How to Remove Links of Watches


This is the step involved in removing a link from the strap. To remove one or more links from your watch, you only need a small link remove tool and a well-lit area to work. This tutorial consists of 5 steps, which, if completed correctly, can be completed in less than 15 minutes.

Note: Select a countertop that will not scratch or damage the watch. If you work on a hard or rough countertop, put a towel or rag on it.
Step 1: Find the link pin
To delete a link in the strap, you must first find the location where you want to delete the link and the number of links you want to delete. A link arrow on the watch indicates that it can be deleted.

To find the location of each detachable pin, hold the watch so that it faces the ground. Observe under the wristband near the sides of the buckle or buckle. You will find an arrow indicating the link pin. Notice the direction of the arrows - these arrows point in the direction in which the pin slides out.
How to Remove Links of  Watches
Step 2: Delete the first pin
Most watches can have up to three pins that can be removed on either side of the buckle or buckle. Determine the number of links to remove and find the link pin for that location (suggested: it's best to remove the links from the two links so that you can remove the link from each side of the buckle or buckle to keep the surface centered on your On the wrist).

Note: A small opening opposite the arrow. This opening is the entry point for the detachable pin.

Toremove the pin: Use your screwdriver (small nail head or small screw to work properly) and push it into the opening. Hold the screwdriver in one hole with your other hand and hold the watch with one hand. Always hold the watch and screwdriver in this step. Place the screwdriver in the opening and apply force to the screwdriver in the direction of the arrow. The pin will start to slide out. Continue to push the pin until the pin is completely pulled out with your fingers. Remove the pin.

The strap should now be completely disconnected on the link you just removed. Be sure not to bend the pins when removing them. If the pins are bent, the straps will not be able to slide back into place when they are rejoined together. Place the pin in a safe place for later use.

How to Remove Links of  Watches
Step 3: Remove the second pin
Now that the first pin has been removed from one side, you must remove the second pin on the other side of the link to be removed. This process is the same as the process in step 2.

Push the screwdriver into the opening opposite the arrow and apply a force to the pin in the direction of the arrow. Pull the pin completely out.

Be careful when removing the pins during this step. Be sure to place the watch at the link where you want to remove the pin. Once the pin is removed, a single link will be disconnected from the strap.

Note: In any of the next steps, you do not need the link or pin removed in this step. However, if you want to add the link back to your watch later, you will need links and pins to do this.


Step 4: Recombine the ends of the strap together
At this stage, you can determine if you need to remove more links from the strap. Wrap the wrist strap around your wrist and hold the broken ends with your other hand. If you are sure you need to delete more links, repeat steps 1-3. Otherwise, proceed to the current step.

Hold the watch so that the two broken ends are aligned with each other. Push the two ends together to make the links interlock. Use the first pin removed from step 2 and place it next to the link you want to connect together. This pin reconnects the straps together. See step 5.
Secure the ends of the strap together. Remove the pin from step 2 and pass it through the end of the opposite link. Make sure the pin is facing the correct direction and does not reverse or flip it upside down - if you place the pin in the wrong way, it may get stuck in the link. Slide the pin all the way into the opening of the two links until it is flush with the side of the strap. Make sure the pin fits tightly - you don't want the pin to loosen or fall off because it secures the ends of the strap together.
How to Remove Links of  Watches
Note: If the pin is loose, you may have to use pliers to pinch the strap and secure the pin - make sure the fabric is wrapped around the pliers so you don't dent or chisel the surface of the watch.

Try on the watch and buckle it. The watch should meet the requirements.

Be sure to save the removed links and pins, place them in a labeled bag and store them in a safe place. If the links on the strap are damaged after a while, or if you want to lengthen, you may need them.