Watches that come with a bracelet might not always fit your wrist, and may need to have some links removed. You can either take them to a jeweler to get the job done, or you can easily adjust watch bracelet at home with a tool kit.
If you decide to do the latter, here’s what you’ll need:
– Punch pin
– Staking stand
Here’s a tutorial video showing you how to do it:
- Wear the watch to determine how many links need to removed. You should assess how many links must be removed from either side of the clasp to make sure that the clasp closes in the center behind your wrist.
- Identify the removable links. Every watch has about three links on either side of the clasp that can be easily removed. These can be identified by a tiny hole on both sides of the link.
- Once you have picked which links need to be removed, place the band of the watch in the staking stand.
- Place a punch pin on top of the pin which is to be removed.
- Hammer the punch pin with a mallet twice or thrice until the pin comes out from the other end.
- Repeat this for the pin on the other side of the link. By doing so you would have removed one link.
- Repeat the process if more than one links are to be removed.
- To reconnect the bracelet, join the open links, insert a pin through the small hole and hit with the mallet to make sure the pin is pushed in completely.
There! You just made your watch small by one or more links!
If you’re a watch aficionado, it is wise that you also invest in a good watch tool kit so that you can adjust the size of your watch bracelet yourself.