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The band on the watch broke. The pins, or rods that hold the links together on the band is what gave way. The metal is titanium. This I am being told keeps people from being able to drill / push out the pin and replace it with a good one. For reference this is a Citizen Eco Drive men's watch. I don't have the exact model in front of me. I guess I'm convinced this needs to be sent to Citizen, but how long does something like this take, and how much can I expect to pay? This is not a brand new watch.

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Good morning ! that`s so easy to repair so i think you need a small amount of money to repair that,thank you ! god bless !

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