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The best Omega Speedmaster and Seamaster flat-link 1960s bands now cost well into the thousands. Here is a cost-effective very similar alternative bracelet to the pricey Omega bands. The pictures here tell the story. You can see from the photos that, in some ways, the unsigned band suits my 1962 Omega Seamaster 300 better than its original Omega 7912 band beside it. This band is also a close substitute for Omega 1039 and 1035 bracelets. The taper of the unsigned band is wider and makes an even better transition to the watch, as you can see on the SM300. Build quality is even a notch up from the Omega band. Band weighs 35 grams (vs 31 grams for the Omega bands). The center connection piece is 10mm, so these will work with many Omega end pieces of the period that fit 19mm SM300s and 19mm or 20mm lug Speedmasters. The brick links pattern folded steel bracelet has a satin finish to match most watches. The clasp is 17mm wide and the links gradually flare out to 19mm wide. The links are 2.6mm thick. The back of the clasp is signed simply "Stainless Steel."
The 10mm opening end pieces you will need are commonly available, including good, inexpensive 20mm after-market end sets. If you own an early SM300, I can direct you after purchase to a source for 19mm Omega #6 style aftermarket ends that are an excellent fit (the originals now sell for $1500 or more). The bracelet for sale is shown here connected with several different end sets, including on the SM300 (ref. 14755) with the original Omega #6 end in 19mm and connected to a 20mm Speedmaster with #516 ends. This is a great way to give a later 20mm lugs Omega Speedmaster a vintage look, no matter what the year. Shown here connected to Omega #516 end 20mm on 1968 Omega Speedmaster ref. 145.022
Shown here connected to Omega #6 end 19mm on 1962 Omega Seamaster 300 ref. 14755, with original Omega 7912 beside it.
Shown below connected to a 20mm Speedmaster with the inexpensive #633 ends. With the #633 ends, you need to lightly file the center connection pieces of the band because Omega #633 ends have center openings closer to 9.5mm.
Good length that will fit many wrist sizes. Fully extended the band measures 6 inches (15cm) and it will size down to 5 1/2 inches (14cm) with the adjustments in the clasp. To make it shorter, you can unfold links from the back and remove them. If you need a longer or shorter version, message me for a quote. At the price advertised, these seem expensive for a generic alternative, but I've sold 13 on EBAY already:
You can buy here at a discounted price with a direct Paypal. I'm sure these will be sold out soon.
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Thanks for looking, Bill (Squinky)