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  1. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Dec 4, 2019

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    I will also note- that the center protrusion for the spring loaded ends rubs some of the shorter lugged watches like the diver I posted a few days ago and this 120.its a slight rub but I could see it leaving a mark over time if I wore it regularly
     
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  2. Togri v. 2.0

    Togri v. 2.0 Dec 4, 2019

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    Looks awesome dude:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  3. zinengineer

    zinengineer Dec 4, 2019

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  4. BatDad

    BatDad Dec 4, 2019

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    I will note on my 69 - I also notice a little friction as you describe.

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  5. Zenmaster87

    Zenmaster87 Dec 4, 2019

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    Super fast exchange for a short version! Feeling much more comfortable for my wrist. Great product!
     
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  6. ChuckMK23

    ChuckMK23 divorced caveman / modern sugar daddy Dec 4, 2019

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    Omega knows a winning style - perhaps it’s sourcing Forstner for its smash hit Seamaster release. It looks good.
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  7. Geezer

    Geezer Dec 5, 2019

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    Is it just me or do these bracelets just look very odd..?

    I guess part of the attraction is the history behind these bracelets, but as these bracelets are so narrow to me they just look ill-fitting (especially with a large watch head such as a speedmaster).

    Anyway, they do seem well made and I commend the manufacturer for bringing something so niche to the market.
     
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  8. septentrio

    septentrio Dec 5, 2019

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    Looks great, what is your wrist size?
     
  9. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Dec 5, 2019

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    Its just you ;)
     
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  10. Geezer

    Geezer Dec 5, 2019

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    Haha, ok :)

    Then my second complaint is that the steel bracelet attachment is gonna grind itself into the lugs over time.
     
  11. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Dec 5, 2019

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  12. padders

    padders Dec 5, 2019

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    I think he is actually referring to how the middle section of the end link which is raised can possibly impact the case and rub over time but I would think one of the clear blobs applied here would do the trick also.
     
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  13. Mathlar

    Mathlar Dec 5, 2019

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    Having pre-ordered, and after paying credit card foreign currency fees and having just paid for the strap to clear customs, I can confirm that Darren's price is by far the best option for UK buyers!
     
  14. padders

    padders Dec 5, 2019

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    A Halifax Clarity credit card removes the first problem but not the second. Out of interest what were you stung for for customs and handling? Circa £20?
     
  15. Mathlar

    Mathlar Dec 5, 2019

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    £16 to HM Revenues and Customs and £8 to Royal Mail for doing sweet FA.
     
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  16. jsducote

    jsducote Dec 5, 2019

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    Tom wore his with the clasp over the top, so I don't feel so bad about leaving it as is.
     
  17. JPE.88305

    JPE.88305 Dec 5, 2019

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    Noticed that too (posted a close up pic a few posts back), but I guess it’s on the bottom side and probably doesn’t contact with any more force than a standard metal bracelet.
     
  18. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Dec 5, 2019

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    Wellll...I don’t I don’t know about that. As I only
    Had it on my Speedy for a hot minute, I didn’t take note of if it rubbed the case in the center, but on the SM120 it really contacts it and keeps the endlinks from pivoting up and down (which isn’t a bitg deal when wearing it but still a firm contact point that can leave a mark over time). Again, the 120 has shorter lugs than the Speedy but it’s something to keep an eye on when pairing it with different watches.
     
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  19. JPE.88305

    JPE.88305 Dec 5, 2019

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    guess it depends on the watch but like you said there is some metal that protrudes inward toward the watch so maybe depends on lug size and the placing of the holes.
     
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  20. ahartfie

    ahartfie The black sheep in the Spee-ee-eee-eedmaster flock Dec 5, 2019

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    Wore mine yesterday. I did notice in the evening that the keeper part where the strap turns back on itself had loosened a little, but I just slid it back to tighten it up.

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