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  1. peatnick

    peatnick Apr 24, 2015

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    Sometimes you feel like a bracelet, sometimes you don't ...

    Many vintage watches I come across do not have bracelets and sourcing them is challenging so I snagged a lot of NOS vintage aftermarket

    In some cases the ends look passable

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    Others are fair to middling

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    Some leave me wondering

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  2. mac_omega

    mac_omega Apr 24, 2015

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    you should be careful with these spring loaded end links as they tend to grind the inner side of the lugs over time!
     
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  3. peatnick

    peatnick Apr 24, 2015

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    Good advice Mac, these are more of a stop gap as the search for proper bracelets continues, sometimes I get lucky!
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  4. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Apr 24, 2015

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    Especially on your 18K watches! Just say no!

    Tom
     
  5. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Apr 24, 2015

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    That last one doesn't do justice to the 14381! :(
     
  6. peatnick

    peatnick Apr 24, 2015

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    Understand, though this one is 14K

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    I know, looks like Michael Strahan's watch

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    I'll keep hunting for a curved end BOR, wish me luck!
     
  7. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Apr 24, 2015

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    They'll carve up a 14K watch too, though not as fast.

    Tom
     
  8. peatnick

    peatnick Apr 24, 2015

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    Bidding on 2 GP curved end BOR now, an 18mm for the SM and a 19mm for the Connie, maybe I'll get lucky?

    Last few I've seen went over $140 and $150, even saw a SS go for $100 recently!
     
  9. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Apr 24, 2015

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    Good luck!

    Otto Frei has some, too.

    Tom
     
  10. peatnick

    peatnick Apr 24, 2015

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    Thanks Tom, its an option, a bit expensive at over $400 each with end links . . .
     
  11. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Apr 24, 2015

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    I do hear you! If, however, it is a watch you're going to keep forever and you have the funds... just buy the damned thing!

    Tom
     
  12. TNTwatch

    TNTwatch Apr 24, 2015

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    Which Connie? The 14381 above has 18mm lug width. Your C-cases have 19mm, but the normal BOR ends won't fit them.
     
  13. peatnick

    peatnick Apr 24, 2015

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    I do have both Connies but let me win one of the BOR then sort the end links, at least those are only $60 from Otto Frei

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    Back on the straps for now, freaky Friday show is over, except for the mesh on my 14k seamaster

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    I'll let that ride for the weekend . . .