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    Seiko 5 1988 - How to remove metal links

    Hi there,

    I bought a 1988 seiko 5, somewhat out of sentiment because it is my birthyear and I turned 30.

    Now, as all people I need to take out some links because I don't like to wear the watch around my biceps.. but I don't see the usual "arrow" and "ball" on the L pin that's holding the links together. So I'm wondering if it's possible to take links out (I guess because the two holes are only at the end of the strap.. indicating you can take them out)
    Btw, no pin is visible form the sides of the strap

    But; how and which direction would they come out?

    I'd be awstruck if somebody here doesn't know

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Seiko 5 1988 - How to remove metal links

    Seems that the dial is one of those Indian redials.

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    Re: Seiko 5 1988 - How to remove metal links

    Not sure Yuut but you can find YouTube vids telling you how to cook a squirrel or forge a samurai sword so what’s the betting that what you seek is on there.

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    Re: Seiko 5 1988 - How to remove metal links

    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    Not sure Yuut but you can find YouTube vids telling you how to cook a squirrel or forge a samurai sword so what’s the betting that what you seek is on there.
    I gave up after video 30 of a guy removing a link from a modern day strap. There's a arrow on it for god sakes

    Any hoe, worst case I could visit a shop but I have purchased a kit but even with both pins inserted it doesn't move. Probably doing something wrong..
    so hoping some Seiko lover encountered the same problem

    thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    Not sure Yuut but you can find YouTube vids telling you how to cook a squirrel or forge a samurai sword so what’s the betting that what you seek is on there.
    There’s also one for polishing a turd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonJ53 View Post
    There’s also one for polishing a turd.
    One can only hope someday a video is posted on how to reply on topic :)

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    Well all Seiko folded link bracelers come with an arrow showing how to remove the link inserts.

    Your problem is that that ain't a Seiko bracelet.....and the watch looks like it might be far from genuine too (based on the dial).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuut View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DonJ53 View Post
    There’s also one for polishing a turd.
    One can only hope someday a video is posted on how to reply on topic :)
    Umm, but I was.

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    Re: Seiko 5 1988 - How to remove metal links

    Whoops. I commented on the wrong picture. Never mind. Move along....

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    Re: Seiko 5 1988 - How to remove metal links

    A few more photos of the sides , ends and whole bracelet etc would help , can you post some ?

    Beanerds.

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