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How to adjust band on Hugo Bosswatch, model HB2001

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  • elmayer Jul 09, 2010

    Need to reduce the band size. I do not understand the instructions

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Hello,

If the watch band needs adjustment, you can go to the vendor who sold you the watch. The vendor will use special tools to adjust links in the watch band.
To adjust the watch yourself, use a pin pusher or paper clip, remove links by pressing on the small pins holding the links in place. When the watch band separates, and the pin is free, remove pins, then links, one at a time.
Re-attach your watch band by fitting the end links into each other. Using your pin pusher, re-insert a joining pin to complete the sizing. Store your extra links and pins safely in case you need to adjust the watch again in the future.
Take care.



Posted on Jul 09, 2010

  • Sulaimon Jimoh Olayemi Jul 09, 2010

    Hello,

    You can also try this, Locate
    the spring bar on the watch's clasp. When you remove the links,
    the spring bar should be at the end of the last link you plan to keep,
    so you will relocate the spring bar before removing the links.

    Insert the jeweler's screwdriver into the spring bar's hole. You'll
    be
    able to push the spring bar along until you reach the last link you plan
    to keep.
    Decide how many links you need to remove to get a good fit.
    Locate
    a hole at the top of the first link you want to remove. Insert
    the screwdriver into the hole.

    Press down on the hole in the link
    and this will release the L-shaped pin. This will unlock the link.

    Pull

    up on the link pin. It should slide out.

    Repeat above step for
    the next link. On most watchbands, you can't remove
    single links and must remove two at a time.

    Remove the links from
    the watchband.
    Continue to remove the links two at a time until you
    reach the desired
    length.When you have the number of links you want, make sure the link
    pin is in
    place for your final link. You'll need to use a jeweler's hammer to
    make sure the link pin is secure.

    Please rate the solution if helpful.

    Take care.


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Hello,

do you mean you want to reduce the band size?

To achieve this, follow the instructions below:

Clasp Adjustments

  1. Locate the spring bar holding the clasp in place. Once you remove this bar, you will be able to adjust the clasp's position on the watchband, making the band a smaller size when closed. This is a good adjustment to make with only a minor reduction in size needed.
  2. Use a straightened paper clip to push the spring bar out of its seat. This will free the clasp.
  3. Attach the clasp further up the watchband to make it smaller. You'll line up the clasp with the watchband and then push the spring bar into the hole on the side, through a segment of the watchband and into the hole on the other side of the clasp. When finished, the spring bar should be flush on both sides, and the clasp should be held securely to the watchband.
Stretch Band Adjustments
  1. Determine how many links you need to remove from the wristband. You can measure your wrist using a tape measure and then use that length to determine the wristband's circumference should be when completed. Count the extra links beyond the desired length. That's how many you'll need to remove.
  2. Bend out the flaps of the top edge of the section to be removed. Lay the watch face down for this step. Then flip the watch over and bend out the opposite flaps of the links directly to the left of those you just opened.
  3. Slide the section to be removed sideways, disengaging the staples holding it in place. Now you can remove the unwanted section of links.
  4. Use the staples to attach the open-ended links, reforming the band. Close the open flaps.
Removing Links
  1. Determine if each link in the watchband is held in place with screws or with pins.
  2. Use a screwdriver to loosen the screws of the link you plan to remove. For pins, use a pin pusher and small hammer to remove them. Look for arrows on the inside face of the links to see which direction to remove pins in. Always push pins in the direction the arrow is pointing.
  3. Remove the link after the pin is free. Reconnect the remaining links, using the pin to reassemble the band.
By now, you should have successfully adjusted your watch band.

Good luck.





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