Tommy Hilfiger has produced clothing and accessories since its founding in 1984. Adjusting the links on a wristwatch can be a confusing task, yet while many rely on a local jeweler, watch bands can be easily adjusted at home. Tommy Hilfiger watches use the most common split pin system to attach links, and therefore can be adjusted with a few simple tools and care. If your watch does not seem to use the split pin system, contact Tommy Hilfiger for specific instructions.
Things You'll Need
- Soft cloth
- Small driving tool (push pin, small screwdriver)
Set your watch face down on a soft cloth. This will keep the face safe from damage while you work on the band.
Examine the watch band and find the removable links. Locate the links with small exposed pins on the narrow edge of the link. Removable links will also be marked with a small engraved arrow on the underside of the link.
Place the driving tool on the edge of the pin, and push the pin out of the watch in the direction of the arrow. Pull from the other side if needed to fully remove the pin.
Repeat Step 3 to remove as many links as needed. Alternate sides of the band while removing links, as the watch will not balance on the wrist correctly if you do not.
Rejoin the band by holding the remaining band up to the buckle and sliding a pin into place. Be sure to push the split pin in the opposite direction of the engraved arrow--you are reversing the removal process. Complete this step for both sides to connect the band.
Tips & Warnings
- Your local jeweler can easily perform this service for a small fee.
- Be careful when using metal tools near your watch, as the steel and watch face can easily become scratched.
- Photo Credit watch image by petar Ishmeriev from Fotolia.com
How to Spot Counterfeit Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger began producing high-end products in 1985. The company is known for its line of clothing, accessories, home goods and shoes....
How to Spot Authentic Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger began in 1985 as a clothing designer and manufacturer primarily for men, expanding to women's wear around 10 years later....
How to Remove Links From a Movado Band
If you own a Movado watch that does not fit properly, you can adjust the band size by removing links. Removing links...
How to Adjust Stainless Steel Bracelets
Stainless steel is an attractive and durable metal that frequently appears in jewelry. With its silvery hue and relative affordability, it makes...
Instructions for the Lorus Watches
Lorus Watches are part of the Seiko Watch Corporation and feature dress and sports watches for children, women and men in a...
How to Remove Links From Watch Bands
You've found the perfect watch, but it doesn't quite fit your wrist. With cloth wrist bands or leather bands, you'd have to...