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How do you repair a Seiko watch band?

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SeikoWatches.com has a FAQ section that recommends bringing in a watch for adjustment or repair to a qualified professional watch repair shop instead of attempting it yourself. Maintaining a metal watch band, however, requires only a toothbrush and some water to remove stains, and plastic wrap to protect the face.

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Many watches are crafted in such a manner that a professional is needed to properly repair them. It is possible, however, to replace a Seiko watch band using a spring bar tool and a soft cloth. Use the spring bar tool to remove the spring bars connecting the band to the watch, leaving the watch face on the cloth to prevent damage to the watch face. After you remove the band, reverse the process when placing in the new band, taking care not to damage the watch in the process.

The general maintenance advice offered on SeikoWatches.com indicates that the watch bands are susceptible to moisture and abrasion from dirt or dust. The FAQ section indicates that each type of band benefits from regular cleaning to prevent gradual damage that comes from normal use. In every case of major damage, however, it recommends complete replacement of the band through an authorized repair professional.

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