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The Pin which holds the watch band in place keeps coming out

Pin comes out when the band slips down low on my wrist while I am pushing off of-say a chair-with my hand. I can see no way to prevent this from happening, since it appears to be a design flaw. This mean that I am face with repeatedly having to replace the pin. Where can I purchase a supply of these pins?

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You should be able to contact timex and order the pins directly

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