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Removing links from stainless steel Cartier Argent watch

The band does not have visible pins as in most bracelet watches. The only thing that looks like a possiblity is a hole in the underside of the bracelet that touches the wrist. I have tried sticking watch pin removers in the hole but do not get any movement of the link. These holes are three in no. on three links on either side to the closure. This is a replica watch I believe based on the upscale Cartier Santos. Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: cartier santos links

The links of this watch require special tools and's not like a seiko. you should take it to a cartier jeweler I don't think they would even charge you for that.

Posted on Oct 01, 2007

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SOURCE: i have a cartier santos wrist watch every time i


It sounds like your watch is in need of service. A qualified watchmaker can service your watch for you.

Hope this helps,


Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 7 year old Raymond Weil Women's Parsifal

If you are talking about the bezel, which is the bit on the outside of the watch, you should contact the Raymond Weil repair centre SWICO. They repaired my Othello when half the bezel fell off. They had it back to me in no time! Their details are on the Raymond Weil website:

Good luck

Posted on May 12, 2010

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SOURCE: My Cartier Santos Stainless/gold Screws watch band

Only CARTIER itself will solve it. There is no way you can repair it outside CARTIER. Contact CARTIER and ask what the cost would be. Be prepaired to pay a lot.

Posted on May 19, 2010

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SOURCE: Is my cartier Santos 100 stainless steel Automatic

mcdevito75 here, A small watch repair shop in your area can authenticate your Cartier watch for you, however here is what you can look for, the Cartier name, is it spelled correct?? are all the letters of the name Cartier the same?? if so, figure your watch is the real deal, but the watch repair shop will know for sure.

Posted on Jun 23, 2010

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Here you go!!

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  • Wrap the watch band around your wrist to determine how many links need to be removed for the watch to fit properly.
  • 2 Place the watch face-down on a flat surface.
  • 3 Look on the back of the watch band. You will find an arrow that indicates which direction you should push the pins to remove the links.
  • Find the point at which the extra links need to be removed for your watch to fit your wrist. Using a 1 mm flathead screwdriver (or the edge of one side of a pair of tweezers), push the pins in the direction indicated by the arrows.
  • Finish removing the pins with your pliers.
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    Start with a tiny screwdriver and unscrew one of the screws. If it turns, but doesn't come out, that means you have a pins instead.
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    After shortening the bracelet or adding extra link(s) 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.
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