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  1. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Feb 21, 2013

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    Hi guys, I have a question on the ladder bracelets on Zeniths. This may sound silly but are all ladder bracelets identical regardless of the models? Am I able to switch a ladder bracelet from a Defy to an A386 as long as I have the right endpieces? Are they the same width? Thanks in advance for helping with my newbie question.
     
  2. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Feb 21, 2013

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    Not a silly question. Consider that some of us learned only recently that Respirator lobster bracelets are different from Espada/Primero/Defy lobster bracelets.

    I believe all ladder bracelets are the same - among men's models. They're all 18mm wide, and should be interchangeable if you have the proper end pieces.

    There is a rare ladies' Defy with a GF ladder bracelet that is probably about 14mm wide; one might conceivably confuse this for a mens' bracelet if it were listed without measurements.

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    These are from a recent eBay listing (321068911316):

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  3. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Feb 21, 2013

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    Thanks MMMD. I was looking at this Defy and I thought it was overpolished. But looking at the ad you had posted in the first picture, it seems to be fine to me. What do you guys think?
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  4. avantnoire

    avantnoire Feb 21, 2013

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    If I may add, there are two different sized ladder bracelets, at least I have two..the two that I have for the A386 have a last link measuring 17.5 mm, and the ones I have on my A384, 385 and 3817 are all 19.5mm at the last link..
    Cheers,
    David
     
  5. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Feb 21, 2013

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    Interesting. Just the end links? The rest are 18mm?
     
  6. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Feb 21, 2013

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    I like that one, except for the color of the relumed hands. And the 2562pc inside might be a replacement for an original 2552pc; usually the ones with 2562's inside say 28800 on the dial. It's been polished, I think, but overpolished is in the eye of the beholder.
     
  7. avantnoire

    avantnoire Feb 21, 2013

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    The 17.5mm ended bracelet takes the 19mm ends, and the 19.5mm takes the 20..
     
  8. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Feb 21, 2013

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    Thanks MMMD. Am with you on the relumed hands.
     
  9. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Feb 21, 2013

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    Thanks David. Looks like there are at least 2 different ones then.
     
  10. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 21, 2013

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    Agree, at least two sizes. The smaller has same-sized links all the way through, and the other has a taper from ends to the clasp.
     
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