How to Remove a Timex Watch Band Link

by Vanessa Padgalskas ; Updated September 28, 2017

Before removing links from the bracelet, determine if you can adjust the size through the fold over bracelet clasp, which can be clasped differently to change the way the watch fits around your wrist. If not, then you can remove links to make the watch band smaller.

Removing Links

Stand the bracelet upright with one end of the links on a flat surface.

Insert the sharp end of a push-pin or a pointed tool from a hobby kit into the opening in the links near the top.

Slide the pin straight up in the direction of the arrows. There are arrows on the back side of the links. You will need to apply a little force to the tool to remove the pin.

Repeat until the desired number of pins are removed.


  • Look at page 4 of the Timex manual (link below) to see a picture of this process.

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Vanessa Padgalskas was born and raised in Spokane, Wash., and currently resides in Portland, Ore. Padgalskas graduated from American University in 2007 with degrees in international studies and economics. She holds a law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.