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Need Input for Speedmaster Bracelet Design

  1. Blackdog Oct 2, 2020

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    I got one too, and I also have the impression that they are aftermarket. Previously I got a complete clasp with this style of cover (1223/214) and the quality of the finish is better on that one.
     
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  2. hejsam Oct 5, 2020

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    @zoohannover I got my Chronomaster back from the watchmaker and according to my scale the lugs are exactly 19.1mm.

    Mine is a Landeron 248 model!
     
  3. steffe Oct 15, 2020

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    The US Flatlink looks stunning on the 145.012 case and really easy to fit :)
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  4. SlCKB0Y Oct 20, 2020

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    ‘I’ve got a number of real NOS Speedmaster clasps and based on the slightly rough finish on the Canadian ones I’m almost certain they are not genuine. But hey, they look the part and are cheap since you just need to buy the cover.

    The one on the bottom is the genuine clasp on a US1171. Just to be clear, these are for personal use only, I would never try to sell them.

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  5. SlCKB0Y Oct 20, 2020

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    Also, just for the record, Larry has done a phenomenal job with these bracelets. Between USPS and Australia Post, they took just under 2 months to get to me but it was well worth the wait! I have purchased a bracelet from another company on these forums and Larry’s end links match the lugs much better, the fact they are hollow means they can be made to fit many more watches, the fit and finish is better, the clasp quality and size is better and they are much, much cheaper. In addition to this the links articulate better due to not having overly tight tolerances. Uncle Seiko has a fan in me for life.

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    Larry just needs to get himself a Black Bay 58 and get the Tudor bug (like he did the Speedy) as that watch is in desperate need of his treatment. Most are sold on leather or cloth when everyone wants the bracelet, the genuine bracelet is like $700US and can take 3 months to order in from Switzerland and the only company making aftermarket ones is Strapcode which make utter garbage.
     
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  6. nobbylon Oct 20, 2020

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    Just ordered a US1171 to go with the US1035 flat link I bought a couple of weeks ago (now sold out in 20mm fully brushed!). I have an 1171/633 I bought last year from Omega so as soon as I receive the bracelets I’ll do a comparison.
     
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  7. Blackdog Oct 22, 2020

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    A picture of my CK-Pulse on US BoR I'm wearing right now, just because it looks soooo nice....;)
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  8. RI Omega Fan Oct 22, 2020

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    You’re showing a different clasp than depicted on the Uncle Seiko website. Do they change it, or did you?
     
  9. nobbylon Oct 22, 2020

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    Looks like a new 1171 clasp.
     
  10. Pazzo Oct 22, 2020

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    If that's a 19mm lug width, then it must be a US clasp.
     
  11. nobbylon Oct 22, 2020

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    Looks identical to my 1171

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  12. Blackdog Oct 22, 2020

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    I changed it. It's an Omega clasp marked 1223/214 that I bought NOS from ebay.
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  13. Blackdog Oct 22, 2020

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    Bracelet tapers down to 16mm, so several original Omega clasps from the 70s/80s fit perfectly.
     
  14. RI Omega Fan Oct 22, 2020

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    So it’s a 19 tapering to 16. The 20 tapers down to 18, according to the U/S website.
     
  15. Blackdog Oct 22, 2020

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    Yes, the BoR 20mm is a different bracelet, with a diver's type clasp. The 19mm has the vintage style clasp.
    The other US bracelets for Omega (Flat, 1171, Holzer) are the same bracelet with different endlinks for 20mm and 19mm. They all taper to 16mm.
     
  16. RI Omega Fan Oct 22, 2020

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    Thanks for the clari, Blackdog. Sorry to keep dogging you on this! :thumbsup:
     
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  17. pdxleaf Oct 22, 2020

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    Bor fits really well and is comfy. 20201022_130056.jpg
     
  18. Blackdog Oct 22, 2020

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    The only thing I don't like of the 20mm BoR is the clasp. For me it's a deal breaker.
     
  19. nobbylon Oct 22, 2020

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    I just bought a couple of those Canadian clasp covers for my incoming 1035 and 1171. That BOR with the Omega clasp looks very nice.
     
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  20. Blackdog Oct 22, 2020

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    I got one of the Canadian covers too. I doubt they're genuine Omega, but they're a viable alternative for a very decent price. After all, the bracelets we're using them for are not genuine Omega either, are they ?

    This is another option: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/654684522/omega-new-mark-iv-speedmaster-stainless
    No affiliation with seller, I just got one of these and put it on the US Holzer and looks very good too. It will also look great on the 1171 (it's like the official 1171 clasp but with polished chamfers).
     
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