Altering the watchband of a Cartier watch is easy and demands only 1 tool. A Cartier tank watch is rectangleshaped; it was introduced in 1910 as a men's watch. Via the 1930s,Cartier tanks had been usually men's watches,even though smaller women's versions began to seem. A 12mm leather band is thin by modern watch fashion standards and is usually utilized with women's timepieces. The leather band is held by two springloaded or screwcapped bars which are attached towards the lugs. The lugs are the arms in the leading and bottom with the watchcase that hold the spring bars in location.
Location the Cartier watch face down on a piece of cloth on a flat table. Insert a thin,flat blade,or perhaps a spring bar tool,in between the edge with the leather band and also the case lug. Push the blade against the spring bar shoulder,that is a tiny ledge close to the finish with the bar that permits you to push the spring bar down using the blade. Depress the spring by moving the blade slightly away from the lug. You'll really feel a tension spring. (Some models might have the shoulder within the center with the bar. The band will have an opening for access.)
Totally free the bar from the lug pinhole whilst keeping the spring bar depressed. You'll see the tip with the spring bar come out with the hole. Push the bar away from the case lug pinhole having a finger. Use your forefinger and thumb to grasp the finish with the spring bar and eliminate it from the finish with the band. Repeat the process on the opposite side with the watch.
Use a cleaning cloth to wipe away any gunk,dirt or grit from the spring bar. Replace the spring bars if they're bent or if the spring is loose. A replacement bar expenses a few dollars.
Insert the spring bars into the ends with the new leather band.The longer strap is attached towards the six o'clock lugs and also the shorter fake rolex,buckled strap is mounted on the 12 o'clock lug. Insert 1 finish of 1 spring bar into the case lug pinhole. Use the blade to depress the shoulder in the opposite finish with the spring bar. Guide the spring bar,whilst nonetheless depressing the spring bar shoulder,into the second pinhole. Repeat the process on the opposite side with the watch.
Use a screwdriver to eliminate the screw head from the outside region with the lug close to the tip. You will see the screw head on the side of 1 lug only.
Loosen the head counterclockwise using the screwdriver from the case lug and let it fall onto the table. Eliminate the bar via the opposite lug. Simultaneously,the bar will come loose from the band.
Location the brief portion with the new band in between the 12 o'clock lugs and also the lengthy finish in between the six o'clock lugs. Align the bands using the lug pinholes. Thread the bars via 1 finish with the lug pinhole and via the band ends. The other finish with the bar will fit snugly into the opposite finish pinhole.
Use a screwdriver to fasten the screw head into the outside with the lug pinhole till it tightens on the bar. Repeat process for the opposite side with the watch.
Suggestions & Warnings
A spring bar tool expenses less than $10.00. It features a forked finish to grab the spring bar to push the shoulder down.
Take care not to scratch the case lugs if If using a sharp blade to eliminate the spring bar.