The one knows better of replica watches, he must know how to change the bracelets. It’s an easy and economical way to completely change the look of a replica Rolex. From sporty metal bracelets to unique leather straps to elegant suede bands to robust rubber straps to military-inspired NATO bands, the choices are endless. If you never moved the links from your Rolex before, it can be a horrible undertaking at first. But it’s OK, read our handy guide on how to change straps and bracelets on a Rolex watch and soon you’ll get the points.
STEP 1: TOOLS NEEDED TO CHANGE STRAPS AND BRACELETS ON A ROLEX
Firstly, you’ll need a couple of tools to change the straps and bracelets on a Rolex.
It’s a spring bar tool. Or, if you don’t have a spring bar tool, you can use a pushpin, a paperclip or even a few sturdy wooden toothpicks. Any of these will work.
You also need a soft cloth to lay your Rolex on while you’re working on it.
Besides, please take a small dish or tray to hold small pieces.
Crown Vintage Rolex Submariner
The first step would be to see if you have lug holes or not.
STEP 2: DOES YOUR ROLEX HAVE LUG HOLES OR NOT?
If you take a look at the lugs on your Rolex watch—the metal protrusions that extend out from the case where the bracelet is attached—take note if there are any holes on the sides or not. Older Rolex replica models have holes on the lugs while newer models typically don’t.
As you can see, changing straps and bracelets on a Rolex with holes in the lugs is easier than if there aren’t any. But whatever, it can be done; it’s just a little different approach.
The bracelet is secured to the case via spring bars on a fake Rolex watch. Therefore, to remove the bracelet, you have to dislodge the spring bars that are fitted into the lug holes. When one end of the bracelet has been removed from one end of the case, pull the spring bar out from the bracelet end link and set it aside in your tray. Repeat the same step on the other side of the case to remove the other end of the bracelet from the case. What’s more, pull the spring bar out from that end link and place it in the tray.
Repeat this step on the other side of the same strap piece. Wiggle the strap a bit to ensure that both ends of the spring bar are perfectly fitted into the holes. Repeat the same steps with the other leather piece and spring bar to attach it to the other side of the case.