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Opening Band of Philip Persio Diver Watch Band

I see that the band does "unsnap" but then will not open. I do not see where you push or unsnap to open the band completely.  I know it "locks"
it is a diver band.
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Sandi

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    Arturs Kalnins May 11, 2010

    Would be very helpfull if you can upload pics from diferent angles. Verbal explanation does not do much help as there are thousands of band and clasp types.

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SOURCE: my Invicta pro diver watch

I would go to a watch repair shop and ask if the band can be fixed, DON'T ask if they can replace it, I don't know the extent of how bad it is broken, but alot of times it is something that can be repaired. If they say they can repair it try to find out (if you can ) what they would have to do to fix it. Then get back to me .

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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SOURCE: AMITRON MENS WATCH NEEDS A LARGER BAND. CAN YOU

Follow this link and find the phone numbers and addresses to get the parts for your Armitron watch (bracelet link is a part as well):

http://www.armitron.com/service_centers.asp

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Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: stainless steel band adjustment

You may or may not have arrows inside bracelet. Arrows are pointing the way the pins must come out.
First you have to find out what sort of pins or even screws are used to keep links together.
Examine both bracelet sides and find the side where pin ends have a groove.
Start with a tiny screwdriver and unscrew one of the screws. If it turns, but doesn't come out, that means you have a pins instead.
For removing pins the best would be pin removing tool (approx.5GBP on ebay), but it's possible to do the job without it.
Take a hardened steel needle and blunt the sharp end to the approx. size of pin end diameter using any sharpening stone or sandpaper. Get an old towel and fold it to make a soft base for work (like small cusion). As you don't have a special bracelet holder you will need a pair of helping hands to hold the bracelet steady upright. You will need small hammer and pair of flat nose pliers as well.
NOTE: The pins MUST be driven split end out first, not vice versa. Make sure that the grooved pin ends are facing towel, not the needle and hammer!!!
Now place the watch on the folded towel, take that needle and smallest hammer you have and start driving the pin out using light blows. Do Not hit hard, as you will brake the needle, scratch your watch or even injure yourself. Watchmakers are using 45 gram hammer, so, calculate your strength of blows.
After a few blows check if the split end is coming out and when you see that the end is long enough to grab it with pliers, pull the pin out with pliers. When pulling, do NOT turn pliers, as pins tend to brake when twisted. Use firm grip and your strength to pull the pin without twisting.
After shortening the bracelet or adding extra link(s) make sure that the pins go back EXACTLY the same way as they came out- the blunt end first in the hole and the split (grooved) end last. Before doing that check remaining pins in bracelet to make sure that you put them back from the right side of bracelet.
It is recommended to use plastic hammer to drive pins back in or you will scratch or damage bracelet. If plastic hammer is not available use an old toothbrush handle (or some plastic item) as an absorber. Simply put pin into the hole as deep as you can with your fingers, put the toothbrush handle on split pin end and hit handle, not the pin.
Make sure that pin ends are flush with bracelet. If needed- hit few more times.
Job done!
If you do not want to do it yourself, any jeweler will do it in a matter of few minutes.
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Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: link removal from band

if you don't have the necessary tools or knowledge then your best bet is to take it in and have a professional remove the link(s) for you. It all depends but sometimes if you take it to Macy's or Neiman's they will do it for free.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: I have an invicta pro diver watch with stainless

I know of a couple places in San Antonio and Austin that would be able to custom fit your new band or help you with a repair.

Precision Time

They are located in the malls in either city. They also have a web site.

PrecisionTimeCo.com

You can try to contact Invicta for new links and they may have them depending on the age of the model. Look at your owners manual for contact information.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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