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How to change a watch strap

August 30, 2017 2 min read

How to change a watch strap

Hello everyone!

On today's post  we are going to show you how to change a strap. Many watches can dramatically change their appearance just by changing their strap. For example, if we change a leather strap to a rubber strap we transform it from a classic watch to a more sporty watch. So today, we are going to explain step by step how to make this change!

iIt is a very easy process that can be completed in less than ten minutes. As always, if you have any questions about the steps below, please do not hesitate to contact us.


• Choose a work area with  an open and pleasant surface, such as a kitchen table or even a desk. 
• Place a towel on the table to protect the watch from scratches, and to prevent the parts from rolling and getting lost. 
• Always work from the back side of your watch. That way, if you slip with your tool and scratch the watch, it will not be visible.




Watch tools

Locking pins


Step 1.

Slide the pins into the strap's hole in both the long and short ends of the strap. Push it down to place the pin in the middle of the strap. 

How to change a watch strap, Step 1

Step 2.

Place the short piece of the strap (the piece with the buckle) on the top of the watch where the watch marks 12 o'clock. From the back of your watch, insert one end of the edges of the pin into the hole.

How to change a watch strap, Step 2

Step 3. 

Use the screwdriver to press the locking pin and at the same time press the other edge of the pin. This way the pin will fold and fit (you may notice it will make a clicking sound)  attaching the strap to the watch. Make sure that both ends of the pin fit firmly in their holes, otherwise  the strap will fall out from watch.

How to change a watch strap, Step 3

Step 4.

Repeat the process in the other side  of the watch. Remember, the long piece of the strap (the one with holes) goes at the bottom of the watch (at 6 o'clock).

How to change a watch strap, Step 4

Step 5. 

Congratulations, we have already finished and you can now enjoy your new watch!

How to change a watch strap, Step 5

We hope you find this process really easy and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We will be delighted to help!

Have a lovely day,

The Iguana Sell Team

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