- 1 How do you take links out of a watch without arrows?
- 2 How do you remove a stubborn watch link?
- 3 Who takes links out of watches?
- 4 Does Walmart remove watch links?
- 5 Can you remove watch links at home?
- 6 How do you take links out of a watch at home?
- 7 How much does it cost to remove watch links?
- 8 How many links can you remove from a watch?
- 9 Why won’t my watch links come out?
If the links of your watch don’t have any arrows, then push the pins through from the side where you can’t see any seam in the pin. But if there are arrows on the links, then only remove the links that have the arrows printed on them.
Use the pin pusher or spring bar removal tool to push the pin that secures that particular link, following the direction of the printed arrows on the underside of the metal link. You should be able to push the pin 2 or 3mm and then pull it out from the other side using your pair of pliers or by hand.
You can take your watch to any jeweler in your area that can remove links from watch to adjust to your wrist size.
Yes! While Walmart will not remove watch links for you in-store anymore, it does sell watchmaker toolkits that will allow you to remove the links from your watch at home. You can purchase Walmart’s watch repair toolkits in-store and online, and you can buy kits from third parties on the Walmart website, too.
Method 1: By using a pin pusher Place the watch on the table with the push pins facing up. Insert the pin pusher into the hole and push the pin firmly. Once you’ve pushed the pin enough, it will pop out. Use pliers to remove it together with the link.
Place the watch in the holder or on the foam with the arrows are facing downwards. Using the hammer, lightly tap the end of the push-pin tool over the cotter pins until you can no longer push the pin inside the link. When the pin pops through, remove it using your fingers or a small set of pliers.
A jeweler can do the work in as little as two hours, though it may take up to a month if the ring has an intricate setting. A simple resize costs from $20 to $60, depending on the type of metal and region of the country. For a more complex resizing, the cost ranges from $50 to $150.
Most watches will have up to three pins that may be removed on each side of the clasp or buckle.
It’s the manual way of doing things, but often, when a link is stubborn and won’t come out, you’ ll have to use a little force and hammer it out. So a watch holder that holds the watch band, allows you to align the punch and hammer the pin through. A hammer, holder and puncher is a must-have backup tool.