How To Adjust Invicta Watch Band
How do you adjust an Invicta watch band? Straps are pretty much self explanatory with the exception of some leather, fabric or rubber straps with deployant clasps as opposed to the old buckle and strap method. A deployant clasp is a clasp which keeps the strap in one piece when putting it on and taking it off. This article will explain how to adjust most deployant clasps, and metal watch bands both. Some have similarities but there are enough differences to separate them into two entities.
- Spring bar tool
The process to adjust an Invicta watch band with a deployant clasp.
- Open deployant clasp. Inspect the clasp, one end will be held to the strap with a spring bar or a fold over clamp, the other end will be held to the strap where the holes are. A peg will be inserted into one of the holes and held in place by a clamp. Insert the spring bar tools flat end under the clamp and pry it open.
- Adjust the strap. Pull the strap upwards off of the peg and slide the strap, one hole, in either direction, to either make it smaller or larger depending upon need. Position the hole over the peg and push the band down upon it.
- Close deployant clasp. Push the clamp down over the strap to hold it in place.
- Try for fit. Try on your Invicta, if it fits you are done, if not you will want to repeat the process.
The process to adjust an Invicta watch with a metal watch band.
- Inspect clasp. Along the edge of the clasp you will note a series of holes. These are the adjustment holes. One end of the locking clasp will be held with a pin to the fold over part of the clasp. The second will be held to the actual bracelet. You will want to adjust the clasp at the bracelet side.
- Move first side of spring bar. You will pick one side of the clasp and use the pin end of the spring bar tool to depress the end of the spring bar. Here is a good time to discuss spring bars. Spring bars are small spring loaded pins. They are under pressure when holding watch bracelet parts together and when you are compressing them. This is why you work slowly. Once the end is out of the hole and compressed inside of the clasp, move it SLOWLY to the next hole. Move it only one hole at a time or you can bind the pin or make it too easy to pop out of the clasp. Try hard not to allow it to slip out from under the clasp. They can fly a considerable distance if allowed to escape. Once it is securely clicked into place move on.
- Move second side of spring bar. Turn the watch over and move the spring bar in the same manner. Make sure it clicks securely into place before moving on.
- Try it for fit. Slip the watch over your hand and clasp it in place. If it feels good you are done, if not repeat the process until it fits correctly.
That is how you adjust an Invicta watch band. If you have adjusted it as far as possible and it still does not fit, then you will have to either buy a new band, cut some off certain types of deployant bands, or remove a link from a metal band. That is another article however. Enjoy your fine Invicta watch, may it serve you faithfully for many years.