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Fossil watch band adjustment

Need to make watch band smaller can't figure out how to remove pins!!!

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Re: fossil watch band adjustment

For making watch band smaller you can take help of Link Remover Tool. Or you can go to watch store in your vicinity.

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Throw the ******* thing away

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