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How To Adjust a Mesh Watch Strap

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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

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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.

 

The Different Types Of Watch Movements

We all agree  – a great timepiece can define your look, your personality and give an insight to who you as a person might be – it is true to know some basic different types of watch movements.

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In every watch, we find what we call a watch movement, also known as a calibre which is responsible for the watch functionality, accuracy, and price.  Think of it as the heart of the watch, pumping energy into the watch’s functions to make everything work in harmony.

All watch movements can be separated into two categories: Quartz and Mechanical

Quartz movement watches are powered by a battery, extremely accurate, require minimal maintenance aside from battery replacements and much easier to mass produce. Quartz movement produces the individual ticks.The quartz movement is perfect for someone who doesn’t have a love for watchmaking but still wants a great timepiece at a great deal.

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source: longsjewelers

Mechanical Movement

Watches with mechanical movements use a complex system of parts that have been carefully designed to turn the clock hands at a consistent pace.  Mechanical movement watches require a lot of skill and knowledge, a higher level of quality of craftsmanship to create which has made them the popular choice for luxury watches.

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source: longsjewelers

WHY SO MANY NAMES ON THE MARKET

You may wonder why there are so many models of watch movements on the market when there are only two real categories. It’s because every watch company has movements that are unique from their competitor’s models.

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Now you know the difference between quartz and mechanical movements watches. If you think of your timepiece as part of your personality, you’ll choose wisely.