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.

  1. 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.

  2. Set the watch on the block holder.
    • Set the watch on the block holder.

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

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

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


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?

Karen Perri - Reply

How can I puchace the first link on my Michael kors ceramic watch

melissa.costello31 -

I need first link to attach to micheal kors ceramic white watch

melissa.costello31 -

The lady when I bought my watch at the mall told me that Michael Kors will give you two free links I'm trying to figure out how I can go about getting that

Claudia Mead - Reply

Where can I get the white bands that cover the links on my my watch as a few have bits broken - Reply

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