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My husbands watch broke at the buckle. The pin is missing and we can not find anywhere that has a big enough pin to fix the watch.

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You need to measure the gap on the buckle to know how large of a pin you need. Usually in millimeters. A jeweler should be able to fix this with no problem. You can also go to Walmart and find a cheap watch that has the same size buckle and scavenge the pin from that buckle. Take your old buckle with you to make sure it is around the same size.

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