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FS: Vintage NOS South African Elephant 18mm band tropical shades

These are all 60-year-old vintage bands that exist as New Old Stock from the 1960s. There is sort of no point objecting to these as elephant trade, since they are old stock made legally during a time gone by and, if anything, take away from any market for newly made items from elephant.

First up is an amazing old 18mm size JB Champion South African Elephant strap that will really complete a tropical dial watch, just incredible variations of shades of brown on the uniquely textured skin. Regular length of 113/77mm. Priced at $225. Or $395 with a Heuer buckle.

Then we also have these deployant clasp Genuine Elephant bands available in black or dark brown, with steel or yellow gold-plated clasps, to fit watches with strap sizes 11/16 or 3/4 inches (equivalent to 17.3mm-18mm or 19mm). Priced at $175. Email for pictures of the brown bands or more sizing information and photos.

Putting one of these on an old watch will instantly transform it into having today's popular Dark Academia look.

Certain watch collectors are very fond of Genuine African Elephant watchbands because every one is unique with a different highly-textured skin pattern and they are incredibly durable. These are JB Champion USA new old stock bands from the 1960s. They're great to wear because they come with JB's famous sliding clasp mechanism that allows you to adjust the tension easily. Plus, they are long enough for even the largest wrists and it's easy to adjust these or even trim them as shown to fit small wrists. Each one comes perfectly preserved like a little time capsule in the original plastic box shown.


Thanks for looking, Bill

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