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Need Input for Speedmaster Bracelet Design

  1. BradleyJ. Jul 11, 2020

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    Got my flatlink today and had to play with it asap. The quality is perfect as I've come to expect from the worlds greatest uncle :D. Its a shame but I like this flatlink more than my 50th. The taper is less extreme which looks better IMO. The fact that you can buy 8 of these for the cost of the 50th doesn't hurt either :whistling: I quickly attached a genuine clasp cover to this one (big thanks to @SkunkPrince for the cover)

    Heres a couple shots on my daily wearer (excuse the scratches and smudges) Because I have the need to tinker all the time, the endlink at 12 o'clock is the 50th solid endlink and the one at 6 o'clock is Uncle S's hollow endlink. Both fit perfect on the bracelet. If you're an SM300 owner and prefer solid links then you have an option (although it will probably cost you if they are even available without the bracelet)
     
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  2. bazderome Jul 11, 2020

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    so a 1039/1035 original clasp fit ? is it the full clasp you fitter ?
     
  3. BradleyJ. Jul 11, 2020

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    Just the cover. This cover fit on the 1171 Uncle S. Clasp as well and that clasp had a longer cover just like this omega one. The flatlink had a way shorter cover (as pictured) but it still fits and functions as it should.
     
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  4. steffe Jul 11, 2020

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    Nice! Do you mind posting a picture of the taper on the wrist? Curious to see it :)
     
  5. Uncle Seiko Jul 11, 2020

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    Thank you for such high praise! Now, where can I get one of those SM300s? ;)
     
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  6. BradleyJ. Jul 11, 2020

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    Heres a pic but if you mean a comparison from this to the 50th I can't help you at the moment. My 50th is at home and I'm covering for someone at work on this beautiful Saturday ::censored::
     
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  7. BradleyJ. Jul 11, 2020

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    Keep it up and you'll be Uncle Omega soon :thumbsup:
     
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  8. steffe Jul 11, 2020

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    Thank you I meant the US flat link! It looks awesome :) Now let's just hope international shipping goes fast and smooth...
     
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  9. SkunkPrince Jul 11, 2020

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    Thank you for taking such good pictures so I don't have to! :D
     
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  10. Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Jul 11, 2020

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    So far so good, pretty happy with the flat link. And I do love the beads of rice.

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  11. Blackdog Jul 12, 2020

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    I couldn't resist the "final touch" either.

    I got this NOS clasp from eBay. It was a straight replacement. But I have to admit that the US original clasp is just as good if not better finished !
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  12. Sidreilley Jul 12, 2020

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    F06F89CE-C220-4D66-B91B-DD675748A894.jpeg I was waiting for the flat link for my FOIS, but last week for some reason, I decided maybe the beads of rice would look better and be more comfortable so I ordered one. I just put it on yesterday and was blown away by how solid and substantial it feels. Of course it does look good and is very comfortable too. This won’t be the last Uncle Seiko item I buy. Whichever one you get, you won’t be disappointed.
     
  13. rainking Jul 13, 2020

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    Sorry if I have missed this question if it was addressed previously: Is it possible to simply put the modern/current Speedmaster Pro clasp on your bracelets? It's an easy no-brainer win to go with your 1171 if so ...
    EDIT: Ad, I forgot about the taper, so I now figure the modern Speedy clasp won't fit, or will look wrong even if it does? My only reason for even asking is, I prefer to keep the Omega branding. That's no offense to you or your great products, the same OCD prevents me from wearing Adidas sweatpants with Nike sneakers LOL
     
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  14. Blackdog Jul 13, 2020

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    Taper is only one of the problems. The attachment to the bracelet is completely different. I also think that the modern clasp will kill the vintage appeal of the 1171 bracelet...
    Your best option is to source a genuine 16mm clasp for one of the vintage bracelets. I presume that many will be direct replacements. Just be prepared to pay for the clasp about the same you spent on the bracelet... Still, a lot more reasonable than what Omega charges for a 1171.
    And if you can look past the branding, the stock US clasp is really well finished and faithful to the original design.
     
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  15. SkunkPrince Jul 13, 2020

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    Again, you only need the clasp cover. The folding parts are reused from the Uncle Seiko bracelet.
     
  16. Blackdog Jul 13, 2020

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    And where do you acquire just the cover ?
     
  17. SkunkPrince Jul 13, 2020

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    Since Omega still sells the 1171/633, you can buy a replacement clasp, unfortunately you don't need the whole thing... 117ST1171 is the part.
     
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  18. take57 Jul 13, 2020

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    Received and installed my all-brushed flat link today. A few impressions: The transaction, delivery, ship time and packaging was first-rate. Installation required a bit more gyrations than working with a solid end-link bracelet. Even with a lot of care I think you'd be hard pressed to get it installed unblemished. I was surprise by a couple of things about the bracelet itself. First, it's not a substantial chunk of metal, rather it clearly could be classified as jewelry. I hesitate to use the word "delicate", but if you're looking for big steel statement piece, this ain't it. What it is however is a very clean, somewhat retro, sleek and embarrassingly affordable band for a timepiece that we know to be a strap monster that makes virtually anything attached to it look near art without being fussy.

    Comfort-wise, all good. There seems to be a bit of flex side-to-side, not so much that is disturbing like a bracelet that has seen some miles on it, but I think does make it wear more comfortably as opposed to the aforementioned chunk o' stainless. Generally speaking I'm not a metal bracelet guy, just not so much a fan of the flash, but this is really as low key metal as you're apt to ever find to slap on a Speedy. I suspect I'll be leaving this on for awhile.
     
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  19. fergusm Jul 14, 2020

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    Love to see some photos! Waiting patiently for mine... (I ordered both)
     
  20. looselywound Jul 14, 2020

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    All brushed flat link has landed! I've never handled an Omega flat link, this one was a bit lighter and, um, flatter than I expected. High quality and wears very comfortable! The end links fit the Broad Arrow perfectly without any adjustment.

    I don't know that I like it more than the 1171 on this watch, but it does look cool and suits it in a way since it references the bracelet on the original BA.

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