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If you are the owner of a vintage Heuer Autavia chronograph Heuer Siffert 1163T or Heuer Viceroy 1163V watch, you know how expensive the original Beads of Rice bands are by Gay Freres (GF), if you can find one. Plus the Heuer end pieces are very scarce and pricey. Even the original economy BoRs aren’t easy to find in nice condition. This is an affordable and practical option to get your Heuer on a BoR right now: a New Old Stock 1960s/70s Beads of Rice vintage watch band with ends included that have been specially modified to fit the 20mm straight lugs Heuer 1163 cases. You can buy the bracelet and ends set from us for less than you'd pay for a pair of Heuer band end pieces and you get a bracelet that is NOS.
We test each band on an Autavia 1163V or Heuer 1163T Siffert. The 20mm wide end pieces sit tightly against the case. Even original Heuer ends bands have floppy end pieces sometimes that don't sit flush with the case or rattle. These don’t. Plus the band has perfect tapering out to wider links before the ends to make the transition to the chunky 1163V and 1163T cases ideal. This band is signed on the back of the clasp simply “Stainless Steel.” The length of the band is 6 inches (15.3cm) fully extended and it sizes down to 5 1/2 inches (14cm) with the adjustments in the clasp. We can sell and install extra original links to make it longer. You can shorten the band more by removing links, which is easy to do on these bracelets. Clasp is 17.3mm wide. Links are 3.2mm thick. Band weighs 33 grams. Please note that the first installation of all Beads of Rice bands involves making adjustments with the tabs on the back of the end pieces to adjust for case clearance and to make final adjustments to those tabs to tighten down the ends.
U.S. First Class for $7.99 or Priority shipping for $13.99. International shipping is $70 for Express (arrives in 3-4 days).
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Regards - Bill Mahoney (Squinky)
See our full selection of Beads of Rice bands at Squinky.com including BoRs in 17.3mm, 18mm, 19mm, 20mm and 22mm, plus spare BoR links and end pieces.