Let's talk about quick change strap/bracelet systems. Show us your favorite!

Quick change systems for straps and bracelets can add that little something extra, especially if you like to change it up. These systems can also save your watch from those nasty scratches associated with habitual strap changes.

I own several watches with different quick change systems, but the Chronoswiss hook system is probably my favorite. Simple yet secure, I can't think of any other company using this system. The downside of course is that you have to buy the Chronoswiss straps, but my Timemaster came with three from the factory.

I think this is a topic we haven't torn into lately, so let's see and discuss your favorites. Surprise me with something I didn't even know is out there.

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Barton Watch Strap with Quick Release. Maybe not the nicest but affordable

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Barton Watch Strap with Quick Release. Maybe not the nicest but affordable

Of course, I never said expensive is better.

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Barton Watch Strap with Quick Release. Maybe not the nicest but affordable

Their Tropic 2.0 is legit. Wish more manufacturers just went ahead and included both a regular size and a short size strap for the non buckle side.

Plus I like the locking slider. I'm ocd and have to have the keeper lined up just so without a lock.

solidyetti

Their Tropic 2.0 is legit. Wish more manufacturers just went ahead and included both a regular size and a short size strap for the non buckle side.

Plus I like the locking slider. I'm ocd and have to have the keeper lined up just so without a lock.

I have the Tropical V1 but the strap is stiff AF and the locker tab is hard to get into place. Guessing the V2 is much better.

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The IWC easx-change system makes it ridiculously easy to change straps or throw on a NATO.

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I have the Tropical V1 but the strap is stiff AF and the locker tab is hard to get into place. Guessing the V2 is much better.

It's better, but I still find it a pain to take off once it's locked into the slider tab. I really wish that they had used their Elite Silicone material with the tropical design. No problems at all with their silicone straps.

As much as possible, I always get straps and bracelets that are equipped with quick release spring bars.

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I have the Tropical V1 but the strap is stiff AF and the locker tab is hard to get into place. Guessing the V2 is much better.

I find it so. Though for most stropic style straps I find you either need to wear them forever or force them to soften using hot water and a glass.

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I love the quick release bracelet on my Longines Spirit 37mm. I bought the leather strap that goes with it, so changing between them both is a doddle.

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The IWC easx-change system makes it ridiculously easy to change straps or throw on a NATO.

Yes, the IWC bracelet quick change is also bomb.

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I love the quick release bracelet on my Longines Spirit 37mm. I bought the leather strap that goes with it, so changing between them both is a doddle.

Do you push the button to release?

SurferJohn

Do you push the button to release?

Yes you do, it鈥檚 so easy

Lowrad

Yes you do, it鈥檚 so easy

That's very cool, I haven't seen that one before.

wait鈥s that hook system literally just a hook in the leather strap?? how does it stay hooked? i don鈥檛 see a button closure to secure the hook in place. or is it just squeezed in place by the spring bar? or is the hook portion hardened so it stays stiff like a metal hook that won鈥檛 just slip off the spring bar?

i鈥檓 so confused and yet intrigued! very cool and simple, but my lack of understanding of it is giving me anxiety on how secure it is.

i have some typical after market straps with quick release spring bars if that counts. but it鈥檚 not really a 鈥渟ystem鈥 per se. i suppose my Cartier Santos is the only true quick release 鈥渟ystem鈥 that i have. and i love it!

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the push button mechanism is easy to operate. and the bracelet even has tool-less link adjustments too! this was a truly innovative system, in my eyes.

the only other watch in my collection is my wife鈥檚 Cartier Tank Solarbeat on the bracelet. (so i guess technically it鈥檚 part of my wife鈥檚 collection, not mine!) it also has a quick release but it鈥檚 a flip-lock rather than a push button. unfortunately i don鈥檛 have a picture of it at the moment. but it鈥檚 less innovative than the Santos because the flip lock pretty much just operates a traditional spring bar and fits into standard spring bar holes.

For me the strap can be complicated/awkward to change. It doesn鈥檛 help being an easy option to change the strap because for me the pleasure of owning watches is the tinkering and fiddling with them 馃憤馃徎