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Best way to acquire a 516 end link? Aftermarket options?

  1. Laharrier

    Laharrier Nov 19, 2018

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    My recently acquired 145.022 69 is missing on of its end links from the flat link bracelet and Id like to replace it. Naturally an original would be preferred for resale purposes some day, but I mainly would just like to be able to wear the watch on its awesome old bracelet. I ordered a cheap set of reproductions from ebay in the UK, but they dont have the stamp marks like on the originals.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks all!
     
  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Nov 19, 2018

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    Set up a search on eBay or, when you have 111 more posts, post in the WTB section, here.
     
  3. Laharrier

    Laharrier Nov 19, 2018

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    Yep! Already have those set up :)
     
  4. M'Bob

    M'Bob Nov 19, 2018

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    I'm assuming you're referring to the lines on the front, not the stamped numbers on the back?
     
  5. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Nov 19, 2018

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    Or maybe engraved #633 on the back of the ends instead of etched #633?
     
  6. Laharrier

    Laharrier Nov 19, 2018

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    Yep, the lines on the front. Im handy, so I was maybe going to do a little project and try to customize the aftermarket links to match.
     
  7. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Nov 19, 2018

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    Keep an eye here and on eBay. They come up for sale.

    After market are good until then though.
     
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  8. Laharrier

    Laharrier Nov 19, 2018

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    Will do!

    Has anyone ever acquired them from omega directly? I have a friend who works for the company at a boutique...
     
  9. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Nov 19, 2018

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    Da, 516s not 633s ::facepalm2::
     
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  10. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Nov 20, 2018

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    026ST516 | STEEL END-LINK 1039

    Information: This item is not available anymore
     
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  11. boogedyboo

    boogedyboo Nov 20, 2018

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    516 endlinks are no longer available from Omega directly.

    Your best bet is on the secondary market. Also check the "Watch Parts & Accessories For Sale" section regularly, new posts here don't come up under "Latest".