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  1. Bryan R

    Bryan R May 16, 2019

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    I've had difficulty finding a nice alligator 19MM blue band to go with my Seamaster Pro. The Seamaster has a 19MM lug, but the best band I can find is a 20MM band. Is it possible to use the 20MM band if I use an Omega spring pin? Has anyone had success doing this?
     
  2. Ekonomer-Tuomas

    Ekonomer-Tuomas May 16, 2019

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    I once did this with my watchmaker. He cut just a tiny bit from the edges of the band to make it fit properly

    I also wanted a blue gator, and 20mm was the only choice back then. I think you will not have any problem either.:)
     
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  3. Rasputin

    Rasputin May 16, 2019

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    You can also try using smooth tipped pliers to compress the 20mm strap widthwise (at the lug end) by a few mm and hold for several seconds. This should compress the strap enough to allow you to easily fit it in a 19 mm lug.
     
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  4. fastfras

    fastfras May 16, 2019

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    It's been my experience with crocodile and alligator straps that shrinkage occurs after a period of time / usage.
     
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  5. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 16, 2019

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  6. padders

    padders May 16, 2019

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    Which 1990s SMP has 19mm lugs exactly? I can’t think of one.
     
  7. Bryan R

    Bryan R May 16, 2019

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    Thanks everyone. That is good info. I can post of pic of the watch so you can see. Problem is I can only measure using measuring tape. I don't have a caliper. It reads 3/4" which I believe is 20MM.
     
  8. Bryan R

    Bryan R May 16, 2019

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    sorry.. 3/4" is 19.05MM
     
  9. Bryan R

    Bryan R May 16, 2019

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    Here's a pic of the SMP.
     
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  10. Bryan R

    Bryan R May 16, 2019

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    Bryan R May 18, 2019

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    And it’s on...
     
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  12. Bryan R

    Bryan R May 18, 2019

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    20mm band on a 19mm lug watch. It was a tiny bit snug but loosened up quickly. Seems very secure
     
  13. 77deluxe

    77deluxe May 18, 2019

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    Looks great. And it is secure.
     
  14. Bryan R

    Bryan R May 18, 2019

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    Thanks. I like it.
     
  15. KeithS

    KeithS May 18, 2019

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    That strap color matches your watch perfectly!
     
  16. Bryan R

    Bryan R May 18, 2019

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    I was worried it was brighter blue. Ended up working out. Thanks
     
  17. padders

    padders May 19, 2019

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    That’s a mid size SMP. Lugs are 18mm. As I said above, no SMP has 19mm lugs.
     
  18. Sherbie

    Sherbie May 19, 2019

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    One of the Hodinkee 18 mm aged green leather straps would be great on that - either the aged moss or aged hunter green) To match those plots

    Heres the darker hunter green on a few of mine

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  19. Bryan R

    Bryan R May 19, 2019

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    Thanks. I like the dark green strap like the one you have. That strap in aged blue would be nice also. I went with the blue because the numbers on the bezel are blue.
     
  20. Bryan R

    Bryan R May 19, 2019

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    I found out yesterday that this is a 2000 model. I read and responded to your point, but it still measures as 3/4" which is 19mm. However, I do not have a caliper so I am relying on measuring tape. If it is, as you say, 18mm, then the 20mm band was able to fit nicely.