Resizing sumo bracelet

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    Resizing sumo bracelet

    Hi all,
    Ive recently bought a sumo and plan to resize the bracelet on my own. I have problems putting the collar back.
    I'm not sure if the collar should be slotted in the middle link (https://justasmallblog.wordpress.com...in-watch-band/) or slotted in at the other end (Resizing a Monster Bracelet | How to Resize a Seiko Monster Bracelet | Watch It All About). There are 2 websites that shows 2 different methods.

    I also have problems putting in the collar in the middle link as well. Cant seems to fit in either side of the holes. Is it suppose to be difficult to slot in the middle link?

    Thank you

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    Re: Resizing sumo bracelet

    Each Sumo link pin is held by two hollow circular tubes at both ends.

    When you push the pin out, the side you are pushing from loses the circular tube.

    It was very tricky, and I had to use two pin removers to assemble the link pin and tube back: One remover pushing, and another one holding the other end's hollow tube against the pin.

    I ended up losing couple tubes, so be extra careful!

    Good luck!

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    Re: Resizing sumo bracelet

    That 1st link you include has far better info relative to the other one. I've done a few of these, and like m0tty says, it's easy to lose the collar the 1st time. I'd make sure when you get ready to do this that you have a large smooth piece of dark fabric (flat) that you can work on so when the collar drops out of the link you can find it.

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    Re: Resizing sumo bracelet

    Thanks all,

    But i am unable to slot in the collar into the center/middle link like what the 1st linked suggest.
    Just wish to confirm that for sumo, the collar is able to slot in the middle link.

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    Negative. Its like second picture (Monster). Tube does not fit inside the middle link like in first picture.

    You have to put the tube outside the link, then force it into the pin by pressing on both sides of the pin.

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    Re: Resizing sumo bracelet

    Thanks motty.

    I've tried putting it in the center link for a long time.

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    Re: Resizing sumo bracelet

    As best as I remember the Sumo collars go in the outer link. I found it best to feed the pin in from the pointy end of the arrow (with the thick end of the pin at the arrow tip end) so that the bracelet was held together then put the pesky little collar in the blunt end of the arrow. The presence of the centre link stops the little blighter falling straight through. With a bit of messing about collar and pin can be re-united. Good luck.

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    Re: Resizing sumo bracelet

    Tip for those that have lost collars. Check the tool you are using to push the pins out. When I did it the collars found their way onto the tool.

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