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How do I shorten the watchband to fit my wrist?

How do I shorten the watchband to fit my wrist, i.e., remove links?

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If you turn the band inside out...and stretch it...you will see either 2 or 4 small tabs per section. Use a jewelers screwdriver to lift up each tab per section and slide that section out. Now it will be easy to take other sections out as you won't have to maintain pressure on the band. Reassembly is reverse order.

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I need to adjust my Style&Co SC1325 watchband, what can I do?


Your picture clearly shows the small arrows (on the inside of the band) the way the watch band pins need to be removed. You'll need a very small needle and a small hammer to drive the pins out in the direction of the arrows. Remove links evenly on both sides so the clasp is centered.

Once you fell you have removed enough links to fit your wrist, drive the pins back in reverse direction from the arrows, and set them smooth to the touch. If you can push the pins in to the hole just beneath flush, with your needle and hammer, it'll keep the pin from snagging your sweaters.

If all else fails most jewelry stores charge less than $10 to remove links. Have fun. It's not hard.

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Look at the inside of the band and there will arrows pointing what direction the to tap the pins out to remove links. Put the watch on a small roll of tape or something similar that keeps the band off the surface you are working on. Gently tap the pin out with a tool that will fit in the pin hole. Remove the pin and determine the number of links to remove. Remove the links and reverse the order in which you took it apart .

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With the watch on your wrist, check to see how many links need to be removed from your watch. Your watch should fit comfortably on your wrist. Remove the extra links with your paper clip or push pin.To remove the links from your watch, press on the small pins with your tool that are holding the links in place. The watch band should now separate allowing the pin to become free, and you can now remove the pins first and then the links one at a time until you have removed the desired amount of links. Reattach the watch band when you are done removing the links. To reattach the watch band to your watch, simply fit the end links into each other. To complete the resizing, use your push pin to re-insert a joining pin.

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mcdevito75 here, If your Casio has a metal band, you can remove 1--2 links, this takes a special tool called a link remover, best bet is to look for a small watch repair shop in your area. If your Casio has a strap, the buckle may be able to move up the strap to fit your wrist, if so, move the buckle up the strap to fit your wrist and cut offf the exccess strap. If not, you"ll have to replace the entire strap. Hope this helps.

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You can usually have your local watch shop to shorten watchbands but if they cannot do it then you could contact Michele watches.

You could then discuss any problem you have with them.
Insert "www.michele.com/" into your search engine, at the bottom of the page on the left is a "contact us" link. Click on this for info.

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Shorten watchband


I have a similar watch and removing the links are not easy. There are pins in certain links that have arrows on the inside of the band. I used a push pin to remove the pins in the direction of the arrows. Snip the end of the push pin with a wire cutter or pliers so that it fits into the hole and tap the top of the push pin with a small hammer until the other end of the pin is exposed enough to extract it with a set of needle nosed pliers. Repeat for other side of link. When the pin is extracted, twist the link inward and it should snap out.
Remove the link and reverse the procedure, placing the pin in the opposite direction as it was extracted. You may have to tap it gently with the push pin and hammer to get it to go into the holes flush.
It takes a little while and some patience, but if you can get someone to hold the band for you while you tap the pin, it will be easier. Also, if you remove the spring loaded pin from the band fastener so the band can be laid out straight, it will also be easier. Good luck!

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