Using Your Forstner Komfit Watch Bracelet
It's easy to attach the Komfit bracelet to your watch and adjust the fit. However, it may be a bit unfamiliar to some (particularly since it has not been in production for many years!). Here are some tips for adjusting and wearing your watch band.
Attaching to the Watch Case
The Komfit attaches to the watch case just like most other bracelets. Put the spring bar through the end piece, and compress the spring bar to attach to the lugs:
The Komfit is known for its comfort, which has a lot to do with the adjustment mechanism. It's simple - a small movable buckle is affixed to the mesh portion of the bracelet, which the clasp attaches to when the watch is worn. To adjust the movable buckle, just flick up the small "lip" that touches the mesh, to make the band fit tighter or looser:
Using the Clasp
The clasp is the square polished portion with a small internal square tab. As discussed above, the clasp attaches to the movable buckle to secure the band to the wrist. To attach the clasp to the buckle, align the small "teeth" on the underside of the clasp with the straight bar visible on the buckle, and push down (for best results, push down at a slight angle from above the buckle). To release the clasp from the buckle, press down on the small tab:
Putting it on
Putting on the Komfit is simple, but there are a few tricks that will make it even easier. As shown in the below video, pull the clasp end back to tighten the bracelet on your wrist. Hold the tightened end in place with your finger while you wrap the clasp end around your wrist and fasten it to the buckle. This ensures that the band doesn't loosen while you are attempting to fasten it. For best results, push the watch forward to the front of your wrist -- that'll give you the best angle to work with:
Applying the Internal Lug Protectors
Each Komfit is supplied with a strip of 1/8' polyimide "dots," which help ensure that the ends of the bracelet do not directly contact the internal portion of your watch's lugs. For best results, peel off a single dot and apply it centrally over a lug hole with a pair of tweezers. Press down with your finger to secure it on the lug. With a safety pin or other pointy object, make a hole in the dot into the lug hole. Then, attach your bracelet as usual:
Caring for Your Komfit
You should feel comfortable wearing your Komfit on a daily basis. Use it for pretty much any activity for which you would wear your Omega Speedmaster. But it's not a good idea to wear the bracelet in certain circumstances. Because there's some play between the mesh links (you'll notice how the mesh can expand and contract), a violent movement or twisting could cause breakage. Avoid intense or violent activities, such as (and we are half joking here because, come on, you wouldn't do these things while wearing your watch in the first place): boxing, jackhammering, playing tug of war with the band, twisting it around like a wet towel, stepping or sitting on it, etc. You get the idea - it's a beautiful object, and it'll work fine if you don't abuse it.