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odd watch band source?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Mar 8, 2013.

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  1. My son had a Chinese watch with an unusal band. Normal watch bands have
    a center portion the is held by a spring bar into "ears" sticking out of
    the watch.

    This one is an all plastic supposedly water proof one, where the band fits
    against the watch, and the connection is underneath.

    The band has a small tounge which fits into relatively wide ears and is
    held in place with a metal pin (no spring).

    It's sort of like this:

    <plastic 3mm> <ear from watch 4mm> <tounge of band 10mm> <ear of watch 4mm>
    <plastic 3mm>

    Or in a simpler drawing:

    pppEEEEtttttttttEEEEppp

    With the pin long enough that it is flush with the sides of the plastic.

    I've seen them before on cheap Chinese watches, but I think I threw them out
    when the battery died.

    I've looked all around eBay, and did a google, anyone have any idea where
    I can buy a band like this? I'd go as far as buying a small assortment of
    them.

    TIA,

    Geoff.
     
  2. J.B. Wood

    J.B. Wood Guest

    Hello, and I'll assume that you posted to this ng because you have an
    "electronic" watch ;-) (even though your problem is mechanical)

    All of your "drawings" are just a bunch of letters in my Thunderbird
    e-mail client. A source (Picasa, Flickr, etc) for a photo(s) would be
    more beneficial.

    I did replace the resin band on an old Casio sport chronograph and
    getting the two watchband attachment pins on the watch case removed was
    a bear. I had to push them out with considerable effort. There are
    tools available for this but I didn't possess any at the time. I used
    the more conventional spring bars as replacements.

    I would say from my own experience if this is a $10 watch don't bother
    unless it somehow has some sentimental value. A more appropriate usenet
    ng for your query is alt.horology. Also check YouTube for any DIY
    videos. Sincerely,
     
  3. Unfortunately, such a watch would be worthless here. There are no time
    signals.

    The cost of the watch does not matter, it's a working watch and I hate
    to throw it away. It probably cost $20 to $30, but that's what a cheap
    watch costs. Sorry, I just have to live with the prices.

    As for choosing this news group, my server does not get the alt groups,
    and over the many years I have been participating here, I find that this
    is the best place to ask any repair advice, even with the high number
    of trolls. There are some people on here who would rather fix something than
    toss it, just because it needs fixing.

    Geoff.
     
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