- 1 Who takes links out of watches?
- 2 Can you take links out of a stretch watch band?
- 3 How do you change the links on a watch?
- 4 How do you take links out of a Fossil watch with two arrows?
- 5 How much does it cost to remove watch links?
- 6 How do you remove metal banding?
- 7 Can you replace a metal watch band with leather?
You can take your watch to any jeweler in your area that can remove links from watch to adjust to your wrist size.
Pry up on 2 tabs next to each other, on most bands there will be tabs on the inside of the watch band and the outside. That means in most cases you will have to pry up on 4 tabs for each side of the watch band to remove one link.
2. Remove the links.
- 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.
- Repeat the steps until you’ve removed the number of desired links.
Ensure the arrows shown on the links are pointing down. When removing links, hold one end of the pin pusher against the pin to be removed. Strike the other end of the pin pusher with the metal side of the watch hammer until the pin slides out. It will slide out in the direction of the arrow on the links.
It will generally cost no more than $10 to remove links from a watch, although if you take it to the store you bought it from, they may do it free of charge.
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.
Can you replace a metal watch band with leather?
NOTE: While you can replace a metal watch band with any kind of watch band from leather to rubber, or just stick with a metal band, you need to be sure that you use a band with similar end pieces.