Genuine Mondaine replacement watch strap in leather with black stitching. Comes in two sizes 20 and 22mm, standard length and XL, and a chrome and black buckle (not all variations are available). Mondaine is embossed on both the inner strap and the buckle.
Please note – if your current strap has stitching, and follows precisely the circumference of the watch then you have a “Retro” model watch. This requires a different strap to this chappie, please look for the Retro model.
This is the black leather Mondaine watch strap with black stitching. You have a choice of one colour – black, and a choice of sizes 20mm XL, 22mm black buckle, and 24mm mat buckle (not all straps are available in all variations).
This refers to the width of the gap between the two stanchions which house the strap. If you are unsure, the size is stamped on the inside of the watch strap. Please note that if your existing strap follows precisely the circumference of the watch and there is not a gap between the two, then you have a “Retro”model watch. If you are unsure of which strap you need, this page may be of help
The total length of the black leather watch strap with black stitching XL strap is 92mm from the securing point to the buckle pin position, plus 103mm from the securing point to the last hole; total 195mm. Please note that the XL version differs from the others
in that it has a reinforcement strap along the length of the strap and the tail is tapered.
20, 22, 24
Shiny Chrome, Black
Standard, Extra Long
Fitting your watch strap. Hopefully this is self-explanatory and we show you how to change the strap without the use of the springbar removal tool (which you may have noticed, we sell, just in case you prefer to use one). It is simple, but a little fiddly, and some patience is required, so allow a little time so as not to rush it. You may find a scotch or two helpful, maybe not, but certainly as a reward afterwards. Big tip number one! Replace one part of the strap at a time, that way, you don’t put the strap on the wrong way round….just sayin…. Learn from our mistakes!
First off – get a sharp blade such as a Stanley knife and cut off the old strap where it joins the springbar.
Get a very small flat-bladed screwdriver and insert it at one end of the springbar between it and the lug or stanchioni holding the bar in place. Pull the screwdriver towards the opposite end of the springbar and this should compress it and release it from the hole in the stanchion. Voila. Pat yourself on the back and take a head high walk round.
Putting on the new strap – insert the springbar into the hole at the end of the strap (if it arrives un-inserted. Take one end of the strap and insert it into the hole in the stanchion. Try to find the very small flat-bladed screwdriver (which you may well have discarded in your heady momennt of success) and compress the loose end of the springbar towards the end that is inserted into the opposite stanchion. Once compressed, jiggle it about a bit so that it introduces itself into the hole that awaits it. Once in, take a second self-satisfied strut around the room – well done. Now repeat on the other side!
Just in case this didn’t make sense, this video will make things clearer (we hope!).