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  1. Varnado Apr 6, 2015

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    An old time Omega guy had this bracelet and end links and swears they are genuine. The font looks right to me but, the number appears to be upside down. Is it correct this way? Is it bogus?
     
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  2. flyingout Apr 7, 2015

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    Can't say I've done much study of end links yet. Here's my 6, which matches the links on the type 2 and 3 bracelets pictured in MWO. All the 6's in the book have the upright 6 (in that orientation) and asymmetrical slot on the side opposite the 6.

    Which bracelet is it?

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  3. Varnado Apr 7, 2015

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    The bracelet is incorrect as is the clasp. It is a 1039 bracelet with these ends on them. It seems they may not be genuine but, do "9" endlinks exist?
     
  4. ock2915 Apr 7, 2015

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    Nice surprise today , the 105003 I inherited from my uncle comes with genuine "6" endlinks:taunt:


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  5. Varnado Apr 7, 2015

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    I dont think those are correct either. I dont believe genuine "6's" have the cutout for the spring bar levers on both sides, only one side, but I am not certain.. IMG_1504.JPG.jpg
     
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  6. mac_omega Apr 7, 2015

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    There are several versions of "6" end links - there are end links with cutouts at both sides which are also correct!
     
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  7. Barking mad Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Apr 7, 2015

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  8. ock2915 Apr 7, 2015

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    Be sure mine absolute correct , my uncle bought this watch new in 1963 and has been untouched since then , maybe there are different versions of them.....
     
  9. Varnado Apr 7, 2015

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    Guess you are correct. You learn something new everyday. Someone better tell the Moonwatch Only guys, they dont list double cut out links.
     
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  10. mac_omega Apr 7, 2015

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    Even the gods of Speedies may have missed something (or were not confident enough to make a statement on "unstable ground")
     
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  11. gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed et alia Apr 7, 2015

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    I believe, the double notch is from the original 7077 bracelets for the 2915 Speedies. The single notches appeared with the 7912 bracelets for the 2998 Speedies.
     
  12. JohnSteed Apr 10, 2015

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  13. gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed et alia Apr 10, 2015

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    That's a cool chart. Bracelet 1067, which pops up on speedmasters, was a seamaster bracelet? I think it is a little thiner than the 7912/1035
     
  14. Skier Aug 14, 2018

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    Having done quite a bit of research into the No. 6 end links before buying some for my 105.003. The earliest No. 6 end links for the 2998 (various) and early 105.002 had single-slot end links. Later models (and there is bound to be some cross-over) had double-slot end links. This ties in with the chart attached that, I believe, was linked to above (link no longer works).
     
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  15. gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed et alia Aug 14, 2018

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    With 3+ years since my earlier post, I now believe the single notch 6 ELs are the earliest example. Found on the first SM300 2913 for sure. The double notch 6 is correct, I believe, from approx the 2915-3 2998-1 until the earlier 105.003-65
     
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  16. buddman Nov 30, 2022

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    To revive an old post, what the conclusion to the OPs upside-down 6 stamped end link. I have one too (just one!) and looking for some thoughts on it. Mine came off a 1960 Seamaster Calendar, but the end lnk on the other end on the 1035 bracelet is a 7 end link.

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  17. buddman Dec 2, 2022

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    Anyone?
     
  18. Dash1 Dec 2, 2022

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    Would need a better photo of the ‘6’. Are these 19mm or 18mm?
     
  19. buddman Dec 2, 2022

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    It is 18mm.

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  20. Dash1 Dec 2, 2022

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    Then they’re probably end links ‘9’ not ‘6.’
     
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