Watch Band Quick Fix

I have a watch that’s one of my favorites.  I love the way it feels when I wear it.  But it’s recently lost a very important piece of the band.  It’s called a ‘Free Loop‘ or ‘Free Ring‘. I tried to find a replacement for the missing piece, and from what I understand, they don’t sell it.  The only alternative would be to buy a new band.  Unfortunately, I can’t find a band in white that fits the watch.  So, I did what I usually do when faced with a problem… I made my own Watch Band Quick Fix.

This is the piece that I’m missing:

Watch Band Quick Fix

The watch doesn’t exactly work the way it should when the piece is missing.

Watch Band Quick Fix Missing Piece

As you can see when I put the watch on:

Watch Band Quick Fix

I needed something to hold the end of the band down.  Then I thought about Goody Clear Hair Bands.

Watch Band Quick Fix Goody Clear Bands

They come in 3 sizes and since they are clear, you don’t see them unless you look closely.   I used two of the smallest sized hair bands on the buckle end of the watch band.

Watch Band Quick Fix Clear Hair Band

Now, when I put the watch on, it works like it should.

Watch Band Quick Fix

And since I had the hair bands on hand, it cost me nothing to fix one of my favorite watches.

Watch Band Quick Fix

I hope this helps you save one of your watches.  I’m so glad to be able to wear mine again.  And if I find a new watch band that fits my watch, maybe I might buy one.  Maybe I don’t need to?

Happy Creating everyone!