It’s important to know how to remove seiko watch band pins. That’s because the size of the pin varies from brand to brand, but on most watches they’re generally small and flat. Use a small screwdriver or a knife tip to gently pry up on one end of the pin while you pull out the other side with your fingers. This post will discuss ways to remove seiko submariner mod pins.
Use a Knife or Screwdriver
Insert the blade of a small knife (or screwdriver) into the gap between the pin and the surrounding metal, applying pressure in order to release it from one end of its grip.
Grip the tip of the pin with your tweezers and pull it out.
Drill the Pin
This is probably the riskiest option. If you have a drill handy, keep in mind that it’s very easy to slip up while doing this, not only scratching the watch but also potentially ruining your band or watch case. Place the tip of your drill bit on the top of the pin and gently apply pressure. Sometimes, this will be enough to push it out from one side.
Heat the Pin with a Lighter or Match
After heating up your pin for about 5 seconds (until it becomes red hot), use pliers to pull it out. Be careful not to touch any plastic components with the hot metal tip of the pin.
Heat Up a Sewing Needle
After heating it up for about 2-3 seconds with your lighter, cool the needle by pushing it through a candle flame for about 5-6 seconds before using it to push out a pin. Be careful not to touch any plastic components with the hot metal tip of the pin.
Use a Rubber Band
Place your watch on its side, facing upwards and loop a thin strip of flexible material such as a thin rubber band around the base of the pin until it’s tight enough to grip onto. Then, pull out one end of the pin while pulling up on the other end with your fingers.
Use a Flathead Screwdriver
Insert the screwdriver into the gap between the pin and the surrounding metal, applying pressure in order to release it from one end of its grip.
Use an Adhesive Remover of Some Sort
After you’ve used either WD-40 or naphtha to remove your sticker, if there are small pieces of adhesive left on your watch band, moisten them with an adhesive remover.
Use a Pin Pusher Tool
This is probably the cleaner option out there, but it can be difficult to find one locally depending on where you live. It’s basically a pair of metal rods that have two ends: One end is a flat, circular surface while the other end is a narrow spike. Insert one rod into the gap between the pin and the surrounding metal with its flat end facing upwards, and then place your watch band on top of it with your pin facing down. Then, use the second rod to push out the pin from underneath by placing it on top of your watch band.
Use a Paper Clip
Straighten out one end of the paper clip, then use pliers to grip onto it and pull it out of its original shape. Then, insert that into the gap between the pin and the surrounding metal with gentle pressure in order to release it from one end of its grip.
It’s important to know how to remove seiko watch band pins. Once you’ve removed the pin, try not to lose it and screw up your watchband even more than it already is! So keep an eye on it while you work with things like a drill or knife.