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How to remove links if there are no pins

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I just received a watch for my graduation, but there are no pins, so I don't really know how to shorten the band.
I was wondering if anyone can help with that. Thanks!

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All Rolex watch bracelets has screws, not pins. Get small screwdriver and unscrew them.
If there is no screws at all, that means bracelet links had been removed and you have shortest version allready ,or, this is not the real (genuine) Rolex bracelet.
Find your nearest watchmaker to clarify all this.

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