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Hi, The mesh band started 'fraying' at a couple of points along the edges and a few days back it snagged came off the watch. A pin to hold the band to the case flew off and is lost. The other pin appears bent and needs to be replaced too along with the band. Where can I get the mesh band and 2 pins for the watch. Watch no: 233LSSB Strap no: USP 5870803 Thanks

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Take a small flathead screwdriver, or maybe a metal nail file and pry up the catch.DO NOT pry up by placing the tool on the rod used for hooking the clasp side to this side. Just stick in the metal piece that is folded over ( it should have a little notch in it) and pry it up. If you still don't understand I will be glad to send you a picture later on today. PLEASE let me know either way!!

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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SOURCE: pin fell out of my fossil watch stainless band.

Stainless steel pins are readlily available to fit most any watch. You should be able to take it to a watch repairmens's shop and have them put it in.

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SOURCE: Kenneth Cole Reaction band

Call 7298600 x 272 ask for a free pin for model rk 5033

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SOURCE: how to adjust watch band on relic steel watch

OK basically there must be an element that you can push out in the direction of the arrow. Either there is a very thin pin (like a needle) that you can push out with a blunt sewing needle (break the tip), or there is a more sophisticated system as it is shown under the following link:

How to remove links from a watch strap


Cheers

Critter

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: skagen mesh band shorten

just solved the mystery...U probably have too ..by now....but just in case..

here is a fun link to the solution by an actual user....was actually inspired by him...coz like I said I had mispaced the manual...

http://www.amazon.com/review/product/B0000C9ZBX/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?_encoding=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

I just used my nail file and lifted the locking mechanism and moved it forward...Now I can sleep better tonite....!

Mrs Martin

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: My invicta stainless steel band has two bent

Contact Invicta for cost of repair:

http://www.invictawatch.com/support_files/service_center/ServiceCenter.htm

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