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Adjusting a Casio Metal Watch Bracelet



Most Casio watch bracelets have a number of removable links. These are marked on the inside of the bracelet by small arrows imprinted on the removable links.


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If more than one link is to be removed then it is advisable to remove a link from each side of the bracelet so that the clasp remains central on the underside of the wrist when the watch is worn.

Instructions on Adjusting a Casio Metal Watch Bracelet:

Before starting to remove links from the bracelet it is advisable to have a clear work area and to place a sheet or other covering on the floor to catch any small bits that may 'ping' off as you work on the bracelet. Using a small vice to hold the bracelet when working is helpful if you haven't bought our Watch Bracelet Link removal tool.

1. Separating the clasp - The first step before removing any links is to open the bracelet out so that you can work on it more easily. To do this you need to remove the spring bar from the clasp so that you have the bracelet separated: If you hold the clasp in your left hand it is the spring bar on the left side of the clasp. You can use a bradawl or spring bar removal tool to push down on the spring bar, compressing it so that it will come out of the retaining hole and this will release the two parts of the clasp. Be careful that the spring bar does not ping across the room, as it is the only one you have and losing it will be an inconvenience.


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You will notice that there are two holes for this spring bar on the clasp giving you the opportunity to make a small adjustment to the bracelet length should you need it.


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2. Removing a link - Identify the first link to be removed and using a bradawl push out the pin securing that link. Follow the direction of the arrows imprinted on the underside of the link.


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The pin should be pushed about 2 or 3 mm and then pulled from the other side using the pliers. This step is easier using the Bracelet Link removal tool!



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When the pin is pulled out completely the link will separate from its neighbour. In some cases it releases a small metal ferrule that sits in the central part of the joining link. This ferrule will fall out on to your worktop or the sheet (that you carefully placed on the floor!) You will need the ferrule later so don't lose it. Repeat the process on the other side of the link so that you now have removed one entire link and have two pins (and two ferrules if applicable) sitting safely to one side.
Repeat this process for the number of links that you need to remove.


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3. Connecting the bracelet back together - If your watch strap links include the small ferrule, this needs to be put back into the central part of the link that you are joining back together. This time working in the opposite direction to the arrow on the link, push the pin back through the link to engage the link (and ferrule).


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If necessary you can carefully tap the pin back into place with the hammer or push the end against a hard surface such as the back of the pliers.


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4. Reconnecting the Clasp - Reconnecting the clasp is a simple reversal of the disconnecting process. Try on the watch and if it is a little loose or a little tight you can adjust the clasp by inserting the spring bar into the alternative set of holes.
After the adjustment you will have spare links, pins and possibly ferrules. These will be useful if you need to replace a pin, ferrule or link in the future, so they are worth keeping!


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