Best shoe, jewelry & watch accessories according to redditors

We found 3,234 Reddit comments discussing the best shoe, jewelry & watch accessories. We ranked the 1,456 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/Boomer70770 · 135 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Leather is essentially dead skin. Like skin, it needs to be kept somewhat moist to prevent becoming brittle and cracking, but unlike living skin, it no longer receives nourishment, hence the whole point of doing this.

Keep in mind, "Less is more". Always aim for enough to cover the leather, but not enough to saturate it. Your boots will darken slightly, just like anything that acquires moisture.

If you don't follow any routine? Boots may last you a few years, maybe more, maybe less.
If you do follow a routine. Boots may last a few decades, maybe more, maybe less. They may outlast you!

u/doebedoe · 106 pointsr/LifeProTips

If they are leather shoes, use proper shoe trees instead. The will soak up the sweat and the smell, and will maintain the shape of your shoes for much longer.

u/ac106 · 104 pointsr/malefashionadvice
  1. wipe them down with a damp rag to get off any surface dirt.

  2. if there are salt stains, get a cup of water and mix in some white vinegar. Repeat #1

  3. let them dry thoroughly. overnight is preferable

  4. go on amazon and get Bick 4 and a Horse hair brush

  5. follow directions on Bick 4.

  6. Repeat #5 (probably several times)

    7 Reevaluate at this point. If it's still not up to par, post on r/goodyearwelt and r/RedWingShoes for further advice.
u/wayward_Pockets · 84 pointsr/AskWomen

These leggings that I could wear every day bc they're so cute, comfy, & not see thru.

Shiny Satin Pillow Cases bc they stay cool and help prevent frizz.

Diamond Dazzle Stick cleans my diamond wedding rings as well as the sonic machine at the store.

I love these velvet tights so much that I made a close up pic of their pattern my cover photo on fb.

u/Poor__cow · 69 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You can wear any shoe on Gods green earth with these puppies

If those don't float your boat:
You may want to consider a pair of Adidas NMD_R1 sneakers. They're extremely comfortable and the laces are just for show so you could ask a friend or family member to doubleknot them for you tightly so that they never come untied, or you could tuck the laces into the toe of the shoe. They fit loose enough to slip right into them, tied or not, yet your foot doesn't slide around in the shoe when you walk. If you're not interested in those then I would suggest some sanuks. They have lots of styles and are very comfortable and fit right in at most social settings so they'll look casual and nice.

I really hope you find what you're looking for :)

u/olorwen · 40 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Oh man, I love when people ask stuff like this on Reddit. I bootblack, and have worked on countless leather boots! Frye boots are lovely.

First off, what kind finish do your Melissa Buttons have, or did they have when you got them? For instance, looking at the current line, Antiqued/Polished can take polish, Rugged should not be polished, and Suede will have an entirely different cleaning/care routine from the other two. I'll assume it's closer to the first two for the following.

For any leather that's not suede or nubuck, the first step is cleaning. You can pick up some saddle soap (Kiwi exists in your local drug store or grocery store and is totally fine) or use just about any mild soap - I regularly use diluted Dr. Bronners. You want to create a lather and scrub that into the leather, and then wipe the boot down with a damp, not wet, rag. Be sure to get all the suds off the boot, but don't soak it either. If it's really dirty, feel free to repeat this step!

Then, I would choose a conditioner. I'd actually stay away from an animal-based oil like neatsfoot oil or mink oil, as well as less-stable oils like olive oil, since those could go rancid with too much humidity. I'm a big fan of Obenauf's, which gives good deep conditioning with just a bit of product (seriously, a little goes a long way) and has a pretty neutral scent. Frye actually sells a conditioning cream of their own, which I imagine would also be fine. Pretty much anything with a beeswax base is also good. Apply with your fingers so you can really rub it into the leather - the heat from your hands will help work it in.

Finally, if your boot is the sort that would look better with some shine, I would wait a day or two to let the conditioner soak in and then apply a bit of cream polish - this will give your boots some shine, but it won't be like, patent-leather mirror shiny, which I feel would be the wrong style for Frye boots. Kiwi also sells these, but Meltonian is my go-to. With cream polish, you apply a light coat and then buff the boot with a shoe brush in light, fast strokes. You can use your fingers to apply the polish, but it'll dye your fingertips, so either wear gloves or use a rag or a polish brush. Buff the boot until it's shiny to your liking!

Don't worry too much, it's pretty hard to ruin a good pair of boots while taking care of them. They'll definitely be happier with a bit of TLC!

u/Siegfried_Fuerst · 26 pointsr/malefashionadvice

No shoe lasts forever, but here is how you can help yours try

  • Avoidance: Try not to wear your shoes in the rain, wet leather soles wear several times as quickly as dry ones and are more susceptible to tears or other serious damage. Treat your shoes like you would your foot, don't kick anything or drop anything on them.

  • Rotation: Wear your nice leather shoes only every second or preferably third day, this gives the leather time to dry, which will reduce wear and tear. Cost $0 Last: 10-15 years From: You

  • Shoe Trees: Pulls moisture out of your shoes after they're worn. Maintains shape and keeps them smelling nice. Cost: $24.95 Lasts: 10-15 years From: Woodlore/Allen Edmonds, Jos A Bank on sale, Nordstrom

  • Shoe Horn: goes behind your heel as you put your shoes on, keeps your heel from folding over the leather in the back and degrading it over time. Cost $2.50 Lasts: Lifetime From: Amazon

  • Toe and heel: they're little metal plates that are nailed into the sole to keep that area from wearing. Doubles the life of the sole. Cost ~$20 Lasts: 1-2 years From: Local cobbler or shoe repairman.

  • Topy: Thin rubber top coat over the toe of the shoe, lowers the wear of the leather. Cost ~$30 Lasts: 1-2 years From: Local cobbler or Shoe Repairman.

  • Leathr conditioner: Every two weeks to two months depending on wear. Keeps the leather soft and happy. Cost $4.95 + Shipping Lasts: at least a year. From: Allen Edmonds

  • Horsehair Brush: Keeps dirt, dust and salt off your shoes, brushing down when you get home will keep your shoes clean and happy. Cost: $6.99 Lasts: 5-6 years From: Kiwi

  • Creme Polish: Helps moisturize leather, maintain colour and keep them shiny. Cost: $9.00 Lasts: At least a year From: Allen Edmonds

  • Edge Dressing: Applied once every couple of months to the edge of the sole and heel, it will keep your shoes looking neat and sharp. Cost: $4-5 Lasts: 3-5 years From: Fiebings, Allen Edmonds.

    If you take care of your shoes and treat them well, they can last up to 15 years and still look beautiful.
u/HugeAxeman · 20 pointsr/malefashionadvice

At the suggestion of multiple reddit users, I use this cleaner/conditioner and this brush, which have worked well enough for me.

u/nguyencs · 19 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Anchor Laces

Kickstarter was funded by many Redditors. I have them in casual shoes and they work great. I haven't used them in dress shoes though.

I like hiding my laces too. Particularly when they're too long.

u/m0s3s4 · 18 pointsr/BuyItForLife

At minimum, I would suggest four things: Horsehair brush (as mentioned below), a conditioner, a dauber (to apply the shining agent), and a shining agent (if you want them to shine/polish).

My recommendations on products that I've personally used (which I've used a number of things, but found these to be had at a good price/quality ratio):

  1. Kiwi Horsehair brush. I have two of these, one for work and one for home. Love them both.

  2. Lexol leather conditioner. Amazing stuff, I use it on belts, wallets, car seats, and definitely boots and shoes. I bought a liter, but I'm guessing the 8oz bottle will last several years. Strong recommendation for this product.

  3. FootFitter dauber. I didn't use a dauber for a long time but in my opinion, it's much easier to get a consistent coating with a dauber vs an old shirt. Definitely optional on this one.

  4. Saphir neutral wax. Saphir is a company highly touted on /r/GoodyearWelt and many other shoe forums/communities. I have never come across a straight out bad review of anything they make, but have only used their waxes. Much bigger fan of their wax over Kiwi and other generic waxes. It smells great, shines great, and is quite forgiving. I suggest Neutral for all colors except black, in which case I recommend black. Strong recommendation.
u/pilkys_making_music · 16 pointsr/INEEEEDIT

Apparently they allow you to walk, jog and hike in snow and ice. They get pretty good reviews so they seem to work rather well.

Link -

u/Im_A_SLOTH_AMA · 14 pointsr/Sneakers
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/TigerBrother · 13 pointsr/triathlon

Lock Laces are what I use. They have been very helpful in taking off a few seconds from T2, and I have had no issues with them. Most people will set them up beforehand to a comfortable fit so all you have to do is slip them on when you're ready to run. No brainer for eight bucks =)

u/EtherGnat · 13 pointsr/running

Lock Laces. I started using them to save a few seconds in triathlons, but I absolutely love them for running. I ordered a new pair of shoes yesterday and the first thing I did was order a pair of Lock Laces to go with them.

They take a little bit of work to adjust in the beginning, but once you get it right they give you a perfect fit every time. Even if your feet swell during a run, they're elastic enough they just stretch a little rather than getting too tight. They also never come undone in the middle of a run, and they make your shoes very easy to put on and take off.

Hopefully I don't sound like a Lock Laces salesperson. There are other brands and I presume they work just as well, but I haven't tried them. My only real complaint is they're overpriced for what they are, but it's worth it. Also they kind of suck for trail running, and I definitely wouldn't use them for a mud race--that would be a good way to lose a shoe.

u/CG_Ops · 12 pointsr/motorcycles

Just saw /u/waffl6's page. I'm sorry to hear about your brother. There's no way around it, he's in for a world of hurt and hard work. Be there for him, even when he rejects it.

You don't seem to be looking for input on getting him on the bike, which is good, at this point. Here are some things I've posted in the past that may be relevant for you/him. I sincerely hope it helps. Feel free to PM me and we can talk or I can give you my email/phone number and I can talk to him directly.

Response to a rider who lost his arm and was in despair

Recounting my own accident and initial hospitalization

First post-accident track day video and associated discussion

A reminder of why we ride in the first place

Most people have to emulate Thomas the Train to be happy/successful in life, "I think I can, I think I can...." Your brother will need to have this mindset from now on

I'm sorry for what your family is going to go through for the next ~year. He will feel defeated, he will feel helpless, and he will probably lash out at you all, at one point or another. Do you best to take it in stride and support him. I am where I am today because my family taught me to look at every obstacle as a challenge and that defeat only exists in giving up - keep trying until you find solutions that work. For example, i only tie one lace on my shoe (half bow). It's fast and easy. Took me 3 months to figure out, though. I step on one lace and tied the other as normal. Your brother could put something heavy on the lace or get special lace like these

u/finnknit · 12 pointsr/mildlyamusing

There are actually purpose-made devices for this use case. OP's solution is pretty ingenious, though, and definitely a lot cheaper.

u/swilson215 · 12 pointsr/weddingplanning

I got this Dazzle Stick from Amazon right after we got engaged. Best purchase I've made on Amazon in 2017, and since then have ordered it for each of my friends who have recently gotten engaged. 10/10 would buy again!

u/informareWORK · 10 pointsr/goodyearwelt

First, get a pair of cedar shoe trees to keep in the boot (you don't have to insert it all the way if you don't want)
Next, buy a horse hair shoe brush. After you wear your shoes, brush them down. If there is some stubborn dirt/grime, you can wipe them down with a damp rag, let them dry, then brush them.
Every few months, depending on how often you wear them, give them a good cleaning with Lexol cleaner, then condition them with Lexol conditioner. Let the conditioner dry, then brush vigorously.
That is literally all you need to do. No Obenaufs, no oils, nothing fancy.

Shopping list: (these go on sale pretty frequently for $8-$12)

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/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/Throtex · 9 pointsr/4chan

They're running shoes. No one cares what they look like while running.

There are also these things for running shoes, which are quick to put on too.

u/FilingAccount · 9 pointsr/simracing
u/EricTboneJackson · 9 pointsr/OculusGo

You can probably remove the scratches with this stuff. Works for a lot of people. Fixed a pretty nasty scratch on mine.

u/BigBen96 · 9 pointsr/Sneakers

Right here! They're kinda pricey but I got them for free with Amazon rewards points.

u/mysterygin · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

A lot of people recommend the regular Weekenders but they tick really loudly. They look great and are worth their price but the tick bothers me.

The best watches I've found for under $100 are:

Seiko 5 in your preferred color

Casio MDV Diver

Timex Weekender Chrono (Doesn't tick loudly)

If you choose one of these it's really easy to switch out the strap with one of these (spring bar tool)

I own all three of these watches and they are great. You can also check out different straps on Amazon or sites like cheapestnatostraps.

and a cheap plug for /r/Watches

u/Variant_Peck · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

That's a great find! The lack of heel might be odd if you aren't use to it, so watch for arch pain. As for the shoes, check the heel stitching and make sure it isn't loose, and that the sole is in good condition without uneven wear. A cobbler can easily fix those things. Also, check that the tongue and vamp seam isn't stretched or torn. Also, switch out the laces a thiner braid, waxed ones if you can - something slick to match the shoe.

As for care, definitely check out the "Put This On" episode that Thamonsoon recommended. Your initial clean will be cleaning the dust off with a damp cloth, get in the seams - try a toothbrush. Then wait for them to dry and give a good brushing. For continual maintenance, I'll copy my shoe care suggestions I made from another post here:

"I made another post about boat shoe care, so in that style I'll give you the basics of caring for your new shoes.

You will need a soft cloth, any jersey cotton will work, or you can buy a shoe rag, a stiff brush, cedar shoe trees and some shoe polish. This will cost you about $30 USD and last a while.

  • After a day of wear: Brush any mud or debris off of them, don't forget the soles, and give them a quick wipe with a damp cloth. Put in the shoe trees so that they fit snugly, but not too tight.

  • Every 1 to 2 weeks, depending on usage: Polish your shoes. To do this, start by removing the laces and cleaning the shoe of any dust or debris, if you use a damp cloth, wait for the shoes to dry before continuing. Then, take your polish brush, collect some polish from the tin on the bristles and brush your shoes until you can see a thin layer of polish on them. Once you've covered all the sides and seams, let them stand for 15 minutes or so for the polish to set.
    After they've set, buff you shoes vigorously with your polish brush until they have a lustre and you can no longer see the matte texture of polish. If you wish to "shine" your shoes, give them that reflective lustre, take your polish rag and give you shoes a once over with polish. Just enough so you can see you've covered the shoe. Then add a few drops of water to an area of the shoe an buff with the polish cloth to a mirror shine. Continue until the all the polish is buffed, adding water drops as necessary. That's all.

  • When they've become considerably soiled: Make sure the shoes are dry, then clean off any dirt. Take a damp cloth and wipe the shoes down, using a brush or you finger to clean out seams and stitching. Pay attention to tongue seams, sole stitching and lace eyelets. Allow the shoes to dry completely and polish as above, however, when first adding the polish, let them sit for an hour or two for the leather to absorb the polish well, this should ease the stress of the dirt drying the leather and the water affecting the panels.

    As for brands, Kiwi is affordable and accesible to most people. There are other brands, so if something is easier for you to get, that's fine. If you need help with selection, just give your location and I can find some local options. As for colour, try and match the polish, but if you don't want to, you can go with neutral - it will do no harm, but your shoes may have a diminished lustre or show more patina ageing as you wear them, as it lacks any colouring. Definitely don't think an "Express" or "Rub-on" option will do the same, it won't and your shoes will suffer in the long term because of it.

    That's the basics for at-home care. If you have any problems with them, like a seam opening or your soles are wearing in places, don't hesitate on bringing them to a cobbler. Ask around for recommendations, or check online review sites for your area to find a one. A good cobbler can do wonders to bring your shoes back to life, or modify them for your needs. I'm not sure what brand you have purchased, but some shoe companies offer rebuilding services for shoes that are significantly worn, but can still be repaired.

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask, and good luck with your new shoes!"
u/beyondmiles · 8 pointsr/goodyearwelt


I started my GYW journey w/Wolverine 1K’s and after multiple Red Wings, Danners, and Trumans, I got bit by the Alden bug with my Brown CXL Indy chukkas. I decided to sell off some boots and trim down my rotation a bit more to help scratch that Alden itch. I had a few boots in mind to complement the brown CXL chukkas:

  • Dark brown wingtip or tanker boot - pretty set on the B+M Tobacco Reverse Chamois Wingtip
  • Natural or tan smooth or scotch/alpine grain wingtip or tanker boot (whichever model I didn’t get in the dark brown color)
  • Snuff suede plain/perforated cap toe or wingtip - this could come later as my Red Wing Hawthorne Muleskinner Blacksmiths sort of filled this color need for now, although admittedly a much more rugged boot.

    As Alden yearly price increases are now pushing boots upwards of $600+, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the second hand/used market, since most of the boots above aren’t readily available in my size or are on a 4-6 month preorder wait.

    Now I already have Indys so I wanted to avoid getting another Indy model and was actually looking at Alden of Madison’s Choco Suede Tanker which they did have in my size ready to ship. But at $634, I just couldn’t pull the trigger without waiting to see if something would pop up on the B/S/T, eBay, or StyleForum.

    To my luck, a pair of the LeatherSoul x Alden Choco Suede Ultimate Indys popped up on eBay in my 10.5D TruBalance size, unworn and new in box. I shot an offer and seller accepted and just received them today.


    Maker: Alden
    Model: Indy
    Last: Trubalance
    Leather: "Chocolate" (but probably actually Humus) Brown Suede
    Sole: Commando
    Size: 10.5D

    Sizing & Fit:

    Since my last Alden purchase, I’ve done a bit more reading and first-hand sizing. It appears my feet aren’t as wide as I thought and my Bannock measures 10.5D on my left and right smack dab in the middle of a 10.5/11 D/E width. I’ve mentioned it in my other posts and I’ve posted on the Manufacturer Last Sizing Thread, but a 10.5D Barrie fits me the best while a 10.5D TruBalance is a touch roomier, but not unbearable. These fit a bit better than my Indy chukkas, most likely due to be a full height boot, giving me some more eyelets to lace + tighten up and gives me the flexibility to wear thin to heavy weight socks, though dress socks might be too thin. The suede is also pretty forgiving, though I’m sure a 10D would likely be too snug for my foot.


    No complaints. The 360 degree storm welt is clean and the stitching all looks solid. Love the nap of the suede and the slight variation in color based on how the nap is sitting. My chukkas have the Alden commando sole as well and it is quickly becoming my favorite in terms of comfort, grip, and appearances. Much more comfortable than the Dainite my CXL Trumans were on, the full commando my waxed flesh Trumans were on, and the nitrile soles on my Red Wings. Clean and subtle enough to not feel too rugged either for year-round wear.

    The chocolate suede has so many different color representations in photos, I was a little worried at what they’d look like in person. Some seemed REALLY deep and rich chocolate, while some bordered on gray. The pictures from the eBay listing made them look almost like tobacco reverse chamois and even shades of snuff that I had seen. I’d say in person, my pair falls right in-between the dark rich brown and the gray, and LeatherSoul’s pictures aren’t TOO far off the actual color in my opinion.


    With these in rotation, these will likely check off my first bullet in my list above, although if someone offered me a trade straight up for the reverse chamois wingtips or an alpine grain tanker, I’d probably oblige (wink, wink). As I’ve handled more Aldens (especially the sleeker lasts), I can’t unsee the more roundedness of the TruBalance last. That said, no matter what, the dark brown boots were going to be most rugged/casual boot in my (future) rotation, so no real complaints. I know I should just start wearing them right away, but I’m about to order some Saphir Suede Renovateur and the Saphir Invulner Waterproofing Spray or Tarrago Nano Spray (Can anyone comment on the differences between the Saphir Invulner vs the Tarrago Nano Spray?) to protect from the Seattle wet weather.
u/SneakersBaby · 8 pointsr/Sneakers

Crep is ~$15 for a 5oz bottle and JM Repel is ~$17 for an 8oz bottle

Crep $3/oz, JM Repel $2.22/oz. /r/theydidthemath

Fuck all that, if I'm gonna do it I'll just do it right.

Brand | Price | Bottle Size | Cost/Oz
Crep | $14.37 | 5 oz | $2.87/oz
JM Repel | $16.72 | 8oz | $2.09/oz
Kiwi (Shoe) | $8.95 | 7.7 oz | $1.16/oz

  • [Tarrago High Tech Nano Protector]( s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1498842954&sr=1-19&nodeID=7141123011&psd=1&keywords=shoe+protector+spray) | $9.69 | Written in Metric so idk ^^it's ^^8.45 | $1.15/oz *

    All prices are when I checked it so if you're finding this later just do the $ amount/fl oz size of bottle.

    Kiwi is the second cheapest and was vouched for by /u/thikthird.

    Tarrago is the absolute cheapest (by 1 cent over Kiwi) and I have seen it vouched for several times, so if you got $10 pick Tarrago or Kiwi.
u/disgruntled_pedant · 8 pointsr/funny

I got my sister one of these for a little present once. I also got one for my mom. Several days later, my sister remarked that the lip gloss I gave her made her mouth burn.

> Me: I didn't give you any lip gloss, what are you talking about?
> K: The one in the red tube.

I don't remember the last time my mom and I laughed that hard at my sister. About six months later, Amazon had those on lightning deal, and I sent her a link telling her that her favorite lip gloss was on sale.

u/wipny · 7 pointsr/goodyearwelt

I've been eyeing the brown suede 1K Miles recently. Your rust ones looks great.

Are the boots unlined on the inside, meaning it's just suede without any other leather stitched to it? Does the leather around the ankle ever feel thin or flimsy, especially when worn or taken off?

If you're worried about the longevity of the leather soles, I recommend finding a local reputable cobbler to put on rubber half sole guards. I'm in the US and rubber guards cost me about $38 for a cobbler to install them.

I live in the city and walk a lot, so the rubber guards really help. Otherwise, the leather soles on my shoes would have been eaten through and I would have to pay about $80-100 for a full leather resole.

If you're worried about keeping the leather clean from stains/water, I've read good things about this suede protector.

Also, keep shoe trees in your boots when you're not wearing them. They'll help soak up excess sweat/deodorize them and keep the boots in shape.

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/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 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:
u/crankydrinker · 7 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Every 90's high schooler will have a different take on this, but here are a couple:

  • instead of tying your laces at the top hole, do this and make sure you do a square knot not a bow so it stays flat
  • tie the knot inside the side of the shoe (close to instep) instead of at the center of the tongue, make sure it's a square knot not a bow
  • don't tie your shoes, just lace them sufficiently and tuck the remaining laces on the sides
  • use these
    edit for format
u/trouble-shoes · 6 pointsr/crossfit

Have you thought about yaktrax?

Yaktrax Pro Traction Cleats for Walking, Jogging, or Hiking on Snow and Ice, Medium

Or maybe waterproof trail shoes?

u/ipchristian1 · 6 pointsr/AppleWatch

polyWatch Watch Face Scratch Remover and Repair Polish

Please see the above comment about the fact
It was probably just removing the coating. They were very light scratches but the photos are genuine - the difference is amazing

u/charles111100 · 6 pointsr/balisong
u/2ndChanceCharlie · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I don't know what's up with the two websites, but as a copper river bag owner let me give you two pieces of advice. 1. order the leather strap. It is expensive but it really makes the bag. 2. Order some Saddle Soap and wash the bag using a horse hair brush. They ship the bag with extra dye and oil on it and it will rub off on your clothes if you don't wash it before use.

u/bmac92 · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Use this stuff. I use it for my suede shoes, and it's fantastic.

u/ninepaw · 6 pointsr/weddingplanning

This reminds me that I've been forgetting to clean mine for the past few weeks... I normally clean it every two weeks or so using one of these and I'm always so impressed by how nice my ring looks afterwards! I'm sure a professional cleaning does a better job; but this is a nice, easy way to do it in between!

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/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/teldonh · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

This is for smooth leather ONLY. If your bag is nubuck, it will ruin it by causing the small fibers that create the soft finish to lay flat. Get a cleaner that is specifically for suede or nubuck- it will be a spray or a soft sponge. Like this.

u/i_was_valedictorian · 5 pointsr/Hardcore

The watch community swears by Polywatch to buff out scratches on plastic crystals. You oughta check it out.

Or do what I did to avoid it from the start and cut a piece of a phone screen protector the size of the flat part of the crystal and stick that on.

u/phoenixdigita1 · 5 pointsr/oculus

I've seen a number of redditors praise Polywatch

Obviously only take the polywatch action if Oculus support don't help you out.

Once fixed maybe contemplate putting lens protectors on. These ones worked for my Quest which I believe has similar lenses to the Rift-S.

u/SonicDethmonkey · 5 pointsr/Watches

Always good to see more of Sinn! I hear Polywatch works wonders for the acrylic scratches.

u/gleam · 5 pointsr/Watches
u/tcmcqueen · 5 pointsr/Watches

Don't get it serviced by Omega, they'll do a full restoration and in my opinion the patina on this watch is what makes it unique. Don't polish it, don't replace the dial or relume it. If you send it to Omega they will replace everything until the watch is "like new", they will polish the case, replace the dial, hands, pushers, crown, crystal, and the watch you get back will not really be the watch you sent them. Just a warning. I'd avoid Omega factory for service work like this. It would probably run about $600-800 give or take, depending on how many issues they found with the watch.

That said you could have the crystal replaced (it's hesalite, a type of plastic, and considered a maintenance item and about $30) or try polishing it to take out the scratches. You should have the movement lubed/serviced to maintain reliability, and the pushes (likely the crown will need to be as well) replaced.

One of the best guys I know for Omega service is Al at Archer Watches in Canada. You're probably looking at around $200 for the movement service/regulation and another $100-150 in parts (mainspring, pushers, crown, and crystal), +shipping. It's not cheap but it's cheaper than sending it off to Bienne. He's a little backed up right now and might not be taking new work for a few weeks but you might want to give him an email and ask him about the service he could perform.

As for your particular watch, it's a Speedmaster caliber 861, which is very similar to the currently produced 1861 so replacement parts are really not an issue.

u/vanillamode · 5 pointsr/Watches

congrats on the SARX045

B&R bands

Holben's fine watch bands

Barton watch bands

Crown and Buckle



watch band center





House of straps

Jones in Tokyo

Clockwork Synergy

also get a nice spring bar tool like the Bergeon 6767-F

things to think about when buying a strap include what kind of thickness you like, what kind of taper you like, what kind of stitching you want (ie, side whip stitch, top stitch, full stitch, etc), whether you want contrast stitching or stitching to match the color of the leather, what kind of texture you want on the leather (ie, smooth, pebbled, distressed, suede, alligator, etc), whether you want the strap to have padding or just flat, what kind of water resistance or splash resistance you like, etc

might help to do a google image search of [sarx045 strap] or something to get some ideas of what other people have done, or use some other similarly styled blue dial watch like [omega aqua terra strap] or whatever

if you have any questions on specific straps, there might be some reviews online of it, or feel free to ask here; there might be someone here who might have had experience with it

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/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

u/FF0000it · 5 pointsr/Watches

Polywatch works wonders on plastic crystals (which i'm guessing is what is on the watches - the pocketwatch might be glass).

u/Cheesetoast9 · 5 pointsr/OculusQuest

When posting amazon links you can remove everything from /ref forward, it removes the tracking data. like this:

u/tartinely · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I get these shoelace locks from Amazon where you thread the ends of your shoelaces into the plastic bits, and then snip the extra off. It keeps your shoelaces attached to the inside of the eyelet, and there's nothing extra hanging out.

u/az0606 · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Tuck into the shoes or get these-

You can also hide the bows behind the tongue, which is what I do with stans. Lace all the way up to the top, poke the tongue through the last and second to last eyelets.

u/afiendish1 · 5 pointsr/pics
u/syst3x · 5 pointsr/bikecommuting

I just ordered one off Amazon...

Edit: Kendal Shoes Boots Gloves Dryer SI-SD06G

u/ali0 · 4 pointsr/WatchHorology
u/thelizardwizard · 4 pointsr/SeikoMods

Here's my list of tools. I and not any sort of expert and by no means claim it's the best, but I've been able to do mods successfully with it!

u/Holybasil · 4 pointsr/Norway
u/NiceBootyGuurrrrlll · 4 pointsr/TheBrewery

Though I don't use leather boots at the brewery, I'm a huge boot nerd.

One of the biggest rules of leather boot care is letting your boots rest for at least 24 hours before wearing again. This gives time for all the moisture to be wicked away, especially from accumulated sweat while working. Cedar shoe trees are also your best friend, and will help even more with taking away moisture (plus they smell awesome). Put them in immediately after use!

As for leather care itself, coconut oil or Obenauf's oil are both excellent. Brush your boots with shoe brush, or wipe them down with a damp warm cotton cloth. Let dry, then apply the oil to the leather with your fingers, working the it in naturally with the warmth from your body (you'll feel sexy). Let the boots dry overnight, and then they'll be good to go! Coconut oil or Obenauf's will darken the leather a bit, so be aware of that.

I would shoot for twice a month for conditioning - really depends on how hard you work your boots.

Hope that helps!

u/Braddish · 4 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Very Important:

  • Horsehair Brush
  • Some sort of cleaner (Lexol)
  • Some sort of conditioner (Lexol, Bick4)


  • Buffing Rag - could also just use old socks or cotton shirts. Make sure whatever you use is 100% cotton since nylon can scratch
  • Pigmented Cream Polish - Can be used to recolor damaged spots and build a patina. WILL DARKEN YOUR SHOES.
  • Cuir Gras - My preferred conditioner for greasy leather (like CXL). Not necessary unless you want to spend the extra money over Lexol.

    Be sure to review the Leather Care section in the wiki to get a good overview of products and care techniques.
u/atxtonyc · 4 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Just to be clear, this is a horsehair brush. On the other hand, this is a horse hairbrush. You want the former, not the latter.

u/Drew_W · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Don't make it too complicated.

  1. Take a brush to get rid of most of the dirt on them.
  2. Take a wet rag and rub the boots down (this should get rid of the paint stains, if not be more abrasive with the rag)
  3. (Optional, but suggested) Apply some sort of leather conditioner / protector (ex.Mink Oil Or Obenhaufs Leather Protector)
  4. Use a Mr.Clean Magic Eraser (or similar) to clean the wedge sole.

    Some of the deeper scuffs may not go away completely, but they add character to the boot.
u/jament1947 · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You could try using a product like Polywatch, which is used to fill scratches in watch crystals that are plastic. In theory, it would work the same. Good luck!

u/SteampunkSloth · 4 pointsr/Watches

This is true! If it's the same model that I saw the crystal is Hesalite plastic! You should be able to easily remove most scratches with a bit of love and some Polywatch:

u/75footubi · 4 pointsr/Watches
u/minniemo · 4 pointsr/weddingplanning

Hmm. I have gotten:

  • a robe, a necklace. and a straw/water tumbler with my name on it
  • a bracelet in color of our choice (worn on day of). she also paid for makeup and part of our dresses.
  • a gift bag of various items: moleskin bandages, diamond dazzle pen for the engaged/married gals and fuzzy socks for the single gals, yeti tumbler with our names on them, and heartfelt book/journal of what my friendship means to her.

    I'm getting my sisters/bridemaids a little ring with an airplane on it, because 1. we hate excess, impractical stuff 2. it's significant because I live far away, and i'll be writing something about how we're always sisters no matter the distance.
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/ouchcube · 3 pointsr/goodyearwelt

My first GYW pair as well, also black cherry. I picked up a Lexol Leather Care Kit that comes with leather cleaner and conditioner. I wore them a few times and then cleaned and conditioned them according to the kit instructions. After each wear I brush them down with a horse hair brush and when I'm not wearing them I put in shoe trees.

I clean/condition them after about 5-6 weeks, unless I get them really muddy or something. There are surely others on this sub with better knowledge of leather care, but this routine has been working fine for me so far. Most will recommend giving them 24 hours to rest after wearing, but, y'know, they're boots.

u/od_9 · 3 pointsr/nova

Do it yourself, it's easy:

Just find the right battery and order it from Amazon, or spend more and get it from CVS.

u/djromaric · 3 pointsr/Watches

My day/date bezel fell on my Ray, I used this kit to open it and fix it. Real cheap chinese materials but it did the trick.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Watches

My cheap ass got this about a month ago and despite the lacking quality it gets the job done. No need to be forceful to the point of breaking a tool when it's a watch you're working on. So far I've used the kit to add and remove links, remove a bracelet completely and swap for leather, and open case-backs. Be especially gentle with the spring bar remover tool if you are using it.

u/matthew7s26 · 3 pointsr/Watches

I bought this set over a year ago with the intention that it would be a stand in until I could spend some money on some real tools. It's cheap chinese crap, but it's done the job for longer than I ever expected it to. Worth $7 on Prime.

u/almightywhacko · 3 pointsr/pebble

You can buy inexpensive kits on Amazon that make it easier to remove watch band pins and perform other simple repairs. IMO anyone who owns more than two watches should own one of these kits.

u/aarmea · 3 pointsr/moto360

I know you mentioned a small flathead screwdriver, but I've been using this set since my Pebble days. The notch in the pin pusher is good for preventing the pusher from slipping and scratching the watch, and holding onto the pin once it releases so it doesn't fly across the room. The pin remover is also not bad for removing links on metal bands.

u/MyCatsNameIsBernie · 3 pointsr/goodyearwelt

No! The conditioner and Mink Oil included in the Basic Care are not made for the smooth leather of Beckmans. Here's what you need:

  1. horsehair brush
  2. Lexol conditioner
  3. Burgundy shoe cream to touch up scuffs; I use Meltonian
  4. Rags for cleaning, applying conditioner and shoe cream, and polishing
u/SPARTANsui · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

This is what I used on my friend's car seats that haven't been cleaned for a few years.



Both purchased at Walmart for about $15.


u/imaginarypunctuation · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

the stuff in the guides on /r/goodyearwelt was very helpful for me. after reading the stuff there, i bought some venetian cream and a horsehair brush. along with some soft cloths, i can do a pretty good leather care job.

i think the biggest things to note are: don't wear the same pair two days in a row, to give them time to dry out. condition when necessary. use boot trees if you can.

u/TastyMagic · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Unfortunately, the best way to prevent stains is to treat your shoes with a waterproofing spray before they get wet. Leather is actually pretty resistant to light cleaning. Try some mild soap (like hand soap or diluted dish soap) and an old toothbrush. Scrub the dark spots with soapy water, and then wipe them down with a soft cloth/paper towel. Once everything is completely dry, spray your shoes down with a non-silicone-based water-proofer and your shoes will be protected from further staining/damage.

u/thedarkstark · 3 pointsr/Sneakers

On the soles? Or just the shoe in general?

On Nubuck/Durabuck/Suede I use this:

On Mesh I used the same thing except the "all-purpose" version.

Leather cleans pretty easily so I don't really bother, but I will use leather conditioner if the leather is looking dried out (Amor-All Leather conditioner great and is cheap).

u/skellytor · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I think /u/pizzaplanet is right, those look like suede. The beeswax technique works great on canvas, but I think it would severely damage your shoes. I would recommend using a spray made specifically for suede shoes. You can find cheap versions, like this Kiwi Suede Protector on Amazon for about $5.

u/vocabularylessons · 3 pointsr/goodyearwelt

I use Kiwi suede protector every 4 weeks or so, brush as needed. Suede isn't as hardy as other leathers, but also doesn't need to be babied.

u/wkfink · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You'd be surprised. I thought I'd scratch the shit out of my Raven but the acrylic is still mostly scratch free. I have some small hairlines, but those are polished out with Polywatch.

Acrylic also stands up better to harsh drops/bangs which would normally shatter sapphire.

Nice watch though. I like the choice.

u/staggerb · 3 pointsr/Watches

Zeppelin is a well-respected brand, and I'm a fan of a lot of their designs. This one in particular has a nice look to it. One thing that you should be aware of is that it says it has a hesalite crystal. While hesalite is known to have a certain warmth that mineral crystal and sapphire lack, it isn't widely used for crystals anymore, as it tends to scratch rather easily. However, the scratches are easily taken out with a product polywatch.

That watch also has a quartz movement; collectors typically gravitate towards mechanical movements, although there is certainly nothing wrong with quartz (which is, in fact, more accurate, and will probably last longer without service aside from battery changes).

Also, despite the fact that is rated at 30m water resistance, it likely won't hold up to swimming or extended time in water, although some splashes from hand washing/rain/etc shouldn't affect it.

If you want to look at other entry-level brands, Seiko and Orient are the usual suspects.

Enjoy your watch!

u/turdbogls · 3 pointsr/Watches

do you know when the watch was serviced last? it might need a servicing (which can be quite expensive) before you want to wind it too much.

you wind the crown clockwise (away from you) and its all done by feel. it'll wind freely for quite a few turns, then you will start to feel it get tighter and tighter. when I had a hand winder, I would wind it very gently, using a soft grip of the crown, and eventually I'd "hit a wall" and my fingers would slip off the crown. this is fully wound. it took me like 40 winds to get there. so, now that I knew how many winds it took, I wanted to find out the power reserve. once I knew that, I could fairly accurately predict when I'd "hit the wall" again....I would just stop winding like 5 turns before that and I'd be good.

whatever you do, NEVER give it a wind if you feel resistance. it should be fairly smooth all the way until it's fully wound.

as for the glass, it might by acrylic (plastic) in which case a tube of Polywatch should take out most scratches. you say it's damaged, but unless its chipped or cracked, you still have hope of restoring it for cheap.

I'm no expert on vintage Timex's, but it looks like a Marlin. but then again, all vintage hand winders look like a Marlin to me :)

it looks like it's on a Rally strap (big holes in it) which doesn't fit the watch IMO. I'd throw it on a Croco leather, or just a regular smooth leather strap. I've been happy with clockwork synergy leather straps. the dapper and gentleman collection are great, but the leather is quite thick.....might look weird with the svelt lugs that watch has. but their croco leather is nice from what I've heard and should fit much nicer. you can use code CWSSMR for 10% off too.

u/granolatron · 3 pointsr/fitbit

Check out a product called Polywatch ( I've used it on a few devices and it buffs out any scratches real easily.

u/dj1809 · 3 pointsr/Watches

Haven't had to use it myself, but a lot of people swear by this stuff.

u/j1mdan1els · 3 pointsr/Watches

Seems my first reply contained a link that wasn't allowed ... copied and pasted below with a different link ....

That should be hesalite - tap it with your fingernail and see if it's plastic or glass. If it's glass, then take it to a pro to polish out. If it's plastic, then it's really easy and you can do it at home in just a few minutes.

Now, given that the bezel looks great, cover it first with some low-tack masking tape. Rub the glass all over with 2000 grit wet and dry paper. It's going to look far worse before it looks better but have faith. There's no need to apply lots of pressure but 2000 grit wears out fast, so keep folding it over and keep sanding in a circular motion. Once all the big scratches are gone and you have a consistent "cloudy" glass, reach for this. I use a chamois leather but any clean cotton rag will do. Put a few drops on the glass and polish away. It won't take a minute to go from cloudy to as new.

If you haven't got the major scratches out, repeat all the above. After you're done this once, you'll get more confidence to do it again.

As for the servicing, I'm guessing with the LHD car that you're not in the UK? If so, can't really help on that one.

u/zanonymous · 3 pointsr/Watches

If you have a plastic crystal, polywatch works wonders.

Otherwise, you're probably looking at replacing the crystal/watch.

u/metroidpwner · 3 pointsr/Watches

That's really awesome. I can relate to this pretty strongly since my father collects watches and got me into them as well. His piece of choice for every day wear when I was a kid was a Submariner that he still uses - maybe one day it'll be mine too! :D

What you mentioned about the clasps feeling cheap is quite true. If I understand correctly, for a long time it was more-or-less a trademark of Rolex, despite how counter-intuitive that may seem. More modern Rolex pieces have machined (as opposed to stamped) clasps which feel much more solid and less cheap.

As far as scratches, you can buff out a lot of the ones on the crystal with polywatch. Here's a link:

I'm sure I don't need to tell you, but enjoy the piece and take good care of it!

u/zygie · 3 pointsr/Watches

You have to search for the lug width to determine which size band you need. Googling gives me a general consensus of 18mm, but a few listings say 19mm or 17mm, so it'd be best to measure yours when you get it.

Here's the most recent buying guide for watch accessories. Check out the recommendations for watch strap stores.

At the minimum, you'd need a decent spring bar tool for changing the strap, like this.

Finally, no it's perfectly fine having multiple straps for one watch as it really does change up the look.

I also don't know what the minute hand is for.

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/skriefal · 3 pointsr/Watches

There are holes in the inside portion of the lugs to hold the spring bar. But on most watches those holes don't go all the way through the lugs.

A Bergeon spring bar tool will help you pop out the spring bars from underneath. Cheaper options are available, but the Bergeon tool will last much longer and is a good investment if you'll be doing this task more than once or twice.

u/Major_Burnside · 3 pointsr/Watches

Bear advice I can give is to have the right tools, take your time, and putting a little masking tape on the lugs can also help to avoid scratches. I use this and it works great,I have both the fine and the standard fork for it:

u/Preston205 · 3 pointsr/Watches

For a quality spring bar tool, check out the Bergeon 6767 a bit pricey compared to the Chinese ones but certainly worth it.

u/Phauly1 · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/Crunchatize_Me_Cptn · 3 pointsr/Watches

Hey man, experimenting with straps is awesome, and can really transform the entire look of the watch. As far as tools go, you can buy a spring bar tool to assist you (I use a Bergeon 6767-F, but you can buy much cheaper ones). If you don't want to buy one, you can use the dental floss method, but it's pretty haggard and if you plan on switching straps more it's worth it to get a spring bar tool.

For straps, it really depends on how much you want to spend. On the cheaper end there's Clockwork Synergy and Barton Straps. In the mid to higher-tier there's WatchGecko and Holben's, and for something really nice Hirsch straps. There are more out there of course.

u/stainedglasstrout · 3 pointsr/Watches

Nah, get a Springbar tool they're cheap enough and you can swap out the straps in about 1 minute. Re-sizing a metal bracelet is hard but on a cheap watch I use a bobby pin and my bench vise and push the watch down on the needle and it pops the bar out easily. A price bracelet Id take to a jeweler and pay $5-10 to have them fit it, most do it for free though.

u/WatchandThings · 3 pointsr/Watches

Even brand new tool can be too dull. I used to have a collection of free spring bar tools that I used to flip through. For most strap changes they were good enough, but there were few stiff straps or tight bracelets that would give me all the trouble and I would have so many scratches on the case for my troubles. After I stabbed myself struggling with a strap change, I decided to stop being cheap and put down the whole $17 and ordered a proper spring bar tool. I haven't had a single trouble with spring bar since. I can't say that it's night and day since free tools got the job done 90% of the time, but that 10% makes a difference.

u/em_effin_short · 3 pointsr/raleigh

Metal band? Any jeweler that sells watches can do it.

My husband bought one of these. It's cheaper than paying someone to do it.

u/glitchedgamer · 3 pointsr/casio

I love the 168W, it has the same module as the F-91W with a much better backlight and a great retro look. I have a NATO on my main F-91W, and while it was a pain to get on there, it’s much better than the resin band.

Also, the easiest way I found to remove the straps off a F-91W is with a little rubber mallet like this: SE JT6218 5-Piece Watch Band Link Pin Tool Set

u/JamesGame5 · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I can't see any holes from the angle of your photograph, but if it has the holes on the side you can get a tool kit from Amazon for $5. Here is a link to the one I used for my watch:

You could also take it to pretty much any jeweler.

u/zepppelin · 3 pointsr/streetwear
u/gbyrmo · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/LostMyTurban · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I wouldn't wear ALL white. That could look a bit tacky. But anything else would be fine. Literally white vans, black pants/jeans/joggers, and a white shirt. Anything will work

Is always eventually recommended when someone asks. Won't protect against scuffs though.

u/margogogo · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

My favorite gift I got myself is the "Diamond Dazzle Stick." I also got it as a stocking stuffer for my brother's new fiancee.


If you know she plans to get engagement photos taken, you could get her a gift certificate (or a homemade one so she can redeem it wherever she wants) to get her hair and/or makeup done for the photos? Ooh when I first got engaged I was obsessed with having my nails on point all the time so in general if she likes manicures you could get her a gift card to her local nail salon!


You could also give her cutesy homemade coupons for things like "good for 1 hour of helping you sift through vendor reviews on the Knot" or "good for 1 hour of listening to you vent about wedding stress."

u/xtinalala · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

This is what i do:

First, i soak the ring in hot water + liquid dish detergent for 30 mins. Then, i use a pen with a soft brush to scrub all the nooks. Had my ring for a couple of years with no issues so far. I don’t think you need anything really strong - a lot of those machines are unnecessary. A good professional Cleaning once a year helps as well.

Connoisseurs 1050 Diamond Dazzle Stick

u/ad273 · 3 pointsr/askwomenadvice

Diamond dazzle stick is the best thing I’ve found for a quick clean at home. It works so well!
Diamond Dazzle Stick

u/britneymisspelled · 3 pointsr/JustEngaged

I got mine off amazon, I think you can probably get them at some jewelry places too. It’s like a little brush filled with gel cleaner that you twist up - you just brush your ring with it and then rinse it off. It makes it SO sparkly! I make sure to clean the side stones well and the bottom of the ring and rinse it really well. They’re amazing.

u/jmcrofts · 3 pointsr/Watches

Buy a strap from wherever (hirsch is pretty good 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

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/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/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:

To swap it out you will need a spring bar replacement tool. This is the one I use:

And here is a YouTube video showing you how to do it:

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?


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/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

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/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/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/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 ([here]. The triangle shaped end is what you use.

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

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/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/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: 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/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/skittles_rainbows · 3 pointsr/autism

I know many students with autism who had fine motor issues and poor motor planning. They didn't meet the qualifications for dyspraxia though. Most of my students have issues with tying shoes. I don't even teach it anymore. If parents inquire I suggest Lock Laces.

u/TheBigBadOx · 3 pointsr/triathlon

I haven't had any issues and I've put them on Zoot, Nike, Saucony, and Brooks shoes so far. The ones I use are pretty much elastic laces with a plastic quick lock. Here's a link to them at Amazon.

u/british_couple · 3 pointsr/gonewild30plus

Lovely body and an awesome picture!

Oh, and you should get some Yaktrax - they will change your life when walking in the snow.

u/BeaversAreTasty · 3 pointsr/funny

More like dad struggles with his laziness and stupidity. A few handfuls of gravel or kitty litter would have taken care of the problem. Plus anyone with half a brain, who lives in a cold climate has a few slip on ice cleats sitting around.

u/watchesandbracelets · 3 pointsr/Watchexchange

Up for sale is my Omega Speedmaster Reduced 2510.50 in very good condition! I’m sure most people know the general specs of this watch but if you don’t here is a link I was told by the last owner of the watch that it had been well serviced and kept. The last service was is 2016 but has been only a few times since. I have ran my timegrapher on it and it’s readying +/-4spd in most positions. The crystal has the Omega logo in the center so I know it’s genuine Omega Hesalite. It does have a small scratch near the 7 o’clock edge of the class, [Polywath](Plastic Watch Crystal Scratch Remover Polish Tool would probably take it right out so I have no problems with trying to get it out before shipping it. Serial is 59XXXXXX, if you know how to find the age out please post it.

Full Gallery:

Asking: $1850 I’m posting it accordingly because the most recent model of this watch sold for $1850 and it was in very similar condition. I will always consider reasonable offer though. Located in the U.S. will ship anywhere in the U.S. or to any Maple brothers. PayPal for payment F&F, G&S+3% ($1905)

Please check my feedback and buy with confidence!

u/twooranges200 · 3 pointsr/vostok
u/terminal_veracity · 3 pointsr/miband

No guarantees, but Polywatch might be able to fix this:

I've used it on a cheap plastic watch and it came out perfect. It took a couple hours of gentle scrubbing. I'm not sure if it's worth the effort.

u/Calypto- · 3 pointsr/Watches

Try this product if you want to restore it. I can't guarantee it works since this is not from scratching, but from chemicals.

u/JenThePhoto · 3 pointsr/photography

This is just me thinking off the top of my head but a lot of guys who collect Swatch watches use something called PollyWatch to reduce the scratches on their precious watch faces. Can't see why that wouldn't work on a camera.
Always ^^^read ^^^the ^^^label. ^^^r/photography ^^^are ^^^not ^^^responsible ^^^if ^^^this ^^^makes ^^^things ^^^worse!

u/elementality22 · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

I bought this one awhile back, it's smaller than the pictures make it seem and I haven't really used it yet as my boots haven't needed it yet, but they all look about the same. I searched around gyw but didn't really see any solid recommendations on one over another so I went with that one.

u/carmen0042 · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

For suede, the first and the safest step is always dry brushing, a brush like this. Don't use any detergent or stain remover, just lightly dry brush on the spot, I have 3 pairs of suede shoes and this method works well for cleaning dry stain/ dust/ lint.

u/chicagohifiaudio · 3 pointsr/Watchexchange

Amazon has some very cost effective ones (3, 4, and 8 watch slots). I have the [8 Slot Case](SONGMICS 8 Slots Zippered Watch Box Traveler's Black Watch Storage Case Organizer UJWB50B, and have had great luck with it.

u/John_the_Piper · 3 pointsr/Watches

Amazon! I just got it this week so I can't give any review, but it feels sturdy and decently made so far.

u/jahnnybgood · 3 pointsr/Watches

What u/johnydangerous said. Even with little experience, there are plenty of YT videos that can help. I learned how to regulate my movements by simply watching YT'd be surprised how easy it is. If you don't already have the tools, get this kit from Amazon and you'll have more than what you'll ever need to work on your own watches. Save yourself the money in the long run! 😉

u/npquest · 3 pointsr/pics
u/puddle_divr · 3 pointsr/whatisthisthing

This spring bar has a built in release lever so a “separate tool” isn’t needed such as:

u/scribener · 3 pointsr/Watches

You need to measure the lug width in order to buy the right width strap. I can't find the lug width of this model online anywhere.

You'll also need a tool to remove the bracelet and add the new leather strap. Take a look on youtube for tutorials how to change a watch strap.


u/Tetbu · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Likely with a spring bar tool.

u/srezr · 3 pointsr/Sneakers

I bet [these](Japanese Katakana 3 Stripes Laces - Shoelaces for Adidas NMD / Ultraboost / Yeezy (Black) - 1 Pair (2 Shoelaces) would look sick on them.

u/Renigami · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Yep. No need for explicit motorcycle branded boots when these with a pair of these is effective, easy to don and secure, and durable.

Not wearing explicitly for track racing or strictly high revving/speed riding either.

u/FrankMcDank · 2 pointsr/amateur_boxing

Hey everybody... purely hypothetically, would refitting lace-up gloves with these types of laces make it a slip-on? I mean for training?

u/FromAtoZen · 2 pointsr/solotravel

Great! I would hate for them to go to waste. I bought them thinking I could use them this week but work and packing/purging possessions got too busy. For reference here is the item... you just slip them over your shoes.

YakTrax 8611 Pro Traction Cleats for Walking, Jogging, or Hiking on Snow and Ice, Medium

DM me when you get a chance

u/GOTO_Velociraptor · 2 pointsr/Texans

Last February we got like five feet of snow over the course of the month in Boulder. It was nuts.

Got a foot in one storm last month, and that was up to my shins. Thank god for Yaktrax, and I suggest you get some if you plan on walking around in that.

u/n1ghtl1fe · 2 pointsr/GalaxyWatch

Sorry to hear it, counter top has gotten one of my watches before too. In the past only thing that's worked for me was Polywatch, I've used it on a few watches before, glass and plastic with great results. I have not however used it on my Galaxy Watch so I can't comment on how well it'll work. Definitely worth a shot if that scratch is bothering you though. Or putting a screen protector on may hide it. Hope this helps!

Polywatch Plastic Watch Crystal Scratch Remover Polish Tool

u/Diento · 2 pointsr/oculus

I'm going to give this one: a try... hope its the right one!

u/Lukimator · 2 pointsr/oculus

I bought it on Amazon UK here:

If you are american you could use this link instead, though it appears to be more expensive there for some reason:

u/-Mutombo- · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

I have THIS one and it works fine.

u/ArtVandelayInd · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

No problem! The suede brush I initially purchased was this and it has seemed to work quite well. It's also relatively inexpensive.

I've also used this kit and found it works well.

The first link is more of an all around brush and might work better for your uses.

u/lwhitit · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Posted this on the after dark thread but the more input the better:

"I Purchased Chamois Vibergs for a deal (imo) on ebay. Anything special I need to know about chamois? I picked up a brush but do I only use the rubber bristles? Waterproofing or protection? Any pointers would be appreciated."

u/squidmaster23 · 2 pointsr/balisong

Christopher Palmieri, a member of the Balisong Flippers and Butterfly Knives, shared this awesome find which is essentially a watch case which perfectly fits standard sized balisongs. You can find this case on Amazon for $16.

u/kenotaphion · 2 pointsr/Watches

I don't know if Wolf makes any, but you could get a travel box like this.

u/TokyoRepperReturns · 2 pointsr/DesignerReps

The BP looks good, 2824 is a real workhorse and if anything happens to it, it's easy enough to have someone swap in a real 2824. Good choice! Ryan's a great guy, too.

My one suggestion would be that if you're going to get more watches, pick up an actual watch box or folio-style case so that you can store them all together and look over them to figure out what you want to wear -- having rep boxes for every watch can be neat in the beginning but they're just big.

If you want to try a gen on for a size, the Orient Kamasu is an AMAZING deal for the pricetag and looks pretty slick.

u/johnwclark · 2 pointsr/Watches

Probably the next best solution would be a travel case like this, or you might be able to retask an eyeglass organizer like this

u/Perizade · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ohuhu Professional 13 Piece Watch Repair Tool Kit Case Bonus a Hammer

This is a decent one.

u/UpstairsAssignment · 2 pointsr/RepTime

Ohuhu 147 PCS Watch Repair Tool Kit, Case Opener Spring Bar Watch Band Link Tool Set With Carrying Bag, Replace Watch Battery Helper Multifunctional Tools With User Manual For Beginner

u/MrCobb1 · 2 pointsr/Watches

I would pay a bit more and get the full tool kit, it will be useful in the future when you need to change the battery.

u/frankzzz · 2 pointsr/Tools
Same kit. One of the images labels each item.

If you search Amazon for 'watch repair tool kit', you'll see multiples of the exact same kit sold under different 'brand' names, and a whole bunch of other very similar kits, all under different 'brand' names. Most range from $15-$20 for the whole kit.

u/AskMeAboutPodracing · 2 pointsr/Watches

Are there any good quality kits for replacing bands that aren't made of plastic? My dad's been modifying his watches for quite a while now and I've seen he's got a couple broken handles to the plastic band replacement.

I've seen stuff like this on Amazon, and they're the kind that he's got. Are there any full metal ones?

I've also found this on Amazon, but I'm not sure if it'll be as easy for taking out the links. Any recommendations?

u/SheeshThatVino · 2 pointsr/Watches

This is the set I ordered, pretty cheap and it comes with 4 spring bars for every size 8-25mm. Not sure about the strength of the spring bars since I've only been using them for a day but they seem good. I just laid the watch down on a cloth and wrapped it in a micro fiber cloth to prevent any scratching.

It's really pretty easy and only takes 10-15 min.


u/Aceing · 2 pointsr/Sneakers

I just picked these up in Venice last week. Saw a post with these laces on a pair of primeknits and I liked them. Any lace recommendations for this pair of sneakers?

u/13lackHeart · 2 pointsr/Sneakers
u/frankum1 · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I think Woodlore trees on Amazon are pretty simple and effective. I personally don’t use trees in my suede boots though but I prefer the worn-in look for them. Given that, I also don’t protect them for the same reason.

Woodlore Adjustable Men's Shoe Tree,Cedar,Large (10 - 11 M US)

u/GeorgiaDevil · 2 pointsr/lifehacks

Buy a cedar shoe tree. You just stick them in your shoes right after work. The natural cedar wood absorbs any excess moisture or odor and they leave your shoes expanded and smelling like fresh cedar.

Changed my life.

u/onewerd · 2 pointsr/Watches

I bought a watch took kit

u/Gforce1 · 2 pointsr/pebble

I ordered one of these kits off amazon for a few bucks it seemed worth it even though all I really needed was the small slotted driver.

GGI Deluxe 16-piece Watch Repair Tool Kit WTK-16 GGI INTERNATIONAL

u/junkit33 · 2 pointsr/Watches

The cheap tools are more than fine.

The twisty thing works great but as another poster noted, pins don't always go back in easily, so you need the hammer.

Just buy this guy and call it a day:

I don't know what you're looking at, but you can pickup a bucketload of spring bars for less than $20. They're all different sizes. You can either measure it yourself, or when you purchase aforementioned bucket of spring bars, you get all sorts of different sizes.

u/thehelios · 2 pointsr/Facer

I just replaced my band last night with a tool from this kit:

I have an LG G Watch R which has a 22mm band.

u/usernames_ar3_hard · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Cool, I bought this and this, based on your and /u/micrafone_assassin's recommendations. Hopefully these will make the shoes an investment instead of just a splurge

u/quack_moo72 · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt
u/sakizashi · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

I would see the leather care guide for specifics or if you want to polish them.

Generally, a horsehair shoe brush like this one and some conditioner like a bick 4 or whatever saphir product suits the leather on your shoes should be fine. Just remember to condition sparingly (once every 3-4 months tops).

u/1841lodger · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

For my brown leather shoes, I use this to apply this. And then I hit it with this. There's a lot of different ways to go about it though. Put This On had an episode dedicated to shoes and they demonstrate how to polish your shoes in the film. I highly recommend checking it out (along with their other videos - very good stuff). Good luck.

u/4ad · 2 pointsr/Romania

Eu folosesc Kiwi 100% Horsehair Shine Brush.

Nu știu dacă e cea mai bună, dar asta folosesc eu și sunt mulțumit. A, da, și mă interesează foarte mult încălțămintea de calitate și am grijă de ea deci nu-s doar un noob care nu știe ce recomandă. Peria asta își face treaba și e ieftină.

Și dacă tot veni vorba, pentru bocanci recomand Fiebing's Yellow Saddle Soap și pentru bocanci negri recomand Obenauf's LP Boot Preservative și/sau Obenauf's Leather Oil.

Săpun doar pentru bocanci, nu pantofi, și Obenauf's stuff doar pentru piele neagră, o să schimbe culoarea altfel. Pentru pantofi sau bocanci la care nu vrei să se schimbe culoarea recomand refined coconut oil.

De evitat orice fel de cremă colorată. Aia e moartea pielii.

u/WongWho · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/Megorama · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Ugh, I have such trouble with suede shoes. And it seems like almost every cute boot at DSW is suede now!! I don't think you're doing anything wrong, they're just a pain in the butt to keep clean. Growing up my parents always used a product like this to protect them, but I can't remember if it really helped. The reviews on it seem pretty good.

u/koshercowboy · 2 pointsr/edc_raffle
u/mattymattmattmatt · 2 pointsr/PSVR
u/Godziillla · 2 pointsr/pebble

I've used this stuff to fix the scratches on my OG pebble. Works pretty well for me.

u/dilated · 2 pointsr/Watches

I kind of like the scratched up look, but have you considered a round of PolyWatch?

u/jontmar · 2 pointsr/Watches

Polywatch, It's a polish for plastic lenses (acrylic), it works wonders on small dings and scratches.

u/RagingReptar · 2 pointsr/pebble

Holy shit didnt you put a protective case over it! Try putting some poly on it ? Get it here on Amazon

u/VentedSteak · 2 pointsr/Watches

I'd say it's worth a cleaning, at the very least. Any competent watchmaker should be able to do it, or you could look into sending it to Tissot for a service. A basic cleaning shouldn't be too expensive, maybe a hundred bucks or so. In the meantime it might be worthwhile to invest in something called Polywatch, which you can use to take the scratches off the acrylic crystal. Then pick up a decent leather strap (generally anywhere between $30-$120, depending on whether you want genuine or imitation croc, what kind of stitching, buckle or deployant, etc) and it'll look great.

There's a couple of these on Chrono24, so if you want to know what these are going for here's a link. Yours might be worth a little more versus a stainless steel model because of the gold content, but the condition that your watch is in will hurt the value a bit.

u/rishon · 2 pointsr/Watches

Thank you for the thorough answer! I have Polywatch on the way - is Displex the same stuff or should I cancel the Polywatch order and get Displex instead?

u/BigMoufPosy · 2 pointsr/Watches

Happy to help!

Generally, most bracelets on watches can be easily swapped out unless they're integrated into the case or have an uncommon size or shape. Keep in mind though, you will need a spring bar tool to swap bracelets/bands. Takes a bit of getting used to, but it's quite easy once you figure it out. If you don't want to do it yourself, it's an easy and cheap fix at a local watch-maker.

I see this one recommended often, but I've been doing okay with the free ones that often come bundled with straps.

u/BigZippo · 2 pointsr/edc_raffle

Buy this: Bergeon 6767-F Watch Spring Bar Tool - Long Stainless Steel Handle with Replaceable Screw In Fine Tool End

It’s the most useful tool anyone with a watch should own.

u/SPAS115 · 2 pointsr/Watches

Nice pickup, I'm in the market for a affordable Bauhaus-styled watch.

I believe this watch has a 20mm lug width, so here we go.

For NATO straps, I think a blue and white stripe one will suffice, but you can look here to see what you might fancy. $13 here.

If you want something similar to a NATO but more 'dressy', you can buy a perlon strap. Search for Eulit on eBay.

By 'link', I don't know if you mean like a metal bracelet, but if you want to achieve something like this (not my photo), then you can buy something similar here for $10. If you want, you can spend more to get better quality, but this one gets the job/look accomplished.

For leather, I think any kind and color goes well. Recommended bands are Hadley Roma, Panatime, and Hirsch if you want to spend a bit more.

Don't forget a spring bar tool to switch out the straps, option 1 and option 2.

Hope this helps and welcome to the watch world! Post pics once you find something.

u/Donberakon · 2 pointsr/Watches

Looks like a Bergeon 6767-F, which you can buy from [Amazon] ( or [this other site] ( The 6767-F has a small fork and pin-pusher type deal which are both screwed in place. In my experience, they come loose when you're finagling a stubborn springbar or something.

I'd recommend one with collets holding the tool ends in place, like [this one from Otto Frei] ( or the one right below it which is a Bergeon 6111. They both have a combination small fork/pin-pusher and a larger "spade" on the other end for better prying action to reduce the chance of scratching.

u/Cool_Cherry_Cream · 2 pointsr/Watchexchange

I've been using the same Bergeron tool I picked up on Amazon for about 3-4 years with no issues.

If nothing pops up used, I'd just spend the $20 and get this bad boy with Prime shipping.

u/Weenie · 2 pointsr/Watches

I've got a cheapo that is already wearing out after a couple dozen uses. It worked great at first, but the metal is pretty cheap. If you can swing the extra money, Bergeon is supposed to be the bee's knees. I think that will be my next.

u/Sparecash · 2 pointsr/Watchexchange

No worries, thanks for the pic! Is this the tool you are referring to?

I honestly always thought I would be a SARB033 kind of guy, but man that white dial with the brown strap looks amazing. For the brown strap, can you comment on how much wear it has?

Finally for pricing, would you do $320 for the watch/strap bundle?

u/pepe_le_shoe · 2 pointsr/Watches

> brand name watch

All watches will have a brand name. Do you mean like a designer brand name? Because those will be garbage watches.

For $500 dollars and with no other information, I'd recommend buying a Seiko Sarb033 and whatever leather strap you want (I recommend the brand Hirsch), and a spring bar tool.

You should never buy a watch for the strap it comes on a) because most watches come on bad straps, even a lot of good watches, and b) you can just buy straps and put whatever strap you want on a watch.

If there's anything else about the style of the watch you want, like colour, size, etc, that would let us made more recommendations.

u/Friday1995 · 2 pointsr/Watches

I also recommend the Bergeon. Their fork tips work very well. Cheap ones may be too thick and can't remove the spring bar.

u/RedwoodBark · 2 pointsr/AppleWatch

Monowear's metal band ($80) will allow you to add links lengthening it to accommodate wrists up to 257 mm. I believe the extra links come with the band and do not need to be ordered extra, but I'm not certain. But you have to buy a tool to add links separately. There is a kit on Amazon for under $10.

I was about to buy it when I saw a YouTube comment that its width is better designed for the 38 mm and it looks too narrow with the 42. Not sure how much faith I should put in a random comment, but it gives me pause when $80 is on the line.

Would love to know how it looks if anyone here gets one.

Update: I went ahead and ordered it. The black looks really nice. Extra links are free; you just have to send customer service an email requesting them after you submit your order.

u/Ruff_Dog · 2 pointsr/randomactsofamazon

Aaaaaaaaaay, gurlfran'. My favorite class is probably my English class. That teacher is the chillest person I've ever met. I already told you about him, but I'll tell you again. I've written one paper the entire year. One paper! I've written more papers for my history class, which is sad. But yeah, this man makes English super fun.

This PR class is nuts.

u/sammaelj · 2 pointsr/Watches

To add to this, there are plenty of Seiko 5s under $100 that meet your criteria, such as this one or this one.

To answer your other question, you can remove links from the band quite easily at home with a few inexpensive tools

u/bille2021 · 2 pointsr/moto360

I kinda have this issue. I added 2 links. I really need 1.5 links. Its too loose with 2 but tighter than I'd like if I take one out. I got the kit below to be able to remove and add links as needed since I'm losing weight. Maybe do it yourself and test out how you like adding one. Not sure how the jeweler can say if it'd be to tight to your liking or not without trying it...

u/SaveMeFromThisPlight · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Look into Tarrago Hightech Nanoprotector Spray. It's regularly recommended over at /r/goodyearwelt, the subreddit for high quality footwear. I've used it on my roughout and suede boots, and it hasn't affected the color at all. As other have said, you may have to reapply it occasionally, depending on the amount and type of wear the jacket will see.

That being said, suede is not as fragile as some make it out to be. It's actually quite tough, hence why many work boots use roughout or suede, and you don't have to worry about weird creasing you can get from "smoothout" leathers.

u/Whangdoodlist · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

I occasionally got caught in the rain while wearing them, but part of my cleaning process involves using this waterproofer to protect my shoes.

I actually made a post about the application process.

u/Hitari0 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Here's the one I got. I have no idea where it lies on the spectrum in terms of effectiveness, but it works pretty well. Not waterproof by any means but it'll keep water off unless it's absolutely downpouring or you submerge the shoe in water.

The coating works by changing the surface free energy (I think) and loses effectiveness via friction and force. As such, the greater the volume and velocity of water that's contacting the shoe, the less likely it is to be effective. It'll also wear off faster in high wear areas such as where your shoe creases on the vamp.

u/handlesscombo · 2 pointsr/streetwear

Maybe i should change my wording to water repel. But heres one of the products

you could also try jason markk's repel or crepe protect.

u/queenbeluga · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I used this to waterproof my Uggs. Water now beads off of them. :) Granted I haven't done gotten them wetter than flicking water at them to test the water proofing and light trekking across puddles to the garbage can, but it seems to work very well. I can only recommend for suede, as I tried it on my nubuck shoes and it didn't seem to make a difference, but that may just be me so I'm not sure.

u/gypsywhisperer · 2 pointsr/TrollXWeddings

I got my cat-loving friend a mug like this but maybe a ring cleaner like this, some nail polish and top coat, and the magazines?

u/mothaofdragons1 · 2 pointsr/wedding

I have moisannite and this works great! Researched if it would work before buying too

Connoisseurs 1050 Diamond Dazzle Stick

u/thesunstillrises · 2 pointsr/weddingplanning

I bought one of [these jewlery cleaning sticks] ( and love it. I also try to get it cleaned at the jeweler every 6 months.

u/SnorkFinSoup · 2 pointsr/AndroidWear
u/Micrafone_AssAssin · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Yes you do, it is a 6 dollar [strap tool] ( 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/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/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 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/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.

u/GT-Reg · 2 pointsr/hwatch

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

u/GemJump · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These would definitely Make me smile, Rasta!

Thanks and good luck all :)

u/BLSbranded · 2 pointsr/gshock

Get a [spring tool]( Watch Repair Spring Bar Tool Set 5 in-7 Pc and it'll be a snap!

u/JHG722 · 2 pointsr/Watches
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/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/ProRustler · 2 pointsr/AndroidQuestions

Most watch bands are replaced with a [spring bar tool] ( If you post pics to /r/watches you might get more help.

u/pelvicmomentum · 2 pointsr/Watches

This will make changing the strap much easier

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/JingleMyDingles · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

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


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/thejeka · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

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

u/Sugarbearzombie · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

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

u/Reps_4_yeezus · 2 pointsr/Watches
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:

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

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/iama_brick · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

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

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 ( $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: 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/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/ImADude13 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Alright - with all of those things 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/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.

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 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/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.

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 It might be better to get a tool like this though which you can get for a few dollars on eBay

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/lovetakelovemake · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Do you know of a good shoe tree? I don't see what to look for at Red Wing Heritage website. I got a Moc Toe if that changes anything. I'm wondering if there are better options than the best seller at Amazon

u/mobbito · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

i have extra woodlore medium shoetrees in different styles. this, this or this. i'll sell it for cheaper than amazon including shipping, just let me know what you want.

u/RingS1inger · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

New to this sub and I've got a couple questions,

  1. Can shoe trees damage or warp boots/shoes?

  2. Do I need to buy special "boot" trees for a pair of captain Thursday boots, or will the ones in the link I provide work?

  3. What size shoe trees should I buy if the captain Thursday boots are 10 1/2, do I follow the shoe trees specs or go a size lower to prevent warping the boots?

    Thanks guys😁

    Woodlore Adjustable Men's Shoe Tree Pair,Cedar,Large (10 - 11 M US)
u/Spinnna · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Hello everybody!

I recently bought R.M. Williams comfort craftsmans and was wondering which shoetree pair from woodlore I should buy!

My current options are Woodlore adjustable cedar shoe trees and the Woodlore epic twin-tube shoe tree pair

I don't know which one is better for the shoe I have (R.M. Williams comfort craftsman in 10.5H UK sizing) I don't know what size and type of shoe tree is best for my boot and was wondering if anybody here had any experiences with something like this and willing to help!

u/Priestx · 1 pointr/AskACobbler

I've been looking at shoe trees. Do you think this one is better, or this one. Or do you have one that is better than both of those. Also, with the condition that my shoes are in, do you think that using a shoe tree now is too late for my shoes?

u/veepeedeepee · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

I've had very good luck with these shoe trees on Amazon. They're made by Woodlore, which is owned by Allen Edmonds. These are the same trees as marketed by AE, just cheaper than if they had the AE name on them. I believe they're made in Wisconsin. I use them in my Red Wing Moc Toes and Iron Rangers and they fit very well.

u/bobman955 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Well damn, I was just in a big city where I could've grabbed a pair. Oh well.

I think I'll grab these, only $20 and I'll get it in time for my boots. Next time there's a sale around $10 I'll grab two or three pairs for future purchases.

u/cmtrinks · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Any regular shoe trees will work for boots, yeah? I just purchased these

u/MavilaPhotography · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Yep! I use these:

They fit them perfectly. They're split at the front and are designed to expand when you push them into the shoe.

u/jruss72 · 1 pointr/Watches

Buy the springbar tool and a complete kit. Look at this. The kit has a few more tools that might be handy and only costs a couple of dollars more. And yes both of these are worth it even if you only use it a couple of times.

u/SpinDoctor777 · 1 pointr/Watches

I've been using this cheap kit for close to 10 years.

u/realmenlovezeus · 1 pointr/moto360

Sizing the metal band is very straight forward. I love watches and being able to do things by myself so I bought a watch repair kit for £2 off of Amazon. This is the kit I got, it was on sale when I bought it, I only use the hammer and pins. I got it simply because going to the jewelers and being charged £10 to get a watch band adjusted is ridiculous. I have used it countless times since then and I definitely got my moneys worth.

The black band will get scratched over time, it is impossible for it not to. But the good side is that they typically get scratched on the bottom, and on the inside of the band (depending on the clasp used), so you will never see it unless you want to.

u/stillclickin · 1 pointr/Watches

I got this kit to resize the bracelet on my Seiko, which uses the pin and collar system. The blue tool with handle makes pushing out the pin so easy.

u/NotProperAttire · 1 pointr/Watches

It'll cost you $5-$10 to get the band adjust at the jeweler. Since you're ordering off amazon anyway, why not but a cheap repair kit for about the same price. I can vouch for this one, it's contains a number of basic tools every watch owner should have.

u/coloredcobra · 1 pointr/Watches

I watched a couple YouTube videos and ordered this cheap kit off Amazon and it's lasted me two years so far: Would highly recommend.

But for watches that are held together by pins and collars I always take it to an AD or watch professional to get it sized. It's not even worth the trouble IMO.

u/ikimashokie · 1 pointr/AndroidWear

I bought a tool set on Amazon:

I figured for $9, it would be worth having for the forseeable future.

u/SHIZZLEO · 1 pointr/Watches

i went chea and got this, but ended up buying the things that it lacked, and cost more than if i had just bought this.

For me the second one was still incomplete, and i would need a larger screwdriver set, but its a great start.

u/trompiston · 1 pointr/Watches

Not that hard. You do need tools however you could use a pocket knife. The only thing is you might bend the spring bars so maybe order a few extra.

u/KitiHowaito · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Just wanted to add my humble advice on the jean stains. I had horrible ones from dark jeans on my tan leather. Using Lexol Leather Cleaner and a Kiwi Horse Hair Brush with a tiny bit of water completely removed the stains for me. I follow up with Lexol Leather Conditioner.

u/googs185 · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Thanis I'll grab a Kiwi. Do I need the polish dauber brush too *has a handle with round section of horsehair for applying polish), or just the long brush?

u/sanjeevmishra94 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

So should I use mink oil, or not? Is it for something completely different?

So far, it looks like I'm getting this, this, and this. Should I get a shoe conditioner like this, too?

u/ProfessorPickaxe · 1 pointr/internetparents

Prep your boots:

Knock back the finish a bit with some diluted dish soap and a scrub brush. Set them aside to dry.

Apply some Sno-Seal liberally with rag or brush. Allow to set. For the first coat, I like to hit it with a hairdryer to let it get into the leather's pores and all the nooks and crannies where boot meets sole.

Apply a second coat of Sno-Seal and wipe off the excess with a rag.

Now get an applicator brush, a polish brush and a wax matching the color of your boots. Kiwi is a good brand, I've been using it for years.

Swirl your applicator brush around in the tin of wax and then apply it to your boots in a vigorous circular pattern. Pay attention to the areas around the crevices (such as in the instep). Let it set for a few minutes and then brush it down with the polishing brush in a vigorous back-and forth motion. Do NOT rub hard with the polishing brush - you're trying to bring it to a shine / gloss, not rub it off.

With the base coat of Sno-Seal and a good layer of wax over it you should be good for all winter. Wipe off any dirt / snow / mud before storing them in the spring, then repeat the process above in the fall.

Source: Army veteran, live in the Pacific Northwest. Many of my boots are over a decade old or more.


For anyone following along, I reconditioned my 16-year old Vasque Sundowner boots this morning as they needed it. Questions welcomed.

u/koolfatkid · 1 pointr/Sneakers

Pro Tip: Invest in a Horse Hair Brush. I use it on my Raptor 7's and it cleans the nubuck on it like magic. Made the the upper look practically brand new.

Here's a link if you're interested.

u/sleepauger · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Something like this would be fine.

Polish on a work boot mainly boils down to aesthetics. A lot of Japanese dudes seem to do a glossy mirror shine on their redwings.

u/Fubs261 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

I've been lurking for a while but finally made an account to ask this:

I decided to go with Red Wing Beckmans (9023) as my first high-quality footwear purchase. I also purchased a Kiwi 100% Horsehair Shine Brush, a Lexol 907 Leather Care Kit, and Woodlore Adjustable Men's Shoe Tree (Cedar).

My first question is: how should the shoe trees fit into my Beckmans? I went to a Red Wing store and got sized. They said I have wide feet and recommended I get 8.5 (I usually wear 8.5s in regular footwear like Van's and Nike). I purchased the 8.5 Beckmans and I've worn them about 8 times now. Out of paranoia, I double checked with the Red Wing store to see if the boots were creasing properly (as I have a lot of toe space and was worried that it might be too big). They assured me that It was fine. I ordered size medium (8-9.5 size) and They arrived yesterday. I inserted them into the boots but noticed that it was pretty difficult to get them in there and the heel of the shoe tree scratches against the heel of the boot when inserting. I notice if I wiggle the front of the shoe trees in a bit more before inserting the heel, it doesn't scratch the heel of the boot. I apologize if the picture quality is poor , I only have my phone at this time. Is this okay for my Beckmans? Or should I return these for a different shoe trees? I'm worried about them being stretched improperly. If I should get different ones, can someone direct me to a specific shoe tree? Here are some pictures of my 9023s with the shoe trees.

My second question is, do I need any other care products than the ones I listed above? My care regime currently will be to brush after each use, shoe trees for a minimum of 1 day before next wear, Lexol clean and condition once a month and/or after they get really dirty.

u/canislupus360 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I have the same pair. You can spray them if you want to help protect them from water. I use Kiwi suede protector. If you get marks on them, use a suede brush. You really don't need to baby them as desert boots like fine a little roughed up. And wear them with anything really (except black). Anything short of a suit is probably okay which is why they get suggested so often.

u/easyperson · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Generally, avoid water/snow/salt. Specifically, spray them with this every now and again.

u/BroomeStreet · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

awesome. thanks.
It's my first stain, so I was a bit overprotective. I will keep some character, but right now I feel like I look like an idiot.

Have you ever tried a suede protector like this?

u/incredib1yclose · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

This one. However, none of my suede shoes have gotten dirty yet so I can't tell you if it helped or not. :( Just bought it based on reviews.

u/Facelessjoe · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'm just learning about this stuff, but you can waterproof your suede shoes. Water and suede really doesn't mix well.

Getting a suede brush to get the dirt off wouldn't hurt but make sure you only brush in one direction because I've heard you can mess up the suede otherwise.

u/Addicted2Qtips · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You can get suede protector spray that works really well in keeping your suede stain free:

u/alecseriously · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

While that seems very warm, I actually bought this peacoat and found it to be very warm and i wore it with about everything I owned. I go to URI, so the entire campus is a hill of ice. I was able to get away with clarks because the weather was mild this winter, but my boots are a pair of hand me down red wings from my dad. Those aren't them, but they are similar. I love them. Never once had water seep into my boots. You will be able to pull out less extreme boots most of the time so as for waterproofing your shoes, this goes a long way. That goes for all shoes, even in the summer you never know if your sperrys will get wet. If you have any other questions feel free to PM me.

u/allofthenightlights · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I usually use a waterproofing spray on suede or synthetic shoes. Here is one example, though I can't really recommend a specific brand. Shoe stores usually sell these sprays.

u/rajrondo · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Selling Sand Suede Clarks Bushacre IIs Size 10

Condition: Worn once for 15 mins, slightly too big for me. Kiwi Suede protector sprayed already

Picture if requested

Price: $70 Shipped OBO

Will include the rest of the Kiwi suede protector

u/Pooh_Bear · 1 pointr/3DS

If you can't get it fixed through Nintendo, this stuff works very well for getting the scratches out. I used it after I got a few small scratches playing The World Ends with You, and it seemed to get them right out. Now I have a screen protector on there.

u/chaching37 · 1 pointr/Watches

PolyWatch is something worth trying. I was able to smooth over some scratches that I found on my Seiko with a mineral crystal.

edit: downvote? I wonder.

edit 2: I stand corrected. As ArkJasdain said, use Polywatch only on acrylic crystals.

u/WaffleMonster42 · 1 pointr/EDC

Looks tough as nails on that strap. I love vintage military watches. If i were you i'd get some polywatch and clean up that crystal on the watch.

u/IMeasure · 1 pointr/Watches

The scratches can be simply polished out using Polywatch.

A non running watch is going to be worth less. Did you do a battery change?

u/montydrei · 1 pointr/Watches

Which Citizen watch is it? If it has an acrylic crystal, then it seems Polywatch is the normally recommended product for removing scratches.

u/SpikeX · 1 pointr/pebble

It's prime-eligible on Amazon.

And if you don't have Prime, shame on you. Go get it right now.

u/CV1_Cable_Display4_U · 1 pointr/oculus

While replacing any part of the Oculus Rift CV1 HMD can be challenging, it's not rocket science. You can buy a replacement lens on Ebay for approximate $40. If the scuff is not deep you can use Polywatch

Polywatch Plastic Lens Scratch Remover

u/TRE45ONOUS_CHEETOH · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Of there are scratches just use polywatch

Polywatch Plastic Lens Scratch Remover

u/traken · 1 pointr/guns

You might try something like a scratch remover.

u/Kazyole · 1 pointr/Watches

There's a product called polywatch that's a miracle substance on acrylic/plexi crystals. Just apply a bit of that, rub it down with a microfiber cloth for a couple minutes, and good as new.

Also, nice choice. That's a hell of a first watch.

u/InternetUser007 · 1 pointr/pebble

Check out poly watch on Amazon. A lot of people have reported good results at fixing Pebble scratches.

u/Nameless2nd · 1 pointr/Watches

You need some Polywatch, a few microfiber polishing cloth and a few minutes.

Wipe the crystal with a clean cloth to ensure that nothing remains that could scratch the crystal more. Apply a small drop of Polywatch to the crystal and polish with a clean cloth for two or three minutes with gentle pressure. Remove all residue with a clean cloth. Be happy.

u/Nenotriple · 1 pointr/vita

I've used Polywatch plastic buffing cream before on my PSP, it worked, but it took a very long time. The Vita screen is likely harder than the PSP, so it's probably going to take even longer to buff. (1.5-2hrs)

u/scenque · 1 pointr/Watches

I had a really hard time accessing the spring bars through the end links on my SM300. I eventually acquired a fine-tipped spring bar tool and now it's not so hard.

u/skyleth · 1 pointr/Watches

either of the two will keep time just fine.

as for the screwdriver, it's probably too thick for changing bands (there is often very little gap to work with). the Bergeron mentioned by the other user is a fine tool (best one i've got at the moment), if it's out of your price range you can start with this one for about $5, it's on par with the free ones that are often shipped w/ straps, but be warned the metal is soft and it won't last particularly long, or after removing the first strap, be sure to only replace them with quick-release comparable straps which require no tools but will be a little more expensive and limited in selection. If you're going to do nothing but nato, then you shouldn't need any tools after the first time. You could also start off with sourcing your first strap from a place that offers a free spring bar tool.

u/jarec707 · 1 pointr/Watches

Thanks. Here's a like to the 6767f for others convenience Bergeon 6767-F Watch Spring Bar Tool - Long Stainless Steel Handle with Replaceable Screw In Fine Tool End

u/reezyrice · 1 pointr/Watches

No worries, I still struggle to take straps off too. When you wrote "watch link remover", do you mean a spring bar tool?

I recommend Bergeon. They are like the gold standard for watch tools.

EDIT: Blurry photo, but you can see the difference in quality after roughly the same amount of use (1 year for the affordable, made-in-china tool on the left, 1 year for the Bergeon on the right).

u/novaol · 1 pointr/Watches

I bought my own tool from Amazon and it has been my saviour on many occasion like helping friends to change straps and bracelets etc. Its very cheap and worth the while to get one for yourself. Cheers

u/pauliwogg · 1 pointr/Watches

As soon as I opened the box and saw the watch in person, I immediately bought a new strap from WatchGecko. It's one of their cheaper vintage straps but I love it. The company is in England so shipping to California took a couple weeks. If you're thinking about changing the strap on your Bambino, I would recommend getting a good quality spring bar tool like the one I bought off Amazon.

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/NoizeTank · 1 pointr/Watches

As an alternative to what /u/BluAnimal said, you could easily remove links from a metal watch band yourself. All you would need is one of these cheap tool sets and you're good to go. It's very easy to learn to use and you'll be able to adjust your metal bands whenever you want.

u/PhilCore · 1 pointr/RepTime

If you're going to just be doing a one time thing just bring it to any local jewelry shop and they'll do it pretty cheap. If you're going to be buying watches often, then buy a hammer/punch set. Something like this will work fine:

u/certainbum · 1 pointr/Watches

I got this kit a while back and have no complaints.

u/go_greengo · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Sure. Your friendly neighborhood cobbler should have some. Here are some links.

Tarrago Hightech Nano Protector Spray 250 Ml

And the famous Leffot video that changed the suede game.

u/johnwayne2413 · 1 pointr/disney

> nano protector


and does it really work?

u/chickenfark · 1 pointr/washingtondc

old comment i posted on some shoe cleaning, probably best to just DIY for uggs

Depending on how pricey and/or loved they are, my go to is Bedos. Dude does insane work with shoes, but comes with an accompanying price tag.

For my own suede shoes I use a good suede shampoo and suede brush to get out most of the crap, followed by some suede conditioner. Saphir is sold all over the place, hanger project links were just the handiest to find.

After that you can also look into (optional) using some tarrago nanospray to semi-waterproof and stain-proof them. That stuff is magic.

u/punisher1005 · 1 pointr/vagabond

Yep it works. It won't keep your shoes bone dry if you dunk them in water but if you spray down the outside of your shoes with it really well then let them dry for 24 hours. It definitely will keep the outside dry. I spray down my shoelaces too and let them dry separately. I bought this stuff. I'd personally reapply occasionally but I don't know if that's strictly necessary. It's certainly not a scam though.

There is heavier duty stuff out there if you want something that will really make your boots/shoes super waterproof instead of "water resistant" though. Just look at reviews.

Edit: This looks decent too.

u/Citizen_V · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I've never used that, but there have been several recommendations of Tarrago's spray in /r/goodyearwelt for suede and other fabrics.

u/bookfancier69 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Thank you for putting in the time to reply. I think I will pick up some Allen Edmond's shoe cream as I am not really looking for a mirror shine.

Is this the Tarrago protector you are referring too?

u/Readonlygirl · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Yes less sensitive to water stains and everything stains. I was at my shoe repair today to pick up some stretched boots and asked them what they use and they said this it’s good for sneakers and fabric too. See the photos in the listing. There’s other waterproofers but they will darken your boots.

u/stevenkmason · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Have you tried using Tarrago nano spray?

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/Sneakers


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u/jimguy · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Yes. Although not necessary, it can save your suede/roughout shoes from being ruined.


u/MKittyFantastico · 1 pointr/blogsnark

My mom always puts a version of these ring cleaner sticks in our stockings!

u/meanie_bunnie · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

This. I had two tiny white gold spheres put in the inside of the ring and I did develop a callus. Luckily it is in the inside of the finger fold, so no one sees it and it did stop the ring from spinning.

I use this for cleaning. You have to wet the pen and rinse it out but the long but firm bristles help for the cleaning of an elevated or intricate setting.

u/misscamels · 1 pointr/Moissanite

My best friend uses a dazzle stik on her moissanite engagement ring and it’s perfect even after years of use and abuse. (She’s a bank teller)

u/hopthebop · 1 pointr/Moissanite

I was using a toothbrush + dish soap, but I recently bought this cleaner pen for travel and I'm converted. I thought it would be a hokey gimmick but it really left my ring sparkling with just a cursory scrub!

u/clothridge · 1 pointr/wedding

I bought this diamond cleaning pen on Amazon! It's great for getting around the prongs and underneath the diamond (mine is a french basket, so there are lots of areas where the diamond is exposed but too difficult to get to with anything else).

u/dllemmr2 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

If you cut off the original band it's easier. Or buy a spring bar tool:

u/InnerQi · 1 pointr/Watches

Apparently I need a springbar tool to replace and [link remover] ( to size it. Worth my investment?

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/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/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/goodguybane · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

I use this tool to change straps and bands.

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/imoftendisgruntled · 1 pointr/pebble
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)

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

Any of these NATO straps would work:

These two-piece zulu straps would be cool too:

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/startinggl0ry · 1 pointr/Watches

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

u/davidpascual · 1 pointr/moto360

Yeah sorry posted the wrong link - I did buy the 22mm:

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:

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

u/tominabox1 · 1 pointr/Watches

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

u/AwkwardCow · 1 pointr/Sacramento

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

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

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/koochie · 1 pointr/Watches

You'll need a spring bar tool like this:

And watch this YouTube video:

u/Thatboylaze · 1 pointr/Watches

I bought one of these

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/Esoterrorism · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Seiko 5

Crown and Buckle Silas strap

Spring Bar Tool

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

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/ashdrewness · 1 pointr/Watches
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/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/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/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/JoeHurricane · 1 pointr/lggwatchr
u/Miadhawk · 1 pointr/AndroidWear

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

u/Wrister8 · 1 pointr/moto360

Oh here is the link to the tool I bought off of Amazon

Took about 5 min to swap the bands.

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/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.

u/kgyre · 1 pointr/lggwatch

Just need the right tool to pull the band's sheathing back, reveal and grip the springbar's ridges.

u/Sproketz · 1 pointr/moto360

They also have a tool for removing the spring bar you can get.

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/YamahaCruiser · 1 pointr/motorcycles

No joke...these are great for shoes you'd ride in:

u/AJayH · 1 pointr/interestingasfuck

This is cool and all. But I switched to Lock Laces a few years ago. Haven't tied my shoes since.

u/primeoflife · 1 pointr/Outdoors

Or you could spend a few bucks on these and save some time. I have two sets for my short and full hiking boots. They've been all over the Alps, Himalayas and Appalachian. They work.

u/SidRunsUnshod · 1 pointr/BarefootRunning

Don't know how well these work. Might be worth a look. Good luck!

Zipper laces.

Speed laces, like hoobidabwah mentioned.

u/mstwizted · 1 pointr/Parenting

That's how I taught my kids as well.

Mostly though, they love these things -

u/HazelEllie · 1 pointr/xxfitness

No way! Another Michigander! 😀
Here’s a super long list of all the stuff I can think of. The biggest investment is probably a warm coat and shoes. The rest I found was reasonably priced at amazon/ target etc!

I got a down filled ski hoodie made by Spyder. I think it’s this one:
NorthFace and Patagonia sell them too. I just made sure the one I got was made for sub zero cold temps. Any thing 40 degrees and over and it’s too hot to wear so it’s definitely for cold weather.
Insulated running tights, sometimes I throw a pair of sweats over them if it’s crazy cold. You could even get wind stopper pants for over the top. That might be my next investment for layering.
I wear a long sleeve and short sleeve T-shirt underneath.
I have a thick winter buff for my neck that I can pull over my mouth if needed
A wool beanie with polar fleece lining that’s long enough to really cover my ears and good gloves. I use insulated trail running shoes and when it’s icy I put Yax trax on them
You can find cheaper brands on amazon.
And the last thing is a head lamp since it gets dark so damn early here. 😂
I tend to overdress and sometimes get a little hot but I’m kind of a baby about being cold.
I really enjoy going when it’s snowing. It’s so amazing and peaceful!
If you’re concerned about getting snow in your socks (I also usually wear smart wool or two pairs depending) you can buy gaitors:
I’ve tried my husband’s but I don’t feel like I need them. I don’t go in deep snow or anything. There’s a plowed rails to trails type trail here that they keep pretty clean in the winter—the biggest concern is ice.

u/H720 · 1 pointr/INEEEEDIT

Name: "Yaktrax Pro Traction Cleats"


Purchase Link:

u/Bergatron14 · 1 pointr/hiking

You don't need heavy duty crampons, something like this would work (on mobile, not sure how to properly format this link): YakTrax 8611 Pro Traction Cleats for Walking, Jogging, or Hiking on Snow and Ice, Medium

If you're camping prepare for it to be very cold. Especially if you're along the river. Wind can also pretty strong there. Definitely lots of outfitters in Moab, but as November is the slow season you may have shorter hours and some may be closed completely.

You will definitely need a car for both parks. Devil's Garden is a great hike in Arches, but the trail can be hard to follow. There's two sides to Canyonlands - Island in the Sky and the Needles district. Island in the sky is what people typically think of, and it's quite close to Arches. The Needles district is farther south and a little more difficult to get to, but it's really pretty, has some areas of hoodoo formations which are always cool to see. Dead Horse State Park is also pretty close and has a really cool viewpoint and some small hikes you can do. is a good resource to get more information on hikes in the area.

Just make sure to layer your clothes - temperatures can change dramatically! - and always have lots of water. Utah and Arizona are both very dry states, and the lack of humidity can impact people a lot, especially if they're not used to it. Carry more water than you think you'll need.

Have a great time!

u/NotYourAveragePickle · 1 pointr/funny
u/44problems · 1 pointr/Buffalo

For walking I really reccomend YakTrax on your boots. I live in Elmwood Village and unlike the other reply the sidewalks around me are very spotty, with some dry and clear and others covered in packed snow and ice. (Especially the sidewalks outside Red Cross surprisingly.) The traction cleats help you stay upright and stay on the sidewalk, though note they can be slippery indoors on hard surfaces. Please don't walk in the street no matter how much Buffalonians love to do that.

u/bamgrinus · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Personally I've had problems with the indentations around the pillars getting packed with snow. But it really depends on what you're dealing with.

I guess the truth is that none of the soles are perfect for the snow but some are better than others for sure. And if you really need some serious traction, your best bet may be to invest in these.

u/robocaller · 1 pointr/Watches

I've been wanting to get a seaking like that. Real nice. The Borel is interesting too, do you have more info on it?
Lastly, the Borel and the Hamilton look pretty dinged up. They appear to be acrylic, you should look into polywatch.

u/Cyph3r92 · 1 pointr/WindowsMR
u/vanfanel1car · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

I haven't tried this myself but this product removed scratches on the oculus rift lenses:

u/TheManWhoSlays · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Would it be safe to use Polywatch to fix a mini scratch on my Nintendo Switch?

It is this!

u/AlexDelPiero16 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You could try something like Polywatch?

u/QQueenie · 1 pointr/AppleWatch

Ugh, big bummer. I've heard good things about this product:

You can also get a screen protector, which will probably minimize the appearance of the scratch.

u/cortexgunner92 · 1 pointr/Watches

You shouldn't really have to keep reapplying, just ensure its not completely dried out.

Toothpaste works really well but if you want to do it the "right" way there are compounds specifically for acrylic watch crystals

Non of your scratches look that deep so I bet you could get it cleaned up in an hour or so.

u/btodalee · 1 pointr/NZXT

[PolyWatch](Plastic Watch Crystal Scratch Remover Polish Tool Thank me later.

u/Tollowarn · 1 pointr/Nokia

There is a polish you can buy cheaply. It's made for watch faces and does a really nice job.

u/tripleh3lix25 · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Hey there, just went through this. In case you have this happen again, you probably didnt need to return you Quest. This stuff is supposed to take all the stuff out of the lenses and make them look better than new. I'll let you know how it works. My rift s and Quest are both scratched cause of this. My Go also never did this this severe, in a short span of time despite hitting the lenses multiple times.

u/Athyria · 1 pointr/Monitors
u/imsageson · 1 pointr/Sneakers
u/Chrikelnel · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Thank you so much! Is something like this what I should use?

u/Forester263 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

This is what I use - works great, and it's cheap. LINK

u/mshimmie · 1 pointr/Sneakers

Someone stepped on my light suede air forces and I bought this (Shacke Suede & Nubuck 4-Way Leather Brush Cleaner ) suede brush to brush away the dirt.

After brushing gently, I am left with a horrible blue stain on my shoes... anyone know how to fix this?? I’m so heartbroken.

u/Iamfrontosa · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

It looks like I can get the 8 oz bottle for 17.99 on amazon and then I could get a brush such as this one....

Or should I just stick with the kit that comes with a 4 oz bottle and a brush of its own? And a box of Mr clean magic eraser, because apparently that is also a good shoe thing to have.

u/RozenKristal · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Uhm... I have some boots that use CFStead suede, those are hard wearing so I was fine with walking in the rain. I doubt the Adidas can do the same. I would avoid rainy days for sure, but light shower probably ok. Aside from that, if you have a suede brush to clean debris, it would be better. Something like this:

u/TRBlizzard121 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Should I buy a brass bristle suede brush or is this one: adequate?

u/dailyherold · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

unrelated, but related, what is the general consensus on brushes like this?

I got one because I noticed a liquid mark on my pair after my company party. Brushed at it which helped, but seemed to have made the perfectly uniform flesh/suede side a little more variable. Nothing crazy, just wondering now if the brass bristles are too harsh on suede, or if I should have waited longer before brushing at it.

u/WaylandC · 1 pointr/Sneakers

Yes, with this, no as is.

u/wangnutpie1 · 1 pointr/Sneakers
u/W000DY · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

they're based on [these](No Tie Shoelace Locks - Lace Anchors 2.0 - Never Tie Your Shoes Again(Completes 2 pairs of shoes), so you can see how they're supposed to look. i just think the finished product is cleaner.

u/finn-mertens · 1 pointr/Vans

firstly, congratulations! secondly, look up Lace Anchors. they might be what you're looking for.

u/Khord · 1 pointr/Sneakers

I terminated them just behind the cage using clips like these, and cut the excess lace off

u/connor_lassiter · 1 pointr/balisong

I use this case. I know it's pretty unlikely, but I have an irrational fear of someone robbing my apartment and stealing my balis, so I don't want to display them out in the open.

u/Leesbalisongs · 1 pointr/balisong

SONGMICS 8-Slot Portable Watch Box Travel Case Storage Organizer Black UJWB50B

u/Estan28 · 1 pointr/balisong
u/i0datamonster · 1 pointr/Watches

[I got one of these years ago, best investment ever!](ohuhu 147 pcs watch repair tool kit case opener spring bar tool set bonus a hammer Its just nice to not need to bring it to someone for easy things like battery changes and link adjustments.

The CA 1212 is a 41mm band (I was way off). I couldn't find anything metal in that size. I'd call your local watch shop and see what they can order.

u/h2oequalslean · 1 pointr/Watchexchange

the tools i used where:


when using the hand remover id recommend cutting a little square out of a ziploc bag, cutting a slit in it, and have it cover the dial so the remover tool doesnt scratch it up. the dials scratch very very easily. Honestly with the cost of parts + having me put it all together, id feel like it wouldnt be worth it, better off DIY'ing it. the crystal press i have/the ones on amazon/all the cheap ones are all pretty shit and might give you trouble with the crystal install, so id recommend having a watch repair shop do that, i pinched/ruined 2 gaskets trying it myself.

u/stonebit · 1 pointr/specializedtools

Found the Chinese version...

u/incrediboy729 · 1 pointr/specializedtools

For those interested, it’s only $63, and also comes with a glove dryer...

Kendal Shoes Boots Gloves Dryer SI-SD06G

u/LANCEINAK · 1 pointr/pics

Found it on Amazon

Kendal Shoes Boots Gloves Dryer SI-SD06G

u/Snow_Mandalorian · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Hi. You'll need a spring bar tool. It's a little tricky on this watch but keep at it!

No need to remove each individual link, the entire bracelet is attached via the little bars on top and bottom of the watch itself. You remove the bars with the tool and then attach the NATO strap to those bars.

u/Corix · 1 pointr/pebble

looks like the little nub is gone for the quick release pin

they sell a tool on amazon link that might do it, or try one of the small screwdriver sets, you can get them at any home goods store something like this, i bought mine at Harbor Freight near where I live.

u/stargazer63 · 1 pointr/Watches

What is a good bracelet link remover for Seiko Sarb033? I have looked in Amazon, but not sure which size or which one would work? Can anyone give me pointers, or a link perhaps? Will this one work?

u/madskillz26 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Do not let the band that comes shipped with your watch hinder you from making the purchase. More often than not, these bands can be easily removed with this tool. Leather straps are fairly easy to buy.

u/audma · 1 pointr/Watches

I bought this one and I've been happy with it.

u/chillbroswaggins · 0 pointsr/crossfit

I use them for all of my exercise shoes. Besides never having to tie them, they also help in that your shoes are always at the right tension when you put them on. Here is my favorite kind:

u/hnocturna · 0 pointsr/Android

Get some glass polish. It doesn't "remove" the scratches, but it will remove glass around the area enough so that the scratches don't stand out.

Link of an example

u/Leniek · 0 pointsr/simracing

just buy suede brush like this to clean if You go with alcantara

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