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  1. bazderome

    bazderome Sep 28, 2019

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    Amazing just ordered 2 of them ! I had to undergo some surgery on my original JB to make it fit my wrist, thanks for offering a smaller version :D
    As mentioned above it fits really well the Bulova Accutron Astronaut as used during the early Space Program !
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  2. chronoboy64

    chronoboy64 Sep 28, 2019

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    Speaking of, what does the group think of a wider mesh version? The narrower one is classic, but an 18mm version might look good too. Thoughts?[/QUOTE]

    I think 18mm with 22mm endlinks to fit the early Navitimers would be a great product :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 28, 2019

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    I think 18mm with 22mm endlinks to fit the early Navitimers would be a great product :thumbsup:[/QUOTE]

    Neat pairing idea! I think it would look really cool with the Navitimer. Leaning towards adding an 18mm mesh.
     
  4. CoDiffe

    CoDiffe Sep 28, 2019

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    @WYO_Watch i think one of these would look killer on your FOIS. What say you?
     
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  5. marco

    marco Sep 28, 2019

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    Has anyone received anyone yet?
    Your impressions ?
    I just ordered a short one and will post my opinion when it arrives. Its going on a 2998.5.
     
  6. bazderome

    bazderome Sep 29, 2019

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    The seller said first shipping in the end of November in this thread, you made a pre order so no one got it yet
     
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  7. maanu

    maanu Sep 29, 2019

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    Just pre-ordered. Very nice idea to bring them back. Could not spend that kind of money on vintage.
     
  8. Togri v. 2.0

    Togri v. 2.0 Sep 29, 2019

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    Jeeez man, it is a good idea to read before pushing “buy” :cool: What if the description had said “by the way the bracelet will be wrapped in a giant turd which you will have to unwrap with your fingers”
     
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  9. TLIGuy

    TLIGuy Sep 29, 2019

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    I'll throw my dream re-issue JB out there for future consideration.

    I love what you are doing and applaud the effort. I ordered one and look forward to its arrival.

    If I could make a modern incarnation of the bracelet I would create a new end piece created in the same style but eliminating the expandable end pieces. I would love to see an end piece that closes out all the gaps. I would bring the end piece all the way to the case and close that gap as well. The solid end piece would eliminate the all the troublesome moving parts and fit the case more precisely. It would also eliminate the outward pressure exerted on the inside of the lugs that concerns people the most about these bracelets.

    EDIT - Actually a two piece bracelet that fits together more along the way the Omega and Rolex bracelets do. Two piece with the spring bar running through both.

    I can only dream...

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  10. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 29, 2019

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    This is a really good idea - I’ll look into it!
     
  11. duc

    duc Sep 29, 2019

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    In. So is my son and he doesn't even know it. :cool:
     
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  12. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Sep 29, 2019

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    I think if you keep listening to us for feedback you are going to find yourself making 25 different variations on the theme. I’m sure you have already committed to a design, but i think the suggestion from @TLIGuy is very clever- having the endlinks be detachable, so you could do one bracelet and multiple endlinks (strait, 16-20 sprung, horn lugged spring, horn lugged fixed 19 for vintage Speedy, fixed 20 for modern speedy). If having the connection point at the spring bar is problematic, a lower screw-in bar could provide the endlinks attachment point. Having a full compliment of endlinks and one bracelet would allow you to fit them to any watch you want. Of course that means less bracelet sales if you want to produce that many variations ;)
     
  13. M'Bob

    M'Bob Sep 29, 2019

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    I love it. Plus, they should be numbered. Then, when they get lost, our kids will enjoy the hunt for them in 50 years like we lust after the no. 6's. Hey, they gotta have a little fun too...
     
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  14. wagudc

    wagudc Sep 29, 2019

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    Personally, I think the JB champion bracelet look undersized on a speedy, but just right on the Accutron Astronaut!
     
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  15. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 29, 2019

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    To each his own! Happy you like it one way or the other :)
     
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  16. WYO_Watch

    WYO_Watch Sep 30, 2019

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    Absolutely - vintage works, but I’d like to see it without gaps :thumbsup:

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  17. MoclovFlop

    MoclovFlop Sep 30, 2019

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    @TLIGuy Have you ever tried this version?? (The second from bottom, sorry for the crappy pic it's the only one I have on my phone)

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  18. marco

    marco Sep 30, 2019

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    I think 18mm with 22mm endlinks to fit the early Navitimers would be a great product :thumbsup:[/QUOTE]
     
  19. arcadelt

    arcadelt Sep 30, 2019

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    Another vote for the 18mm with 22mm+ endlinks for Navitimers, and even Airman (40mm) re-editions
     
  20. arcadelt

    arcadelt Sep 30, 2019

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    Easy enough for those in the US, but not so much if overseas.