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How to remove tracking pins

In many cases, the watch is the only part of your business wardrobe you can customize, giving it a small personal feel without damaging the professional look of your clothes. You can change the belt to a style that suits you best or customize the links in the belt so that the watch fits differently. However, to do this you need to know how to remove tracking pins. While there are special tools specifically designed for this project, you can also work with some items you probably already have at home.

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credit: Richman21 / iStock / GettyImages How to remove tracking pins


Remove the laminate watch pins

Locate the feather wax pens that secure the bracelet to the selector. At the end of the film there is a pin that extends to the eyes to hold the film. They are held by the eyes of the clock face. The eyes of the watches are the two "hooks" on each side of the disc, between which the bracelet fits.

Insert the end of the razor blade between the hole and the watch strap so that it grips the rim of the spring pin.

Push the pin back into the watch strap and pull the strap through the hole.

Repeat on the opposite side of the clock to remove the other half of the clock band.

Remove the cutting screws

Turn the watch strap up.

Check the back of the chains. If no arrow is found on one of the links, your links are held together with threaded pins.

Unscrew the adjusting screw with a screwdriver and turn it counterclockwise until it is far enough away from the connection to remove it manually.

Repeat this for each link you want to remove.

Remove the watch pins

Turn the bracelet over.

Check the back of the links. If you see an arrow on one side of a link, your links are split-watch pins.

Hold a straight pin with the dot on the arrow on the side opposite the arrow on the links

Push the straight pin with your finger ring closed to the clock pin until the interface pin exits on the other side of the connector.

Repeat this for each link you want to remove.


  • First, remove the connection from the clasp or clasp, not the end of the strap attached to the watch loops.

  • For each setting, remove one link from each page and not all links from one page. This will help ensure that the band doesn't go wrong.

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