Introduction

Almost every watchmaker from Casio to Rolex produces watches with link bands. When adjusting or repairing a band becomes necessary, adding and removing links with a few special tools is the only solution. This comprehensive guide will demonstrate how to properly perform such manipulations on a Michael Kors brand wristwatch.

Image 1/1: If watchband needs to be expanded, approximate the number of links required.
  • Place the watch on your wrist and determine whether links should be added or removed.

  • If watchband needs to be expanded, approximate the number of links required.

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Image 1/3: Ensure the arrows located on the links are pointing downward. Image 2/3: Ensure the arrows located on the links are pointing downward. Image 3/3: Ensure the arrows located on the links are pointing downward.
  • Set the watch on the block holder.

  • Ensure the arrows located on the links are pointing downward.

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Image 1/1: Strike the other end of the pin pusher with the metal side of the watch hammer until the pin slides out.
  • When removing damaged or extra 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.

  • Two pins hold each link to the band, so two pins must be removed per link.

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  • Discard the broken links or save any extra links that you remove.

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Image 1/2: Insert pins into the holes that connect the new link to the rest of the watchband. Image 2/2: Use the soft side of the hammer to strike the pin down.
  • To add links to the watchband, position the watch on the block holder with the arrows facing upward.

  • Insert pins into the holes that connect the new link to the rest of the watchband.

  • Use the soft side of the hammer to strike the pin down.

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  • Lastly, make sure that all the pins joining the links are secured in place.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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