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We have made an additional acquisition of more of these popular flat-link bands, enabling us to drop the price by $75. You can buy the band alone without end pieces now for just $350. Look at the pictures of these excellent flat-link bracelets, first shown on the desirable 105.003 Ed White Speedmaster. You can purchase the bracelet, along with a pair of #6 Omega type 19mm ends, for $500 complete. If you need this flat-link band with 20mm ends, the complete band price with the 20mm ends included starts at $430. You can pick from Short, Standard or Long Length flat-link bracelets, and if you email we can help guide you to the length you need. The ends come in all matte finish or with the outer rows polished. If you don't see your watch pictured here on these flat-link bracelets, message us we may have a customer's photo.
The gallery here now shows these flat-link bands on all of the most popular 19mm and 20mm Omega Speedmaster watches. If you have a modern FOIS Speedmaster with the 19mm lugs, here's how your watch can look. Keep in mind what a great deal $500 with the 19mm ends included will be for you. The price of original Omega #6 original ends is $1,500+ for the end pieces alone, if you can even find them!
The best vintage Omega Speedmaster and Seamaster 300 flat-link 1960s bands now cost well into the thousands and the condition is often rough and stretched with links missing. Here is a cost-effective, very similar vintage mint condition flat-link generic band. New Old Stock 1960s/70s bracelet with 10mm center end links that will take the original Omega end pieces or the aftermarket 19mm and 20mm Omega type ends that I can sell you along with the bracelet (see details at bottom).
Flat-link bands are popular for a good reason: The links conform to your wrist, flexing just a bit and making these extremely comfortable to wear, while appearing sleek and stylish. The clean, simple look of one of these on a Speedmaster or Seamaster 300 just cannot be matched with modern bands.
The bracelet offered here in the center is flanked by an Omega 1039 band on the left and an Omega 7912 band on the right.
We have sold more than 100 of these flat-link bracelets to customers here. The pictures here tell the story. You can see from the photos that the generic band is nearly identical to both the Omega 7912 and 1039 bracelets shown alongside it. This generic band is also a close substitute for Omega 1035 and 1506 bracelets. The taper of the unsigned band is very similar, as is the top finish, with a satin center row and polished accents on the edges like the original finish of the Omega flat-link bracelets. The clasp is 17.3mm wide and the links gradually flare out to 18.3mm wide at the end. The links are 2.8mm thick. Build quality is a notch up from the Omega bands. The brick links of the generic are a bit heavier than the Omega band links. Band weighs 34 grams (vs 31 grams for the Omega bands). One feature I actually like better about this generic band is that the center end connectors have a spring bar tube built in to accept up to a 2mm thick spring bar to securely attach the bracelet to your watch. Original Omega flat-link bands don’t have that; the center connection pieces are just open links the spring bar slides through.
The 10mm end connection piece will work with many Omega end pieces of the period that fit 19mm SM300s and 19mm or 20mm lug Speedmasters. The flat-link bracelet for sale here is shown in the following pictures attached to the 1962 Seamaster 300 (ref. 14755) with the original Omega #6 ends in 19mm and connected to a 1968 Speedmaster (ref. 145022-68ST) with original Omega #516 ends. This is also a great way to give later 19mm and 20mm lugs Omega Speedmasters a vintage look, no matter what the year. The 19mm ends have been popular with the FOIS models. The 20mm ends fit the Ultraman Speedmaster series.
Shown here connected to Omega #516 end 20mm on 1968 Omega Speedmaster Professional with an original Omega 1039 band beside it.
Shown here connected to Omega #516 end 20mm on 1999 Omega Speedmaster Broadarrow:
Shown here connected to Omega #6 end 19mm on 1962 Omega Seamaster 300 ref. 14755 with the original Omega 7912 band beside it.
We sell the 10mm opening end pieces you will need to connect this band to your special Omega, including 19mm and 20mm after-market end sets. If you own a straight lugs Speedmaster or Railmaster, a FOIS Speedmaster or an early SM300, the 19mm Omega #6 style aftermarket ends we sell are an excellent fit for just $200 in all matte finish or $250 with the polished outer rows shown at the bottom of this ad. The 20mm #516 type ends we sell fit all twisted lugs Omega Speedmaster models (original Omega #516 ends sell for $750+). The 20mm ends come in all matte finish for $80 or with polished outer rows for $130. Or of course you can mate this bracelet with original Omega original ends sourced elsewhere.
This flat-link bracelet is a good length that will fit many wrist sizes. Fully extended the band measures 6 inches (15.2cm) and it sizes down to 5 1/8 inches (13cm) with 7 incremental length adjustments in the clasp. The back of the clasp is signed “Kreisler Stelux Stainless Steel Made in Hong Kong.” These came stored in protective wrappers, so the condition is mint NOS. To make the band shorter, each side of the standard length band has a removable link with a easy, pop-out spring bar pin and then you can unfold additional links from the back and remove them as well. If you need a Short or Long version, they are priced below and more spare links are available if you need us to custom make an Extra Long version.
BRACELET PRICE: $350 (6 inches/15.2cm)
Short version 5 5/8 inches (14.3cm) $325
Long version 7 inches (17.7cm) $425
END SETS (only available with the purchase of one of our flat-link bands)
19mm ends $150 (matte finish)
19mm ends $200 (polished outers)
20mm ends $80 (matte finish)
20mm ends $130 (polished outers)
The 19mm end sets are nearly identical to the original Omega #6 type sets shown on the Omega SM300 ref 14755. The 19mm ends available are the ones shown on the first photos in this ad of the Ed White and FOIS Speedmaster models (matte finish version).
The “polished outers” option end pieces are shown below (20mm ends example):
U.S. buyers pay $7.99 shipping and international shipping anywhere is $80 via Express to arrive in 3-4 days to most countries.
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Thanks for looking, Bill (Squinky)