Saturday, June 08, 2013

Strap change... Magrette

When I got my Magrette, it came with the standard strap and a standard stainless steel buckle. Magrette later introduce the bronze/brass buckle as standard and offered it to current owners as an option. Anyway I got mine and a strap change was due.....

The strap, brown with the bronze/ brass buckle.

The other side, the piece with the holes.

The straps are well made. It is made of genuine leather. I like the smell of leather in the morning. :) Note the brown stitching. Well executed.

The strap is signed with the Magrette logo. I love straps with big, thick strap keepers.

The buckle. I am not sure if the buckle is bronze or not. As such, I will label it as bronze/ brass. It is unsigned.

The underside of the buckle. The buckle is well made. 

The screws to attach the straps to the watch. Some people like it, some don't. You need both hands and 2 screwdrivers to change the strap. Would be great if Magrette included the screwdrivers, but at the price point of the watch, that would be asking too much. The screws does remind me of the setup of that French watch company. 

Anyway, the way I use the screws or attach the screws is as the photograph below, the short screw on opposing sides of the lugs, short screw on right top lug and left bottom lug (or vice versa).

The straps installed.

Finally done. Now the buckle matches the watch. Have to say, as with other straps provided by Magrette, the strap is comfortable on the wrist. I like the strap. Maybe I should get another Magrette....

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I just received my new Magrette watch. It will take some getting used to...I've never had a watch quite this large or heavy! Took me 15 minutes to figure out how to use the metal clasp that is on the rubber band. Anyway, I was wondering how to change the band (no supporting material in an otherwise gorgeous package!), so thanks for this information. Can you recommend a good set of screwdrivers for changing the band? I would simply buy a set from Amazon if you have a recommendation. thanks!