I'll help with girl input..
Count me in!
You really want someone who can trying on multiple different Speedy dial configurations... and I have 4 very different ones!
I live in Canada (another bonus point!) but have an office across the border near Detroit Mi (so same as any US members)!
I'd also love to be a beta tester! (happy to share pics, initial impressions, and detailed feedback over time). Im in the US
Me three! Have an FOIS and two modern Speedmaster Professionals.
I’m still hoping a design can be made that could be convertible for 18-19-20. If such a design is available and done with a truly vintage feel (light, slim with a heavy taper) I think there would be a huge market.
The BOR with the same convertible system, heavy taper (the current one offered is 20/18) and the slim buckle shown earlier would also have the same success I would think.
Although the Omega BOR’s are abundant and not expensive, there wasn’t a 20mm as far as I know and have only heard rumor of a 19mm
I think we need one here in the UK, to represent Europe.
Why has no one suggested the 1175 or No 12 bracelet which followed the 1039 on the Speedmaster? It is a flat link , which is closer to the 1039, but sturdier. I borrowed some pictures from eBay.
I thought you all were on the way out of Europe.
I voted REMAIN!
Are you sure No. 12 doesn’t refer to the clasp? Seen it on very different bracelets.
That is why I stated: the 1175 or No 12 bracelet. They appear both ways for the Speedmaster. The No 12 only, no bracelet reference, is only on the Speedmaster and is the same as the 1175/47.
I will definitely buy whatever bracelet you create for my FOIS! Currently on 1125/617.
Very exciting project. I've owned several Uncle Seiko bracelets for my SKX and Turtles, always top notch.
I have a pair of 19mm 5 rows BOR endlinks, 517. I think they may fit a 18mm bracelet? I don't know which bracelet number they came with.
I saw your other post about the Holzer bracelet, I’d love to see a Holzer made for 20mm end links as well as 19mm.
Anyways, excited to see what you come up with!
Wow, I am not sure how I missed this thread, but this is awesome. It has always been a pain asking about accessories at Omega stores, probably because these guys are a lot more interested in selling whole watches. So happy to see someone finally just fill the need.
The modern 1171 I had purchased through a South Korean AD after numerous emails educating the sales guy there that a modern one did exist and that it could be ordered, was disappointing. I know it is supposed to be jangly and flimsy, but for $380 or so, it was just sad.
So long story short, I love.what you are doing and would love to be a beta tester for the 20mm flat link. The Apollo 11 50th anniversary bracelet looks awesome, but I am almost afraid to ask the AD if I can purchase that separately.
I don't know about the 1035, but the modern 1171 I had was a tin can. It probably was faithful to the original, but I think it is time to move on and improve. It was tinny to the point of getting me concerned that it may snap in two and send the watch tumbling to the ground. I wear my Speedies on either on the 1479 (for my 3590.50 tritium dial Speedy Pro) or the 1498. My 3 1998s pretty much sit in the box, unless it is summer time and I need all the metal bracelets I have. The 1998 bracelet turns the Speedy into a bit of a beast, which is not in line with its character of an elegant manual wind chronograph.
So my preference would be a flat link bracelet tapering from 20mm to 16mm with solid end links and a tab on the clasp like the 1450 for ease of opening, if not with double pushers, which I am also OK with. Not so heavy like the 1998, but more solid and not like the jangly tin can.
What you sre doing is fantastic, and I would definitely buy one, if not more. They should sell like hot cakes!
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