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So I have this watch...



... and I'm missing the little pin that holds the band to the watch face. Because of this, I haven't worn the watch in probably 3 years. I know if I took it to a watch repair place, they would charge me an absurd amount of money just to put the pin in, and call it fixed.

There's got to be a place I can order the pin, however I've run into some problems:

1) I don't know what the technical name of the part would be.
2) Every site I search for "Watch Parts" or "Watch Repair" and the like, comes up with only the interior workings of the time piece, and not the bands and parts that make up the whole ass'y.

Help.
 

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You know a watch place will charge you an absurd amount of money to put the pin in? Have you asked a watch place how much for the pin?
Try there first. You just might be surprised. Heck, try 3 watch places and see what they say.
 

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Call Luminox. I know I've had excellent luck with Chase-Durer customer service. Worst case scenario, you may have to buy whole new band.
 

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You know a watch place will charge you an absurd amount of money to put the pin in? Have you asked a watch place how much for the pin?
Try there first. You just might be surprised. Heck, try 3 watch places and see what they say.
I plan on stopping on the way home at a couple, just to see. Last time I took the watch in to have 2 links taken out of the band, it cost me $40. I jumped to conclusions.

Call Luminox. I know I've had excellent luck with Chase-Durer customer service. Worst case scenario, you may have to buy whole new band.
Considering how much the watch was (discounted), I'm thinking a new band will be out of the question.
 

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Go to a mom & pop jewelry store and see if they can just order you the pin, you can put it in yourself.
I'd guess that it shouldnt be more than $10.
 

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http://www.luminoxshop.com/springbarpins.html
$5 online for a 4 pack, not sure if they are exactly what you need but they are in the right neighborhood to give you an idea. I think you may need a little tool to compress the pin down, not really sure. I can't imagine this would cost more than $10-20 total to get done while you wait at a jewler.

Any place that charged you $40 to size a band is a thief, most decent watch places/jewelers would do it for $10 or even free depending on the place.
 

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Or you can try even one of those little kiosks in the mall (is Coliseum Mall still there?). For something as simple as that it will be pretty cheap. My battery died while I was out, dropped it off at a kiosk, 20min and $10 later I was back in business.
 

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aha, i too just found the link that nyc_rugby posted.
As for needing the pin tool, you could probably just use a fingernail (i've had to replace the same pin in watches before.
 

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Or you can try even one of those little kiosks in the mall (is Coliseum Mall still there?). For something as simple as that it will be pretty cheap. My battery died while I was out, dropped it off at a kiosk, 20min and $10 later I was back in business.

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Had the same problem last year, Mike. I had lost that pin. Took it to one of the little kiosks; he fixed it for $4.
 

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http://www.luminoxshop.com/springbarpins.html
$5 online for a 4 pack, not sure if they are exactly what you need but they are in the right neighborhood to give you an idea. I think you may need a little tool to compress the pin down, not really sure. I can't imagine this would cost more than $10-20 total to get done while you wait at a jewler.

Any place that charged you $40 to size a band is a thief, most decent watch places/jewelers would do it for $10 or even free depending on the place.
Sweet! Free S&H too! Yeah... I got screwed on the wristband link issue... didn't find out until afterwords though... I was making more money back then though, so I didn't take issue.

Or you can try even one of those little kiosks in the mall (is Coliseum Mall still there?). For something as simple as that it will be pretty cheap. My battery died while I was out, dropped it off at a kiosk, 20min and $10 later I was back in business.
Oddly enough, no... Coliseum Mall is no longer with us. Place was turning into a sh-thole anyway. They've torn the whole thing down, minus Barnes and Noble, JCPenny's, and Macy's, and are turning it into an outdoor open mall center... kind of that open shop feel. Great idea, IMO, and I think it will turn out nice, as long as they keep the riff-raff out. :p

aha, i too just found the link that nyc_rugby posted.
As for needing the pin tool, you could probably just use a fingernail (i've had to replace the same pin in watches before.
I've done this before, and have a few small tools that I've used. Problem is, while working, the pin got bent, and never fit well after that. It was constantly coming out. But finally it popped out, and I never found the pin... so the watch sits in my drawer.
 

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Sweet! Free S&H too! Yeah... I got screwed on the wristband link issue... didn't find out until afterwords though... I was making more money back then though, so I didn't take issue.
Nice, I didn't even notice the free shipping. I guess just figure out which size pins you need and you may as well do it yourself, since you only need 1 and not the whole set you'll have some spares.
 

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Oddly enough, no... Coliseum Mall is no longer with us. Place was turning into a sh-thole anyway. They've torn the whole thing down, minus Barnes and Noble, JCPenny's, and Macy's, and are turning it into an outdoor open mall center... kind of that open shop feel. Great idea, IMO, and I think it will turn out nice, as long as they keep the riff-raff out. :p
ahhh the old "mall the white people go to, and the other mall that the white people used to go to" bit

;D
 

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Oddly enough, no... Coliseum Mall is no longer with us. Place was turning into a sh-thole anyway. They've torn the whole thing down, minus Barnes and Noble, JCPenny's, and Macy's, and are turning it into an outdoor open mall center... kind of that open shop feel. Great idea, IMO, and I think it will turn out nice, as long as they keep the riff-raff out. :p
I could see that coming, it was in decline when I left. I mostly went to Patrick Henry anyway.
 

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ahhh the old "mall the white people go to, and the other mall that the white people used to go to" bit

;D
Chris Rock used to be funny

"If I catch another man driving around in a car that I bought, for my wife...that sh!t would blow up like the Godfather"
 

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dude, sell the watch.
watches are over rated. you have a cell phone, it has a clock on it. You listen to the radio, they tell you the time, your car radio has the time, your pc @ work has the time...get my drift.
sell it and use the money on hookers and blow:nana:
 

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dude, sell the watch.
watches are over rated. you have a cell phone, it has a clock on it. You listen to the radio, they tell you the time, your car radio has the time, your pc @ work has the time...get my drift.
sell it and use the money on hookers and blow:nana:
While I enjoy my watch, and I like to know what time it is, I am intrigued by this "hookers and blow" that you speak of. :D
 

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+1 for hookers and blow

You can never go wrong with this combination.
 

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While I enjoy my watch, and I like to know what time it is, I am intrigued by this "hookers and blow" that you speak of. :D
yes, I have heard that about you ;)......


mostly from that Lootass whiper-snapper fella...he's trouble!
 
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