How to Adjust a Seiko Kinetic Watch Band

Written by paul lin
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Since 1881, the Japan-based Seiko watch company has manufactured watches of all types, from extravagant models to more-affordable options. The Seiko Kinetic watch, introduced in 1986, has been redesigned over the course of 20 years for high performance and durability. While some watches use a leather band, the Kinetic uses a titanium-alloy band with links that can be removed easily using a spring-bar tool.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Spring-bar tool
  • Microfiber cloth

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place the watch on your wrist and measure how many links you will need to remove.

  2. 2

    Place the Seiko watch face down on a microfiber cloth to prevent scratches to the glass crystal while you adjust the band.

  3. 3

    Locate the metal spring bars in the small holes between each link. Use a spring-bar tool to force the spring bars out of the holes. Remove as many spring bars as you need to obtain the correct adjustment.

Tips and warnings

  • Put the extra spring bars and links in a safe place in case you need to reattach the links in future.
  • Use caution when using metal tools near your watch, as watches can easily be scratched.

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