Some have pins you drive out, some are riveted so you file the rivet off, remove and replace pin, and make a new rivet. Pins and rivets are available still from Rolex, but you need someone who's experience with vintage. Or have it sent to Rolex for resizing.
Re: 18k oyster rivet bracelet. How does one remove links?
March 6 2018, 8:45 AM
reminds me of a story from about 10 years ago. I bought my (ex) wife a beautiful 67188 (kinda rose gold) with a perfect full length riveted bracelet. Well, it was way too long for her. Went to a local Rolex dealer, asked them to remove 2 links, they said "Sure, but we charge $50 for the service" - sure! Just get it done. 5 min later they come back out and tell me "... this thing has no pins, we don't know to size it ..." Knowing that ahead of time, I had a good chuckle and went to my jeweler. Yes, it would be hard to put it back together, but it is possible.