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Shortening the Length of a Metal Wrist Band

I have just recently bought a watch which has metal wrist band made up of links.
How do i go about shortening the metal wrist band to the desired length?

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  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    I purchased a St. Moritz Aquamatic and need to shorten the band. How do I do it?

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    need to shorten band

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2007

    Don't know how to remove links from the metal band. Need help.

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    Have not taken steps to shorten

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    I dont know how

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2008

    help no instructions in box

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2008

    I have a Festiva watch with a metal writ band. It's just a little too long. So I've purchased (online) a little device that will clamp onto the wrist band and "push" the link pin out. I've been able to do this. However, now that I've removed the link needed, I'm not sure how to insert a "new" link pin. The device has a couple of extra pins, but when I load the new pin and it's "outer" cover, I cannot use the "push" device to place the new do I do this??

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  • RJSwoboda Mar 01, 2008

    I've bought a little plastic device that I can place the wrist band to that I can use the tiny driver to "push" the link pin out fo the wrist band and remove a link. I've been able to figure that out. Now I'm trying to put the new link pin back into the band. I can set thie up, but cannot fit the band with the "start" of the new pin in the device to "push" the new one into the band.....suggestions on how to do this??

  • Towo Apr 04, 2008

    Where can I buy a suited screwdriver if necessary to reduce the length of the wrist band?

    May be it should be enclosed with a new watch?


    Tom Wollan

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    same problem

  • tony54964 Jan 04, 2009

    i have a new swiss legend watch with metal band, how do i shorten it?

  • hoangkhoi Mar 06, 2009

    shoterning the length of a wrist band



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I just did this for my wife's new Kenneth Cole wrist watch rather easily. You don't need a screwdriver, but a short section of a paper clip will do. I just set the band on a raise surface to allow room for the pin to be pushed out using the paper clip. For this watch, one side of the pin resembles the slotted side of a small screw - but it is not a screw. This is the side that bulges up a bit to help the pin stay in place. I believe if you punch it out from the opposite side it will fall off quickly, but if you do from the bulged side it, too, will come out but with some resistance. To reattach the band you need to punch the pin into the slot in such a way that its bulged side is on top otherwise you may end up with a bent pin. You must also first line up the hole with the paper clip before reinserting the pin. Good luck.

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Take your watch to a jeweler and they should do it for you free of charge.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008


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