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How to adjust a watch band
How to adjust day date and time
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How to adjust a watch band

1. Removing a Leather Watch Band
2. Attaching a New Leather Watch Band
3. Removing a Metal Watch Band
4. Attaching a New Metal Band
5. How to make a mesh style metal watch band shorter
6. How to make a ceramic band shorter
7. A primer in strapping a nato to your wrist

Method
1. Removing a Leather Watch Band




1. Place the watch face down. The first thing to do is remove your watch and place it face down on a folded cloth or towel. Make sure it is on something that will protect the face of your watch and not scratch the glass. Then place this cloth onto a flat surface, such as a table or countertop.



2. Find the spring bar. Once you have got the watch face down, look closely at the area where the watch band connects to the watch itself. The vast majority of watch bands are connected by a spring bar, which passes through a loop or hole in the band and fits into indents on the shoulders of the watch.
The spring bar is a small metal bar that can be depressed at each end, like a spring.
When pressure is released the bar extends at each end.
When fully extended the bar will snap into place in the shoulders or lugs of the watch and hold your strap in place.



3.Detach the spring bar. To remove the band you need to detach the spring bar. You can do this with a specific tool, known as a spring bar tool. If you don’t have this tool, you may be able to remove it using a small flat head screwdriver, or something similar. You may also be to remove it without any tools, just by using your hands, but this will be trickier.
If you have a spring bar tool, insert the pronged fork end between the band and where it connects with the watch shoulders. You can press the bar in from either end.
Then gently apply pressure on the tool, pushing lightly away from the watch. This should push the spring bar down and release the band.
You can replicate this with another small tool that fits in the same space, but be careful not to scratch your watch or damage the band.
If you don’t have a tool, you can try using a paperclip to compress one end of the spring bar, and then carefully lever out the band.



4.Remove the spring bars from the band. Once you have detached the band from the watch, slide the spring bar out of the loop in the band and put it to one side. Do this for each half of the band. You may need these bars to attach the new band, so it’s important that you don’t lose them.



Method
2. Attaching a New Leather Watch Band




1. Thread the spring bar through the new band. When you are ready to attach your new watch band, you will basically be going through the same process, but in contrary. Start by carefully threading the spring bars through the loop at the top of each side of the band.
Your new band may have come with its own spring bars, but you need to make sure these fit the watch.



2. Insert the bottom end of one spring bar into the indent. Take one half of the band, and carefully place the bottom part of the spring bar into the indent in the shoulder, or case lug, of the watch. You are just putting the spring bar back to where it was before you took off the old band.
Once the bottom end of the spring bar is in the hole, carefully apply pressure downwards on the bar so you can slide the top part into the corresponding indent, or hole.
You may find it easier to use your tool to compress the spring bar when you are manoeuvring it.



3. Repeat on the other side. Now you just have to repeat this with the other half of the band. Begin by slipping the bottom part of the spring into the small hole in the case lug, and then press down and slide the top part into the opposite hole.
Listen for a slight clicking sound that indicate the bar is fixed in the place in the hole.
Once both parts of the band are in, check they are securely positioned and your band is not likely to fall off.



4. Visit a jeweller or watch store. If you are struggling to change the watch band, and it is proving too awkward, just pay quick visit to a local jeweller or watch store. With the right tools and some practice it is quite simple to change the band, so the jeweller will be able to do it very quickly. If you are buying a new band, the jeweller will often offer to change the band for you for free.



Method
3. Removing a Metal Watch Band




1. Determine what type of fitting it has. If you have a metal watch band, it may be attached with a spring bar and be replaced in much the same way as a leather or fabric band. The first thing to do is examine the point where the band is attached to the watch to determine which fitting it has. Look closely at the lugs at either side of the point where the band meets the watch.
If there are small hole on the outside of the lugs, this means that your band is attached with small screws that pass through the lugs.
If there are no holes, it will be attached with just a spring bar.
Now check to see if there are end caps on the band attached to the watch.
End caps are the parts at the end of some bands that protrude out like wings. If it looks like your band does not have a flat end, it has end caps.



2. Detach a band with screws. If you have determined that your band is attached with small screws through the lugs, you will need a small screwdriver, or another tool to remove and replace the strap. You can use a flat head watchmaker’s screwdriver to remove the screws. This is tricky work and requires a steady hand. Insert the screwdriver into the lug hole until you feel it catch in the screw and then turn it sharply anti-clockwise until the screw is loose.
Once you have removed the screw, try to carefully remove the spring bar piece that it was holding in place.
You may need to poke through the other side of the band to do this, and you may need to remove the screw on the other side of the band first.
Non-magnetic tweezers can be a useful tool to help you do this.
Make sure you store all the piece carefully when you are done.



3. Take out a band with end caps. A band with end caps is generally attached to the watch with a spring bar and no screws. To see if your watch has end caps, look at the space between the lugs. If it appears that the band flows into the watch case, and there are no gaps, you probably have end caps. If you are uncertain, turn it over and look from the back. A watch with end caps will have an extra metal piece at the end of the band. This will have two parts protruding out that may look a little like wings, extending either side of the band.
To remove the band you need to work to release the spring bar from the lugs in much the same as with other spring bar bands.
With end caps, however, once you release the spring bar, the caps will fall out loose. The spring bar attaches the caps to the band as well as to the watch.
Repeat this for each side of the band, and be sure to keep all the pieces safe.



4. Remove a spring bar band. Metal bands that are flat at the ends, with no end caps, are more straightforward to change. If there are no screws and the band is just connected with a spring bar, you can change it in basically the same way as you would a leather or fabric strap.
Insert whatever spring bar tool you are using into the point where the band is connected to the lugs, and carefully try to get the spring bar free.
Depress the band to expose the spring bar and then try to slide it out of the indents in the lug.
Repeat on both sides of the band, and be sure to keep all the pieces safe and secure.




Method
4. Attaching a New Metal Band




1. Install a band with screws. Make sure the new band fits and is designed to be attached in the same way as the one you have removed. To install a new band, line it up between the lug holes and carefully thread the screw bar piece through one of the lug holes, and down through the hole in the band. Hold it in place and try to keep the bar and band aligned with the lug holes. Then take one screw and carefully position it in one of the lug holes. Turn it clockwise a couple of times.
Then place the second screw in the other lug hole.
Hold the first screw in place with another screwdriver or a screwdriver block.
Then tighten the second screw until it won’t turn any further. Once you reach this point, tighten up the first screw.
You may consider replacing the screws, which can wear out over time.



2. Attach a new band with end caps. If you are attaching a new band to a watch that has end caps, you will need to ensure your new straps fits the old end caps. Fix the new band to the end caps by first sliding the spring bar into the end caps. Then move it into position between the lugs, pressing the bottom of the spring bar into the lower lug. Depress the spring bar and after some manoeuvring, you should be able to click it into the hole in the top lug.
This is very tricky work, and if you are struggling to get it in, pay a quick visit to the jewellers.
Bands with end caps have less regular sizing than flat-ended bands, so it is advisable to check with a watchmaker or jeweller to ensure your new band will fit.



3. Fix a new spring bar strap. A new spring bar strap is reasonably straightforward to install. Ensure you have all the pieces together and the band fits the watch. Insert the spring bar into the hole at the end of the band and move it towards the watch. Depress one end of the spring bar and slide it into place between the lugs.
When one end is in the indent, press down and slide the other end into position.
Listen out for the clicks as the bar slides into the holes in the lugs.




5. How to make a mesh style metal watch band shorter


Tools Needed:
A jeweler’s small ball-peen hammer
A pin pusher
And a spring bar tool



Step 1
When you need to adjust the length of your metal watch band, it helps to know exactly how much shorter the band needs to be. You can do this by wrapping the band around your wrist and marking where the clasp should sit if it fit your wrist the way you wanted.



Step 2
Then, take your watch band and lay it out flat on your work surface so that you can see the inside of the bottom portion of sliding style watch band clasp. Look inside the clasp where the mesh band slips through it. You will see a small metal strap that crosses over the metal band under the hook where the clasp closes securely. This is what keeps the clasp in place on the band.



Step 3
Take your spring bar tool and insert the forked end under the metal strap between the band and the clasp. Gently pry the metal strap up until it opens enough for you to slide the clasp up or down the watch band.

Step 4
Position the clasp closer to the watch movement end of the mesh band where you need it to sit for it to fit your wrist comfortably.

Step 5
Once the clasp is sitting where you think it should, take your pin punch and press it down on the metal strap. The metal strap may click into place, just with the force of your hand, if it doesn’t, take your ball peen hammer and gently tap it into place.



Step 6
Set your tools aside when the strap is securely holding the mesh band again. Try your watch band on.

If the band is still too big, or maybe too small now, start over by repeating what you did before to open the metal strap and reposition the clasp on the band.

Finished
Once the band is put back together again, try on the watch band. It should fit just the way you like. Now that you have completed one repair, you can learn more about simple watch repair at our Learning Center.



6. How to make a ceramic band shorter

Refer to the "3. Removing a Metal Watch Band & 4. Attaching a New Metal Band" and for video guide please check https://youtu.be/yuzte5HhHGw



7. A primer in strapping a nato to your wrist



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STEP 1
Slide the long end of the strap through the buckle, and secure the buckle using the appropriate sizing hole on the strap.



STEP 2
Next, pass the "tail" of the strap upwards through both of the keepers. For most wrist sizes, there will be excess strap sticking upwards. We'll get to that in the next step.



STEP 3A
The last step is to take that excess bit of strap tail, and fold it backwards into the keeper a second time. This step will hold the tail of the strap tucked in neat and tidy.



STEP 3B
You can tuck the tip of the strap in either direction (outwards as pictured above, or inwards as pictured here). Tucking inward is a cleaner look, but this may not work for very small wrists.


 

How to adjust day date and time

1. Setting the time & date on quartz movement
2. Setting the time & date on automatic movement
3. Setting the time & date on chronograph movement 


QUARTZ, MECHANICAL WATCHES

Quartz movements are battery powered and require minimal maintenance aside from battery replacements.

Mechanical movements use energy from a wound spring, rather than a battery, to power the watch. This spring stores energy and transfers it through a series of gears and springs, regulating the release of energy to power the watch. To start your automatic watch, you can hand wind it by rotating the crown clockwise a number of turns while in its normal operating or by swinging it side to side for 30 seconds.


SETTING THE TIME & DATE ON QUARTZ MOVEMENT
(BATTERY)

A)DISPLAY

*Date & Day of the week position may be located at different position depends on models. 

B) SETTING THE TIME
1. Pull the crown out to the 2nd position.
2. Turn the crown to set hour and minute hands.
3. When the crown is pushed back to the normal position 0,
 second hand begins to run.
C) SETTING THE DATE
1. Pull the crown out to the 1st position.
2. Turn the crown counter-clockwise to set the date.
 * If the date is set between the hours of around 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM, the date may
 not change on the following day.
 * If this model is with day date function then turn the crown counter-clockwise & clockwise to set day & date.
3. After the date has been set, push the crown back to the normal position 0.


SETTING THE TIME & DATE ON AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT
(AUTOMATIC MECHANICAL MOVEMENT)
A)DISPLAY


*Date & Day of the week position may be located at different position depends on models.

B) SETTING THE TIME
1. Pull the crown out to the 2nd position.
2. Turn the crown to set hour and minute hands.
3. When the crown is pushed back to the normal position 0,
 second hand begins to run.
C) SETTING THE DATE
1. Pull the crown out to the 1st position.
2. Turn the crown counter-clockwise to set the date.
 * If the date is set between the hours of around 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM, the date may
 not change on the following day.
* If this model is with day date function then turn the crown counter-clockwise & clockwise to set day & date.
3. After the date has been set, push the crown back to the normal position 0.


SETTING THE TIME & DATE ON CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT 
(1 / 1 SEC. CHRONO. MAXIMUM TO 60 MINUTES)

A)DISPLAY

                           

B) SETTING THE TIME
1. Pull the crown out to the 2nd position.
2. Turn the crown to set hour and minute hands.
3. When the crown is pushed back to the normal position 0,
 second hand begins to run.

C) SETTING THE DATE
1. Pull the crown out to the 1st position.
2. Turn the crown counter-clockwise to set the date.
 * If the date is set between the hours of around 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM, the date may
 not change on the following day.
3. After the date has been set, push the crown back to the normal position 0.



D) SETTING THE MINUTE, HOUR & CHRONO. HANDS
 *Pull the crown to 2nd click to adjust the stopwatch hand position.
 *AC functions is available if stopwatch hand position is disorderly.
 *When using AC functions, stopwatch hand moves back and returned to where is was ( second hand moves 1/2 circle counterclockwise and 1/2 circle clockwise)


WATER RESISTANCE


NOTE: Over time, the gaskets of the case may become worn and reduce the water resistance of the watch. A trained specialist should change the gaskets and the O-ring each time the battery is changed. To avoid any unwanted condensation, watches of all specifications (water resistant or not) should not be exposed to extreme temperatures such as cold or heat.


CHANGING THE BATTERY
Replace batteries when the watch becomes slow or does not operate. Replace with same or equivalent.

NOTE: Battery change should be performed by a qualified technician who should also check the condition of the gaskets at the same time. 

BATTERIES ARE NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY.


OUR MAINTENANCE ADVICE

To clean the water resistant watch, use a soft damp cloth to clean the head of the watch and then wipe off with a dry soft cloth. Metal bracelets can be cleaned by using mild soapy water and a soft toothbrush.

LEATHER STRAPS
Premature deterioration of leather straps can be prevented by limiting exposure to direct intense light, moisture, high humidity, cosmetics or oily products. Exposure to such stuffs can also cause stains and discoloration to the strap. Therefore it is imperative to immediately dry the strap with a soft absorbent cloth to hinder further damage. 

SETTING THE DATE
Never adjust the date on your watch when the hour hand is between 9 and 3 o'clock ( clockwise) in order to prevent damage to your watch movement's gears and pinion. 

MECHANICAL AUTOMATIC
An automatic watch should be worn daily for perfect performance. To power an automatic watch the crown should be given 20 to 40 turns. If worn on your wrist it should be wound once every two weeks. It should be wound twice a week if it is not worn daily.

A watch with a screw-down crown should be secured after it has been wound and set to ensure the watertight integrity of the watch. 

WATER RESISTANT
Your watch is water resistant, but not waterproof. We do not recommend swimming or showing with your new watch, however accidental splashes are nothing to worry about. 


THINGS TO AVOID

IMPACTS    
Sudden shocks or impacts to your watch may result in possible damage to the case, movement, crystal, dial and hands, as well as void your warranty. When the unfortunate happens, the watch may no longer function as desired and will require service.

There are times when the impact is such that there is no physical evidence on the outside of the case indicating the watch has experienced a shock. Only a watch service center with trained expert watchmakers can diagnose the cause and advise you on a course of action to correct the problem.

EXTREME TEMPERATURES
Moisture and drastic temperature changes and temperatures above 60°C/140°F and below 0°C/32°F can affect timekeeping and water resistance to most watches.

MAGNETIC FIELDS
Mechanical watches exposed to anything containing a magnet can and will cause these watches to run incorrectly. The watch may run fast, slow, or even stop.

Be aware of and avoid placing your watch near subtle permanent magnets like those found in computers, speakers, refrigerator hook magnets, and yes, even cell phones.
Over time a watch's repeated indirect exposure to magnetism creates an increasing effect that alters its performance.

CHEMICALS
Direct contact with chemicals, such as cosmetics, perfumes, detergents, solvents etc. may damage the case, gaskets, leather strap, and/or bracelet of a watch.


WARRANTY
We offer a 24 month manufacturer's warranty on the movement of our watches. Our warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, water damage, batteries, or theft. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to resolve the issue. 


QUESTIONS
If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, we’re always happy to help! Email us at service@burei.cc & we will get you taken care of right away!


Return shipping address for further maintenance
Recipients: ZhaoZhou
Phone number: +86 13677654426
Street: Xi Xiang HengFeng Industrial City In C6 Building, Room 1104, BaoAn District
City: ShenZhen 
State: GuangDong 
Post code: 518100



* SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE FOR PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT,
DESIGN MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE MODEL.