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FS: Beads of Rice 19mm for Heuer 2446, new Skippers, many others

Many of our favorite 19mm lugs vintage chronograph models can be challenging to strap. Why not get the look shown below with a 19mm vintage New Old Stock beads of rice band from the 1960s/70s. Whether you're frustrated hunting for a GF Gay Freres band or just want a vintage look on your Skipper reissue, this band will suit your watch. The money you save can go towards your next watch purchase. Especially great option for your Heuer Autavia 2446 Jochen Rindt model. Five-row beads style BoR. New Old Stock viintage item c. 1960s/70s. Signed on the back of the clasp just “100% Stainless Steel.” Great placeholder option until an original band comes along, then a useful collection piece to move to another 19mm watch.

STANDARD LENGTH VERSION: Length is 6 1/4 inches (15.8cm) fully extended and sizes down to 5 3/4 inches (14.5cm) with the adjustments in the clasp. You can remove links to make it shorter. Clasp is 17.2mm wide. Links are 3.5mm thick. Band weighs 35 grams.

CT price is $325. That is a $70 discount from $395 at

SHORT VERSION: Length is 5 3/4 inches (15.8cm) fully extended and sizes down to 5 1/4 inches (13.3cm) with the adjustments in the clasp. Price is $295.

LONG VERSION: Length is 7 1/8 inches (18cm) fully extended and sizes down in increments with the adjustments in the clasp to 6 1/2 inches (16.5cm). Price is $395.

U.S. shipping/tracking is $6.99 or $12.99 for Priority. International buyers please add $35 for Registered First Class delivery or $65 for EMS Express (arrives in 4-5 days).


Regards - Bill Mahoney (Squinky)

Browse for 17.3mm, 18mm, 20mm and 22mm Beads of Rice bands, plus spare end pieces and links. We also stock special modified BoRs to fit straight-lug Heuer 1163 cases and Jenny Caribbean 1000 watches.

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