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How do i use the watch band link tool i just got with no instruct

Bought a watch band link remover tool with extra pins, but can't figure out how to use it, as it came with no instructions. It has a handle that acts as a screwdriver, but i can't get it to push the pins out of the link - anybody know what i'm talking about and how to help???

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Rolex is using screws instead of pins. Get the small screwdriver and unscrew the bracelet screws.
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If you want to remove it yourself, you need a watch pin removal tool. You can use a watch pin removal tool to remove the link pins that secure the clasp pieces to your ceramic watch band.

But if you don't have a watch pin removal, follow the instruction below........
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  • Finish removing the pins with your pliers.
  • Keep the extra links in case you ever need extra room on your watch band.

  • For further assistance, check out the link:
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