Adjusting the bracelet on a W1

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Adjusting the bracelet on a W1

Post by m500dpp » Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:54 pm

I need to take some links out (have done this before), but have now ordered a small toolkit from ebay to make things easier....

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... &rd=1&rd=1

I assume the links are held in by the usual roll pins and you press them out from the side with the smallest hole?

Is there a convention as to which way round these go, any other tips?

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Re: Adjusting the bracelet on a W1

Post by Hans » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:01 pm

Examine the inside of the bracelet closely, notice the small arrows. Simply push the pins out, in the direction of the arrows, you can't go wrong, it is a very simple procedure!

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Re: Adjusting the bracelet on a W1

Post by m500dpp » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:02 pm

Thanks Hans, i knew there must be a secret!!!

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Re: Adjusting the bracelet on a W1

Post by joerattz » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:11 pm

The back side of the bracelet usually has arrows indicating the direction the pins come out. So, you attack from the opposite side. If the arrows are pointing to the left, push from the right. Reverse the direction to put them back.

I have a recommendation about that toolset you bought. I have two tools just like that blue bracelet link remover you bought. I would recommend not using it (the blue link pin remover), but instead to use the rubber block, hammer, and pin punches. With tools like the blue one (I also have a balck tool that is smaller that works the same way), you have to get perfect alignment on the pin and the hole. I can never get a good enough site of the pin and hole to make sure they are aligned prior to turning the handle because of the design of the tool. If it is misaligned, the screw action is powerful enough that it will 'drill' a very nice nick into the side of the bracelet. With the punch and hammer, I never have this problem. I can see the hole perfectly and that the pin is 'on' the hole. Just my two cents worth. But as those who have read some of my exploits here already know, I am very challenged when it comes to this stuff.
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Re: Adjusting the bracelet on a W1

Post by m500dpp » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:17 pm

Thanks Joe, helpful advice....

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