Watch band fix

3:00 p.m. on June 20, 2013 (EDT)
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What do you do when your watchband breaks?  If your daughter makes parachute cord bracelets or if you bought one to wear, you use it for a new band.  I like it so much I don’t think I’ll bother replacing the busted band.  Of course this only works if you have pin-style watch bands and they weren’t destroyed at the same time as the band.  That’s a lot of ifs I know but just thought I’d share.


11:38 a.m. on June 21, 2013 (EDT)
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Those pins are easy to replace.  Any jeweler has them.


And that's a cool watch band!

11:58 a.m. on June 22, 2013 (EDT)
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I once had my watchband break on me in the woods. I replaced it with a duct tape band. Only problem was that I could not take the watch off my wrist. 

I use duct tape for many outdoor repairs and things. Makes  good bandage with a piece of gauze over the cut. The duct tape stays on till I take it off. Most bandaids fall off if they get wet.


3:08 p.m. on June 22, 2013 (EDT)
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cool parachute cord watchband. do you tie it on, or slip it on?

1:11 p.m. on June 24, 2013 (EDT)
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Thanks Jester.  There's a loop with a little monkey-fist knot that goes through it for attachment. 

My daughter is really into making parachute cord bracelets right now and can tie more different knots than a 19th century sailor. She makes a little money for herself selling them at craft shows and custom making them for her friends. 

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