Wristwatch Revamp (sort of a tutorial?)

I love watches! In fact, I have a lot of them. As of this year, I have six watches I regularly use. That doesn’t include the one my grandma gave me that’s no longer wear and a sports watch a friend gave me.

I never leave without wearing one. I don’t know why, but if I don’t wear one I feel naked. Even if I have my smartphone to tell me the time, I still can’t go out without wearing one. Unless I’m in a real hurry and I forget to grab a watch, I really must wear one. Otherwise, I’ll feel really naked-dream uncomfortable.

Now there’s this watch that I really, really love. Wherever I go, I always pick it out of the five from my watch box (yes, if you have a jewelry box, I have a watch box). So anyway, about three months or so ago, its loops got torn. Since then, I’ve been wearing this watch with the band sticking out — which is really ruins my catwalk.

I’ve been meaning to replace the band with a new strap, but I’ve been surfing the internet and I’ve stumbled upon a blog of a DIY Art Deco watch that gave me an idea. And because it’s been a long time since I last did an arts and crafts project, I decided to give at go.

However, there was one problem. Most of the materials used in the tutorial are nowhere to be found the city’s major malls, so I had to make do with what I have. Fortunately, I have some leftover stuff from my handmade jewelry business from last year so I just improvised.

Here’s what I did:


1. Remove the original band.
2. Insert ribbon into the chain’s hole.
3. With a pair of pliers, connect the chain to the spring bar.
4. Insert a grosgrain ribbon on the other spring bar.
5. Sew the grosgrain ribbon in place.
6. Loop a short chain and connect lobster claw.
7.  A Flower I made using mother of pearls and crystals.
8. Glue gun the flower on the grosgrain ribbon and viola!

So, there. It wasn’t that hard. I started when Josh took his afternoon nap. When he woke up, I was already trying out my “new” watch. Awesome, right? It took me less than 30 minutes to make it.

Now, I can’t wait to wear it tomorrow at church.
Got to go! Have a nice weekend!



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