How I Improvised and Made a Paracord Watch

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About: I like flying, tinkering, origami, engineering, art, camping, life hacking, winning souls for Christ, and getting things to work the first time around.

Intro: How I Improvised and Made a Paracord Watch

Guten Tag, meine Freunde! This Instructable assumes that you know the basics of making a paracord watch. Its purpose is to show how I worked past a few glitches in the process, so mistakes don't have to be repeated. Enjoy.

Step 1: DISASSEMBLE!

Remove the stock watchband. Most watches should have this really neat spring thingy that you can press shorter to remove the rods holding the band.

Step 2: Modify Your Paracord

A problem I ran into was that paracord is too thick to fit in the watchband-rod system. To make it thinner, remove the seven strands from the middle. You now have "flat" paracord.

Step 3: Make the Band

Now slide the paracord in as shown and find a good size for your wrist. Keep min mind that the finished band will be thicker than it is now. Remember to test-fit the band after every step!

Step 4: Secure

First, tie an overhand knot on the strands as shown to secure it. Then, carefully, tuck them under the spring-rod thingy as shown.

Step 5: Finishing Up

Now use more paracord (not flat) to finish the band. Simple.

Step 6: Rollercoaster Proof!

I regularly ride rollercoasters, and I am paranoid of losing stuff on them, even though it has never happened. Just to be safe, I made this latch from a paper clip, thus making this watch rollercoaster-proof!

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