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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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  • syd9 Jan 16, 2008

    I am the one who posted this message on Jan 11,2008. I, after tinkering with the band, have found the solution. The holes, as mentioned, are the access points to removing the links. First, you will need a very thin slot head screwdriver. After inserting the screwdriver turn slightly which will disengage a nipple-like metal piece that fits into the link next to it. Second, WHILE doing this try moving the link either up or down. The procedure just mentioned might take several trys but don't give up. To re-install a link slide it back up on the guide that is there until you "JUST" reach the nipple. Depress the nipple until the link passes it and the link with then snap into place. Hope this helps.

  • jocdoc184 Nov 30, 2008

    Help me to remove links so that it fits my wrist.


  • andykcole Feb 11, 2009

    I have a Gents 18k pink gold Datejust 1601 from 1970s.. the 18k Jubilee Bracelet needs an extra link but there are no pins or screws visible on any of them..?
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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.

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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.
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