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GGI 7 pcs Spring Bar Tool - Stainless Steel - Watch Repair Tool Kit for Watch Band Replacement and Pin Tool Set
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u/-reTARDIS · 14 pointsr/moto360

Deleted my other post on this as I figured everyone would rather see the pics than a link to the band...

I originally assumed I'd do the stainless band since I have the stainless/silver 360 but have to say the grey leather strap really grew on me while I was trying to figure out what kind of metal bands were out there that'd work.

If it wasn't for the lack of a easier to remove clasp on the leather strap that came with the 360, I might have even kept it on there.

I found after a full day of wearing the leather band though that moisture was getting stuck under the watch due to sweat and hand washing.

Since the leather strap is to much of a pain to quickly remove every time I washed my hands, I'd just not bother.

With the metal band, the quick release clasp on the bottom makes it very quick to remove/loosen the watch to dry under there after each hand washing now.


Here's the matte black version

Here's the stainless steel verson

You'll need to either use the spring bars/pins that came with the watch or buy some like these.

Best Buy also sells the same Pebble Steel bands for the same price as Amazon which is where I got mine from.

Some tips with removal and install. The spring bar/pin holes in the Moto 360 are made from plastic. Be extra careful with removal and putting the new ones back in. If you misshapen or break those holes, you're screwed.

If you don't have a proper spring bar tool like this, you'll need a jewelers sized flathead screw driver.

Getting the existing bands out is the easy part, I found putting the new band back in with the spring bars that came with the leather strap to be a lot more tricky in the metal band. I found the best way was to try and compress the springs on both ends of the bar and go straight into the opening. If you try to put one side of the spring bar in first then compress the other side, it didn't want to fit.

I enlisted my wife with her tiny little hands to assist and it made things a lot easier :P

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.

u/chrispscott · 9 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Yeah you can swap out straps until your heart is content. Pick up a spring bar tool and 20mm leather strap from Amazon and you should be good to go.

u/KE-MN · 9 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'd start by saying spring bar tools are cheap, and putting a different band or bracelet on a watch can really change its look. If you find a watch that you want to wear with different outfits, just pick up an additional band or bracelet.

All my watches are stainless steel or titanium, but I don't have a problem wearing them with a blazer with brass buttons, as an example. If I'm wearing a leather strap on my watch, I do avoid mixing black and brown. Black is black, and the point is it's nice and uniform. For brown leathers, I'm not concerned about the shade and some varience there can keep things from getting overly matchy. Can also vary things up with different types of leather, and as watch straps don't require much leather to make, that's a comparatively inexpensive place to add cordovan, stingray, alligator, crocodile, ostrich, tejus lizard, etc. if you want to have some fun with it. As an interesting example, here's what a $75 watch on a $300 strap looks like.

That black-dialed watch on a brown leather strap look sort-of intentionally clashes so you can wear it with whatever.

u/PureDrifter · 7 pointsr/Watches

Here are some things to consider before buying and installing a strap :)

  1. Strap Width: Figure out what your watch's strap width is, usually called the "lug to lug" measurement. Watches commonly have 14-24mm wide lugs. A ruler works just fine. Length is usually not an issue unless you have far larger or slimmer than average wrists, if the stock strap works, you should be OK. WPT: check amazon/other sellers, often times they list the strap width. It's listed here as being 22mm for your watch.
  2. Strap Style: Purely up to you, some common styles other than the typical leather are Aviators (stitched+rivet for strength), NATO/Zulu (one piece of fabric/leather, very secure and simple), and of course, bracelets. Look here for more examples, though the relatively recently introduced Leather NATO isn't shown.
  3. Tools: I will say this once; BUY A SPRING BAR TOOL! They are available dirt cheap from amazon and ebay, and will greatly reduce your frustration level when it comes time to swap straps. (Note: No tools needed when swapping normal NATO style straps as they thread through the spring bars. You will need a tool to remove your stock strap and install the bare spring bars however.) Also a spring bar tool will reduce the odds of your tool slipping and marring/scratching your case while you try to compress the bar. Important thing to consider, especially if you have a plated or treated case as you can't just polish out scratches. I bought this one though there are a couple cheaper.

    I am a huge fan of amazon for basic tools and even some straps. For NATOs I like to use www.natostrapsco.com as they have competitive pricing, great CS, free (USPS) shipping, and almost always have an extra 10-15% code on their facebook page. Their leather NATOs are very nice as well.

    Here's a pic of a new strap I put on my Pulsar:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6742429/2015-01-12%2011.59.20.jpg
u/aufisherman · 7 pointsr/moto360

Yeah! Any 22mm band. Just make sure to order a spring bar tool if you are going to replace the band yourself. I would recommend going to a physical store to get the band so you can make sure that it will fit.

u/JoCoLaRedux · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
  1. You'd be very hard-pressed to find as much value in a watch that costs only $50
  2. No. You can only hear the inner-workings clicking away if you hold it right up to your ear.
  3. The sky's the limit. You should invest in a spring bar tool so you can change bands, though.
u/LGG-Watch · 6 pointsr/Watches

It is a normal spring bar system.

Using a tool like this one I was able to replace its original band with this band

(P.S. You need a 20mm band, any type will work as long as it is that size).

You can see from the back of the watch how it attaches, there is just enough room here to get that tool in, push aside the leather, and undo the spring bar.

u/Sir_Dude · 5 pointsr/raleigh

If you have $5.74 and a little willingness to learn, you can buy a watchband adjustment tool off Amazon and do it yourself. There's tons of tutorials on YouTube.

Spring Bar Tool Set - 5in., 7 Pc https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ZEWGSA/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_P1lFwb722R2Z1

u/hemifieldsofgreen · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I used a spring bar tool and used it in the small holes near the ends of the spring bar on each lug. It's tricky because you have to keep the links straight.

u/Dr_Irrelephant · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Yep. 20mm spring bar. They're pretty much all created equal. You might as well get something like this and never have to worry about it again, but there are a bunch of options on amazon and elsewhere. Anywhere that sells watches will probably have them if you don't want to wait for shipping.

You also might want a spring-bar tool to put it in. You can do it without a specialized tool but it makes it much easier. I have this one and it works great.

u/Nothingcreativeatm · 3 pointsr/Watches

Its really easy to do yourself-I watched a youtube video the first time. The tool is $6 or so on amazon here. The strap will cost anywhere from $15 to several hundred, depending on which you get. Crown and buckle is a popular vendor here.

u/sf_techie · 3 pointsr/moto360

By the way from another comment reply I saw that you were gonna use the tool it came with to remove the leather band/install the shank band.

Don't use it, it was meant to remove the band off of the pebble steel not the moto360.
Instead also order this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ZEWGSA and use the smaller end to remove the band safely.

You could also use a very thin flathead but I have heard people scratching or cracking the moto360 if they aren't very careful.

u/waterhoused · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Someone more knowledgeable than me should answer this too, but:

2) This spring bar tool is the one I used, and seems to be perfect for the job. ~$5, prime eligible.

3) From what I've learned today, I guess 17mm could work as it's just being held by that bar, but the 18mm leather straps I have on it now are perfectly flush. It's definitely an "18mm watch". But I guess technically anything narrower will also "fit" on it.

u/jetpacktuxedo · 3 pointsr/moto360

This is the tool I used to take the straps off

This is the strap I used

I actually had to cut the clasp side of the strap a little bit. The official ones have a small notch cut out of the end. The hole side fit in just fine without having a notch cut, but the clasp end wouldn't go in until I duplicated the notch on the new strap.

u/melomaverick · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I also just bought an edifice and the black and gray strap. This edifice is a bitch to take the straps off. I have a few tools and I could only get it off with the smallest one. This is the tool you need (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005ZEWGSA/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1466308312&sr=1-2&pi=SY200_QL40&dpPl=1&dpID=41HevHRMOiL&ref=plSrch)[here]. The triangle shaped end is what you use.

It's worth the effort, looks fuckin great on that black and gray strap!

u/ZackMorris78 · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Here is mine Blue face with leather strap, so sexy. Here is the link to the strap I got but it is currently sold out. I paid $14.95 for it, should be able to find something comprable on ebay or amazon. I also bought this toolkit to swap out the bands, made it infinitely easier to do.

u/ehsu · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Why not get a brown strap and swap them as needed? It's really easy if you have a tool.

u/jjphoto · 3 pointsr/pebble

They make small tools to make it easier, but you can do it with any thin, flat tool.

Here's an easy video that shows you how. I'd recommend NOT using a knife, as you don't want to cut the band - a small flat-head screw-driver, or even a thin metal putty knife would do the job nicely.

Does that help?

u/toxicavenger70 · 3 pointsr/Watches

You can use a small eye glass screw drive to remove the spring bars. But the best tool to use without breaking the bank is this one http://www.amazon.com/Spring-Bar-Tool-Set-5in/dp/B005ZEWGSA

u/ABrownBlackBear · 3 pointsr/Watches

> i was wondering what i should get as a replacement. Still leather, and if yes, same color?

Seems versatile. I'd say google image search around and see what strikes you; e.g.:

lighter brown leather, contrast stitching?

tan leather, black stitching?

red leather?

mesh?

This watch has enough of a military feel that it could look good on a NATO strap as well, and those come in all colors and can be changed without a spring bar tool though you'll want to buy one of those anyway.

My point is, variety is good. It's like having more than one watch, but much much cheaper. Just make sure you get the right width (probably 22mm).

Also look at what people have done with their Sinn pilot watches, particularly the 656, which has a similar dial. If you wear leather shoes most days/at work, consider matching. Crown & Buckle is often a recommended place to start shopping.

u/TheSuperChronics · 3 pointsr/Watches

bergeon 6767-F is the best. As other people said, other ones on Amazon are okay, like this one, but like in all aspects of life.. you get what you pay for.

The Bergeon is far better build quality and feels sturdier. The cheap one I posted is decent, but it doesn't feel that well made and the tips aren't great. Someone said the Burgeon F for bracelets and some other model for other bands, but If you get the F model (one I posted) it will work find for leather/rubber bands. The other way around not so much, because the F has a finer tip. So if you're only getting one, get the Burgeon 6767-F

Source: I have both spring bar remover tools that I linked

I bought the cheaper one first thinking, how can there be a difference ? Ever since buying the Burgeon one, I haven't used the cheaper, crappier one. Go for quality

u/TheOPoftheOP · 3 pointsr/Watches

Yes you can very easily! You need a 20mm watch strap. Here is one that looks like the one on the watch you bought: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F0PTIC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_RwczxbXJ8K6FA

To swap it out you will need a spring bar replacement tool. This is the one I use: www.amazon.com/dp/B005ZEWGSA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Tyczxb4WFE493

And here is a YouTube video showing you how to do it: https://youtu.be/ubU9bujiv-I

u/Nixtrix · 3 pointsr/Watches

I'd be for it! There are many methods like:

  • You can buy a tool
  • Use a knife or small flathead screw driver (if you're not worried of possibly scratching it)
  • Paperclips supposedly work but I don't know if they're too flimsy.

    Worst of worst is if you're not comfortable with those methods then take it to your local jeweler and they should be able to do it for you for <$20.
u/VashTStamp · 3 pointsr/Watches

Both the watches are capable of having a NATO band on them. Personally, I think that the classic silver T2H281 would look best with a wider variety of NATO bands. It's also kind of the watch I like more in general of the two, so I could be a little biased.

You are going to want to buy a tool to remove the spring bars in the band/strap which hold the strap to the lugs of the watch. Different watches have different lug width. Both of the watches you were looking at where 18 mm lug width, so you are going to want to order an 18 mm NATO band to accompany, along with your spring bar tool.

AND since I am being extra nice today I went ahead and showed you what a NATO strap entails and how to put it on.

Step One: remove the strap with the spring bar tool.

Step Two: notice the spring bar within the strap, remove this and place back in between watch lugs.

Step Three: The watch should now look like this after the spring bars are put back on, lay out the NATO strap next to it exactly like so.

Step Four: Weave through the watch spring bars like so, and then weave the main band through the metal bar I am holding in order to secure the watch to the NATO band.

Step Five: End result with complimentary wrist shot, showing the spring bar tool and leather band I removed (which I happen to often wear). Loop excess strap through the bars on the NATO strap like pictured.

Good luck my friend, Cheers!

u/jmcrofts · 3 pointsr/Watches

Buy a strap from wherever (hirsch is pretty good http://www.hirschstraps.com/collections/leather-hirsch-straps) and if there's a watch boutique or kiosk near you, they'll probably switch it out for free. Or you can buy a spring bar tool and do it yourself https://www.amazon.com/GGI-Spring-Bar-Tool-Set/dp/B005ZEWGSA

u/94Productions · 2 pointsr/moto360

Honestly, it's not that difficult... I bought this and it works perfectly. Just be gentle with it... The first time took me about 10 mins with me being super careful like I was disarming a bomb but after a few times I can switch out a band in under a minute or two. There are some YouTube videos that explain how to do it in case you never replaced a watch band on your own before. Hope that helps!

u/timmythetoole · 2 pointsr/Watches

Solar powered watches are charged by any light - just keep it face up in a lit room when you take it off and it will never lose charge.

I have a Seiko 5 and the only time I need to adjust it is when i don't wear it for a couple of days and it stops - I have compared it against my phone and it keeps the right number for hours and minutes which is all I'm concerned about.

You can adjust the strap yourself easy enough https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q2xrEgjchKk It might be better to get a tool like this though which you can get for a few dollars on eBay https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005ZEWGSA

u/Daedalus-420 · 2 pointsr/hwatch

I bought this from Amazon to make life easier, but you could also do it with a small flat-head screwdriver.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ZEWGSA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/MarcusAurelius47 · 2 pointsr/AndroidWear

I've found I like to have a variety of bands on hand for my watches. I found this 22mm band at Walmart and adapted it to the buckle that came with the Zenwatch. I don't believe the black one on Asus' site is currently offered so if you want a black one that closely matches it, you could find a smooth black leather band and use this process to attach the buckle your watch came with.

If you're interested in a stainless band, I really like this 22mm Hadley Roma Stainless band I found on Esslinger.com for $22. Just make sure you have a pin pushing tool so you can adjust the links on it! This spring bar tool I bought includes a set of pins that worked

EDIT: after taking another look, it seems that band isn't carried on Esslinger anymore :(

u/Protonus · 2 pointsr/pebble

They're standard 22mm spring bars, can get them off Amazon, or most anywhere that sells 22mm watchbands.

Make sure that you didn't damage / widen the spring bar pockets in the plastic body of Pebble. They should be nice and round and clean. If you did make them into oval shapes, crack them, etc, then this can keep happening and you'll basically need to replace the Pebble.

A good spring bar tool goes a long way to prevent this, and is worth every penny. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ZEWGSA

u/ImADude13 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Alright - with all of those things considered...here is my advice. This Seiko 5 is well within your price range and can work in both casual and professional settings. I have one myself, and it's much better looking in person than in the stock photos. Additionally, at only 38mm wide and 11mm thick, it is quite small and won't look big on your wrist (I don't know your measurement, but you should be good). Now, you said you like leather - I suggest putting this hadley-roma strap on it. You may need a spring bar set to help you out, but it's really easy. These three purchases will still put you in at around $50 under budget and a sweet looking wrist piece. Also, if you're looking for what the final product will look like, here is mine with the exact same set up

u/MaZaHaKa009 · 2 pointsr/Watches

This is a grey NATO (has nothing to do with NATO, ironically) strap which can bring out the grey on your watch's hands and minute marks.

Black and grey NATO

Solid black NATO

Black leather two-piece, with some sporty looking holes. You'll need a tool for this one. Here's one on Amazon.

u/comrade_robot · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

It's really easy. The band is attached to the watch with 'spring bars', which are basically pins with ends that are designed to be pushed in a bit so you can take the band off. The easiest way is to get a spring bar tool (http://www.amazon.com/7pc-Watch-Spring-Bar-Tool/dp/B005ZEWGSA $8.15 from Amazon, you can find spring bar tools cheaper). I've also done it with an x-acto knife and a screwdriver, but these run the risk of scratching the watch. There are instructions here: http://www.wikihow.com/Change-a-Watch-Band but you probably can figure it out. One tip is that for leather bands, generally the short end with the buckle is at the top of the watch.

u/thats_whatisaid · 2 pointsr/Watches
u/iama_brick · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

most watch straps can be replaced, you just need something like this

u/that_name_taken · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Generally, you endeavor to have the watch strap match the colour of your belt and shoes, not the watch itself. I have purchased straps from both Crown and Buckle and Strapped for Time and am more than happy with them. Any jeweler should be able to change straps for you, and you can even buy the tools to do it yourself.

Also, you should be conscious of the physical size of the watch, as you may struggle to fit larger watches under the cuff of a formal shirt. The MVMTs I saw were all 45mm, which is quite large - I'd probably be looking at something in the area of <42mm. Additionally, be conscious of the size of your wrist, as a large watch will dwarf a small wrist.

MVMT are "bauhaus" style watches, which /r/Watches has a primer on here. Skagen and Rodina are bauhaus style watches at a similar pricepoint which are more appropriate to formal wear.

u/AmishJoe · 2 pointsr/AndroidWear

I replaced mine with a metal band off amazon which I won't link because I am not very happy with the band (linked many times on here, it's cheap black metal.. and I'd avoid it), but changing the band was very simple. It does require a toolset, but they can be found very inexpensively, like so: http://www.amazon.com/Spring-Bar-Tool-Set-5in/dp/B005ZEWGSA

You just compress the spring bar which frees the band, put the new band in, done.

u/Reps_4_yeezus · 2 pointsr/Watches
u/Sugarbearzombie · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Yes, especially if you have a watch spring bar tool like this one

u/civeng1741 · 2 pointsr/moto360
u/thejeka · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

FYI, you'll have to buy a tool to exchange the straps. Amazon has them for $6 here:

http://www.amazon.com/Spring-Bar-Tool-Set-5in/dp/B005ZEWGSA/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_9

u/ShermanTanko · 2 pointsr/moto360
u/JingleMyDingles · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

It was easy to put on since it was a one piece strap. Literally just slide it on.

:edit:

I realized the vendor I posted has the watch on a two piece strap. This means you'll probably have to get some watch tool like this. But then again, the process of swapping out the band is super simple too. The bars holding the straps have springs and are collapsable.

u/ProRustler · 2 pointsr/Watches

Amazon has some nice straps. I personally like the Hadley Roma straps. All you need to know is what width strap you'll be replacing. If you don't already have one, pick up a spring bar tool set while you're there. You could also put a NATO band on there, they seem to come in bright colors that should match the green.

u/jeansaddiction · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

ah yes. I guess I thought you had once since you got the other band off. I have this one and it works fine

u/pelvicmomentum · 2 pointsr/Watches

This will make changing the strap much easier

u/shadowbanningsucks · 2 pointsr/Watches

The one I linked to comes with a green NATO strap, but the watch is available in a wide variety of straps. Changing straps is not hard. Just make sure to get the right size, the Weekender uses standard 20mm straps. Here is a video that shows how it is done. A tool like this is a great help. Some straps have a "quick release" feature, which makes it super easy to change them without any tools. Here's a video that demonstrates the how quick release straps work.

u/minchomexa · 2 pointsr/Watches

fisrt item i found on amazon but im sure there's cheaper ones out there. careful not to scratch your new watch!

u/JHG722 · 2 pointsr/Watches
u/BLSbranded · 2 pointsr/gshock

Get a [spring tool](http://www.GGI.com/ Watch Repair Spring Bar Tool Set 5 in-7 Pc https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ZEWGSA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_oEhiAbN5N4NW2) and it'll be a snap!

u/GemJump · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These would definitely Make me smile, Rasta!

Thanks and good luck all :)

u/GT-Reg · 2 pointsr/hwatch

Thanks! Going to give this one off amazon a shot.

u/Bud_Johnson · 2 pointsr/vaporents

Watch bar removal tool. It makes cleaning clogs from the teeny tiny holes on the all glass gongs and stems of my nano and air so much easier. I don't have to use a screen and I can use the other side to scrape the sides of the stem.

https://www.amazon.com/GGI-Spring-Bar-Tool-Set/dp/B005ZEWGSA

u/FalconHigh · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I wouldn't worry about it too much. Don't forgot that the lense of your sunglasses is black which would match the strap. I personally don't like mixing a blackface watch with a brown strap, but I would still look around Cheapest Nato Straps.com. The beauty of NATO straps are they are pretty cheap and interchangeable so you could mix around with them.

As for the comment below about removing the original strap; you don't need to slice. Just get one of these strap removal tool, and you could take it off your self. At most it will take 10 mins. Easy DIY job.

u/CHUN_BUNS · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Get yourself one of these and a strap of your choice. NATO straps seem to be popular with the easy reader/weekender. Just search for a tutorial on youtube how to use it.

u/Micrafone_AssAssin · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Yes you do, it is a 6 dollar [strap tool] (http://www.amazon.com/SE-Spring-Bar-Tool-5in/dp/B005ZEWGSA). It is honestly really easy to do, you just kind of wiggle your way between the strap and lug, and push down on the end to release it out of the hole. Imagine a really small toilet paper holder, that you need a tool for. That's it.

I would say I have pretty average sized wrists, I can't remember exactly the circumference. I also don't remember for the Seiko 5 bc I never used the original band. The reason why the watch looks big is because the dial takes up the majority of the face of the whole watch. The bezel is really small, so this in comparison to the Seiko 5 makes it look much bigger that what it really is. In reality, it is only 2 mm bigger measuring at a 39 mm face.

The same thing happened to me when I put it on at first, you will get used to it very quickly and it will look normal.

u/scribener · 2 pointsr/Watches


This youtube video is a good place to start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmhSzISB-2c

Once you start changing straps you may never stop, so I'd suggest getting a decent strap changing tool. Bergeron makes really good stuff, but something like this is fine: https://www.amazon.com/GGI-Spring-Bar-Tool-Set/dp/B005ZEWGSA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1474832095&sr=8-4&keywords=watch+strap+tool

To buy your replacement strap you'll need to know the width between the lugs (where the strap attaches). Measured in millimeters. Amazon is listing your watch lug width as 21mm - most people will suggest to buy a 22mm nato strap and squeeze it in (they usually are even numbers - 18mm, 20mm, 22mm etc). You might need to buy some 21MM spring bars (ebay or amazon) - you don't say how or where the current bracelet is breaking, but its a small expense to buy new spring bars.

Something like this might look cool, but the trick with Natos is that they are pretty cheap, and you can buy three or four for $50 (try cheapestnatostraps dot com) and swap them out depending on your mood.

https://www.amazon.com/StrapsCo-Premium-Orange-Stripe-Ballystic/dp/B00ZJ49AC6/ref=sr_1_40?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1474832536&sr=1-40&nodeID=6358539011&keywords=22mm+nato+strap

u/SnorkFinSoup · 2 pointsr/AndroidWear
u/Sproketz · 1 pointr/moto360

They also have a tool for removing the spring bar you can get.
http://amzn.com/B005ZEWGSA

I didn't use it but if you want to be super careful you might like this. Might be a good thing to have if you plan on changing bands a lot too.

u/kgyre · 1 pointr/lggwatch

Just need the right tool to pull the band's sheathing back, reveal and grip the springbar's ridges. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ZEWGSA

u/ineedasandwich · 1 pointr/Watches

I bought this a while back and just used it for the first time. no complaints and theyre very simple so not much to go wrong.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ZEWGSA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

u/FCGKratos · 1 pointr/Watches

Most of the reviews said that it didn't come with anything additional so I went ahead and purchased this

u/Wrister8 · 1 pointr/moto360

Oh here is the link to the tool I bought off of Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ZEWGSA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Took about 5 min to swap the bands.

u/Miadhawk · 1 pointr/AndroidWear

This is the kit I mentioned, that and YouTube and you're golden.

u/JoeHurricane · 1 pointr/lggwatchr
u/chasteeny · 1 pointr/Watches

Just make sure to get the same lug width bracelet. Then buy this fella so you don't fall victim to exorbitant pricing. Just make sure to do your research for compatibility, but yes it can be done and very easily at that.

u/AxumArc · 1 pointr/Watches

No separate springbars required! I bought the product here to swap from bracelet to NATO and honestly, was too excited to use it - i just cut a notch in an optics screwdriver :) this tool should do the job when i eventually put on my Crown & Buckle custom leather strap.

u/aselbst · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You can switch out the straps on your current watches with an $8 watch tool, and put NATOs on them. Can't be sure, depending on your watches, whether you'd want to wear them to the beach, but changing out the strap works on any watch and definitely changes the look.

u/Seeker80 · 1 pointr/Watches

The Seiko 5 SNK795 is rather neat for the price. The red second hand is a nice touch. It comes with a bracelet, and you ought to be able to find a cheapish leather strap for it, along with the spring bar tool for DIY bracelet/strap swaps. All together, your total is under $100.

u/ashdrewness · 1 pointr/Watches
u/Time_Ferret · 1 pointr/Watches

I've had this one from Amazon for a couple years and it's nothing special but totally adequate to the task. There are nicer ones like this if you want them.

u/Esoterrorism · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Seiko 5

Crown and Buckle Silas strap

Spring Bar Tool

Total ~ $121 (I didn't factor in shipping though)

u/Thatboylaze · 1 pointr/Watches

I bought one of these

http://www.amazon.com/Spring-Bar-Tool-Set-5in/dp/B005ZEWGSA/ref=zg_bs_378531011_3

It helps that the tool has a forked end so u can pull back the bar that holds the band in place. You might not see it but its more of a feel around thing. The bar has a spring so you push on it so it gets small enough where you can wiggle it out, same with other side. Sorry if that's confusing but there's many YouTube videos for help. That show I did it too.

u/koochie · 1 pointr/Watches

You'll need a spring bar tool like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ZEWGSA/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_RpaTub0NV9039

And watch this YouTube video: http://youtu.be/TtPde-M5Xz0

u/cyclefreaksix · 1 pointr/lggwatchr
u/AwkwardCow · 1 pointr/Sacramento

This is what you will need if you decide to change it yourself...price went up a few bucks:


http://smile.amazon.com/Spring-Bar-Tool-Set-5in/dp/B005ZEWGSA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421274716&sr=8-1&keywords=spring+bar+tool+set


This is good to have if you have a lot of watches but not necessary by any means:


http://smile.amazon.com/Neewer-Spring-8-25mm-Watchmaker-Stainless/dp/B00A34M4DY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1421274763&sr=8-3&keywords=spring+bar&pebp=1421274782441&peasin=B00A34M4DY


It has sizes for 99.999999% of watches out there so if you happen to lose the bar that attaches the watch band to the watch, you'll have a lot of extra to substitute.

u/That_Whey · 1 pointr/Watches
u/tominabox1 · 1 pointr/Watches

just as easy as almost any other watch. Easiest with a tool.

u/davidpascual · 1 pointr/moto360

Yeah sorry posted the wrong link - I did buy the 22mm:
http://www.crownandbuckle.com/harbor-22mm-black-calf.html

It's a particularly tight fit near the pin. You could probably cut/shave down the strap around the pin area to help. I also have this tool which definitely helps remove and reinsert the pin:
http://www.amazon.com/Spring-Bar-Tool-Set-5in/dp/B005ZEWGSA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415762030&sr=8-1

I'm not sure I'd have done it without that.

u/startinggl0ry · 1 pointr/Watches

Nothing fancy. Just need a new spring bar tool. I've been using a knife lately, which gets dicey.

http://www.amazon.com/Spring-Bar-Tool-Set-5in/dp/B005ZEWGSA

u/fb95dd7063 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Good news! This has standard lugs/strap so you should be able to use a number of straps. You'll need a springbar tool to remove that strap (youtube can show you how to use this)

https://www.amazon.com/GGI-Spring-Bar-Tool-Set/dp/B005ZEWGSA/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1495471528&sr=8-7&keywords=spring+bar+tool

Your watch lugs are 22mm apart, so that's the size of strap you'd need.

Any of these NATO straps would work:

https://www.cheapestnatostraps.com/collections/nato/22-mm

These two-piece zulu straps would be cool too:

https://www.cheapestnatostraps.com/collections/smart-watch-straps/22-mm

no need to get a whole new watch when you can just find a strap you like that will be better for the warmer weather.

u/imoftendisgruntled · 1 pointr/pebble
u/cgatno · 1 pointr/moto360

I've been using the Pebble Steel band from Best Buy without issues. I installed it myself and had to remove quite a few of the links, but still no cracks or any other issues at all. (Also to specify: I used the OEM spring bars)

The only thing I suggest is that you make sure you have the proper tools before trying to do any of this yourself. Honestly, you could probably do it with a tiny screwdriver, but I wouldn't suggest it. I used a spring bar tool that I bought from Amazon along with some patience and steady hands :)

u/zodd06 · 1 pointr/moto360

i did the same thing and needed extra links. i contacted motorola and they were pretty good about sending me extra links. while you are at it i would ask them to send the plastic end pieces that attach the band to the watch. these can crack. if you have to add links you may want to get a tool off of amazon that will help you with this. also this tool can help getting the spring bars off and on.

fyi, in order to get these parts you will most likely need to give them the watch's ime number (serial number) so i'm not sure you can preemptively start the process with them.

initially i called them after normal business hours and got support from a foreign call center. this was kind of "iffy" so i sent a follow up email. the email correspondence went well.

also, being that the band was too small, i could tell that the previous owner removed a link, i contacted the ebay seller asking for extra links (initially). they responded that they did not have them and offered a refund or a discount. i think there are different vendors selling the refurb moto 360 1st gen so ymmv.


good luck.

u/goodguybane · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

I use this tool to change straps and bands.

u/bICEmeister · 1 pointr/Watches

Great post for us beginners. For me, unfortunately one day too late though ;)

I did my first link-removal yesterday using a small hammer, a thumbtack (the kind with a grip) and a couple of post-it pads as the work surface (to hold the link up from the table so the pin could be pushed out). It worked well, but it did feel kind of ghetto with the thumbtack.

I started looking online for tools specific for this, and I did find the types of kit you use. But I was thinking, if you just want to be able to do bracelet/strap swaps and link removal/addons .. Would something like this be a good buy?

I hate getting big kits with lots of parts when I only need one specific tool (not for cost reasons, but rather space saving)

u/vinylscratchp0n3 · 1 pointr/moto360

Might depend on the store, though. Amazon has a tool to do it yourself for $6, if your local jewelry store wants more than that to do it.

u/mrvarmint · 1 pointr/Watches

you'll need a spring bar tool, then you use the smallest fork, place the watch facedown on a soft surface like a towel or polishing cloth. There is a cutout on either side of the endlink. Insert the fork into that hole to grip the collar of the spring bar, and push inwards (toward the center link on the bracelet). The spring bar should come fully out of the lug, then you should be able to twist the bracelet upward slightly so when you (gently) release the spring bar, it will not go back into the lug hole, but just sit against the lug. Then repeat on the other side of the same spring bar, and the endlink should slide out. Same on the other end of the bracelet

u/InnerQi · 1 pointr/Watches

Apparently I need a springbar tool to replace and [link remover] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001F295SA/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i01) to size it. Worth my investment?

u/dllemmr2 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

If you cut off the original band it's easier. Or buy a spring bar tool: https://www.amazon.com/GGI-Spring-Watch-Repair-Replacement/dp/B005ZEWGSA

u/BOOOMstick · 0 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Can't really answer this question specifically, but the band or bracelet is really a non-issue since they are easily swapped in and out with NATO straps or a strap of your choice. Just make sure you measure the band width correctly with the one you're replacing it with. Costs like $5 for the tool needed