Introduction: Velcro Fix for a Broken Watch Strap

Picture of Velcro Fix for a Broken Watch Strap

this is a fix i did for my watch yesterday.
my casio gshock has been through a lot, and as robust as these watches are, the rubberised strap tends to crack ( in places where they are subjected to stress on a regular basis) after a few years. I didn't have the cash to go out and have it replaced, coz, it involves changing the entire casing moulded water resistant casing.

Step 1: Materials Required

Picture of Materials Required

1) Tubes of Araldite or any other super bonding agent you prefer.
don't bother with quick setting glues , for some reason they don't work on the rubberised surface of the watch strap
2) Bit of Velcro, cut it to roughly the width of your watch strap
3) A pair of Scissors
4) A small vice in which you can leave the strap (held firmly)for 24hrs (for the epoxy to dry)
5)sandpaper

Step 2: Glue Velcro to Watch

Picture of Glue Velcro to Watch

sand the part of the watch that you will be using the glue on.
glue the velcro to the watch like so

NOTE: use the rough hook part of the Velcro on the watch, so that when you wear it, its facing away from your skin

Step 3: Glue Velcro to Strap Piece

Picture of Glue Velcro to Strap Piece

sand the part of the strap that you will be using the glue on.
glue the other velcro bit to the strap like so

NOTE: use the soft fuzzy part of the velcro on the strap, so that when you wear it, its facing your skin, when you wear it

Step 4: Put It Together in the Vice

Picture of Put It Together in the Vice

place them like this and put it in the vice, so it doesnt slide around.. leave it there for 24 hrs

Step 5: Done

Picture of Done

sand off any charp edges, and your good to go.

you can use either the Velcro fastner or the belt buckle to strap it on or off your wrist.

Comments

HollyOlley (author)2016-10-26

Thanks for this idea.

My sports watch strap is broken and I was wondering how to fix it.

okbye (author)2012-03-19

why didnt you just glue a piece, over or under the break, dang you could use a good 'band aid' on both sides, like it is injured lol

chaitanyak (author)okbye2012-03-19

:) i did at first.. it kept coming off.. this was my second attempt at fixing it

Headhunter (author)2009-03-19

Well done. Bravo!

chaitanyak (author)Headhunter2009-03-19

thanks :)

About This Instructable

13,332views

4favorites

License:

Bio: a Designer and Digital illustrator, working full time as a web and game designer. Work mostly on fun online media like Web games and rich ... More »
More by chaitanyak:Assigning Multiple Drives to Steam on LinuxModel animals and bugs in your browserHow to 3D Sculpt in your Web Browser..
Add instructable to: