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.

KH said...

do you still keep the old strap? will you let go the old strap for small fee?

Dilip Mutum said...

Hi KH, Yes, I still have the strap but it has clearly seen better days. How much are you offering for it?


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