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Watch Pins and Watch Band Pins

Watch pins can help secure and connect watch bands, band catch, watch clasp, band link, band end, and most commonly known as the connecting pin from the main watch “lugs” to the watch band. These small watch pins come in a variety of styles (shown below) that hold the watch band together. Because of the pressure placed on these small watch parts and the normal wear and tear of use, the watch pins will sometimes need to be replaced (hopefully before you loose a watch or watch band parts). Almost every wristwatch will use pins to connect some or many of these band parts to the watch and no matter what brand watch you own (from high end to under $10 watches) the type and number of pins will vary. The watch band pins can be removed and replaced fairly easily with very few watch band tools. We have provided online a selection of pins for watches and watch bands so that anyone can repair a watch band and make your watch usable again.

 

 

Double Flange Spring Bars

double-flanged-spring-bar

  • These spring bars are for the newer quartz watches that have no holes on the outside of the case end lugs
  • To insert or remove these spring bars, you use your spring bar tool on the flanges (double set of doughnuts)
  • Available in 1.8mm, 1.5mm, 1.3mm, 1.2mm and 1.0mm
  • Available in stainless and nickel plated
  • One of the most popular styles today
Available in:

1.8mm, 1.5mm, 1.3mm, 1.2mm and 1.0mm

 

 

 

 

Double Shoulder Spring Barsdouble-shoulder-spring-bar

  • These were the original style and most common type of spring bar
  • These spring bars are used on the cases that have holes on the outside of the case lugs
  • To insert or remove you would push down in the hole on the lug ends
  • Available in 1.8mm, 1.5mm and 1.27mm
Available in:
1.8mm, 1.55mm, 1.27mm

 

 

 

 

Round Tip Spring Barsround-tip-spring-bar

  • These spring bars are used on the tri-fold style of clasp to that the ends will not poke through the clasp
  • To insert or remove you would push down in the hole on the outer edge of the clasp
  • Available in 1.8mm thick
Available in:
1.8mm

 

 

 

 

Female Spring Barsfemale-spring-bar

  • These are for older watches that had a somewhat backwards looking lug end system
  • These spring bars have holes on each end and will fit over the pin ends that stick out between the lugs on the watch case
  • Nickel plated
  • 1.8mm thick
Available in:
1.8mm

how-to-use-a-female-springbar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single Shoulder Spring Barsingle-shoulder-spring-bar

  • These spring bars are commonly used in the leather watch band buckles
  • The single step holds the spring bar firmly into the buckle and will not poke through the clasp
  • Stainless steel
  • Available in 1.8mm and 1.5mm
Available in:
1.8mm and 1.5mm

 

 

 

 

Telescopic Spring Barstelescopic-spring-bar

  • These spring bars can be used on a variety of watch bands
  • The multi purpose ends give you more sizes that the pin can fit into
  • Available in 1.8mm
Available in:
1.8mm

 

 

 

 

Curved Spring Barscurved-spring-bar

  • These were the curved version of the original style and most common type of spring bar
  • These spring bars are used on the cases that have holes on the outside of the case lugs
  • These curved bars are pre-curved to fit snugly into the curved watch cases
  • To insert or remove you would push down in the hole on the lug ends
  • Available in 1.8mm, 1.5mm
Available in:
1.8mm, 1.5mm

 

 

 

 

Short End Spring Barsshort-end-spring-bar

  • These are the most popular spring bar type to be used in the tri-fold and single fold clasps
  • Fits perfectly between the top portion of the clasp to make adjustments easily
  • The short end on the tip of the spring bar will not poke through the clasp
  • Stainless steel
  • Available in 1.3mm and 1.0mm
Available in:
1.3mm and 1.0mm

 

 

 

 

Pegged Spring Barspegged-spring-bar

  • These spring bars are made for the fashion watches that come with more than one band
  • The pegged portion of the spring bar sticks through the strap for an easy and quick change of the band
  • Push on the peg to open and close
  • Stainless steel
  • Available in 1.8mm

 

Available in:
1.8mm

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Band Fixing Pins and Sleeves for Linksband-fixing-pin-and-sleeve-for-links

  • These pins and sleeves are usually used to hold a link to link
  • This is a two part system
  • These styles are usually used on the links that are held together in the center
  • The solid fixing pins are available in many thicknesses and have a corresponding sleeve that will friction fit over the pin
  • To choose the correct set, you should start with the thickness of the pin and order the corresponding sleeve
  • The pins are meant to be cut to the length needed
  • The sleeves can be cut in the middle for the other common type of pin and sleeve
  • Stainless steel

Available in the following sizes:

Pins
Sleeves

.70mm

1.0mm

.80mm

1.10mm

.90mm

1.20mm

1.00mm

1.30mm

1.00mm

1.40mm

1.10mm

1.50mm

1.40mm

1.80mm

 

 

 

Pressure Pin for Security Catch on Claspfriction-pins-for-security-catch-on-clasp

  • These pins are made to hold the security catch securely onto the tri-fold clasps
  • They are a hollow tube with a pin end for each side
  • Available in a regular head size for normal watches
  • Available in a large head size for the divers and extra large fashion watches
  • Choosing the correct head diameter will help so the pin does not slide through the clasp
  • Stainless steel
Regular head size available in:
• 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 22mm, 24mm
Large head size available in:
•16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 22mm, 24mm

 

 

 

 

Screw Barsscrew-bars

  • These are most commonly used on the Panerai watch brand
  • The bar has a permanent screw on one end and the other end has a threaded screw
  • The end pieces on the bars are only a little larger than the bar itself
  • Stainless steel

Available in the following sizes:

Length
Thickness

26.5mm

1.4mm

23.0mm

1.5mm

25.5mm

1.5mm

24.0mm

1.7mm

25.5mm

2.0mm

25.0mm

2.0mm

 

 

 

 

Gucci Style Lug Screw for Band Endgucci-style-lug-screw-f-band-end

  • These pins were introduced by the Gucci watch brand company
  • Many different watch companies now use the same or similar styles of lug screw to hold the watch band to the watch case
  • The bands usually had a cut out in the middle that the bar on the case went through and then the lug screw went through
  • The one end has a permanent screw attached and the other threads on after it is fit through the case lug
  • Available in nickel plated and gold plated
Available yellow and white
in the following sizes:
8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 22mm
The following are available
in white only
24mm, 26mm, 28mm

 

 

 

 

Bracelet Screwsbracelet-screws

  • These bracelet screws are threaded on one end and slotted on the other end
  • These screws are made in one length to be cut to fit many different width watch bands
  • Stainless steel
Available in the following thread diameters

0.90mm

1.00mm

1.20mm

1.40mm

1.60mm

 

 

 

 

 

Starred End Band Pinsstarred-end-band-pin

  • These band pins are a solid straight pin with the end being starred or slightly knurled
  • The starred end frictions into the band and that is what secures it in the link
  • Not as common as others, but you will definitely see them if you work on watches
  • These pins are made in one length to be cut to fit many different width watch bands
  • Stainless steel
Available in the following sizes

8.0mm, 8.5mm, 9.0mm, 9.5mm,

10.0mm, 10.5mm, 11.0mm, 11.5mm,

12.0mm, 12.5mm, 13.0mm, 13.5mm,

14.0mm, 14.5mm, 15.0mm, 16.0mm,

16.5mm, 17.0mm, 17.5mm, 18.0mm,

18.5mm, 19.0mm, 19.5mm, 20.0mm,

20.5mm

 

 

 

 

Stamped End Band Pinsstamped-end-band-pin

  • These band pins are a solid straight pin with the end being crimped
  • The stamped end frictions into the band and that is what secures it in the link
  • Available in a light or heavy stamp
  • Not as common as others, but you will definitely see them if you work on watches
  • Stainless steel
  • These pins are made in one length to be cut to fit many different width watch bands
Available in the following sizes in both the light and heavy stamp
0.80mm, 0.90mm, 1.0mm, 1.1mm, 1.2mm

 

 

 

 

 

Bracelet Band Screwsbracelet-band-screw

  • These band screws are threaded on one end and slotted on the other end
  • With a screwdriver you can thread these into your links
  • These band screws are used to attach a link to link
  • Available in different lengths, thicknesses and colors
  • Some are stainless and some are plated

 

 

 

 

Cotter Pinscotter-pins

  • These are one of the most common types of link pins used today
  • The bigger end frictions into the band and is what holds it in
  • Easy to remove and put back in
  • Simply pound out the pin in the direction of the arrow on the links and pound back the same way you took out
  • Stainless steel

Available in three thicknesses:

 

Thin
.80mm – whole sizes – 5.0mm to 23.0mm

Standard
(Most Common)

.90mm whole and half sizes 4.5mm to 24.0mm and 26.0mm, 28.0mm and 30.0mm

Thick

1.0mm – whole sizes – 5.0mm to 23.0mm

 

 

 

 

 

Band Pin and Friction Pipe81.2310-band-friction-pin-and-pipe-w-arrows

  • These pins and pipes are some of the most popular common styles used today in watches like Citizen, Seiko, Bulova and many more.
  • You can replace the complete piece or just the pin or just the pipe.
  • Available in nine different lengths and the pipes are available in three different sizes to fit the most popular pins.
  • Pipes have the cut down the middle to clamp down onto the pin at each end and hold the watch band in securely.
  • Stainless steel

The following pins are included along with the corresponding pipes:

 

.90 mm thick
Available in these lengths: 9mm, 19mm, 24mm

.95mm thick

Available in these lengths: 9mm, 19mm, 24mm

1.10mm thick

Available in these lengths: 9mm, 19mm, 24mm

 
 

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