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How To Change Your Leather Watch Straps

June 16, 2017

By far, the simplest way to breathe new life into a watch is by changing its strap. Your timepiece can look remarkably different with a new band, and there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to the strap’s material, colour and style. All Coen Anders straps are designed to be interchangeable so that you can adapt your timepiece to fit every occasion. Find out how to change your leather strap using the instructions and photos below.

GENERAL TIPS:

  • You will need the tool you received with your watch in order to change the straps. It can be found in the envelope, together with your warranty card. Alternatively, you may also use the SIM card ejector pin for your mobile phone.
  • Find a flat surface to work on. Lay down a watch polishing cloth or towel to protect the watch and keep things from rolling away.
  • Always work from the backside of your watch. That way, if you accidentally slip with your tool or spring bar and scratch the watch, it won’t be visible.
  • Don’t rush – patience is key!
 
FROM LEATHER TO LEATHER




STEP 1:
Put the tool through the lug pinhole and press against the spring bar. Once the spring bar is released, remove the strap and set aside. Repeat on the other strap.


     


    STEP 2:  

    With the help of the tool, pull the spring bar out from the strap loops.




    STEP 3:

    Slide the spring bars into the loops of the new leather straps.






    STEP 4:

    Hold the dial firmly and insert one end of the spring bar into a lug pinhole first.



    STEP 5:

    Once the first end of the spring bar is secure, use the tool to carefully compress the other end bar so you can slide it into the other pinhole. The spring bar should click into place. Repeat on the other strap.




     



    FROM LEATHER TO NATO





    STEP 1:

    Put the tool through the lug pinhole and press against the spring bar. Once the spring bar is released, remove the strap and set aside. Repeat on the other strap.



    STEP 2:

    With the help of the tool, pull the spring bar out from the strap loops.




    STEP 3:

    Hold the dial firmly and insert one end of the spring bar into a lug pinhole first.




    STEP 4:

    Once the first end is secure, use the tool to carefully compress the other end bar so you can slide it into the other pinhole. The spring bar should click into place. Repeat on the other spring bar.





    STEP 5:

    Starting from the 12 o’clock end, pull the longer part of the Nato strap through the two spring bars, then through the floating keeper at the end of the shorter Nato strap. Pull the strap all the way through until it straightens.



     



     




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