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    Loose thread on leather watch strap?

    Hi I have a Relic watch, the strap has a loose thread at the front and back, can anyone please tell me if this is bad and a big deal? How could this have happened (Temperature, etc) Ive been taking immaculate care of this watch,Name:  IMG_0387.JPG
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    Re: Loose thread on leather watch strap?

    Should be an easy fix. Most often the type of thread used is syntetic and thus you could carefully employ heat to "stick" it back into place. Also, does your wife know how to sow stuff? :) That might work as well.
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    Re: Loose thread on leather watch strap?

    I would just burn off the loose thread.
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    Re: Loose thread on leather watch strap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan83bz View Post
    Should be an easy fix. Most often the type of thread used is syntetic and thus you could carefully employ heat to "stick" it back into place. Also, does your wife know how to sow stuff? :) That might work as well.

    Thanks! Theres a watch repair place near me so, i might have them perhaps fix it up for me, I'm only new to watches so I can't trust myself. I'm only 15 so no wife yet aha, thank you very much for the advice!

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    Re: Loose thread on leather watch strap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris7 View Post
    Thanks! Theres a watch repair place near me so, i might have them perhaps fix it up for me, I'm only new to watches so I can't trust myself. I'm only 15 so no wife yet aha, thank you very much for the advice!
    Just take a match or a lighter to the thread, it'll burn off, and if it's synthetic, it'll fuse so that it doesn't continue to fray.
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    Re: Loose thread on leather watch strap?

    Quote Originally Posted by mleok View Post
    I would just burn off the loose thread.
    Cant I just cut it off?

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    Re: Loose thread on leather watch strap?

    Quote Originally Posted by mleok View Post
    Just take a match or a lighter to the thread, it'll burn off, and if it's synthetic, it'll fuse so that it doesn't continue to fray.
    Will it not affect the strap itself? Do i just let it burn off until it sticks?

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    Re: Loose thread on leather watch strap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris7 View Post
    Will it not affect the strap itself?
    Nope. Leather does not but so easily. Just use something with a low flame, like a match or a small lighter as was suggested.

    Do i just let it burn off until it sticks?
    Yeap, it would normally just quickly burn until it reaches the strap, if there's a "ball" of the polyester stuff the thread is made of , you can just break it off when it cools. There is very little chance the thread is made of cotton or other natural fibers but even if it was, it would still burn, to ashes instead of plastic :)
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    Re: Loose thread on leather watch strap?

    I'd snip it a little closer to the strap, heat with the edge of a flame until it starts to melt, squeeze it against the strap with thumb when it gets close. This will mushroom it out and stick it to the strap a bit.
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    Re: Loose thread on leather watch strap?

    Trim it back to the strap and then apply a very small amount of silicone via a pin head to the stitched hole to keep it in place. Silicone if flexible and works good for keeping strings like this in place.
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