Rado Hyperchrome - Pin removal with no directional arrows?

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    Rado Hyperchrome - Pin removal with no directional arrows?

    I have a Rado Hyperchrome and I'm about to remove the pins from the bracelet. However there are no directional arrows to indicate which way to push the pins out. Does this mean it doesn't matter which direction they are removed?

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    Also I watched a video on youtube about removing links from a ceramic band, and it seems all the comments indicate I should be using the twisting pin removal tool instead of directly hammering the pins out. Is this correct? Should I never be using a hammer to remove/replace the links?
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    Re: Rado Hyperchrome - Pin removal with no directional arrows?

    If there are no directional arrows, then they are not friction pins, but most likely a pin and collar system, so might want to Google this to see how to remove properly. Seiko uses this system among others.

    You have to be very careful not to lose the very small collars within the links.
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    Re: Rado Hyperchrome - Pin removal with no directional arrows?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    If there are no directional arrows, then they are not friction pins, but most likely a pin and collar system, so might want to Google this to see how to remove properly. Seiko uses this system among others.

    You have to be very careful not to lose the very small collars within the links.
    So if it's pin and collar, would I be able to push the pins out in either direction?

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    Re: Rado Hyperchrome - Pin removal with no directional arrows?

    Quote Originally Posted by appleb View Post
    So if it's pin and collar, would I be able to push the pins out in either direction?
    Correct - direction won't matter.
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    Re: Rado Hyperchrome - Pin removal with no directional arrows?

    Thanks! Now in regards to the links being ceramic... does this mean I should not be using a hammer with punch pin at all? In this youtube video many commenters are saying she screwed up and probably ruined the watch:

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    Re: Rado Hyperchrome - Pin removal with no directional arrows?

    You should be ok with the hammer/punch pin, just don't use heavy blows. Use light tapping as needed and increase the force only as needed.
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    Re: Rado Hyperchrome - Pin removal with no directional arrows?

    This Rado Hyperchrome bracelet looks just like the bracelet on my Rado D-star watch. Since I couldn't find a single video anywhere on how to adjust this exact type of bracelet I made a video to help anyone who might land here from a Google search on the topic and be as confused as I was. Sorry to bump an old thread but I think this can help some people:


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