Question about Watches
I have a 2009 Tissot moto gp watch that i need to adjust the rubber strap to. How do i do it?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It would be easier to tell you more if the age of the watch was posted, but not knowing that I am going to assume it is less then 3 yrs old and in good shape. He goofed! Never be afraid of asking someones experience level when working on something that belongs to you, find out if they are just a clerk in a jewelry store and are getting paid minimum wage and care more about their paycheck then your watch, OR if they have been doing it forever and care if you come back again! "IF" the watch is older then I assumed, or in questionable condition (a few bumps and scratches) then it may have nothing to do with the fact that the battery was just replaced, it really could be it's "time" to expire, pardon the pun!
Posted on Dec 01, 2007
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.
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Posted on Jan 04, 2009
The second hand jumping three or four seconds .I have had this same problem and found out that its i sign of wanting a new battery.Mine is now perfect
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
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