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How To Adjust a Mesh Watch Strap

24mesh watch strap

Mesh watch strap or band is a very popular option for both men’s and women’s mesh strap watches lately. Unlike leather watches or traditional metal strap watches, you can quickly resize your mesh watch strap bracelet using a watch spring bar tool or a regular flathead screwdriver. Adjust the placement of the sliding clasp on the lower portion of the mesh band bracelet to fit the mesh strap comfortably around your wrist.

 

STEP 1. OPENING THE CLASP

Have a watch spring bar tool or a small flathead screwdriver handy: Pry open the mesh clasp. You can also use the same type of screwdriver to adjust eyeglass screws or a different small, blunt tool like the prying tools built into a Swiss Army knife. DO NOT USE  a Phillips head screwdriver nor a knife blade. Using a knife blade could slip and scratch the watch or you could cut your fingers with the blade.

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A watch spring bar tool

OR

mesh watch strap

A small flathead screwdriver

STEP2. HOLD THE CLASP STABLE

Place the watch flat on a desk or table, or any other firm surface. Use one hand to hold the clasp firmly in position. It is easier and convenient to adjust a mesh watch strap on a table if it is your first time doing it.

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Hold the clasp firm

STEP 3.

PLACE THE WATCH SPRING BAR TOOL OR A SCREWDRIVER INTO THE SMALL HOLE ON THE CLASP.

The front side of the clasp will have a small hole about 1/4 inch wide directly in its center. You will use this hole to pry the strap open. Insert the spring bar tool or the screwdriver directly into the hole.

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Place the bar tool into the hole

STEP 4

PRY THE CLASP UPWARDS TO OPEN IT.

There is a small set of hinges at the base of the watch clasp, on the side closest to the watch’s face.-

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pry the clasp upwards to open it

STEP 5.

ADJUSTING THE CLASP

Slide the clasp up or down the mesh strap to accommodate your wrist. Sliding the clasp farther up the mesh strap (towards the watch) will tighten the strap on your wrist, and sliding the clasp down the mesh strap (away from the watch) will loosen the strap.

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Slide the clasp up or down

 

Now, align the back of the clasp with a groove in the mesh watch strap. The back of the clasp will have a corresponding indentation that fits snugly into any of these grooves. If you try to close the clasp without first having aligned it with a slot in the mesh strap, the clasp will be unable to close.

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Find the groove

Once you’ve found the groove in the mesh strap and aligned, you can close the clasp to lock it in place.

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close the clasp

You should hear a pop sound as the clasp snaps shut. And the watch is ready to be worn.

 

Does Watch Size Matter?

A watch size is only as good as how well it fits you.

Watch size

When it comes to watch size and fit, not all watches are going to look good on you. It is very important to consider this fact before you find yourself surprised and disappointed that your nice and perfect watch is not a perfect fit after all. It’s also important to know that no two watches are going to look the same on your wrist even if they are the same size.

Don’t be surprised.

Beyond style and price, watch size is probably the most important factor when buying a watch.It’s not how big the face is, it’s the profile, it is how the bracelet or strap fits and how it looks on your wrist.

Case Width

The indication of a watch size is how wide the case is. Depending on how thick your wrist is, 40mm may be too wide. Anything larger than that is ridiculous. A watch of 30mm for women are fine, but larger watches may feel overwhelming on the wrist.

watch size

A good indication of whether a watch is too big is to look at the lugs. Are reaching past the curve or your wrist? Then the watch may not fit right.

Case Thickness

Width is one thing, but case thickness on a watch can really affect how it sits on the wrist. The thicker the watch, the heavier it is. You need to know if you want a watch to fit under your sleeve cuff or how the lugs will comfortably fit around your wrist. In that case, a thicker watch may not be the way to go.

Bracelet/case Thickness

the average male wrist size is about 7.5 inches. Most watch bracelets and strap will fit everyone but if you fall into the extremes, be prepared for some extra costs. Buy extra links for the bracelet or opt for a longer strap. For a smaller wrist, you need to remove some links or making a new hole in the strap.

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Measuring For Watch Size

There are no hard and fast rules to your watch size. It is a matter of preference. You need to wear the watch you really want. If you are shopping online and need to know how to size a watch.