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  1. zoohannover

    zoohannover May 30, 2019

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    Hello everybody,

    I really love my FOIS but I always wanted to wear it on a bracelet.
    So I did some research and searched for 19 mm bracelets that could fit the watch.
    (Since I wanted to have more of a vintage look, I left out the bracelets 1564/975 or 1565/976.)

    Here is the interim result of my research.



    FOIS on 1125 / 617 bracelet

    This is the one vintage looking bracelet for the FOIS that you can still get at the OB.

    The only tricky part was to find out that the spring bars (19 mm, 1,8 mm diameter) come in two different lengths. One short version reference 2206 for bracelets and one slightly longer reference 2207 for straps. The latter ones are coming with the FOIS and making it almost impossible to fit a bracelet to the watch. Take the short version and it will work.

    FOIS_1125_01.jpg FOIS_1125_02.jpg FOIS_1125_03.jpg
    Bracelet reference 1125 (new from OB)
    End links reference 617 (new from OB)
    Spring bars reference 2206 (Width 19 mm, 1,8 mm diameter, short version for bracelets)



    FOIS on bracelet 1098 / 540

    I really love my Speedy Pro on the 1116 bracelet, so it was nice to see that the small brother 1098 fits the FOIS. And the end links 540 are still available at the OB!

    FOIS_1098_01.jpg FOIS_1098_02.jpg FOIS_1098_03.jpg
    Bracelet reference 1098 (from second hand market)
    End links reference 540 (new from OB)
    Spring bars reference 2206 (Width 19 mm, 1,8 mm diameter, short version for bracelets)



    FOIS on bracelet 1068 / 556

    To give the FOIS a kind of 60ies look I went for a beads of rice bracelet reference 1068. Again, the end links are still available at the OB! (Yes, the fit is not quite as good as the other bracelets, but …)

    FOIS_1068_01.jpg FOIS_1068_02.jpg FOIS_1068_03.jpg
    Bracelet reference 1068 (used)
    End links reference 556 (new from OB)
    Spring bars reference 2206 (Width 19 mm, 1,8 mm diameter, short version for bracelets)



    FOIS on bracelet 1069 / 524

    Here ist the 1069 bracelet with the grooved center links. The fit is quite nice.

    1069_01.jpg
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    1069_03.jpg
    Bracelet reference 1069 (used)
    End links reference 524 (used)
    Spring bars reference 2206 (Width 19 mm, 1,8 mm diameter, short version for bracelets)


    To be continued
     
    Edited Oct 4, 2019
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  2. Ssunnylee24

    Ssunnylee24 May 30, 2019

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    Wow kudos to you.
    I have the 1125 with straight endlinks and it does the job though I mostly wearing my FOIS with nato.
     
  3. Risto

    Risto May 30, 2019

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    Excellent article!
    I have 1125/617 myself and I feel it's the best combination.
    I have older 1125 (that you can't buy from OB).
    I'm wearing my FOIS in rotation with 2 TwoStitchStraps leather straps.

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  4. Inpw

    Inpw May 30, 2019

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    The 1125 and 1068 both look amazing. :thumbsup: Especially the 1068 gives this a totally different vibe.
     
  5. astrand

    astrand May 30, 2019

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    I would imagine that this would look great on a shark mesh bracelet.
     
  6. pascs

    pascs May 30, 2019

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    I have put mine on a 1125 but I think it looks better on leather, which seems to emphasize the lugs better
     
  7. Vega Mike

    Vega Mike May 30, 2019

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    Well done on an excellent article. I think the 1125/617 combination is the standout.
     
  8. jsducote

    jsducote May 30, 2019

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    Each of these combinations is upwards of $750, no? Personally, I'm going to have a hard time justifying that kind of outlay on a non-standard bracelet (it didn't come this way = non-standard, to me) at least until the leather strap falls apart. End-links probably won't be available then.

    Is there a flat-topped bracelet closer to this one - https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/watch-omega-seamaster-speedmaster-ck-2998
     
  9. stevec14

    stevec14 May 30, 2019

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    It does

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  10. stevec14

    stevec14 May 30, 2019

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    A pic on speedy racing if anyone is interested

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  11. LeonDeBayonne

    LeonDeBayonne May 30, 2019

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    Wow congrats! And I thought I had found the perfect receipe with a 1125. I did not know the reference 1068. Is it available for sale at OBs just like the 1125 is please?
     
  12. mjb

    mjb May 30, 2019

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    Great write-up and pics, thanks for sharing!

    FWIW, I think the 1125 looks the best. If I had just a smidgen more spare change, I'd be rockin' the FOIS. Maybe if the market stops correcting...
     
  13. OmegaFan503

    OmegaFan503 Jun 1, 2019

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    Great info! Thanks for sharing.

    I have been thinking about getting a FOIS, but this might be the tipping point! I think it looks awesome especially with the 1125 bracelet.
     
  14. Ristretto

    Ristretto Jun 2, 2019

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    Thanks zoohannover for this quite complete review of bracelet possibility for our lover First Omega In Space.

    I just purchase a 1125 with 560 end link from second hand market. But I'm facing an issue. ::confused2::

    Last link is 19,3mm width and between the lugs 19mm as you know.
    So, the bracelet is constantly in force against the lugs.
    I didn't tried with 1,5mm spring bars yet, but I'm not sure than the 0,15mm différence at the radius will be enough.

    Is somebody already facing the same trouble ?

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  15. henrikaa

    henrikaa Jun 2, 2019

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    The watch looks fantastic with the 1125 bracelet on. Now I just wonder with the new Trilogy bracelet, that somehow resembles the old flatlinks, if that will do the trick..
     
  16. DotOverNine

    DotOverNine Jun 2, 2019

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    Very informative and useful tips! Along with great pictures. The FOIS looks really good in some combinations there
     
  17. astrand

    astrand Jun 2, 2019

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  18. stevec14

    stevec14 Jun 2, 2019

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    No - it was about 30 quid from watch gecko. Easy to adjust and a comfortable bracelet.
     
  19. cristos71

    cristos71 Jun 2, 2019

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    I have a 1125/560 bracelet listed for not too much $€£ in the Sales Forum at the moment. I didn't even realise until the day I came to list it that it is sought after for the FOIS!
     
  20. KeithS

    KeithS Jun 2, 2019

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    The 1125/617 combination looks really good and makes the FOIS that much more tempting...