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We're offering a $495 combination deal for you to get one of our popular vintage 1960s New Old Stock flat-link bracelets with 19mm end pieces also included. This is the complete package you need if you own an early straight lugs 19mm Omega Speedmaster or a Seamaster 300 early model or a FOIS modern Speedmaster with the straight 19mm lugs.
You get both the band and the 19mm ends in this offer, and you save nearly $80. The ends are a near identical match for the original Omega #6 ends, which now cost $1,500 for a pair of the ends only. With this $495 complete offer, you get an incredible bargain instead of spending $2,500-$3,000 to fit your 19mm Omega with an original flat-link with #6 ends, if you can even find those parts.
You get an unsigned front clasp vintage steel watch flat-link bracelet from the 1960s with 19mm end pieces (as shown attached to all of the watches in the gallery). The bracelet is still NOS. It is shown in the center of the 3rd photo below, alongside the unattached original Omega flat-link bands.
You can see in the picture of 3 bracelets that the NOS flat-link 1960s bracelet we are selling in the center is nearly identical to the Omega 7912 (the original for the SM300) and the Omega 1039 (an original for the vintage Speedy). This unsigned band is also a close substitute for Omega 1035 bands. The taper of the generic band is very similar to the original vintage Omega original bracelets as is the top finish, with a satin center row and polished accents on the outer rows. That dual matte and polished finish is carried over on the end pieces you will also receive (some pictures show the matte finish ends option).
This stainless steel original vintage 1960s watch bracelet is compatible with early Omega Speedmaster watches such as soughtafter pre-Moon references 2998 CK2998 105.002 105.003 105.012 Speedmaster models. Customers have bought these bands and used the 19mm ends for great combinations shown in the pictures: on the famous Ed White 105.003 19mm lugs Speedmaster or the 19mm newer FOIS Speedmaster reissue model or the Omega Seamaster 300 from 1962 reference 14755 model.
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 SM300 just cannot be matched with modern bands.
Omega flat-link bands are usually rough and stretched or missing links when they rarely come up for sale; this vintage generic bracelet is in mint NOS condition from the 1960s, since it was preserved in a wrapper all these years. Plus, you can buy extra links or a Long version. Buying this band as an everyday wearer is also a great way to preserve your valuable Omega bracelet.
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 making the band weigh 34 grams vs. 31 grams for the Omega bands. Another feature we also like better about this generic band is that the center end connectors have a rounded spring bar tube built in to accept up to 2mm thick spring bars to securely attach this bracelet to your watch. Original Omega flat-link bands just have a regular center link opening that the spring bar slides through, which can make the band a bit floppy.
This is a good length bracelet that will fit many wrist sizes. The back of the clasp is signed “Kreisler Stelux Stainless Steel Made in Hong Kong.” Fully extended the band measures 6 inches (15.2cm) and it sizes down to 5 1/8 inches (13cm) with the 7 incremental length adjustments in the clasp. The band has 10 links on one side and 11 on the other side. One link on either side of the clasp is easy to remove with a spring bar pin that pops out. Comes with double-flanged spring bars and these are easy to install yourself.
BRACELET WITH 19MM ENDS: $495
U.S. buyers paty $7.99 for First Class shipping. International shipping anywhere is $85 via Express to arrive in 3-4 days to most countries.
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Thanks for looking, Bill (Squinky)
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