How To Install A Quick-Release Strap September 25, 2019 – Posted in: Watch Stuff, Watch Strap Stuff – Tags:

In this guide, we will demonstrate how to install a watch strap that has quick-release spring bars. No tools are required for this process. If your watch band has traditional spring bars, please see our guide on how to install a watch strap.

STEP 1 – REMOVING THE OLD STRAP

To remove a watch strap that has quick-release spring bars, locate the quick-release lever on the back-side of the watch strap, as indicated in the photo below:

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Pull the quick-release lever towards the middle of the watch strap, and pull the watch strap away from the lug on the side of the lever.

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Slide the other end of the spring bar out of the other lug, and remove the watch strap completely.

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Repeat the previous steps for the other half of the watch strap so that both halves of the watch strap have been removed completely.


STEP 2 – INSTALLING THE NEW STRAP

Before installing the new quick-release strap, note that the buckle end of the watch strap will be installed in the watch’s top lugs, and the long end of the watch strap will be installed in the bottom lugs.

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Slide the end of the spring bar that is opposite the quick-release lever into one side of the watch’s lugs.

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Pull the quick-release lever towards the middle of the watch strap while aligning the spring bar with the hole in the watch lug. Release the quick-release lever and the spring bar should lock into the watch’s lugs.

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Repeat the previous steps for the other half of the watch strap so that both halves of the watch strap have been fastened securely to the watch.

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The installation is now complete. Gently pull both halves of the watch strap away from the watch to ensure a secure installation.

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