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  1. Ulysseseleven

    Ulysseseleven May 16, 2019

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    Hello! First time posting and hoping someone can help.

    I have a Seamaster 30 with a 135.003-62-sc case. I've recently purchased a beads of rice strap (8270) but the 70 end links don't seem to quite fit right. Can anyone tell me the correct end links?

    Thanks all in advance.

    Alex
     
  2. DaveK

    DaveK May 16, 2019

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    Not my area of knowledge. Have you searched 8270 here in the forum?
     
  3. Lucasssssss

    Lucasssssss May 16, 2019

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    From my table, the following endlinks fit with the 8270; 70, 513, 523, 526, 564, 570, 586, 620, 654. However, this does not mean they will all fit on your watch, as you have found out.

    I do not have your watch reference on the table, so cannot give you an exact endlink/bracelet combination. Can you perhaps take a picture of the watch on the bracelet? I would have thought 70 end links would fit, as this is the standard for the watches of this period. It is possible that they have bent slightly and can be persuaded back into shape. In what way don't the endlinks fit on the watch?

    EDIT: After a little searching, I found this page: https://uhrforum.de/threads/omega-seamaster-135-003-62-vintage.312391/ which shows the 70 endlinks fitting quite nicely on the watch of the same reference. I would imagine that yours are somewhat defformed which may lead to fitment issues.

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  4. Davidt

    Davidt May 16, 2019

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    For a Seamaster 30 I'd expect to see a 5 row rather than 7 row BoR. This may not be completely correct though.
     
  5. Lucasssssss

    Lucasssssss May 16, 2019

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    I was under the impression that with these early 60s refferences, it was possible to get them on either a 5 or a 7 row. However, with this case profile I imagine the 5 row endlinks would be overly rounded and not fit the lug profile correctly, whereas the 7 row would have a more angular shape to it commensurate with the case profile.
     
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  6. No Mercy

    No Mercy May 16, 2019

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    Please note that there are 2 type of 70 end-links: earlier is narrow - later is broad and look identical to 570 end-links:
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    So in this case I think your 70 are earlier one and will not fit 135.003. Looking for later 70 or 570 then it will work ^_^
     
  7. Lucasssssss

    Lucasssssss May 17, 2019

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    I never knew this, some great information here. Do you have the measurements of these?
     
  8. Ulysseseleven

    Ulysseseleven May 17, 2019

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    Thank you so much for the replies. Here’s a couple of photos, I’ll try and get hold of some 570s.
     
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  9. Davidt

    Davidt May 17, 2019

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    Yep that’s probably correct. I just recall seeing a lot of these with the earlier type
     
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  10. Ulysseseleven

    Ulysseseleven May 17, 2019

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    Thanks very much for your help!!
     
  11. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! May 17, 2019

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    Since you seem to own some, are the narrow ones possibly 11/16" for US cases and wider 18mm for non-US?

    Tom
     
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