Is there a trick to doing up the straps??

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by jamin00, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. jamin00 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2012
    Essex, UK.
    These must be the worst design strap I have ever come across. The silicone ones.

    Yes its comfortable when on but trying to get it on and do it up is a right royal pain in the ass. Am I missing something here as I tend to fumble around with it trying to do the thing up :)
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    In trough the hole first then pop the button trough the hole you like. Simples
  3. jamin00 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2012
    Essex, UK.
    So it would seem lol but Im struggling. Im new to AW so maybe it takes time?
  4. andreyirra macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2014
    I do it the Classic Buckle way: I put the watch on my wrist. Then turn it upside down so the lower part is facing me and keep the watch in place by pressing the exterior part of my arm and in turn the band against my stomach. Then I just place the pin in the hole and press it. Finally, I put the extra part into the other part of the band. I suspect your problem lies in the last part. If you do it directly then it rubs against itself and becomes difficult. I just kind of make space so they dont touch.

    Now that I read it.... please tell me I'm not the only on who does it this way. I learned to do it like that with normal watches a long time ago. :(
  5. jamin00 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2012
    Essex, UK.
    Woohoo. It works albeit it pulls on my hairs being a man with hairy arms but it works and is very simple lol. How did I not see it?? :D
  6. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended


    May 23, 2015
  7. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    Replace stomach with thigh.
  8. Thai macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2016
    These instructions for Watch on left wrist.

    1. Put watch on left wrist.

    2. Put your middle finger of right hand into the wide loop hole (on the short band).

    3a. With thumb of right hand guide the long end of the band close to the short end.

    3b. At same time, use that middle finger in wide loop hole and guide the short end toward the long end.

    4. As the two bands come together, then just lock it into the hole that fits your wrist.

    5. Now that the two bands are locked together, THEN you push the long end into the wide hole to complete the process.

    Takes practice but i can put on my watch with Sport band quickly and easily withOUT relying on table or stomach or thigh.

    If i have time, i can even do a video...if you guys need it.
  9. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    I'll add to Thai's post:

    1.a. Hold the long end (with the sizing holes) between your thumb and index finger -- and don't let go.
    4.a: After you've secured the hole over the peg, keep your thumb pressed against the peg to ensure that it doesn't undo itself.

    Once I figured this out, I began to prefer it to any classic "tang buckle" watch strap I've ever owned. Because I never have to let go of the strap, I'm much less likely to drop the watch.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 10, 2016 ---
    Here's another guy's video:
  10. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Switch to a leather loop, which is even easier to put on, and doesn't pull hair.
  11. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    I do it like in the video..only i figured it out on my own! :p:cool:
    It helps when the bands are more broken into vs new
  12. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2016
    the pool
    Yep, that's exactly what I do
    OP, you'll figure it out really quick

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