How to Replace Timex Watch Bands

By Thomas West

Timex has been making affordable timepieces since the 1950s, although the company can trace its roots back to the 19th century. Today Timex is one of the largest watch makers in America with many different varieties and styles. Timex also manufactures a large variety of replacement watchbands to replace your broken or worn-out band.

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Step 1

Locate the watchband pins on both sides of the watch.

Step 2

Remove the pins by positioning a spring bar tool on the slot at the end of the pin. Push the spring bar tool in toward the watchband to compress the spring-loaded pin. Keep the pin compressed and swing the spring bar tool away from the watch slightly.

Step 3

Slowly release the pressure on the pin and remove it. Remove the other pin in the same fashion. Be careful not to misplace the pins.

Step 4

Remove the watchband from the watch.

Step 5

Place one pin in the slot at the end of the new watchband. Carefully place one end of the pin in the mounting hole on the watch.

Step 6

Compress the pin with the spring lever tool and swing it into position over the other mounting hole. Slowly release the pressure on the pin.

Step 7

Mount the other end of the watchband to the watch in the same fashion.