Introduction: Fix Broken Swatch Watch Strap Connectors
I must in the first instance apologise for the first couple of pictures, they are not so clear.
I have always had swatch watches, I like them as they are pretty and waterproof, a must for me as I tend to drown watches otherwise.
What most people know about swatches is that the little connectors where the strap attaches is not that durable, you will find after some time that they will become brittle and break off. Your watch is usually still working fine but without a strap isn't much use unless you are happy to carry it about in your pocket.
This happened to mine and I was not ready to give up on it.
I am a big fan of Sugru which you can buy here https://sugru.com/buy/new-colours-8-pack I am not affiliated with them I just love to use it to fix things and save them from landfill. For those that do not know it, it is a mouldable substance that will air harden into a flexible rubber within 24 hours. Not sure if everyone knows this little tip but apparently you get more shelf life from your Sugru if you store it in the fridge.
So I decided to fix my watch and keep it going for a little longer.
What you will need:
Your broken watch
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Here you can see pictures of the Sugru in it's packaging which shows how to use it and some good applications of Sugru. For some reason I showed a blue packet here when in fact I used red sugru. I wanted it to match the red hearts on the chain.
I took my packet of Sugru, snipped around the edge, rolled it in my hands to soften it up a little and moulded it onto my watch to permanently fix my strap into place. You sometimes get a little residue on your fingers from the sugru. The best way to get this off is to use a paper towel and rub the residue away.
As you can see my watch is now fixed.
My watch is now useable again and I don't have to buy a new one. I am really pleased with it. Some do not really like that you can see the sugru, but I don't mind it all.