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Learn how to remove an expansion band link with our online watch and jewelry repair resources.


Tools Needed:


Step 1Expansion_2prytabs Expansion_1prytabs

Pry up on 2 tabs next to each other





Step 2

Repeat Step 1 on the other end side of the links.



Step 3Expansion_6pullclipout Remove an Expansion Band Link_12clip

Pull the small U shaped clip out of both links of the band.




Step 4

Repeat Step 3 on the other end of the band.




Step 5Expansion_8removelink

Remove the link.










Step 6Expansion_9insertclip

Insert one end of the U shaped clip into a link.




Step 7

Repeat with the next link.





Step 8Expansion_15bendtab Expansion_16bendtab

Bend the tab back down on the links to hold the link in place.





Step 9

Repeat on the other end.



Step 10Expansion_18finished

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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