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How do you adjust the band to make it smaller. the pins dont come out.

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Thanks for contacting FixYa.
If you cant get the pins out, then you will need to take to a local jeweler/watch repair to have done as you probably dont have the right equipment.
Some watches are just more difficult then others, Jewel

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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