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What size spring pin do I need to fix the the bracelet of my Bulova 96B98? This is a spring pin and not a cotter pin.

The bracelet came apart and I lost the spring pin that keeps it in place. Does anyone know the size of pin I should use to fix it (length and diameter)?

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I Have a Geneva Made Pga Tour Partners Club watch that needs a new band and I have not been able to find one.It is a special band and the PGA partners club says they are no longer available and were not helpful in finding a band.

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there shoulf be screws on the side of the watch to remove. If not they will queeze together and pop out and you will need a tool to do this with. So basically if that the case you need to take it to a dealer or shop and have them remove it. Thats the case with some high end watches.

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Hello! I just went through the same thing. If you got the watch new, you can look in the box to find "mini" or "half" links included with the watch. There is no fine adjustment on the Link, but you can replace the larger links with the "mini" links to get the size closer. They are not quite half size, more like 65% of a regular link. So if you add one "mini" link and the watch is too big, you can then replace a regular link with a "mini" link to keep adjusting the size. I went to a dealer (Jared does this, as does Torneau...you talked to the wrong person) and it took about 5 minutes and was $15.
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  • Select a clean, flat work surface where you can perform your watch band adjustment. Put down a piece of felt to protect the face of your Casio. Turn on a lamp near your workspace to better illuminate the watch components with which you will be working.
  • Lay your Casio face down on the protective felt. Look for the small arrows on the back of some of the watch links; these arrows indicate the removable watch links and the direction their pins should be removed.
  • Locate the pin hole above the arrow on the removable watch links. Insert the tip of a watch pin removal tool, or push pin, into the pin hole. Apply pressure to the link pin, in the direction indicated by the arrow, to free the pin and remove the link. A pair of needle-nose watch or jewelry pliers can be used to help pull out stubborn link pins. Remove as many links as necessary for your watch to fit perfectly.
  • Reserve the links and link pins that you remove from your Casio Edifice watch. Store the removed watch components in a small, clear, plastic zipper bag. These components can be used when repairing or expanding your Casio watch band.
  • WARNING:Casio recommends that customers have their watch bands sized by an authorized Casio watch dealer. Sizing the band of your Casio Edifice yourself may void the manufacturer's warranty on your watch. Contact Casio customer support for more warranty information.
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