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.
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)
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.
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.
Use the bracelet pin removal tool (or needle) and push out the securing pin.
You have successful separate the bracelet !
Basically the reverse, join the bracelet together.
“collar” should be on the ‘arrow’ marking side, while the securing pin on the other side.
Use the bracelet removal pin to push both end securely.
Below photo show how the “collar” should be install properly.
There you have done it !
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 :