Question about Citizen Aqualand Duplex JP104009E Wrist Watch
Citezen watchband, need to take out a link
First of all, if it is a Citizen that is not so old, ask in their store, they may not even charge you. They are nice folks. You do not need your original receipt. They can tell from the number on the watch if it is recent. If you want to try this yourself, get a pin or a thin paperclip, and small pliers and read on.
In the metal link band, you can remove a few segments. Segments are connected by split pens. You should see a thinner end and a bigger end; or an arrow on the inside of the band to show which side the thinner end of the pind should be.
Push the thinner end firmly with a thin object (a pin or something) until the big end pops out the opposite side. Use pliers to remove the pin. Repeat this so you can take a couple of links out, and reassemple at the desired size.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Take it to a jeweler because if you do it your self your warranty is no longer valid
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
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Turn your watch on its side so the links are vertical. On the inside of the links closest to the clasp you can see arrows, which point in the direction that the pins must be pushed out. Only about four links on either side of the clasp have arrows, because these are the only links with removable pins. On the edge of the links on the opposite end from where the arrow is pointing you will see a small circle where the pin is inserted.
Place the tip of your pointed tool on the small circle mentioned in Step 1. Push downward on the pin in the direction the arrow is pointing. Once the pin starts to come out of the link, use your fingertips or a pair of tweezers to completely remove the pin from the link. You may need to use force, but be careful not to scratch your watchband. Use a pointed tool from a jeweler's or hobby kit or watch pin removal tool.
Slide the links apart where you removed the pin so there is a gap in the watchband. Slide your new link into the gap and fit the neighboring links into the new link so it matches the rest of the watchband.
Insert the new pin into the watchband. You will need to insert two pins, the pin you moved in Step 2 and your new pin, into the two empty pin holes. You need to insert the pin small end first so the larger pin head does not pass through the link. Insert the pin against the direction of the arrow rather than in the direction the arrow is pointing like you did in Step 2. Use your pointed tool and your fingertips to push the pins completely in the links until the pin head is flush with the edge of the link.
Best regards. Jewel
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