Changing your watchband buckle

1) Lay the watch on a piece of cloth with its backside facing up to prevent its face from being scratched.

 

2) Position the fork end of your spring bar tool in between one side of the buckle piece and the strap so that the fork end rests on the end, or shoulder, of the spring bar.

 

3) Secure the watch with one hand. Use the tool to pry the buckle piece away from the strap by applying pressure toward the strap and away from the buckle piece. The spring bar should move in the direction in which you apply pressure, disconnecting the buckle.

 

4) Push the spring bar through the looped part of the strap using the fork end of your spring bar tool. It might fall out on its own when you remove the buckle.

 

5) Remove the post (the mechanism that fastens to the various notches when securing it around your wrist) from its respective slot, in the center of the looped end of the strap. This can be done simply by grasping the end of it with two fingers. Or the post might fall out when you remove the spring bar.

 

6) Disassemble the replacement buckle, consisting of the main buckle piece, the spring bar and the post (if it is already assembled). Use the same procedure as explained in Steps 2 and 3 to do this.

 

7) Place the new post piece into its respective slot in the center of the looped part of the strap, so that the shape of the post curves upward.

 

8) Push the spring bar through one end of the looped part of the strap so that it passes through the eye of the post (the end of the post that is already inside the looped part of the strap). Make sure that both ends of the spring bar are visible on both sides of the looped part of the strap.

 
9) Push the post downward so that it touches the cloth.

 

10) Position the buckle piece so that it curves upward, placing it above the post and around the spring bar. Place the fork end of the spring bar tool in between one end of the buckle and one end of the strap. Compress the spring bar using the tool so that it moves slightly through the looped part of the strap. Wiggle the buckle piece a bit with one hand until the shoulders of the spring bar click into the pinholes of the buckle piece.