Loose Link Pins on the Huawei Watch (hwatch) Band


You're probably here because you've tried to remove links from your new Huawei Watch and found that the pins slide back into place with no resistance and fall right out.  It turns out that's because Huawei used a pin and collar link as opposed to a cotter pin.  Without the collar, the pin will slide right through the link.

Link, collar, pin (left to right)
By this time you might on your hands and knees to trying to find the collar which popped out when you yanked the pin.  Yep, I was too.  If you're lucky enough to find the miniscule tube then here's how to reinstall it properly.


Insert the collar into the center part of the link from the side with the arrow.  Connect the 2 ends of the band to be attached.  Insert the pin from the opposite side and push in the opposite direction of the arrow.  You'll feel resistance when the pin reaches the collar.  Keep pushing using a pin tool until the pin is just past flush with the link.  The pin and collar are indented so that a snap can be felt when the parts are well seated.

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