Saturday, June 21, 2014

Replacing my Swatch watch strap

A couple of weeks back, I posted about the easiest way to upgrade the look of your watch - by changing the strap.

Well, why stop at that.

The old aluminium strap on my old Swatch Irony Chrono watch was showing it's age and I decided that it needed a nice new strap.

I had a nice new black leather strap but the problem is that replacing straps on Swatch watches is not straightforward because of their unique and proprietary 3-prong lug design.

So I decided to modify the strap to fit the watch lugs. I used the original strap as a template and cut away the necessary pieces of leather from the strap using my sharp Stanley knife.

I was confident that it would work and it did - a perfect fit.


Robert said...

My Swatch chronograph man. I have a special fondness for these wonderful plastic pieces. I think that leather strap is perfect for that peice.

Dilip Mutum said...

Hi Robert, The case is aluminium not plastic. It's a great piece and often wear it.


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