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a) Separate the wrist band at the position where the strap and latch are held together. Careful! This pin is spring loaded.
b) The links that can be removed are marked with an arrow on the interior side. The pin should be removed in the direction indicated by the arrow.
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Removing links from a longines stainless bracelet. It's a L2.666.4.51.6 model and appears to have single screw pins but I cannot be for sure if they are actually screw pins or split push pins. Can...


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Each removable link on the watch bracelet has an arrow that indicates the direction of the pin to be pushed out .first decide how many will go out than find a tiny nail to be used as " pin pusher"
Simply align the pin that connects the links with the pin on the wood table and with a small hammer/plier hit it to push the pin out...there it comes..and after taking out linls ,connect the remaining link parts together and put the pin back into....
Some people prefers to use a pro type pin remover..it is a cheap tool..just in case pls visit the URL below..on this link there is an article as Watch Band Adjustment Tool Link Pin Remover too..

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Each removable link on the watch bracelet has an arrow that indicates the direction of the pin to be pushed out .first decide how many will go out than find a tiny nail to be used as " pin pusher"
Simply align the pin that connects the links with the pin on the wood table and with a small hammer/plier hit it to push the pin out...there it comes..and after taking out linls ,connect the remaining link parts together and put the pin back into....
Some people prefers to use a pro type pin remover..it is a cheap tool..just in case pls visit the URL below..on this link there is an article as Watch Band Adjustment Tool Link Pin Remover too..

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Each removable link on the watch bracelet has an arrow that indicates the direction of the pin to be pushed out .first decide how many will go out than find a tiny nail to be used as " pin pusher"
Simply align the pin that connects the links with the pin on the wood table and with a small hammer/plier hit it to push the pin out...there it comes..and after taking out linls ,connect the remaining link parts together and put the pin back into....
Some people prefers to use a pro type pin remover..it is a cheap tool..just in case pls visit the URL below..on this link there is an article as Watch Band Adjustment Tool Link Pin Remover too..

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you will need some sort of tool for a pin pusher to actually remove the pin from watch . It can be a strong needle of some sorts but I suggest getting an actual pin pusher to prevent from damaging the watch or hurting yourself.

if you look inside the watch band itself you will see on the links an arrow pointing one direction. That is the direction you need to push the pin since the pin head is larger and cannot be pushed the opposite direction .

On the side of the watch links you will see a small circle endented with a pin head. That is the link pin. Place your pin pusher or other similar sized object and with a small or jeweler hammer slowly and lightly hit the pin pusher down until pin comes out of opposite side , you can use tweezers or needle nose pliers to pull pin all the way out

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    Use a sturdy pin or thumbtack to push out the pin from the little hole on the link.
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