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Need Input for Speedmaster Bracelet Design

  1. SlCKB0Y Oct 26, 2020

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    I can confirm that the Canadian clasp covers are not genuine.

    The mark iv Speedy clasp you linked to Etsy is available from eBay as well for those that prefer to purchase there. I think it might be the same vendor. Those clasps are genuine Omega clasps.

    They also look really good with the US 1711 bracelet (IMO).

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  2. SlCKB0Y Oct 26, 2020

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    I don’t know if anyone has mentioned it in this thread yet but Larry has released three 18mm bracelets for the Speedy Reduced:
    1. Holzer: https://www.uncleseiko.com/store/p264/Speedmaster_REDUCED_18mm_Mexican_Holzer.html
    2. 1711: https://www.uncleseiko.com/store/p266/Speedmaster_REDUCED_18mm__US1171_President.html
    3. Flat link: https://www.uncleseiko.com/store/p267/Speedmaster_REDUCED_18mm_US1035_Flat_Link.html

    “Designed to fit : 18mm Speedmaster Reduced models; 3510.50.00; 3539.50.00, 3520.53.00, More?“

    Any Guinea pigs with other 18mm Speedies game to try??
     
  3. JwRosenthal Oct 26, 2020

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    Yeah- us vintage guys are excited about this as most of our collections are 18mm. Lug profile is the variable so I'm getting up the courage to just buy them and try them.
     
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  4. Utheman Oct 27, 2020

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    Admiring my watch while watching the World Series. Hoping for a Game 7.

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  5. redzer007 Oct 28, 2020

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    Could not decide what to wear this morning and decided to try this combo.

    Gotta love the hollow endlinks!!

    SMP on US flatlink

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  6. Donn Chambers Oct 28, 2020

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    still hoping he’ll put out 21mm endlinks so I can put a flat link on my Seamaster 300 MC.
     
  7. SlCKB0Y Oct 29, 2020

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    ‘The blue version of this watch was my first “luxury” watch. ::love::
     
  8. SlCKB0Y Oct 29, 2020

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    ‘If you bought some generic 21mm hollow end links you might be able to manipulate them into fitting
    Eg. https://www.ebay.com/itm/21mm-Oyste...924484?hash=item4220127e84:g:QdEAAOSwHxZfWNUJ

    Or get some 22mm ones and file 0.5mm from either side:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/22mm-hollo...046098?hash=item1a76121492:g:PdgAAOSwPbla7pNG


    the opening on both of these end links is about 9mm which sounds about right for the width of the Uncle Seiko middle links. Otherwise, it’s file time. Could be a fun little project actually.

    I can’t vouch for either vendor or you chances of success but worst case scenario you waste about $10 on the end links.
     
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  9. Donn Chambers Oct 29, 2020

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    I have considered doing that — I’ve filed end pieces before. The bigger issue is getting the polished outer part/brushed inner to match well. I prefer that look. Still holding out for an US solution, but may resort to this eventually.
     
  10. Blackdog Oct 29, 2020

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    IMO the main problem is that the US Flatlink bracelet is 19mm at the widest point. It doesn't look too obviously undersized on a 20mm watch head, but on a 21mm it may be visually unappealing.
     
  11. JwRosenthal Oct 29, 2020

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    or it may look great. I love the stepped out look of vintage rivet bracelets where the last link was 2mm smaller than the endlinks.
     
  12. nobbylon Oct 30, 2020

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    My new ‘Canada’ clasp covers turned up yesterday and must say I prefer them over the genuine new style 1171. Top marks to the seller for fast post to The Nederlands. My 2 new bracelets from Uncle Seiko will get here via a friend in around 4 weeks so will post some pics then of the completed look.
     
  13. nobbylon Oct 30, 2020

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    Here’s a ‘Canada’ clasp cover on a new genuine 1171. imo much better than the new etched version.

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  14. Pazzo Nov 5, 2020

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  15. mk2rick Dec 4, 2020

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    Hi guys, I just received my flatlink bracelet and am having issues installing it. The end links provided by uncle seiko seems to not allot me to line up the holes and the pins... do we have to bend the end links to fit the watch ?
     
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  16. BradleyJ. Dec 4, 2020

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    you may have to manipulate the tabs to fit. my endlinks did not need any modification but they were a bear to get on.
     
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  17. JwRosenthal Dec 4, 2020

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    As discussed further back, these endlinks were designed based on specific case profiles (SMP) and not all have the holes in the same place (thank you Omega). You can do some bending using flat ended small pliers wrapped in electrical tape. Two pliers make it easier to get some grip.
    Your issue looks like the top plate is too long and hits the case before you can line up the holes. Some filing with something like a rat-tail file (very carefully and evenly) can also take off enough material to clear the case- others have done this and perhaps they can chime in with an instructional.
     
  18. BradleyJ. Dec 4, 2020

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    I totally missed that this was going on a seamaster. so yeah... the holes are definitely not the same as speedy or at least modern ones. I would expect that the endlinks would need some massaging to get wm to work.
     
  19. nobbylon Dec 5, 2020

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    Took a little longer than expected for my friend to bring the bracelets over to the Netherlands however they got here today. All I can say is WOW! Both the flat link and the 1171 are IMO of better quality than my genuine 1171/633. I’ve added Canada clasps and fitted the flat link. The fit is perfect and therefore takes patience to fit. Top marks Uncle Seiko for these awesome bracelets. Anyone looking for a period bracelet for their Speedy shouldn’t hesitate.

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  20. Twocats Married... with children Dec 5, 2020

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    Did anyone try to fit one of these to the Speedy 38 ? I would love one for the wife's Speedy.