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How do I change the watch strap?


There are typically small pins that hold the band together. There is a special tool to use on metal watches that can be bought

Jul 29, 2014 | Klaus Kobec Womens Couture Leather Watch...

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Trouble with heart rate monitor reading heart rate.


Can't get a heart rate to show on your heart rate monitor? If there are no other issues with the watch, then most likely what you are experiencing is an issue with the Heart Rate Strap.

It is very common for all brands of heart rate monitors to have issues with measurement.

The #1 reason is poor contact with the strap and your skin. - Make sure the contacts are wet and touching the skin with good contact.
#2 reason - Weak battery, may need to replace.
#3 reason - Sensors on strap have salt build up from sweat - Clean the strap and contacts with soap and water, if deep cleaning is neccessary use a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol.
#4 reason - Strap is too low on the body, raise as high on the chest as possible to just under the breasts. Strap too low will cause a weak signal.

If none of these seem to help, then you should contact an authorized repair center or the customer service for your brand, and see about possible repair or exchange/ return.

on Dec 06, 2010 | Watches

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How to exchange leather straps for almost any watch brand


Most of the people are pretty sure that when their watch leather straps are worn out they have to replace them with new ones, made by exactly the same brand as their watch brand is. This is completely wrong. About 95% of all watch brand models can be fitted with leather straps from any watch strap producer without loosing brands identity. All you have to do is: 1. Release the strap from the watch; 2. Measure the width of the strap where the spring bar (pin) goes through and write it down or memorize it; 3. Undo the buckle/clasp; 4. Measure the width of strap in place where the buckle/clasp was fitted and write it down or memorize it; 5. Measure the length of the strap (both parts together) and write it down or memorize it. Now you have everything you need for strap replacement. Visit any shop selling leather straps or even find it on the internet. You will find thousands of different colours, patterns and leather variations. The choice is yours. Just one thing to remember: The strap you are buying must match all the measurements you took of your original strap. This is not difficult to match, as the watch straps usually are made to global standards. When you have your new strap delivered, just fit it to your watch and undo the buckle/clasp that came with it. Fit your old, original buckle/clasp on to the new strap and you are done. Most watch manufacturers impress, engrave or laser engrave their logos on buckles/clasps, not on the leather straps itself. So, when you fit the original buckle/clasp on brand new strap of different make, it becomes the original strap of the watch you own. And nobody knows that the strap is, for example, from Hong Kong, but watch is from Switzerland (except you, of course} as they look together as one nicely designed piece and the buckle/clasp works as the proof of identity. In case if your watch has some unusually shaped fixing for the strap, this shape can be easily cut in to the strap by modellers scalpel. At the very end I just want to remind to all readers: Watch straps sold under watch brand names are 2-10 times more expensive. In fact - they are not produced by watch manufacturers themselves, but in Italy, Germany, China and Hong Kong and then sent to watch manufacturers. Just because these straps were fitted to the watches and the buckles or clasps were added to them, these straps automatically becomes their brand straps and cost a lot, lot more. Hope it helps to save your hard earned money.

on Jan 10, 2010 | Watches

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Can you change the battery in the chest strap for polar f6


There are two types of straps for Polar:

1) hard rubber/ solid - These can not have the battery changed.

2) soft strap with connector in middle - these you can change the battery.

If you have the soft strap, it will have a small hard around 3 inch long block that "snaps" onto the strap to connect it. These have a battery compartment. Turn it around and you will see the outline for the battery compartment. These are not always easy to open, and the batteries are a little harder to find. Take it into any watch repair and they should be able to pop a new battery in for you pretty easy.

There is a link on my tips and tricks page to get manuals for Polar products, the T-31 wearlink is the product we are talking about, it has the how to change the battery and battery type.

Jan 12, 2011 | Polar F6 Wrist Watch

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Changed the battery and now it won't pick up the heart rate monitor. I know the monitor works because it is picked up by all the equipment in the gym.


If Heart Rate is being displayed on the equipment in the gym, but not your watch, then your chest strap is transmitting fine, but the watch is not recieving the signal.

It is not uncommon that when a battery is changed outside of a polar authorized service center that something can happen to the internal electronics. I would suggest you send the watch into Polar and have them take a look. if you have had the watch less than 2 years they will most likely take it under warranty and correct the issue, at the very least they have equipment to test and diagnose both the watch and strap, although it sounds like your HR strap is fine since you are getting HR on the machines.

Dec 27, 2010 | Polar FT40 Heart Rate Monitor Watch

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The strap has split how can i get it repaired


Generally when a leather watch strap becomes damaged it has to be replaced. Seiko has a good customer service in the U.S. But you could try a shoe repair shop, they might be able to glue it back together.

Sep 21, 2010 | Seiko Sportura BAR Honda Racing F1...

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Acqua indigio watch.expanding type strap is too long. can i remove "links"?


Save your nerves and your strap. Visit your nearest watch repair shop and ask to get links out. If you will try to do it yourself, you will loose your strap as you wont be able to put it back together. If you anyway decided to do it yourself, click on my profile and check out my solutions. I do explained all this tricky job to one customer about a year ago, so, you will definitely find it if you have enough patience to go through all my solutions. Rate me plz.

Feb 26, 2010 | Timex 20021 Wrist Watch

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How do i adjust a chanel watch strap. ceramic


Cut the sharp end off a small pin and insert it in tiny hole on pivot pin. Tap it lightly with strap supported on a solid object with a small hole in it and the two piece pin will come adrift. Then you may remove or add a link and tap the two part pins together again.

Nov 22, 2009 | Watches

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Leather wrist strap


I would scrap the strap - the odours are caused by the tanning chemicals getting wet. Retain the fastening and purchase half a meter of nylon ribbon loop it through the case pegs on one side glue them together and pierce for buckle holes. On the buckle side loop it through both case peg and buckle and fold and glue. You have a choice of colour and it cost only fraction of a new leather one- also you will have enough left to make two straps

Sep 12, 2007 | Field and Stream F25SLUMI Wrist Watch

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