Resizing a Monster Bracelet | How to Resize a Seiko Monster Bracelet
A friend of mine popped by today and asked if I could resize his Seiko Monster bracelet. I thought I’d document this simple but sometimes scary process.
What do you need?
A bracelet pin remover tool (available for a couple of quid from eBay)
Pliers (if required)
That’s all! The Monster’s links are unique. It works with a pin and collar system. One side is a long pin, and the other side is a small tube that slots onto the end of the pin. When they both get squeezed onto each other, they hold the link in place.
Removing the pins
This will release the bracket so you can remove links from either side if you require.
Firstly, find out which side the collar is located. Then you need to select a pin on your pin removal tool which is small enough to fit inside it. Then push out the pin from the collar side.
WARNING! The collar will now literally drop out of the end of the bracelet link, so make sure you retrieve it and put it in a safe place. These are VERY easy to misplace!
Once you have removed the needed links, the hard part comes: putting the bracelet back together!
Replacing the pins
Slide the pin into one end, and the collar into the other end, with each end sticking out slightly. Now, get a fatter pin on your pin removal tool. One that is wide enough to cover the whole link pin.
Use your pen on the collar pin, and the pin removal tool on the pin end. Now, push them both together at the same time so the collar slots over the end of the pin. Make sure they are together tightly and all the way in.
That’s it! Rather simple really. I hope this has helped.