch or squeeze rods together and insert these in the holes of the watch case.
- Double check to see if the watch bands are secured against the watch’s case.
In the event that a watch part is lost, this can be replaced by ordering online.