Either your current watch strap is broken or you just want to change the look of your watch, learn how to replace your watch strap here. It is not difficult to change watch strap on your watch, if you do it correctly and do it gently so you don\u2019t scratch your precious watch. This instruction is for watches without drilled lugs. \n\n\n\nWhat you\nwill need:\n\n\n\nMicrofiber towelSpring bar toolNew spring bars if your old ones are\nbroken.Gloves if you want to look\nprofessional \n\n\n\nFirst start\nwith the most important, what you can do to make sure you don\u2019t scratch your\nwatch. Lay your watch on a microfiber towel when you change your watchstrap, if\nyou care about style and want to look professional also use some white gloves made\nwith cotton or nitrile.\n\n\n\nWhen you\nhave made your workstation ready with a microfiber cloth underneath your watch,\nhave 12 o clock pointing upwards and the turn it around. That way you don\u2019t have\nto turn it around and check which way its laying when you are working on it. The\nbuckle side of the strap (the short side) mounts on 12 o clock. \n\n\n\nNow you need a spring bar tool. The spring bar tool has a small fork (also called pin) used for drilled lugs, in this process we are going to use the large fork side.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nWhen you\nput the fork in between the strap and the watchcase, you should lean the fork\non the strap so you don\u2019t scratch your watch. It is at this point it is easiest\nto scratch it so be very careful. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nwhen you\nremove the strap take out the spring bar and inspect it. If its bent or there isn\u2019t\nany resistance when you push in the bars you have to replace it. Spring bars aren\u2019t\nexpensive and they are generally not appreciated as much as the should be. They\nare the only thing keeping your watch safely attached to your strap and wrist,\nso take the inspection seriously.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nOn a lot of\nwatches the watch strap the previous owner used was to small, especially on\nvintage watches where the lug width often was 19mm some brand still use this\nlug width. If that\u2019s the case you can use the pin side\/ small fork to remove\nthe watch strap. If you do this to remove the spring bar there is a bigger\nchance to scratch the watch because you don\u2019t have the same control as when you\nuse the large fork side. Therefore consider if you want to proceed witch\ncaution or have a jeweler remove the strap for you.