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FS: Get your Autavia 1163V on a Beads of Rice band this week

I've been wearing this band on my Heuer Autavia Viceroy 1163V and it has really made me enjoy the watch more than ever. I've sold 5 of these custom bands already to regular customers of and I am offering them here with a 1-week wait time on shipping to account for time to do the modification. If you are the owner of a vintage Heuer Autavia chronograph Heuer Viceroy 1163V watch, you know how difficult and hugely expensive the original Beads of Rice bands are. If you can find a Gay Freres band and even the original economy BoRs are scarce. This is an affordable option to get your watch on metal right away: a New Old Stock 1960s/70s Beads of Rice vintage watch band that has been specially modified to have straight ends to fit the 20mm straight lugs case of your 1163V. Inquire if you are wondering if this band will work with your Heuer 11630 case 20mm at the lugs or other straight-lug Heuer cases. Perfect taper out to wider links before the ends make the transition to the 1163V ideal.

This customized BoR will be tested on the Heuer 1163V shown. The 20mm wide end pieces sit tightly against the case. Even original Heuer HLD and HLF ends bands have floppy end pieces sometimes that don't sit flush with the case. This band is signed on the back of the clasp simply “100% 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 extra original links to make it longer and install them for you before shipping. You can shorten the band more by removing links, which is easy to do on these bands. Clasp is 17.3mm wide. Links are 3.2mm thick. Band weighs 33 grams.

Price $475.

U.S. Priority shipping for $9.99. International shipping is $64.99 for EMS Express (arrives in 5-7 days).

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Regards - Bill Mahoney (Squinky)

See my full selection of Beads of Rice bands at including BoRs in 17.3mm 18mm 19mm and 20mm, plus spare BoR links and end pieces.

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