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:
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.
Slide the other end of the spring bar out of the other lug, and remove the watch strap completely.
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.
Slide the end of the spring bar that is opposite the quick-release lever into one side of the watch’s lugs.
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.
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.
The installation is now complete. Gently pull both halves of the watch strap away from the watch to ensure a secure installation.
Very well-written and illustrated instructions. Thank you!
Or even better, include it in the order confirmation via e-mail! Which will spare the planet of unnecessary use of paper. 🙂
This article should be helpful to those customers who bought that kind of strap. I bought a strap for a Fitbit, and needed someone else to help me attach it. I did not notice a similar instruction video for the strap I bought.
Why don’t these instructions come with the band when we receive it in the mail?
That’s a great suggestion! We’re glad this guide was helpful!