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110 of 112 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2009
To start, yes, this is cheap. If you are paying $3.50 to try to size your own watch instead of spending $10 at a local jeweler, chances are you are cheap too (as am I :).

The question isn't is it cheap...the question is, does it do the job you want it to. The short answer is yes. It worked extremely well for me. Does the pin remover wiggle? Yes. Just take a minute and line it up. Also, make sure you are pushing the pins straight through and not at an angle (basic physics here...duh, right?). I didn't even break any of the pins (something I have heard some people complain about)...I think this is less likely if you do a good job of lining the pin pusher up with the pins.

One of the reviews mentioned that it was hard to see the alignment of the watch pins and the pin pusher. While this is true, I don't understand how this is a strike against the product. Have you seen the size of the pins on your watch? If you think that somehow this is the fault of this product, I think your expectations may be a bit high. If you have trouble seeing small things, I would just suggest not doing the work yourself.

If you are at all mechanically inclined, you won't have a problem using this. Just make sure you use your patience too.

I would definitely purchase this again. Even if this fell apart tomorrow, it was still cheaper than going to a jeweler, and I really enjoyed doing the work myself.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2009
First a word aboud the vendor-(Micro-Tools) was great. The package shipped very quickly, and communication was very good.

Alhough the price for this item has jumped up since I purchased it, It's still not a bad deal. My husband and I had both received watches through the mail, and both bands needed adjusting. My last watch ordered through the mail lasted eight years, and for all that time it flopped around on my wrist since I never got around to taking it in to be adjusted.

This little tool works really well, and it takes maybe 10 mintues to resize a watchband. Most of that time is trying to see the pin on the adjustment tool--get a good light and your reading glasses. There are no instructions provided, although there was a sticker on the package with a link to online instructions. There are better instructions out there--google "resize watch band". You just have to make sure that you're pushing the pin in the right direction to remove it (the watch band has an arrow on the bottom to show the direction the pin will go.) To replace the pin, you need to go in the opposite direction (against the arrow) and put the narrow end of the pin in first.

You also might need a small pair of pliers to pull the pin completely free of the band, and a small hammer to tap it all the way back in place.

I was able to resize 2 watchbands in less time than it would have taken to drive out to get them done, and now I have the tool if they need to be resized. Very happy with this.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2009
Paid for itself upon arrival! Bought my wife a nice watch for our anniversary and of course the band was too large. This little gizmo worked flawlessly. Even better, two days later my wife felt she wanted the watch a little tighter. 1, 2, 3 and she was set. No trip to the jeweler, and no additional $$$$.

By the way, others have commented that they initially broke the device's removal pins. My recommendations to avoid this include:

1. Look closely at the watch band's links. Most will have an arrow pointing to which direction you should remove the link pin.

2. Be sure to carefully line up the device pin to the link pin you are going to remove (Don't be vain. Get out the magnifine glass if you need it!).

If you get significant resistance you've either started from the wrong side or you are not properly lined up!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2009
It is totally worth the price. Its cheap, quick and easy to use. I had to remove 4 pins and put two of them back in to re-size my watch. The entire process took me less than 10 minutes.

The product has a website for instructions but there's a short youtube video showing how to use a similar product which I found to be more helpful (search for "Watch Pin Remover" on youtube) . It really is as simple as it looks on the video. Align the pin remover from the tool with the pin of the watch you need to remove and rotate the handle to push the pin out. Make sure you know which direction you need to push to get the pin out (as others have mentioned, most watches have arrow markings on the underside of the band).

I am extremely satisfied with this product!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on June 1, 2012
Wasn't sure so I ordered two different watch pin removal tools. This one stinks. One of the pictures makes you think it will push the pin out most of the way. I did read a review that said you need to pull the pin out and they are correct. The unit is hard to see were to start, but not that bad. They should have made the push longer and the unit a little bigger. It is usable, but you are better off getting the SE Watch Band Link Remover Set (5 Piece Set). Comes with a base, smaller hammer and nice long pins. Couple of light taps and most pins are out, no pulling required and it's easy to line up the pin as the band is on it's side. I'm going to return this one.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on May 26, 2009
i have a large watch collection so it was easy to adjust all of my watches to my wrist size - saved alot of money from going back and forth to the jeweler - definitely worth the price
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2008
I just had a watch buying spree and had three that needed to be sized. I watched the jeweler do it before and said that looks doable so I started looking for something so I could do it my self. All other products were not worth it. I usually get charged $8 to size a watch and for the price I was seeing I was just like, forget it I will just take them in. THEN! I ran across this product on sale for $12 I bought it with no expectations. I have never sized a watch before and when it arrived I opened the box and was a little shocked that there are very few directions. So with a little common sense and the few times I saw it done I proceeded to size 3 $400+ watches in less that 5 minutes! It paid for itself the day I opened it! Thank you so much! I will always need a watch repairperson but never again will I have to wait to wear a new watch.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on April 16, 2009
This item is fairly cheap (both in the way it's constructed and price) but works as it should. I had my watch sized within a half an hour of opening the package. I thought that I got the five extra bits but one of the collars was missing it's bit so I acutally got 4 instead of the advertised 5 (hence the 4 stars). Oh well, it's cheap and each bit should last a long time as long as you line it up properly and don't force it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2008
This item based on the price is very good, I am very satisfied with it; I had another one different brand, more expensive, and the pin broke, I have to throw it away, because has no pin to replace. In the other hand this one has 4 extra pins
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on July 31, 2010
I purchased this recently in order to be able to resize a newly purchased Invicta watch. It worked like a charm. Before using you should make sure you're lining the pin up on the correct side of the band. And you should have a very strong pair of reading glasses to line the pin up exactly. There's a reason you see those huge magnifiers in watch shops. If you don't have the pin lined up exactly it will bend and break, it's that simple.
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