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How to adjust Fossil smartwatch band? Remove links from Fossil Smartwatch

How to adjust Fossil smartwatch band? Many people have Fossil smartwatches, but don’t know how to adjust the band.

Not being able to adjust the band on your Fossil smartwatch can be really frustrating. You may even think about returning it because of this issue.

Edon Lazaj has the solution! In this article, we will show you how to adjust your Fossil Q Founder band so that it fits perfectly. We’re here to show you how to adjust the band on your Fossil smartwatch in just a few simple steps.

How to adjust Fossil smartwatch band? Remove links from Fossil Smartwatch
How to adjust Fossil smartwatch band? Remove links from Fossil Smartwatch

Fossil Smartwatch overview

Fossil Smartwatch overview
Fossil Smartwatch overview

Fossil smartwatches are designed to work with both iOS and Android smartphones, giving you the freedom to use the watch you love with the phone you’re already carrying. With built-in activity tracking, customizable faces and interchangeable straps, it’s easy to make your Fossil Q your own. And thanks to smartphone notifications, you’ll never miss a beat. Whether you’re looking for a new way to stay connected or just want a stylish accessory, a Fossil smartwatch has everything you need.

Most Fossil smartwatch bands have links that can be removed in order to adjust the size of the band. Depending on the model of watch, the links may be held in place with pins or friction bumps.

How to adjust Fossil smartwatch band

How to adjust Fossil smartwatch band
How to adjust Fossil smartwatch band

Fossil Watch band adjustment Tools

Fossil Watch band adjustment Tools
Fossil Watch band adjustment Tools

You will need a few tools to adjust your Fossil watch band depending on the model of watch you have. For watches with pins, you will need a small screwdriver or push pin. If your watch has friction bumps, you will need a sharp object like a straight pin or needle.

The environment

The environment
The environment

You’ll need good lighting and a smooth table or countertop. You don’t want to scratch your watch, so it’s best to do this on a soft surface like a towel or cloth.

Guide to adjust the strap

Guide to adjust the strap
Guide to adjust the strap

First, you need to decide how many links you want to remove from the watch band. It’s best to start with just a few and see how it feels before removing more.

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Once you know which links you want to remove, use your tool to gently press down on one of the pins or bumps. This will release the link so that you can slide it out. Repeat this process until all of the links are removed.

To reattach the links, simply align the holes and insert the pin. The pressure from the pin or bump should hold it in place.

Test the Fit

Now that you’ve adjusted the watch band, it’s time to test the fit. Put on the watch and make sure it’s comfortable. If it’s too loose, you can remove more links. If it’s too tight, you can add links back in.

How to remove the links of your Fossil smartwatch without the tools
How to remove the links of your Fossil smartwatch without the tools

If you do not have a pin removal tool, you may take links out of your Fossil smartwatch by using a narrow flathead screwdriver and a little hammer.

Use the screwdriver to remove the pins from the links. Be very careful as you do not want to damage the watch.

Once the pins are removed, gently tap on the end of the screwdriver with the hammer until the link comes off.

Do the same process to remove as many links as you need.

To put the links back on, simply insert the pins back into place and tap them with the hammer until they are flush with the surface of the watch.

Can you take links out of Fossil Watch with two arrows
Can you take links out of Fossil Watch with two arrows

If the bottom of the strap of your Fossil watch has two arrows, this indicates that you may remove links from the strap using a tool called a pin removal tool.

To remove the links, insert the pin removal tool into the hole on the side of the link and push it through. The link should come off easily.

Do this for as many links as you need to remove in order to adjust the size of the strap.

When you are finished, use the pin removal tool to put the links back in place by inserting the tool into the hole on the side of the link and pushing it through until it pops out on the other side.

Next is our guide to adjust different types of smartwatch band. Keep on reading to know!

Guide to adjust different types of smartwatch band

Guide to adjust different types of smartwatch band
Guide to adjust different types of smartwatch band

A metal bracelet watch band

A metal bracelet watch band
A metal bracelet watch band

Straight Pin Adjustments

The straight pin design is made up of a simple system of a metal pin within a hole that holds the links together. The end of the pin is usually beveled so that it can be pushed out from the hole on one side, and then inserted back in on the other.

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To make an adjustment, first locate the link you wish to remove. Look for a small hole on one side of the link. Insert the point of a straight pin into this hole and push until you feel resistance. The pin will now be sticking out of the opposite side of the link.

Using needle-nose pliers, grab hold of the end of the pin and pull it out the rest of the way. The link you removed should now come free. To reattach, simply align the holes in the links and insert the pin. Be sure to push it all the way through so that the end is flush with the surface of the link.

U Pin Or L Pin Adjustments

The “U pin” or “L pin” design is made up of a simple system of a U shaped or L shaped flat metal pins with friction bumps that holds the links together.

To adjust, gently bend open the side of the band with the pin. This will allow you to see the small friction bumps on the end of the pins. Gently press down on one of these bumps with a straight pin or other sharp object and slide the link out. To reattach, align the holes in the links and insert the pin. The pressure from the friction bump should hold it in place.

A metal expansion watch band

A metal expansion watch band
A metal expansion watch band

Place the band flat on the cloth, front side up.

Look at the back of the watch band and locate the small knob or wheel. This is what you will use to make adjustments to the size of the band.

Gently turn the knob or wheel in a clockwise direction to loosen the tension on the band. You should be able to slide the links out easily once the tension has been released. To make the band smaller, simply remove links as needed. To make it larger, add additional links. Once you have achieved the desired fit, turn the knob or wheel in a counterclockwise direction to tighten it back up.

A metal mesh watch band

A metal mesh watch band
A metal mesh watch band

Put on your watch and position it to where you want it to sit on your wrist. Wrap the band around your wrist and hold it where the clasp should sit if it fit your wrist the way you wanted.

Using a ruler or measuring tape, measure the distance between the two points where the band meets and make note of this number. This is your wrist circumference.

Next, locate the adjustment knob on the back of the watch. This is usually located near the clasp. Gently turn the knob in a clockwise direction to loosen it.

Slide out one or more links from the band, depending on how many you need to remove to achieve a comfortable fit. To add links and make the band larger, simply insert them into the empty holes on either side of the watch face.

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Once you have achieved the desired fit, turn the knob in a counterclockwise direction to tighten it back up.

F.A.Q How to adjust Fossil smartwatch band?

How do you adjust a fossil steel strap?

To adjust a fossil steel strap, first locate the links you wish to remove. Look for a small hole on one side of the link. Insert the point of a straight pin into this hole and push until you feel resistance. The pin will now be sticking out of the opposite side of the link.

Using needle-nose pliers, grab hold of the end of the pin and pull it out the rest of the way. The link you removed should now come free. To reattach, simply align the holes in the links and insert the pin. Be sure to push it all the way through so that the end is flush with the surface of the link.

How do I adjust my Fossil watch?

There are a few different ways to adjust a Fossil watch, depending on the type of band it has.

How do I resize my smart watch band?

It depends on the type of smart watch band you have. Metal expansion bands can be adjusted by turning the knob or wheel on the back of the band. Metal mesh bands can be adjusted by adding or removing links. For more information, see the full instructions above.

To remove links from a Fossil watch, look for the small hole on one side of the link. Insert the point of a straight pin into this hole and push until you feel resistance. The pin will now be sticking out of the opposite side of the link.

Using needle-nose pliers, grab hold of the end of the pin and pull it out the rest of the way. The link you removed should now come free. To reattach, simply align the holes in the links and insert the pin. Be sure to push it all the way through so that the end is flush with the surface of the link.

Conclusion

Fossil has a wide range of bands to choose from, and many different ways to adjust them. We’ve shown you how to remove the band, and also how to resize it for a perfect fit. If you have any questions about adjusting your band or finding the right size, our team is here to help. Give us a call or visit one of our stores – we would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect Fossil watchband for your lifestyle.

Edon Lazaj

Graduate from UMass Boston with a 3.4 technical GPA. Experienced in the IT field looking to pursue a career within Cyber Security. Be a Bright Content Creator at Digitalne.tv

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