Today a wrist watch is a piece of jewellery and an accesory just like the other things we use to match our outfit.
Both men's watches and women's watches come with many different type of straps, and if you have a bit patience and practical skills, you can easily change the watch strap yourself, so the watch can be ready for both party and everyday use.
How to change the watch strap
Mathias and Max from detalmeneur.dk have made a nice and simple guide to change the strap of your watch, and they've allowed me to borrow their photos.
Step 1 - disassemble the old strap / bracelet
If you have a watch with a steel bracelet, you do yourself a favour by splitting up the bracelet in two parts - in that way it's easier to proceed the job of changing the strap (Step 1A - if you have a leather strap - go to Step 1B)
On one side of the buckle use a pointed object to press the spring bar to loosen the bracelet - see the two photographs just below (on the picture the bracelet is already split in two as described above).
Steel bracelets often have a little hole you have to press a pointed object into - in order to press out the spring bar keeping the bracelet attached to the watch.
Then you need to squeeze this knife or tool in between the strap and the watch lugs (the ones that the strap is attached to at the watch).
Now carefully press the spring bar towards the middle of the strap, and with a little luck the split will jump out of the hole in the lug, and the strap is free.
See the picture below (example with steel bracelet).
There is also a nice video guide on YouTube.