How to Take Links Out of a Pulsar Watch

by Megan Mattingly-Arthur

While Pulsar originally made a name for itself by producing the first digital watch, today's fine Pulsar watches are primarily analog or combination analog-digital. If your Pulsar watch is too big, you can take out a few links to make the band tighter. Adjusting the bands of these beautiful watches to a perfect fit is less difficult than you might think. If you have watch link removal tools, you can size your Pulsar watchband to a custom fit in just minutes, regardless of whether or not you have any previous watch repair experience.

Items you will need

  • Optical cleaning cloth
  • Watch pin removal tool
  • Needle-nose watch or jewelry pliers
Step 1

Put the Pulsar watch on your wrist and note how many links you will need to remove to create the perfect fit. Remove the watch to begin your watchband adjustment.

Step 2

Spread your optical cleaning cloth out on a flat surface. Protect your Pulsar watch face by laying it face down on the optical cleaning cloth while you are sizing the band.

Step 3

Look between the last five or six watch links, on the side of the band without the clasp, to locate the pins that secure the removable watch links. Note the direction of the small arrow on the back of these watch links; this indicates which direction you should push on the link pins to remove them.

Step 4

Push the link pin in the direction of the arrow, using a watch pin removal tool. If you have trouble getting the link pins to come out all the way, grasp them with a pair of needle-nose watch or jewelry pliers and pull them free.

Step 5

Repeat step 5 to remove additional links from your Pulsar watch band. Save the watch links and pins that you remove from your watch band. These pieces may come in handy if you need to repair or expand your watchband later.

Tips

  • Using magnetic tipped watch or optical screwdrivers will make it easier to work with the extremely small watch screws.

    Set loose watch screws on a small magnet while you adjust your watch to avoid misplacing them.

Warnings

  • Pulsar Watches recommend that you have your watchband adjusted by an authorized Pulsar watch dealer. Self-sizing your Pulsar watch band may void the manufacturer's warranty.

References (1)

  • Practical Watch Repairing; Donald De Carle; 2008

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About the Author

Megan Mattingly-Arthur has been writing professionally since 1998. She has contributed to various publications, including "Teen Voices" and "Positive Teens" magazines, as well as a book, "The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published." Mattingly-Arthur is studying travel and tourism through Penn Foster Career School.