how to adjust casio watch band

Casio watches are the favorite choices of many people because of their formal style, consistent, and affordable prices.

And, like other brands, Casio timepieces with metal bands bring an elegant and mature look to users. 

As usual, when you buy one from the store, you can have the staff make the band suitable for your wrist.

However, if you receive it as a present or want to pass your watch to another person, adjusting the bracelet first is essential. 

In case you don’t want to go to the store for this minor issue, refer to our below steps on how to adjust the Casio watch band

Preparation Before Adjusting A Casio Watch Band

As mentioned, sizing metal watch bands need more tools but not many.

Below are some things you have to prepare before doing this:

  • A long, thin, and pointy metal object (if possible, use a spring bar removal tool)
  • A soft pad to place the watch and its small components

How To Adjust A Metal Casio Watch Band? (4 easy steps)

Step 1: Measure your wrist and watch

Most watches are made with a metal band larger than an average person’s wrist, so we need to remove some links to make the watch suit us. 

Put on the watch and center the face on your wrist.

Next, use the other hand to tighten the band until you feel it fits your wrist comfortably.

At this time, you can determine how many links you need to remove. 

Remember that you should only extract several links on both sides of the buckle because they have pins.

You can also recognize them by the arrows printed on the surface.

The farther links, including those near the face, don’t have pins, or arrows and are harder to remove. 

Step 2: Extract the clasp

Extracting the clasp will separate the band into two sides, making it easier to remove the links. 

To do this, first, unlock the clasp.

Next, locate the pins at the band’s linking point by finding small holes on the edges.

After that, use the spring bar removal tool (or something similar) and press its tip into the holes.

The pins drop out, and now you can extract the clasp.

If you want to know about different kinds of clasps, refer to this article

Step 3: Remove the strap's link

Use the spring bar removal watch straps tool to extract each selected link by pressing the pin on the edge, similar to removing the clasp.

However, follow the directions on the arrow to make sure you are removing the watch strap correctly.

Remember to do steps 2 and 3 on the soft pad to avoid scattering small components, making it difficult to find them. 

For more methods for removing links, take a look here

Step 4: Resemble the watch

After removing the watch strap links, you can resemble the band by re-attaching the clasp to the band.

Do the reverse of what you do in the step before, but be careful and patient because re-connecting the band is more complicated than separating it.

Now put the band on to see if it suits your wrist or not.

If you need to remove or re-attach any link, do the same things as above until you feel satisfied with the adjustment.

Finally, remember to save the extracted links and pins if you want to give your watches to another in the future.

Can I use another tool instead of a spring bar removal tool? 

As mentioned, you can use a long and thin metal object with a pointy tip instead of a spring bar removal tool.

It can be the tip of small scissors, a needle, or a piece of metal wire as long as it is sturdy enough to press into the holes and extract the pins. 

How can I adjust the band of a Casio illuminator watch?

Some Casio illuminator watches come with a metal band, but their links are not removable.

Instead, these models have an adjustable clasp that can move along the bracelet.

You need only a knife, scissors, or something similar with a pointy tip to adjust this component. 

Read More: How to Set the Time on a Casio Illuminator Watch

First, put on the illuminator, then choose and remember the position you want to move the clasp to.

Next, enter the tool’s tip into the hole on the clasp and flip the lip up. 

Now the clasp is loosened, and you can move it to your desired position.

After that, press the lip to the original position to lock the clasp, then put on the watch and check.

If you still want to adjust, do the same things as above. 

How tight should I adjust a watch band?

In general, you should set the watchband tight enough to stay in the chosen position on your wrist without slipping to your hand.

You should be able to fit one finger between the watch band and your wrist

However, don’t make it too tight because you will have imprints on your skin and feel uncomfortable, especially in hot weather or after getting wet in the rain.

If you can fit more than one finger between the watch band and your wrist, the watch band is too loose.

How do you take links out of a watch at home?

For most watches, you will need a watch link remover tool in order to remove links from the band.

You can purchase a watch link remover tool online or at a local jewelry store.

Once you have the necessary tools, follow these steps:

1. Place the watch band on a flat surface with the links facing up.

2. Insert the point of the link remover tool into one of the small holes on a link.

3. Apply pressure to the handle of the link remover tool in order to push the pin out of the hole.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each link that you wish to remove.

5. Reassemble the watch band by inserting the pins back into the holes on the links.

6. Apply pressure to the link remover tool in order to push the pin all the way through the hole.

7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each link that you removed.


This article has provided instructions on how to adjust a Casio watch band.

With the proper tools, you can remove links from the band in order to make it smaller.

You can also reassemble the watch band by inserting the pins back into the holes on the links.

Thank you for reading.

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