- 1 How do you remove links from a stainless steel watch band?
- 2 Can you remove watch links yourself?
- 3 Who takes links out of watches?
- 4 How many links can you remove from a watch?
- 5 What size screwdriver do I need to remove links?
- 6 How do you remove metal banding?
- 7 How tight should a metal watch band be?
- 8 How do I make my watch strap loop?
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.
If you’re not confident about removing watch links yourself or don’t have the right tools, you can leave it to the professionals. Watch repair shops, key cutting places, and jewelry stores offer this service for a small fee.
You can take your watch to any jeweler in your area that can remove links from watch to adjust to your wrist size.
Most watches will have up to three pins that may be removed on each side of the clasp or buckle.
As mentioned, the answer is that it depends on which watch you have. But many watch bracelets have screws for which you need a screwdriver with a size of 1.4-1.8mm. Worth adding is that the vast majority of watch bracelets use T-screws.
How do you remove metal banding?
The tense straps spring outward when cut and the cuts create sharp edges. Place the jaws of duck-billed shears, tin snips or bolt cutters around the metal strapping. Turn your face away from the metal band and squeeze the jaws of the tool together until you feel the tension from the metal strapping relax.
How tight should a metal watch band be?
The watch should be loose enough that you can slide your index finger underneath the band but not so loose that you can move the index finger around. If you cannot slide your finger underneath the band, the watch is too snug.
How do I make my watch strap loop?
A small elastic hair tie will probably work best in a pinch, followed by a rubber band or rolled up duct tape or a twisty tie from a bread bag. You can also find scrap leather and superglue a new loop.