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Just the job!
on 23 January 2014
Very pleased with this product, just what I needed to replace my worn-out Swatch strap.
Having established that this was the correct size for my watch (measure the part where the watch face attaches to the strap), I decided on this over a leather strap. In the past, I've found the plastic straps to go brittle and crack around the holes in as little as two months, but this strap seems more soft & flexible than the original one which came with my watch, whilst not being so thin and flimsy as the "jelly" type straps, so it's holding up well.
It has a satin finish as opposed to glossy or matte, and although my original strap was patterned, with this being black, it's versatile enough to go with any of the Swatch watch faces.
Although fitting instructions weren't included, I found some on the internet, and it really COULDN'T be easier! All you need is something with a fine point (I used fine-point tweezers) and a decent pair of pliers. Using the tweezers, simply push out the pin holding your old strap in place, then when the pin is out a good way, grasp with the pliers and pull it out completely. Your old strap will come away from the watch easily. Line up your new strap with the watch, put the pin in place, and, using a solid, flat part of your pliers, simply push the pin back through - and ta-dah!!! Repeat at the other side.
Just make sure that when pushing / pulling the pin, you push / pull straight rather than trying to wiggle it, as this could crack the watch casing.