In “How to Convert Your Omega Bracelet to an Adjustable Clasp,” presented by Watch Chest, you will learn the step-by-step process to convert your Omega 1503-825 “Bond” bracelet clasp to an Omega adjustable clasp 117STZ001154. This tutorial is also applicable to the diver extension variant 117STZ001159. If you find yourself in need of assistance during the conversion process, Watch Chest is available at watchchest.com.
To complete this conversion, you will require certain parts and tools: your original bracelet, new clasp, end links, pins and screws, tweezers, a 1.4mm flathead screwdriver, needle nose pliers, a hammer, and a pin punch tool. The process begins with attaching the new end links to the new clasp, utilizing the provided pins and screws. Once this is done, you proceed to remove the old clasp and old end links using the pin punch tool and hammer. After successfully removing these components, you then connect the new end link to the bracelet, employing the remaining pins and screws.
Attaching the new end links to the new clasp
Connecting the end link to the new clasp via the pin
To begin attaching the new end links to the new clasp, you will first need to connect the end link to the clasp using a pin. Start by inserting one end of the pin into the hole on the end link and aligning it with the corresponding hole on the clasp. Ensure that the pin is fully inserted and secured.
Securing the pin with screws
Once you have connected the end link to the clasp using the pin, the next step is to secure the pin with screws. Take the appropriate screws and align them with the threaded holes on the clasp. Use a screwdriver to gently tighten the screws, making sure they are securely fastened but not overly tightened.
Repeat the steps on the opposite side
After successfully attaching the new end link to one side of the clasp, repeat the above steps on the opposite side. Connect the end link to the clasp using a pin, secure the pin with screws, and ensure a secure fit. This will ensure that both sides of the bracelet are securely attached to the new clasp, providing durability and stability.
Removing the old clasp and old end links
Using the pin punch tool and hammer to knock out the pins
Before you can attach the new end links and clasp, you will need to remove the old ones. To do this, you can use a pin punch tool and a hammer. Place the pin punch tool on top of the pin and gently tap it with the hammer. This will push the pin out of its hole, allowing you to remove the old clasp and end links.
Removing the old clasp and old end links
Once the pins have been knocked out, you can proceed to remove the old clasp and old end links. Carefully slide them off the bracelet, ensuring not to damage the bracelet or any other components. Take your time during this process to avoid any unnecessary damage or loss of parts.
Extracting the pins with needle nose pliers if necessary
In certain cases, the pins may be stuck or difficult to remove using the pin punch tool and hammer alone. In such situations, you can use needle nose pliers to extract the pins. Gently grip the pin with the pliers and pull it out. Exercise caution while doing this to prevent any damage to the bracelet or yourself.
Removing the link tubes
Some bracelets may also have link tubes that need to be removed before attaching the new end links. These link tubes are usually located between the end links and the bracelet. To remove them, gently push them out using a tool specifically designed for this purpose or any narrow and pointed object that fits through their holes. Make sure to keep the link tubes in a safe place, as they may be required if you ever decide to switch back to the original clasp or end links.
Connecting the new end link to the bracelet
Using the remaining two pins and two screws to attach the new end link to the bracelet
With the old clasp and old end links removed, it’s time to connect the new end link to the bracelet. Take the remaining two pins and insert them into the corresponding holes on the end link and bracelet. Ensure that the pins are fully inserted and aligned correctly. Once the pins are in place, use the two remaining screws to secure the new end link to the bracelet. Align the screws with the threaded holes on the end link and bracelet, and gently tighten them with a screwdriver. Make sure the screws are securely fastened, but avoid over-tightening as it may damage the bracelet.
By following these step-by-step instructions, you can successfully attach the new end links to the new clasp, replacing the old clasp and end links. Pay attention to details and take your time during the process to ensure a secure and professional-looking result. With the new end links attached, your bracelet will not only look refreshed but also maintain its functional integrity.