Haven’t been able to wear my Eco-Drive chrony for a while, after I found a problem with the band.
Wore through around the under straps keeper ring. (Strap is a leather NATO style)
Technically the watch is still secured by the top strap, but I wasn’t comfortable wearing it til I got it fixed.
Took a couple months to get to where, today, I had time/wanted it enough to actually do something about it.
Some of the rest of the band is also a little rough, here is where its worn through on the bottom strap next to the spot I’m fixing. But its only through the one layer, it’ll be fine for a while though, I think.
I simply stitched the bottom strap to the top one, and trimmed off the worn loop where the ring sat.
From the back;
Got a little too far from the edge there on one side, but it works. 🙂
Side that shows;
Easy fix and all I lost at this point, is that it isn’t an easy change band anymore. I’ll have to pull the spring bars to take the watch off. No big loss really though; Except for about 2 weeks when it was new, the watch has been on this band since about this time of year in 2011. 😀