Learn How to Remove an Expansion Band Link
with this Easy to Follow Guide
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
#1) Pry up on 2 tabs next to each other
#2) Repeat Step 1 on the other end side of the links.
#3) Pull the small U shaped clip out of both links of the band.
#4) Repeat Step 3 on the other end of the band.
#6) Insert one end of the U shaped clip into a link.
#7) Repeat with the next link.
#8) Bend the tab back down on the links to hold the link in place.
#9) Repeat on the other end.
#10) 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.