Watch band clasps come in many different styles and serve many different purposes. A butterfly buckle is good at making a clasp larger when it is open allowing your watch band to easily slip over your hands and still fit comfortably on your wrist, especially if you have small wrists and larger hands or arthritis. Sometimes though, clasps can break over time and you will need to replace them. Below, you can learn about the three different kinds of butterfly buckles and how to replace a butterfly buckle on your metal watch band.


If you’re not sure that you have a butterfly buckle on your watch, you can check out our illustrated guide to watch band clasps here for more information: