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How to remove links from Fossil metal band?

I need to know how to remove links from a metal fossil watch band.

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

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  • keemac Dec 14, 2007

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  • mark_acosta Jul 03, 2008

    I can't get the links out either. I've tried using tacks to push them out, but I haven't had any luck.

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  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    Yeah man, why do they make it so hard to do it yourself


  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I need to know how to remove links from a metal fossil watch band.

  • im2damnfine4 Jan 12, 2009

    i need to take some links out of my fossil bq-9333 but cant figure it out?

  • jengn Feb 19, 2009

    how do you remove a link off a fossil metal mans watch?

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    I need to remove 3 links of my Fossil watch but I feel I'm going crazy cuz I can't do it...It's hard cuz the arrows are facing oposite ways.....Please tell me how to do it?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    the band is too short and I need a band extension for the band

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Looking to see what battery is needed for the Fossil AM4183 watch

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Years ago I had two links removed from my jr8539, but since then I have put on some weight and need them replaced. The guy in the fossil shop said I can order them on their website but I cant find the link on neither the .com or .co.uk sites. Please help.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    the scratches aren't too deep but i need to know what i can use to either try polish it out or if there is a different way to fix it.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    need to know what number for replacement battery for fossil fs-2760 watch

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I've had a Fossil before, but forgot how easy it is. Thanks for the refresher.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

  • Lino169 Aug 30, 2011

    I had a Fossil watch for years and was not able to wear it because the band was too big, but couldn't figure out how to take it out. Thanks to t his post, I was able to remove a link and put the watch back together in less than 5 minutes! Thanks Again!!!!

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Solution #4 was the best! When I tried it, I was wasting push pins right and left. Then my dad figured out that you can lay the needle nose plier flat opened up a little and the watch placed right above it. You need a little bit of space for the pin to come out, so it worked out perfectly. Thanks for saving me $10 at the jewelers!

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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Just removed a link from my girlfriends Fossil watch. No pins no pliers! Just lift the top of the link upwards & the link comes out!

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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It was so easy i tried to figure it out and couldn't. After reading how easy it was I remember hearing hammering at the store when they took the links out of my other watch. I grabbed a push pin, pliers and small block of wood and took every bit of 2 minutes to remove a link from each side. Now it fits perfect. Thanks for the help.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

I just got this watch for a gift and was able to remove links myself after doing some research. It really isn't difficult if you are patient, have a little mechanical experience, and have some very basic "tools" available.

Tools:

  • 1 push pin like you use on bulletin boards with a plastic head
  • 1 small hammer like a tack hammer
  • 1 pair of small pliers. Needle nose pliers would be best but I used diagonal wire cutters (be careful not to cut the link pin)
  • 1 small block of wood

Try to pick a well lit table in a room where you will not be interrupted.

Procedure:
1. Lay the watch and band sideways on the block of wood so that a pin for the link you would like to remove is just hanging over the edge of the block and pointing down. You need the block to brace the band while you hammer lightly on the pin. Someone to hold the watch in that position would be helpful, but it can be done alone. Only try to remove pins that have an arrow on the back of the band pointing at them. It does not matter with this watch band which way you go with the pin.
2. Carefully line up the push pin point with the top of the pin.
3. Slowly, lightly and carefully hammer the plastic side of the push pin so that the pin in the link just emerges from the band on the bottom side enough so that you can grab it with the small pliers.
4. Slowly and carefully pull the pin straight out with the pliers. You can pick up the watch from the block of wood to get a better grip. Be careful not to bend the pin since you will need to replace at least one of the pins you remove.
5. Repeat steps 1 - 4 until the band is the correct length. I needed to take out 3 so I removed 2 from one side and 1 from the other side of the clasp.
6. To fasten the watch back together again, gently insert the pin back in the hole it came from it. You will probably need to use the tack hammer to make the top of the pin flush with the band.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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I used a rag instead of a block of wood. i also cut the sharp point off the pin so it would be blunt. if you tap enough the pin will extend out the other side so it is very easy to remove without force.

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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So you guys couldn't figure that out for yourselves? Wow, Public education at its finest.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

I did not know this was this easy, all this time with this problem. I like the internet.

Thanks!

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That worked perfectly! I substituted tiny finishing brads instead of tacks, but all worked great!

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

Fantastic. Worked like a charm.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

Worked very well!!! Thanks, couldn't of done it with out this tip!!!

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

I tried your method and it worked like a charm, one link removed, fits fine now. THANKS!!

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

It helped. The block of wood wasn't necessary, however.

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I knew this should be easy, but never attempted it. Now that I did, I'm sorry I didn't try it sooner! Thanks for the help guys!

Posted on Apr 20, 2015

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You may 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 start to 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,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!
Don't forget to rate, please.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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The links most likely need a tool that will push the pins out so you can adjust the bracelet. This can be easily done by any jeweler or watch store. You can also order these types of tools online to do it yourself at home. Please do not attempt to remove links without the proper tools as you will not be able to remove them and you will also damage both the bracelet and the pins.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Remove link from Watch Band

I would suggest that you take it to local jewler or watch repair center, it normally runs less then $10 to remove an unlimited number.

Wal-Mart used to be a good place to go, but have since decided to support only watches that are sold in the store, which are crappy at best.

If you want to do it personally...I would discouage it. It is normally a simple process but without training, can turn into a big problem with minimal effort.

Have a great day!

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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