Ideally, a watch should fit snugly against your wrist without causing tightness or discomfort. If you have recently lost weight or mistakenly purchased or were given a Citizen Eco Drive watch that’s too big for your wrist, removing links from your watch allows for a better fit. By removing a few pins that hold watch links together, you can shorten the length of the watchband to improve the fit.

Things You'll Need

Purchase a Citizen Watch Band Sizing Tool (CIT-SZTOOL) from a Citizen Watch dealer or online. Place your Eco Drive watch into the CIT-SZTOOL. Line up one of the pinholes with the CIT-SZTOOL sizing pin.

Push the pin out of the link slowly using the sizing pin. Use your fingers or a small pair of tweezers to completely remove the pin from the link.

Carefully pull apart the link to determine if it contains a locking tube or split pin. Use a pin pusher or a small pair of tweezers to remove the locking tube.

Continue to remove pins and/or locking tubes until you have removed the desired number of links. Remove the watch from the CIT-SZTOOL and strap it onto your wrist to determine if you need to remove more links.


Tips

  • Save any pins and links you remove so you can add links if necessary in the future.

  • If removing more than one or two links, remove additional links from the 6:00 side of the watch so the watch face maintains its position in the middle of your wrist.