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Watch strap Replacement and Length Adjustment

Watch strap Replacement and Length Adjustment

Watch strap replacement

You can have the watch strap replaced either by asking the store where you purchased your watch, or by contacting a Authorized Citizen Service Center.

In the case of the following watch straps, you can also replace the watch strap yourself.

Quick-release spring bars

Replacing a leather strap with a metal bracelet

You can remove the strap by pressing the pin of quick-release spring bar inward.

Replacing a metal bracelet with a leather strap

You can remove the metal bracelet by pressing the pin of quick-release spring bar inward.

Adjusting the bracelet length

Metal bracelets

You can have the length of a metal bracelet adjusted either by asking the store where you purchased your watch, or by contacting a Citizen Authorized Service Center.

In the case of the following types of watch strap, you can also adjust the length yourself.

Type 1: Separate-type watch straps

The watch bracelet separates into 2 parts, and you can then adjust the clasp on one part to any position. This type is referred to as a "sliding clasp”.

Type 2: Watch bracelet with a fold-over deployment clasp

These watch straps feature a push-button used to open the clasp that secures the fitting, and can be freely adjusted. This type is referred to as a "fold-over push-button deployment type”.

Type 3: Watch bracelet with dedicated tools

You can adjust the length of these watch bracelet by using the dedicated tool included with the watch to remove links from the watch strap. This type is referred to as the "simple adjustment type”.

Type 4: Jewelry clasps

This type of watch bracelet consists of multiple opening and closing clasps that you can use when putting the watch on and to adjust the watch strap length at a single touch. This type is referred to as the "one-touch adjustment type”.

Watch Leather Straps

Depending on the type of clasp, some leather straps must be adjusted for length by setting the clasp position before you put the watch on.

Type 1: Watch leather straps with a fold-over deployment clasp

These leather straps feature a push-button used to open the clasp that secures the fitting, and can be adjusted by selecting a hole in the leather watch strap on one side of the fitting. This type is referred to as the "fold-over push-button deployment type”.

Type 2: Watch Leather straps that open at both ends

On these leather straps, push-buttons on each side of the clasp that secures the fitting open both sides of the clasp outward. The length is adjusted by selecting a hole in the leather watch strap on one side of the fitting. This type is referred to as the "push-button butterfly type”.

Special watch straps

Buckle-type (where the watch strap is too short)

This type of watch strap uses hook-and-loop fasteners which fasten by overlapping with a nylon watch strap to which a buckle is attached. You can adjust the length of the nylon watch strap.

Buckle-type (where the watch strap is too long)

This type of watch strap uses hook-and-loop fasteners which fasten by overlapping with a nylon watch strap to which a buckle is attached. You can adjust the length of the nylon watch strap.