Resizing the Seiko reissue Turtle bracelet – Brief tutorial

Edit : 11 Sept 2017 (added info on 2 types of Seiko bracelet collar design)

Since i will be resizing my Seiko reissue Turtle bracelet, i thought i might as well write a tutorial on it.

Removal

What you need :
a) bracelet removal tools (available on the ebay for a couple of dollars)
b) bracelet pin removal tools (also available on the ebay for a couple of dollars)

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Flip over the bracelet, you will find there is an “arrow” marking.
Insert the bracelet removal tool pin and turn the knob. It will push the securing pin out.

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Remove the bracelet removal tool’s “knob”.
You will find the “collar” stuck there. Remove the “collar” and store properly (read : easy to loss).
Hint : i use my finger nail to scrap the “collar” while in a plastic bag.

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Use the bracelet pin removal tool (or needle) and push out the securing pin.

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You have successful separate the bracelet !

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Reinstallation

Basically the reverse, join the bracelet together.
“collar” should be on the ‘arrow’ marking side, while the securing pin on the other side.

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Use the bracelet removal pin to push both end securely.

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Below photo show how the “collar” should be install properly.

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There you have done it !

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Hope this tutorial helps ! Cheers.


*Thanks to David Braybrook (FB) for allowing to use these pix.

Additional information – Seiko has 2 methods of collar system used in their bracelet.

Please see below :

 

 

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5 comments

  1. Thanks for the tutorial. The only thing I thought you might want to add is that these collars will roll off a table and when they do, you will not find them anymore. After I learned my lesson I now resize these pin and collar bracelets on a towel which traps them.

  2. Thanks for the input Elmer.
    Yes, its good to have a paper towel to work on.

    For Pin and Collar, i usually trap them inside a small plastic bag (as describe above) and store them there before reinstall.

    Yes, these collar have wings ! It can disappear once it drop off.

  3. hi, will this work on the srp21 padi?

    1. Yes, procedure is similar.

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