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Punch hole in silicone band

The band is too large; how do I punch an additional hole in the band to make it smaller without damaging/ripping the band?

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How do I punch an additional hole in the silicone watch strap?
The best way would be to buy an cheap watch strap "punch" at an arts and crafts store. very cheap from china.
You can see the links below: http://www.dexgifts.com/details-thin.html the "hole" on the thin silicone watch bands,rectangle and circle shapes,These are all it's masterpiece.
There are different punches of different sizes on a rotating drum and produce a clean hole. rubber and silicone watch straps It is easy to operate.

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