Wristwatches have been around for quite some time. Over the years, various ways to strap them around the wrist were made. An excellent wristwatch should accentuate your sense of fashion, and mesh straps can do just that.
A mesh strap exudes class and luxury and provides flexibility, reliability, and a great bond between watch and wearer. It adjusts to the user's personality but remains new even with repeated use. Avid wristwatch users understand the pain in poor-quality watch straps.
However, even mesh watch straps need adjusting to maximise comfort. Read on to learn how to do this:
How to Adjust a Mesh Watch Strap
Mesh watch straps are easily resizeable, unlike their traditional counterparts. Adjusting them is easy and requires only a few tools to start.
1. Open the Clasp
Using a spring bar tool or a tiny flathead screwdriver, pry open the mesh clasp of the strap. Screws for adjusting eyeglasses should work for prying, but blunt tools built into army knives work best. However, never use a Phillips head screwdriver or a knife blade. Using it can cause finger cuts.
2. Stabilise the Clasp
Then, lay down your watch band flat on your stable work area so you can view the interior of the sliding type watch band clasp's bottom half. Examine the interior of the clasp where the mesh band passes through. A short metal strap passes across the metal band under the hook where the clasp shuts firmly. This is what holds the clasp to the band.
3. Insert the Spring Bar Through the Clasp Hole
Insert the forked end of your spring bar tool beneath the metal strap between the band and the clasp. Gently pry the metal strap free so that you may slide the clasp up or down the watch band.
4. Slide the Clasp to Adjust
To adjust the mesh strap, slide the clasp up or down until it fits the size of your wrist. Sliding it farther should tighten the strap while sliding it closer to the watch should loosen it. Next, align the back of the clasp with a groove in the mesh watch strap. There should be a corresponding indentation that fits snugly around the tracks.
Once you've found the perfect size, close the clasp, and that should lock it in place. You should hear a pop sound once it snaps shut.
How Can I Clean My Mesh Watch Strap?
Over the years, a mesh watch strap can get dirty if not cared for properly. A dirty strap not only makes wearing a watch uncomfortable but is also unappealing and unsightly. How do you clean a strap, and how often should you do it?
Clean Your Strap Every 6 Months
Experts say you should clean your strap every six months. Over time, dirt and grime build up between the holes and on the edges of the strap. If not cleaned, the dirt and grime can irritate the wearer. Also, the strap may pick up smells from the individual wearing it.
Use a toothbrush, a cotton ball, and mild soap to clean the strap. If you wish, you can use alcohol. Wipe the strap clean, then pat it dry with a clean cloth.
A mesh watch strap is the best choice for a watch that has a clean and classy design. It is also the best choice for active people or to wear a watch for extended periods.
Fortunately, these straps are easy to adjust, and you can do it yourself. Proper care can keep them in excellent condition for a long time. As with any wearable, take good care of your mesh watch strap, and wear it with pride!
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