How do you size a 20mm polyurethane link bracelet with pins, not screws
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    How do you size a 20mm polyurethane link bracelet with pins, not screws

    Hello WUS community. I got a 20mm PU link bracelet to install on my black monster. How do you remove the pins? I've adjusted watch bracelets before, but I've never seen anything like this.


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    Re: How do you size a 20mm polyurethane link bracelet with pins, not screws

    Huh. I don't think I've seen that one before. Are those just round depressions? No edges at all?
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    Re: How do you size a 20mm polyurethane link bracelet with pins, not screws

    from what I see the split pins are inside metal tubes, logical as otherwise the strap wouldn't last much.
    I reckon you gotta use a pin remover to push the pins out without pushing the tubes out. can be bought for a few $ online.

    here's a vid and pics for example
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4696nCG-Hp4



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    Re: How do you size a 20mm polyurethane link bracelet with pins, not screws

    Thanks guys, I was thinking the same thing. The pin must be inside a collar. Like OE Seiko Mo9nster bracelets, but the collars are much larger. Anyway, I have used pin remover press tool, but the pin must be too big. It pushes the collar and pin and won't push the pin out of the collar.

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    Re: How do you size a 20mm polyurethane link bracelet with pins, not screws

    Quote Originally Posted by jackrobinson View Post
    from what I see the split pins are inside metal tubes, logical as otherwise the strap wouldn't last much.
    I reckon you gotta use a pin remover to push the pins out without pushing the tubes out. can be bought for a few $ online.

    here's a vid and pics for example
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4696nCG-Hp4



    i think the first kind was useless to me, i would always choose a punch and a small hammer to tap out the pins over using that flimsy blue one. the second one looks interesting. that i really might look for. a very precise way to use a punch push out the pins.

    Quote Originally Posted by arsenic View Post
    Thanks guys, I was thinking the same thing. The pin must be inside a collar. Like OE Seiko Mo9nster bracelets, but the collars are much larger. Anyway, I have used pin remover press tool, but the pin must be too big. It pushes the collar and pin and won't push the pin out of the collar.
    i agree, i have a friend that had something that look the same but she got carried away with a hammer and a punch that was too large and pushed the tubes out as well. if you just can get a punch that is small enough to just push the pins out of the inside of the tube it should be good.
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    Re: How do you size a 20mm polyurethane link bracelet with pins, not screws

    I got it all set, that was a pain. I don't want to do that again anytime soon. I have the exact same tool as the one in the YouTube video.
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    Re: How do you size a 20mm polyurethane link bracelet with pins, not screws

    BTW. I have the black tool in the bottom pic and it works ok with metal bracelets.

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    Re: How do you size a 20mm polyurethane link bracelet with pins, not screws

    There was at least one micro company who offered that bracelet a few years past. It started out as experimental. But the adjustment was indeed a pain. They soon went to screw type pins. And they now work just fine. I' m sure yours is a discontinued model.

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