How to Adjust a Harve Benard Watchband

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According to their website, Harve Benard is a proprietary fashion label that produces apparel, accessories, clocks and wristwatches. Harve Benard wristwatches are primarily produced by their 7 West Accessories division and sold in Macy's, Nordstrom, Sak's, Dillard's and other fine department stores. Harve Benard 7 West Accessories watchbands come with several removable links in place, which means they're usually a little loose straight from the box. Luckily, you can adjust your Harve Benard watchband to a perfect fit in just minutes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Watch repair tool kit (with watch pin removal tool, jewellery pliers and watchmaker's hammer)
  • Potholder or neoprene mouse pad

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Arrange all of your watch repair tools on a clean, flat surface in a room where you can adjust your watchband without distractions. Choose a work space near a sunny window or position a desk lamp on your work surface to illuminate the watchband's small components. Position a potholder or neoprene mouse pad on the work surface in front of you to help prevent the glass watch face from being scuffed or scratched.

  2. 2

    Hold the Harve Benard watch face down in the palm of your hand. Note that the back of each removable watch link has a small arrow etched onto it; these arrows indicate which direction the link pins must be pushed to remove them from the band.

  3. 3

    Examine the edge of your watchband to locate the straight metal pins between each removable link. Remove the metal pin to the left of the link that you want to remove first. Use the watch pin removal tool to push the pin in the indicated direction until it comes out of the other side of the band; do the same thing to the pin to the right of the removable link to free it from the band. Use this same process to remove as many removable band links as desired.

  4. 4

    Rejoin the two halves of your Harve Benard watchband to complete the band adjustment process. Fit the two end band links together tightly. Hold the two end links together while you reinsert one of the removed metal pins.

Tips and warnings

  • Some Harve Benard link pins can be difficult to force out with just a watch pin removal tool. If necessary, pull the pins free from the band with a pair of needle-nose jewellery pliers.
  • If you have trouble pushing in the metal link pin when rejoining the halves of your watchband, try tapping the pin with a watchmaker's hammer until it is flush with the edge of the band.
  • Self-adjusting a Harve Benard wrist watch may void the manufacturer's warranty on your timepiece. Contact Harve Benard directly for additional repair and warranty information.

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