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18k oyster rivet bracelet. How does one remove links?

February 28 2018 at 10:41 AM
Ashil  (Login Ashil)
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Hi all

looking at a midsize datejust in 18k with rivet oyster bracelet. It has all 13 links and will no doubt be too large for my wife's thin wrist.

I don't see any screws though. How does one remove a couple of links?

Thanks !

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Richard Carver
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Possibly a trade?

March 1 2018, 12:26 PM 

Intact 18k oysters are so rare, most have been resized already it seems. Maybe do a WTT for a short one and get some cash as well. Once they're torn down it's so difficult to make them right again.

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(Login cw380)

it varies

March 1 2018, 1:05 PM 

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.

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(Login oldempirellc)
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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.


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