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Im looking to add some links that came with the watch, i looked online and it says i have to push the pin in the direction of the arrow. I have nothing that fits the hole in the watch. I dont know if i have to go out and buy something or what, but i would like to use the watch and in its current size, i cant.

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If you haven't got any suitable tool for the job, then it is not worth buying one, as you may never use it again!

I suggest you go to a jeweler and pay them to do it for you. It isn't very expensive.

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