Q. How to replace a leather or rubber watchband?
Q. How to adjust a rubber band with deployant clasp?
Q. Why don't you just put my band in an envelope with couple of stamps and send it via mail, instead of expensive and fancy UPS shipping?
A. We have tried this simple method at the beginning, in order to save money for our customers and us, but without tracking ability and proper insurance, many bands were "claimed" by customers never to have been delivered and we had to replace them for free. After replacing a few dozen "lost" bands, we were forced to use this cumbersome, more expensive, but much more reliable method of delivery.
Q. What is a size of a leather band?
Q. What is a length of a band?
|Mens Short||- 4"(102mm) x 2 1/2"(65mm)|
|Mens Regular||- 4 1/2"(115mm)x 3"(77mm)|
|Mens Long||- 5"(127mm) x 3 3/16"(80mm)|
|Ladies Short||- 3 3/4"(95mm) x 2 1/4(57mm)|
|Ladies Regular||- 4"(102mm) x 2 1/2(65mm)|
|Ladies Long||- 4 1/2"(115mm)x 3"(77mm)|
|Extra Long||- 5 1/2"(140mm) x 4" (102mm) for mens and 5"(127mm) x 3 1/2"(89mm) for ladies - needs to be special ordered|
Please Note: Every brand follows their own guidelines and bands of the same length may vary in size slightly.
Q. My watch measures 17mm between the lugs, but there are not too many choices, can I use 16mm instead?
A. It is not a good idea to ever go size smaller than what is needed, but going to a next size up (18mm in this case) is OK; since leather is soft and will shrink a little with time anyway.
Q. Is it OK to wear my watch loose, I can't stand anything tight on my wrist?
A. It is not safe to wear a watch too loose, it can get caught on something and your hand(or your life) will be in danger. Watchband on the watch should be sized to allow about 15 to 25 degrees of rotation on your wrist. Too tight is not good either, it should be just right.
Q. My watchband has been adjusted and the watch doesn't feel and lays right on the wrist?
A. Make sure that first the proper amount of links was removed, not too many or not enough, like explained in a previous question. Second, make sure that the links were removed from the proper sides. In case of a Sport Tri-fold or a Side Opening Deployant clasp/buckle, there should be 2-3 less links on a "6" o'clock side of the watchband than it is on a "12" o'clock side. If the clasp is Center Butterfly Deployant type than links should be removed equally form each side. After you are done removing links, clasp band shot hold the watch by the case parallel to the ground and make sure that the clasp dangling below is parallel too. This will ensure a comfortable watch fit.
Q. You did a very good job with showing Seiko models and bands that fit them, but I don't see the watch that I have, does that mean that
don't carry my replacement band?
A. Brands like Seiko, Citizen, Swiss Army, and many others produce over 100-200 watch models annually, we certainly don't stock all of them, but only bands for the most popular US distributed models. We have the ability to special order any factory original replacement band from the brand's US distributors, but this process can take anywhere from 2 weeks and up to 6 months.
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