Watch: how to change your steel bracelet?

A watch with a steel bracelet is one of the most popular choices. Not only does steel bring a certain elegance to the watch, but it is a durable and scratch-resistant material. Changing a steel bracelet may seem like a tricky operation for those who have never done it before, which is why we will. In this article, we will explain step by step how to change the steel bracelet of a watch.

Preparing your steel bracelet watch

The first step to change the steel bracelet of a watch is the preparation. Choose a suitable work surface (the goal is not to slip or scratch the crystal) and then get a pump plunger (a tool used to remove the pumps (the spring bar that holds the bracelet) from their lugs (the location of the bar) and a soft cloth to protect the watch.

The next step is to remove the band from your watch. Use the pump driver to remove the pumps that hold the band in place. Take your time to avoid damaging the watch. Feel free to clean this area with a soft cloth.

Installing the new steel bracelet

After removing your bracelet, it’s time to install the new steel bracelet. Insert one side of the pump into the watch slot, then using the pump chaser, insert the other side of the pump. Do the same with the other pump.

Make sure the strap is secure by pulling slightly on both sides to make sure it doesn’t move. Finally, carefully clean the watch and the new band with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints and dirt. Your watch with a steel band is ready.

Changing the steel band on a watch may seem difficult, and the fear of breaking part of your watch doesn’t help. However, with the right tools and a little patience, it’s a perfectly doable task. By following the steps above, you can easily replace the steel band on your watch and give it a new look. Take your time to change your timepiece’s bracelet.

Find the Vitruve Date Steel and Vitruve Date Black models, automatic watches with a steel bracelet for an elegant look.