I believe you all might be familiar with fossil watches, if not let me tell you that “Fossil” is a popular wristwatch brand that has numerous watches for every taste. Selecting a wristwatch for yourself could be difficult, with so many brands and models on the market as well as on online platforms. All those brands are enough to make your head spin.
However, Fossil is the brand that keeps popping up everywhere when it comes to watches. Wherever you go shopping, you will surely see this name. People who are fond of fossil watches know how reliable and long-lasting these watches are.
No watches in the world come in one true size. There are always variations in the fitting depending on the size of the wearer. Well, this is not something that cannot be fixed. With the correct tool and method, you can resize the fossil watch band and end up wearing the most comfortable automatic watches.
This is what you will learn in this article i.e how to remove links from fossil watches and how to adjust fossil watch bands.
Tools to remove watch link
Aforementioned, fossil watches come in a variety of bands. Each part of that band is interconnected with the help of a “link”. To shorten the band or to get your desired fit, you have to remove links from the fossil watch.
It’s not that without tools you cannot remove fossil watch links, you can. But, tools make the process easier and quicker for you. Thus, I recommend using the below tools. These fossil watch tools can be purchased online or from any watch repairing store.
Fossil watch band adjustment gets easier with the watchband block holder as this holder lets the watch sit properly while you adjust, repair, or remove links from the watch.
This is a device or tool used to remove stubborn pins from the watch. These are metal pins that are designed in a V-shape to prevent its tip from slipping around the watch. Fossil watch band pins are easier to remove when you have a sturdy holder and a set of pin punches.
These are watch hammers having one soft side and one metal side. Jewelers and watchmakers use this hammer to adjust the size and shape of the object. Similarly, you can use this hammer to do your fossil watch adjustments. This is a great tool to have on your workbench if you are looking for a truthful method on how to take out watch links.
which link to remove?
How to remove links from fossil watches? Before diving straight to this question’s answer. You must first decide which link you need to remove or how many links you have to remove to get your true size. There’s a small trick to tell this.
Follow the below steps to know how to make links out of a watch band.
Removing links from a watch gets easier when you know the exact number of links to be removed. I am sure now you know how to take links off a watch or how to add links to a fossil watch.
How to remove links from fossil watches?
Fossil wristwatches come in different sizes and styles. Fossil watches with leather or nylon straps are easier to fit or detach. But, that is not the case with metal wristwatches. They do not fit easily. Thus, they always need to be adjusted with the help of fossil watch tools. If you want to know tricks on how to resize a watch at home or how to remove watch pins and links from the fossil band, keep reading ahead.
Now you might think that there’s just a single procedure on Michael kors watch link removal or fossil watch link removal. But, no. Although the links used in each type of metal wristband are the same, the pins they use are different. Some links are connected through screw pins and some through split pins. Thus, the procedure will vary based on each pin link type.
Let's quickly check step by step process on how to remove a link from a fossil watch for each link type.
How to remove links from a watch band with arrows? Hairpin links usually have one arrow, thus the procedure must be this;
How to make the watch smaller? Simple, by removing the links in them. But, here the links are pin and tube type. This type of band does not have any arrows. So, how to remove watch links without arrows? To see, you must follow the below procedure. For removing links from fossil watch you will need the following tools.
How to remove watch links without tools? Well, if they are split pins then you don’t need any tool. All you need is a small screwdriver. Follow the below steps by step procedure to remove watch links without tools.
Do you want to know how to make a watch smaller removing links having screw pins? Follow the below procedure.
There are other methods too if you want to learn how to make a watch smaller without removing links. But, if you want to know how to remove links from a fossil smartwatch then the methods I have mentioned above will work just fine.
How to put the watch band back together?
Mere removing a link from a watch is not the objective here. You have to put the watch back how it was before. See, how you can do fossil watchband adjustment or resizing fossil watch band.
This is how you can put the watch band back together. The process takes time but it would save you from a trip to a watchmaker.
Setting the time and date after fossil watch band link removal because the procedure sometimes could change the previous settings. Here’s the procedure you must follow;
Set the time:
Set the date:
Setting time and date is not as tricky as taking links out of fossil watch. Thus, do it immediately after you are done removing fossil watch links.
How to add links to a fossil watch?
If your fossil watch band links are removable. Of course, there would be a space for adding links to fossil watches. If you have the correct tools you can successfully add links to the watch band but if you are looking forward to removing watch links without tools then that is not possible. The only choice you have is to take it to the jeweler or the watchmaker.
The procedure to remove links from fossil watches is tricky but if you have the right tools and patience you can do it yourself. I hope you have understood how to take off watch links easily. You have to be extremely careful while handling the pins. If you follow the steps I mentioned you can successfully remove links from a fossil smartwatch.
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