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  1. rkny18

    rkny18 Aug 13, 2019

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    Hello world.

    Anyone have any idea if I might be able to build a 1447 bracelet from available parts? They seem to come up for sale about once every 93 years.

    Even though it’s nowhere near the correct vintage for my 1968 145.012-67, (and I can’t bring myself to spend 1039 money on a bracelet made of beer pull tabs), I’ve decided the 1447 is the bracelet for me.
     
  2. whyboddau

    whyboddau Aug 13, 2019

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    There are 805 endlinks on eBay now. It’s a start...
     
  3. kov

    kov Aug 13, 2019

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    1447 being much more rare than a 1039, I wish you good luck for finding parts to build a bracelet :)
     
  4. Toishome

    Toishome Aug 14, 2019

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    If you think a 1447 is gonna be cheaper than a 1039 then you are in for a surprise. Been looking for that bracelet for 2 years now and nothing::facepalm2::
     
  5. rkny18

    rkny18 Aug 14, 2019

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    Oh I don’t expect a 1447 to be cheaper than a 1039. I just can’t bring myself to pay that much for something so delicate. I’d happily put that much into a 1447.
     
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  6. Toishome

    Toishome Aug 14, 2019

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    If you want sturdy get a 1450. Easier to find and built like a tank.
     
  7. rkny18

    rkny18 Aug 14, 2019

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    But my understanding is that the 1447 has smaller, and thus more, links, so is a bit slinkier and more comfortable.
     
  8. Toishome

    Toishome Aug 14, 2019

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    Never wore one so can't speak of the comfort but I believe the only difference is that the 1447 tapers in at the clasp.
     
  9. pascs

    pascs Aug 14, 2019

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    I've not been able to find any links for the 1447 in the last several years of looking, I dont think they are even available from Omega because I asked a reputable source and they were not available. I have a spare 1447 clasp though, which were available.

    The 1447 has smaller links than a 1450 but I havent noticed that my 1447 is any more comfortable than say a 1171, which is not dissimilar to the 1450.
     
  10. Toishome

    Toishome Aug 14, 2019

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    You have the clasp and I have the end links. Maybe one day we can build a bracelet :D
     
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  11. kov

    kov Aug 14, 2019

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    Wearing my birth year 1st gen 345.0808 on 1447 today :

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    They say there’s no coincidence :)
     
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  12. rkny18

    rkny18 Aug 14, 2019

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    For me it would also be the hair pulling factor (folded links love my hair) and also the added weight and durability of solid links vs folded.