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.

Place the watch on your wrist  and determine whether links should be added or removed.
  • 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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Set the watch on the block holder. Ensure the arrows located on the links are pointing downward. 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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When removing damaged or extra links, hold one end of the pin pusher against the pin to be removed.
  • 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.
  • Discard the broken links or save any extra links that you remove.

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

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How do I replace a broken link when it's the very first link that connects the band to the actual watch?

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