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FS: Beads of Rice 20mm fits many vintage chronographs & divers

Hunting for a GF Gay Freres beads of rice band is frustrating. Do you really want to tie up that much money that can go into buying other watches? Here's an affordable 20mm option for your Heuer Autavia 2446c or 7863, a Heuer Skipper or other 20mm Heuer chronograph with standard curved lugs. The most satisfying part of installing one of these bands is how the end pieces have perfectly filled out the lugs on so many different watches, as the pictures show. Great as a placeholder band to have in your stable, easy to shift between 20mm lug watches. New Old Stock vintage item c. 1960s/70s signed on the back of the clasp "100% Stainless Steel.”

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 $325.

SHORT VERSION $295: 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.

LONG VERSION $395: 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).

20MM END PIECES ONLY: $250 (compatible with Heuer HLB ends)

U.S. shipping/tracking is $6.99. International buyers please add $35 for Registered First Class delivery (delivery in 12-15 days) or $65 for EMS Express (arrives in 5-7 days).

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