How to Replace a Timex Ironman Watchband

by Jami Schmelyun Delia

Replacing your own watchband may not be the easiest task. However, with the right tools and a little bit of patience, you will be able to update your Timex Ironman watch with a brand new watchband. You can purchase a brand new band for your Timex Ironman watch at your local discount store or from any of the various online watch marketplaces located on the Internet. It is recommended that you also purchase a watchband pin removal tool from a local jewelry/watch shop or from an online watch marketplace.

Items you will need

  • New watchband with pins
  • Watchband pin removal tool

Replacing Your Timex Ironman Watchband

Step 1

Find a clean, flat surface on which to work. You may also want to lay down a soft, clean cloth or towel so that the face of your watch does not get scratched. You are now ready to begin the watchband-removal process.

Step 2

Remove the old watchband. Take your watch, face down, and gently place it on the cloth. Take your watchband pin removal tool and gently press down on the end of the pin so that it pushes out of the retaining hole. Repeat for the other side.

Step 3

Place a pin in each of the bands if the new band does not already have pins attached to it. If your new band came with a set of pins, keep those in a safe place in case you lose one.

Step 4

Take one of the bands and insert one end of the pin into one of the retaining holes, pressing in so that you are able to insert the other end of the pin into the other retaining hole. Repeat for the other side.

Step 5

Pick up your watch and place it on your wrist, adjusting the fit to your needs. Your watch is now ready to wear.

Tips

  • Make sure you know the name and model of your watch so that you purchase the correct watchband replacement. If you go to a store, it is recommended that you bring your watch to verify you are purchasing a watch band that fits your watch.

Warnings

  • Be extra careful with the pins that come with your watchband, as they are tiny and can be dangerous to children and animals.

About the Author

Jami Schmelyun Delia has been a professional writer since 2003. She has contributed to the student-produced online magazine U-Turn, as well as several online publications, now serving as a full-time technical writer and short-story fiction author. Delia graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and print journalism.