Posted June 13, 2014 by Esslinger Staff
Learn how to remove an expansion band link with our online watch and jewelry repair resources.
- A bench mat or other protected surface
- A watchmaker’s bench knife
- A pair of non-magnetic tweezers
- A thin nose pliers
- And a parts tray
Pry up on 2 tabs next to each other
Repeat Step 1 on the other end side of the links.
Pull the small U shaped clip out of both links of the band.
Repeat Step 3 on the other end of the band.
Remove the link.
Insert one end of the U shaped clip into a link.
Repeat with the next link.
Bend the tab back down on the links to hold the link in place.
Repeat on the other end.
Pull the expansion band open and closed a couple of time to make sure everything is secure.
You are finished! Enjoy wearing your watch once again.
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