Removing links HOCO 3-bead

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by Mojopin, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. Mojopin macrumors regular

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    hi, just got the 3-bead HOCO and link removal tool and excited to fit it. But I'm completely oblivious on how to remove links. I have been pushing pins on a few links with not much luck using a lot of force. I can see the pins coming just a tad from the other side but I am trying not to push too hard. Can anyone help with the best way to do it?

    Thanks!!!!
     
  2. Mojopin thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. Jamesw41985 macrumors newbie

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    Are you pushing them the right way, I think they are only designed to come out one way. In fact looking at the under side of the links there are arrows showing which way they pop out.
     
  4. JaeMelo macrumors member

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    You should be pushing the end of the pin that is round with the tool. This means the end of the pin that is flat with a spilt down the middle should be coming out.
     
  5. applewatch macrumors regular

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    There are arrows on the underside of the bracelet that tell you which way the pins should be pushed out.
     
  6. Mojopin thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks all I have somewhat bad eyesight and didn't see the arrows, I ended up damaging one of the pins, I got a few out but it's such a pita. I took it to a watch place they're charging me $10, a bit annoyed so I wrote the seller I got it from, hopefully will refund me that amount at least. Took a long while to get it from China.
     
  7. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    You broke it and now you want the seller (who is in China) to refund you the repair costs? Seriously?
     
  8. Mojopin, Jul 1, 2015
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    Mojopin thread starter macrumors regular

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    For reals bro, my mom is from China so it should work out
     
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  10. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    hhmm I crashed my car....."Mr. Dealer what you won't refund the repair costs?"
     
  11. Mojopin, Jul 23, 2015
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    Mojopin thread starter macrumors regular

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    this dealer sent me a brand new band + adapter set for free, troll elsewhere
     
  12. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    Good. I have this band and I love it.
    Maybe this time you should follow the instructions Mojopin.

    Troll out.
     
  13. Mojopin thread starter macrumors regular

    Mojopin

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    I apologize for being short, you caught me on a bad day at work. But I too loved this band when I got it and in my haste didn't notice the arrows and have never removed links from a watch. I'm glad the seller was a stand-up guy to help me out, but I think a little piece of paper on how to remove the links would help for anyone that is new to the process. I actually have picked up an OEM link band for less than retail in the meantime but still love the HOCO as well.
     

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