Bracelet Resizing Instructions

Note: any damages caused by bracelet resizing is not warranted by EARTH watches. As such, professional adjustment of the bracelet is recommended.

If resizing is attempted, use finesse and care to avoid damaging the links and to avoid potential injury due to slippage. Apply pressure with pin punches in a steady and controlled fashion, while supporting the opposing side of the link. DO NOT use tapered pin punches, use straight shaft punches only. DO NOT use a mallet to drive or set link pins, use hand pressure only.

Friction Pin and Pin / Collar Types

  1. Support the bracelet using a bracelet holder, or in your hand with a folded cloth between your hand and the bracelet.
  2. Using controlled pressure, push the link pin in the appropriate direction, as indicated in figures A and B.
  3. When the pin protrudes from the opposite side of the link, pull the pin out, using pliers if necessary.
  4. Use the same method to remove the pin from the next link, to remove one full link.
  5. When the desired amount of links have been removed, reinstall one of the link pins to reassemble the bracelet:
    • Friction type: starting with the smooth end of the link pin, push the pin in until the knurled end is seated within the link, using pliers or a punch as necessary.
    • Pin / collar type: use two punches, or similar type tools, to press inward on the pin and collar from opposing sides, until the collar mates securely with the pin.
Figure A. Friction Pin Type - Watch orientation / direction of pin removal
Friction Pin Type - Watch orientation of pin removal

Screw Type

  1. Use an appropriately sized screwdriver on each end of the link pin to loosen and remove the screw. Rotate counterclockwise.
  2. Once the screw is removed, remove the pin from the link using a punch or similar type tool to push the pin out.
  3. Use the same method to remove the screw and pin from the next link, to remove one full link.
  4. When the desired amount of links have been removed, reinstall one of the link pins to reassemble the bracelet:
    • Installation of the pin / screw is reverse of removal.
    • Tighten screws until sufficiently secure, without overtightening.
    • The use of a thread locking compound and / or checking the tightness of the screws periodically is recommended.
Figure B. Pin / Collar Type - Push from collar side to pin side.
Collar Type - Push from collar side to pin side

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