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New (old) bracelet for Speedmaster. Most will hate, but I kinda dig it.

  1. Donn Chambers Nov 18, 2016

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    I saw a picture from someone else who had done this, and realized I had a beads of rice bracelet from an old 60s Enicar watch in my box 'o straps, and decided to see if it would fit. I had to grind the end-pieces to 19 mm, but it was a pretty simple process.

    I'd rather have a 1039, but those have gotten WAY too expensive. So it's this for now, until I go back to wearing it on the leather NATO (see my avatar).

    Anyone else wear their Speedmaster on an unusual bracelet? (and I don't consider the 60s JB Champion bracelets unusual. Sorry).


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  2. JohnSteed Nov 18, 2016

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    :rolleyes: sacrilegious. bout to have your Speedy card pulled by the author-a-tays :D.

    Wait .... @ulackfocus hates Speedys. Your good ::rimshot::
     
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  3. delmarco Nov 18, 2016

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    GOOD FIT! I didn't think metal aftermarkets could line up so well with a case body!
     
  4. tpatta Happily spending my daughter’s inheritance Nov 18, 2016

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    I would have you hung from the rafters. Except is looks pretty damn nice. Great job. :)
     
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  5. igatomic Nov 18, 2016

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    I had an 1171 on mine. Much less expensive than the 1039. Functional and I didn't worry about desk diving marks...
     
  6. ulackfocus Nov 18, 2016

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    Actually, I hate that a LOT less than NATO straps.

    (that's a HUGE compliment coming from me, BTW)
     
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  7. Camguy Dec 1, 2016

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    Love it. Perfect fit.
     
  8. al128 unsolicited co-moderation giverer Dec 2, 2016

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    Care to see a pic of my slightly used NOS Longines art deco Calatrava on a NATO?
     
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  9. rcs914 Dec 2, 2016

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    I thought bear baiting went out of vogue in the Middle Ages ;-)
     
  10. U5512 Dec 3, 2016

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    I have my '65 Speedmaster on Omega Dynamic (from the 1990s) bracelet (see picture of the Dynamic below). The bracelet part number is 1570 / 870 with solid end pieces and it fits very well.
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  11. ulackfocus Dec 3, 2016

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    That depends on whether or not it's MILITARY.
     
  12. G-Web Dec 5, 2016

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    I like it.
    It reminds of trying a Speedmaster on a Rolex jubilee a few years ago.
    Sacrilege, I know, but it was a good change of pace for a day.

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  13. kov Trüffelschwein. Dec 5, 2016

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    OMAGAD that dial :eek:

    ::love::
     
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  14. danicycle Dec 14, 2016

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    I can only think about how much your arm hair is being snagged.
     
  15. jaguar11 Dec 14, 2016

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    That ain't bad at all.. Nice one!!!!!!