Want to know how to remove a link from a watch? It’s not as tricky as you might think. It can be an intimidating task at first, much likehow to clean an iPhone’s charging portorhow to clean iPhone speakers, but it’s definitely worth doing. After all, there’s nothing as frustrating as a loose metal strap rubbing your wrist. Some can be so loose that the watch face itself ends up on the wrong side — not an ideal lookfor thebest smartwatch.

If your watch isn’t fitted correctly, you really don’t need to endure it. With just a few useful tools and a couple of minutes of care and attention, your watch can fit like a glove. Here, we will take you through what you need to do step-by-step, so you don’t need to pay for a pro to do it.

How to remove a link from a watch in 10 easy steps

How to remove a link from a watch

What you'll need

Watch tool kit


Pin pusher/screwdriver

Hammer (optional)