There are several different types of watch bands, the most common being stainless steel, leather, nylon, and silicone or rubber. As far as watch band repair goes, when a leather, silicone, nylon, or rubber band breaks, the band needs to be replaced. Replacement bands for these types of bands usually run anywhere from $20 to a few hundred dollars for a leather band, depending on the leather, and $5 to $50 for the other types. Leather bands are nicer and last a longer time, but they are more expensive. When a metal band with links breaks, it can be replaced, or, depending on where and how it breaks, just the broken link or pin can be replaced, which can be cheaper than a new band, but not always is.
Most metal bands with links need to be adjusted when they are purchased or given to a new owner, which is another form of watch band repair. This can be done by purchasing a band repair kit and doing it yourself or by taking it to a jeweler or watch repair center to be done. There are many different types of links, pins, and adjustments and a professional will be able to adjust any band without damaging the watch, but they will probably charge you for the repair. It may be difficult to do at home without having been trained, but it will probably be cheaper, depending on the repair kit you purchase.
If you need help with fixing your watch, trust a professional.
Times Ticking has been in operation for more than 30 years, since 1982. We have performed watch repair for customers both locally and internationally. If it Ticks! We KNOW it! Our team of watch repair technicians have a combined experience in watchmaking of over 120 years.