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How to Remove an Expansion Band Link

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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.

Tools Needed:

  • 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

Step 1

#1) Pry up on 2 tabs next to each other

step onestep one

Step 2

#2) Repeat Step 1 on the other end side of the links.

Step 3

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

pull u shaped clip out pull u shaped clip out

Step 4

#4) Repeat Step 3 on the other end of the band.

Step 5

#5) Remove the link.

remove the link

Step 6

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

insert one end of u shaped clip into a link

Step 7

#7) Repeat with the next link.

Step 8

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

bend the tab back downbend the tab back down

Step 9

#9) Repeat on the other end.

Step 10

#10) Pull the expansion band open and closed a couple of time to make sure everything is secure.

finished watch band

FINISHED!

You are finished! Enjoy wearing your watch once again.

 

 

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