Removing links on mesh bracelet
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    Removing links on mesh bracelet

    I was thinking of updating the mesh bracelet on my Vostok Amphibia. From a adjustable mesh bracelet to a bracelet with a clasp.

    I have small wrists and I am unsure if the adjustable holes in the clasp will be enough to make it smaller. I've been looking at the internet for information on how to remove the links to adjust the size and haven't found much. I have seen either to take it to a jeweler or to use a pair of pliers.

    What is the best way to do this, and is that safe to do at home without damaging the bracelet?

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    Re: Removing links on mesh bracelet

    I use a Dremel, make sure the 6:00 side is shorter to center the clasp, and go one row at a time to doublecheck the size. Once you cut them you can't go back.
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    Re: Removing links on mesh bracelet

    I had to use a Dremel with a small cutter head on a mesh bracelet. Do it carefully, use tape and safety eyewear, measure twice - cut once and you will be fine.

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    Re: Removing links on mesh bracelet

    The thing is that I don't own a dremel

    Is it possible to get one for cheap somewhere? Any other functional benefits to justify the purchase?

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    Re: Removing links on mesh bracelet

    This can be done with a decent pair of snips and needle nose pliers from Amazon, if you don't want to invest in a dremel. I've successfully done so on two bracelets, similar to your picture. The key is to go slowly, and ensure you're not bending the next set of links. Even if you do, they can generally be bent back :)

    My suggestion is to cut links from the clasp-side of the bracelet, if possible. That way, the clasp itself may hide any scratches incurred by the removal, leaving the lug-side looking unscathed.

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    Re: Removing links on mesh bracelet

    Quote Originally Posted by pafinn View Post
    The thing is that I don't own a dremel

    Is it possible to get one for cheap somewhere? Any other functional benefits to justify the purchase?
    I've found endless uses for my Dremel, couldn't live without it.
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