I'm deployey in Iraq right now and the harsh weather, sun and chemicals I'm around have turned my watchband very brittle. I have super glued it 5+ times but don't want to buy a new watch, I love this one... The compass has helped us too many times to count. I searched around to no avail, can anyone help?
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I've never seen an adidas watch, but I'm assuming it has springbars like just about every other wristwatch does. Find a millimeter ruler, and measure the gap where the springbars hold the band to the watch--it should be somewhere between 14-22mm, depending on the watch. That will tell you what SIZE to buy, because bands are sold by width--12, 14, 16, 18, etc. Any store that sells watchbands, can find you one that will fit your watch; and some of them will even replace it for you--free of charge!
My son's watch (WR 50M) broke... so I have a strap, if you'd like it. He loved this watch and it would cost about the price of a new one to repair, so I'm buying him a new one. He's had the same watch for years... bless, huh? If you anywhere I can purchase another WR 50M - 1440 Timex, I'd be most grateful.
yes,if your watch is in guarantee period then go to company's repair centre they will replace it for free. and if your watch is not in guarantee period then go to any watch repairing watch shop ,they will insert a new,it costs you according to the material you want for the watchband.
Take the watch with the broken watchband and place it on the table. With a ruler, measure the width of the broken band at the point where it is attached to the watch. Now, measure the total length of the watchband when it is in one piece and fits around your wrist. There will be a crease on the band where it is normally buckled.
Go to the local store and select a band that you like. You should make sure that the width of the band at the point of attachment to the watch is the same as the old band. Also make sure that the new band will be long enough and not too long to fit your wrist. Purchase the band and return home to change the band.
Clear a spot to work and make sure that there is a small towel covering the table top so that you can see anything that may drop or pop out during the process of changing the band.
Use a magnifying glass to look at the point where one side of the band is attached to the watch. You will see a small pin connecting the band to the watch on either side of the band. Carefully use the jeweler's screwdriver to depress the spring loaded pin from the watch to the band and release it from the watch. When the tension on the spring pin is released it may pop out of the band and you will want to take care not to lose it. Repeat this process with the other half of the band.
Take the new band and slip the spring pins into the small holes on the end of the band where it will attach to the watch. Working with one end at a time, slip one side into the pin hole in the watch body.
Use the jeweler's screwdriver to depress the other side of the spring pin and guide it into the pin hole in the other side of the watch body. Repeat this process with the other half of the watchband and other spring pin. You now have a new band for your broken one.
Get a #0 1.6mm precision Phillps screwdriver (these are brittle) or similarly strong, thin piece of steel.
Hold the watch upside-down across your index finger while gripping the straps tightly between your index finger and thumb on one side, and index finger and middle finger on the other (ie. squeeze the strap around your index finger).
On the underside of the watch, stick the tip of the screwdriver under a square slot where the watchband is connected at an angle perpendicular to the strap. Firmly pry upwards on the cover on one side, then the other, until the cover pops off.
The battery is a Renata 379.
To put the cover back on, align the square slots precisely with the ends of the straps (keep these out straight), then firmly push the cover straight down until it "snaps" shut.