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Need Input for Speedmaster Bracelet Design

  1. briarworm Aug 28, 2019

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    in my opinion, the way these flat end links on older omegas sit slightly below the lugs helps accentuate the twist in the lugs. if you look at something like the 2500 series aqua terras on their bracelets, the twist of the lugs is basically lost despite being more or less the same as the speedmaser.
    I'll be watching this thread, a modern version of a flat link omega bracelet is something I have wanted since I bought my speedmaster. my only other suggestion is to keep the "female style" end links for lack of a better term.
     
  2. mblease Aug 28, 2019

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    As @eugeneandresson mentioned, I'd be happy to provide measurements for a 1450. Where are you based, may be easier to send to you?
     
  3. pascs Aug 28, 2019

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    Definitely the 1450 and flat link would be great, also if you are going down the route of solid end links then solid end links for the 1171 I'm sure would be very popular.
    Something to be aware of is that the Speedmaster through time has different positions for the spring bars. I've found this when fitting 80/90's bracelets to different cases and found they sit at a different height than intended.
     
  4. Uncle Seiko Aug 28, 2019

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    @mblease measurements would be great, but ideally I would want to purchase one. If that is impossible, then that would be the next step, getting the proper measurements.
     
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  5. ckamp Aug 28, 2019

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  6. rcs914 Aug 28, 2019

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  7. Davidt Aug 28, 2019

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    To my mind, the endlinks on a Speedmaster should sit only part way up the lugs like the originals do. This forms part of the vintage look and accentuates the look of the flat link bracelet.

    The taller endlinks look more like those found on modern bracelets and it would defeat the purpose of creating a vintage looking flat link bracelet.
     
  8. Uncle Seiko Aug 28, 2019

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    OK, I have decided on the two bracelets I want to make in the near future.

    1. The Mexican Holzer Bracelet. The moment I saw it I knew I wanted to make it. Thanks to the guys who brought it to my attention. I want this on my Speedmaster!

    2. The 1035 Flat Link. Another dreamy bracelet that has that amazing vintage-y goodness.

    My plan is to make them for the FOIS 19mm and Modern Speedy 20mm.

    I will need help acquiring both of these. Would anyone be willing to post a WTB for me on the WATCH PARTS AND ACCESSORIES forum? I am unable to do so, probably because of a low post count. You can include my email address in the listing ([email protected]). Maybe respond below if you can do that, so there aren't multiple posts?

    Man, this is exciting. I can't wait to get started! :)
     
  9. speedytoronto Aug 28, 2019

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    1035 is for 19mm lug width? I believe you need a 1039 with 516 end links for Speedy Pro.

    Excited to see what you come up with, the Holzer bracelet does not interest me at all, it looks too busy and was only found on certain Speedys sent to Mexico, but a high quality flat link bracelet, hopefully with an improved clasp like on the 50th anniversary editions, would be awesome.
     
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  10. wagudc Aug 28, 2019

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    I think the appropriate thing to do is to PM admins about how to proceed with your WTB.
     
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  11. ckamp Aug 28, 2019

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    Nice. If you need a copper 345.0808 / 145.0808 as a photo OP model.. I may be your guy.
     
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  12. 64Wing Aug 28, 2019

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    Always been a fan of the 7912. That would be my pick
     
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  13. whyboddau Aug 28, 2019

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    +1 on the 1450 with 808 ends.
     
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  14. 64Wing Aug 28, 2019

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    You know, it would be cool to have a thread dedicated to all the different types of Speedmaster bracelets... Anyone up to it?

    In all honesty, I'm nowhere near qualified to be the guy to start that thread
     
  15. wagudc Aug 28, 2019

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    There is such a thread already. I posted a link to it on page one of this thread.
     
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  16. MTROIS Aug 29, 2019

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    Subscribed!!! ::popcorn::
     
  17. rob#1 Aug 29, 2019

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    Flat link vintage style bracelet, with micro adjustment, sign me up :)
     
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  18. LeonDeBayonne Aug 29, 2019

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    Me as well!
     
  19. 64Wing Aug 29, 2019

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    It's a terrible feeling asking one's self "how the hell did I miss that?"
     
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  20. Uncle Seiko Aug 29, 2019

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    Just to give you guys an update: I ordered a FOIS Speedy yesterday and also scored a 1035 Flat Link on Ebay. This is going to happen! :)
     
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