The 1171 and prior bracelets are all pretty much what you would likely consider 'flimsy'. None have a history of breaking through -- at least not based on my time here on OF. I like the very light Holzer that is on my '67. A pulled a heavy modern bracelet off my Tintin and replaced it with a much lighter strap. Heavy does not equal 'quality', and good engineering typically means designing something as light as possible for the require load resistance, as materials are expensive.