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"12" end links - Which watches do they fit?

  1. Passover

    Passover Apr 8, 2019

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    Hi,

    I saw a 1036 BOR with 12 end links, is this setup meant for 60s Seamasters and Connies?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest Apr 8, 2019

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    Mostly 50s but some early 60s.
     
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  3. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest Apr 8, 2019

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    To add - it would work well with 50s Connies and Seamasters, and some early 60s 2846/2849 Seamasters and 14381/14393 Connies. Do you have specific watches in mind?
     
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  4. Passover

    Passover Apr 8, 2019

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    Hi,

    thanks for your answer!

    I saw a 166.003 Seamaster for sale with those end links and - to be honest - never saw them before.

    So is there a great difference to 11 end links?

    Thanks again!
     
  5. Davidt

    Davidt Apr 8, 2019

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    Have you got a pic?

    From memory I think 11's are curved end links on 5 row BoR bracelets for round cased 60's models such as the 166.010 but a pic will help.
     
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  6. Passover

    Passover Apr 9, 2019

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    Here are some pics:

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  7. Edward53

    Edward53 Apr 9, 2019

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    Lovely watch and BOR, but I don't think the two belong together. The 5-row type of BOR works with the big curves of the 50s and early 60s models (as per @seekingseaquest above) but this mid-60s case, with its sharper streamlining, is a better fit for the flatter 7-row BOR. That said, not exactly a painful problem to have to deal with!

    To illustrate what I mean, here's its 165.003 cousin on the 7-row it came with. Now please excuse me as I have to go and help Mrs E. coordinate her shoes with her handbag....

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  8. Passover

    Passover Apr 9, 2019

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    Thanks Edward, if you have time later, what do you think about the hands?

    For the 166.003 I only found dauphine hands either or these luminous ones

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    for the "T Swiss Made T"

    I couldn't find another one with the OP hands.

    So they maybe also don't belong to the watch?
     
  9. Edward53

    Edward53 Apr 9, 2019

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    IMO those hands on the first watch you posted do not look bad, but I agree that dauphine hands are usually found with this case. So do they belong? I don't know!