- Remove the existing strap from your watch using a spring bar tool.
- If your watch has lug holes, you can use the pointed end of the spring bar tool to push one side of the spring bar out of the lug holes.
- If your watch does not have lug holes, use the small, forked end of the spring bar tool by fitting the fork into one end of the spring bar (make sure it’s secured in between the grooves) and pushing inwards toward the center of the spring bar with firm pressure. Once compressed, you will be able to pull/push out the spring bar.
- Repeat for the other spring bar.
- Position the short strap with the buckle on the 12 o’clock side of the watch.
- Fit one end of the spring bar into the lug case hole (the end opposite of the quick release knob), then position the other end just on top of the other lug.
- Once in position, push the quick release knob towards the center to compress the spring bar and push the strap inside the lug hole. Make sure the strap is fully secured.
- Repeat for the long strap.
Changing straps and using quick release spring bars is a simple and easy process that can greatly enhance the versatility and style of your watch. With a few basic tools and a bit of practice, you'll be able to switch out straps and swap out your watch bands in no time.
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