Simplified Guide for Swapping Straps on the Blancpain X Swatch

The recent collaboration between Swatch and Blancpain has given birth to a remarkable crossover watch—the Blancpain X Swatch. This stylish timepiece has quickly gained popularity among watch enthusiasts. One of its standout features is its compatibility with various strap types, including nylon, rubber, and leather. However, removing the original spring bars can be a bit tricky. Fear not! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of removing those stubborn spring bars.

Removing the Original Spring Bars

Difficulty in Removing Original Springbars

Despite its popularity, some users have encountered a common issue: the difficulty in removing the original springbars. These springbars, essential for attaching straps, require a specific tool—an allen key—to detach. This can be frustrating for individuals seeking to personalize their timepiece with alternative straps.

What You’ll Need

Before we dive into the removal process, gather the following tools:

A pair of 0.9mm Allen Key: You can easily find this at most hardware stores.


Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Locate the Spring Bars: The spring bars are the small metal pins that secure the watch strap to the lugs. They sit between the lugs and the strap.

  • Insert the Allen Key: Carefully insert a pair of the 0.9mm Allen key into the small hole on both sides of the lug. This hole corresponds to the spring bar.
  • Apply Gentle Pressure: While holding the Allen key in place, apply gentle pressure to compress the spring bar. This action will release it from the lug.
  • Slide Out the Spring Bar: Once the spring bar is compressed, slide it out from between the lugs. Be patient and take your time.
  • Repeat for the Other Side: Follow the same steps for the other lug.
  • Replace with Your Desired Strap: Now that the spring bars are removed, you can easily switch to your preferred strap—whether it’s nylon, rubber, or leather.


Introducing the UX05 22mm FKM Strap - Stand Out with Style

Our UX05 22mm FKM strap is the perfect complement to your Blancpain X Swatch, especially if you own the Sea of Storms version. Unlike regular rubber straps, the UX05 boasts a unique nylon-like pattern. This distinctive feature sets your timepiece apart from the crowd. After all, what’s the point of a luxury watch if it looks like everyone else’s?


  • Nylon-Like Pattern: The strap’s design mimics the texture of nylon, adding a touch of sophistication.
  • 22mm Width: Perfectly fits the Blancpain X Swatch lugs.
  • High-Quality FKM Rubber: Durable, comfortable, and resistant to wear and tear.

Upgrade your Blancpain X Swatch with the UX05 22mm FKM strap. Explore it here: UX05 22mm FKM Rubber Strap.

Now that you know how to remove the original spring bars and have discovered the stylish UX05 strap, go ahead and personalize your Blancpain X Swatch. Whether you’re diving into the Sea of Storms or simply making a fashion statement, your watch deserves the perfect strap. Happy swapping