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    PRS25 36mm Everest/Expedition alternative bracelets( non rivet oyster/super oyster

    Has anyone fitted a super oyster solid end link bracelet like the strap code type made for the Seiko skx013 (the end links are modern datejust style like the original bracelet on the 40mm Everest). I have seen one members success with an Uncle Seiko Jubilee. Please show and share any alternative oyster or jubilee alternatives that fit and work on the Everest/Expedition.

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    Iíd be interested in this information as well if anyone is able to share...


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    I had the Alpha oyster on mine. It has hollow endlinks which made the fitting easier.

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    After a couple of failed attempts, I found a compatible oyster bracelet on ebay.

    I had to bend the end links quite a lot to make it fit though.

    I don’t think finding one with solid end links will be an easy task because of the lug shape and the position of the holes.

    I’m happy to share the details if anyone is interested, I’m not sure if posting ebay links here would be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post


    After a couple of failed attempts, I found a compatible oyster bracelet on ebay.

    I had to bend the end links quite a lot to make it fit though.

    I donít think finding one with solid end links will be an easy task because of the lug shape and the position of the holes.

    Iím happy to share the details if anyone is interested, Iím not sure if posting ebay links here would be ok.
    I am interested! The watch looks even better with that bracelet, can you perhaps send me the ebay link in private if it is not okay to post it here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cap_riccio View Post
    I am interested! The watch looks even better with that bracelet, can you perhaps send me the ebay link in private if it is not okay to post it here?
    Yes me too please!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Yes me too please!
    I can't wait to see the Everest with acrylic crystal on an oyster bracelet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    I can't wait to see the Everest with acrylic crystal on an oyster bracelet!
    Here it is ;)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamaw View Post
    Here it is ;)

    Now we're talking! Absolutely stunning

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    Sensational!


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    Imagine the new gilt dial with that acrylic
    A mod too far for me I feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    [IMG]

    Iím happy to share the details if anyone is interested, Iím not sure if posting ebay links here would be ok.
    Could you send me the link too, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post


    After a couple of failed attempts, I found a compatible oyster bracelet on ebay.

    I had to bend the end links quite a lot to make it fit though.

    I don’t think finding one with solid end links will be an easy task because of the lug shape and the position of the holes.

    I’m happy to share the details if anyone is interested, I’m not sure if posting ebay links here would be ok.
    Hi, I am keen on the link as well. Grateful if you send me. Tks.


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    This is what I'm waiting for:

    https://forstnerbands.com/products/t...th-solid-links

    And you are, too. You just didn't know it.

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    looks amazing. Congratulations.

    Did you use the same crystal as the Gent?

    The dome looks slightly lower which is nice.

    Also whats the clasp like? safety catch or single clasp?


    Quote Originally Posted by Mamaw View Post
    Here it is ;)


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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    Iím happy to share the details if anyone is interested, Iím not sure if posting ebay links here would be ok.
    Iíd grateful for the details please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    looks amazing. Congratulations.

    Did you use the same crystal as the Gent?

    The dome looks slightly lower which is nice.

    Also whats the clasp like? safety catch or single clasp?
    I think he used a crystal without the tension ring

    Some of my photos greatly exaggerate the dome.


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    Hi Gent

    I wasn't being critical of your watch, it looks great. Im pretty sure you didn't think I was too. You know how pictures can make things look smaller or bigger some times.

    I'll look in the IMGUR thing so I can post some pics too.

    I have an 'end on' pic of a 1016 I tried on and the crystal look higher than I imagined.




    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    I think he used a crystal without the tension ring

    Some of my photos greatly exaggerate the dome.


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    I ordered both crystals, the HW and the ATCR Sternkreuz 31.4. To my eye, they have the same dome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    Hi Gent

    I wasn't being critical of your watch, it looks great. Im pretty sure you didn't think I was too. You know how pictures can make things look smaller or bigger some times.

    I'll look in the IMGUR thing so I can post some pics too.

    I have an 'end on' pic of a 1016 I tried on and the crystal look higher than I imagined.
    No of course, I didnít think you were - just thinking that it really depends on the angle.

    Hereís mine at a similar angle:




    Iíd say 99% of the time the crystal looks perfect, only at very specific angles can it appear excessively domed. Which is the same for every watch Iíve owned with an acrylic crystal.

    Either way, itís vast improvement on the looks of the sapphire for me


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    Thats great to see. I thought it may have been a picture angle perspective thing. Thanks for the conformation.


    Now I just have to wait for my Explorer to arrive :)



    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    No of course, I didnít think you were - just thinking that it really depends on the angle.

    Hereís mine at a similar angle:




    Iíd say 99% of the time the crystal looks perfect, only at very specific angles can it appear excessively domed. Which is the same for every watch Iíve owned with an acrylic crystal.

    Either way, itís vast improvement on the looks of the sapphire for me


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    Maybe Iím in the minority here but I like the look of the original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    looks amazing. Congratulations.

    Did you use the same crystal as the Gent?

    The dome looks slightly lower which is nice.

    Also whats the clasp like? safety catch or single clasp?
    Thank you,

    Same size, same brand but this is the reference without the tension ring. I think the dome is not very different, so somewhat dominant.
    The clasp is similar to one on a modern Rolex with the quick adjust system but nowhere near the quality of the real deal. I think it is a little bit on the bigger size for this watch but do the work for now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by theflyingfisherman View Post
    Maybe Iím in the minority here but I like the look of the original.
    My problem was never the looks, it was the wearability.

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    Thanks for the pics.

    The dome looks great on the plexiglass. yes, the clasp looks practical but a little chunky in proportion to the watch perhaps.






    Quote Originally Posted by Mamaw View Post
    Thank you,

    Same size, same brand but this is the reference without the tension ring. I think the dome is not very different, so somewhat dominant.
    The clasp is similar to one on a modern Rolex with the quick adjust system but nowhere near the quality of the real deal. I think it is a little bit on the bigger size for this watch but do the work for now.




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    Thanks to Fogarís recommendation I went for one of the eBay options. Well that works very nicely indeed...





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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Thanks to Fogarís recommendation I went for one of the eBay options. Well that works very nicely indeed...





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    This looks really good, have you got a link to the bracelet? Was it easy to fit without issue?

    Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Thanks to Fogarís recommendation I went for one of the eBay options. Well that works very nicely indeed...





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    Gent, that looks great! Could you take a pic of the under side where link meets watch head? Is it hollow link?

    I am trying to see if it matches this one I found on Ali Express.

    I tried eBay link from Fogar but too late...no longer in stock




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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Thanks to Fogarís recommendation I went for one of the eBay options. Well that works very nicely indeed...





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    Looks superb 👌

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkiefreakie View Post
    Gent, that looks great! Could you take a pic of the under side where link meets watch head? Is it hollow link?

    I am trying to see if it matches this one I found on Ali Express.

    I tried eBay link from Fogar but too late...no longer in stock
    I don't trust Ali Express, because usually what you see in the photos is not what you get. If you check the store of seller "riyi002" on ebay the bracelets are back in stock every other day, you shouldn't have problems securing one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Thanks to Fogarís recommendation I went for one of the eBay options. Well that works very nicely indeed...
    Perfection 👌

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    I don't trust Ali Express, because usually what you see in the photos is not what you get. If you check the store of seller "riyi002" on ebay the bracelets are back in stock every other day, you shouldn't have problems securing one.
    Fogar, thanks for the tip!


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    PRS25 36mm Everest/Expedition alternative bracelets( non rivet oyster/super oyster

    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    Perfection ūüĎĆ
    Thanks again for the info!


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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkiefreakie View Post
    Gent, that looks great! Could you take a pic of the under side where link meets watch head? Is it hollow link?

    I am trying to see if it matches this one I found on Ali Express.

    I tried eBay link from Fogar but too late...no longer in stock




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    Yep, as Fogar wrote above - go with eBay for this one.
    I fitted my own shoulderless springbars and fitted the endlinks as they are.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cap_riccio View Post




    Looks wonderful but what is it about the rivet bracelet you arenít keen on? I know the 1016 came on both so just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theflyingfisherman View Post
    Looks wonderful but what is it about the rivet bracelet you arenít keen on? I know the 1016 came on both so just curious.
    I am not a fan of the endlinks on the stock bracelet, and if I have to pick something else, I guess the rivets stick out a bit too much. Nevertheless, the quality is superb on the stock bracelet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theflyingfisherman View Post
    Looks wonderful but what is it about the rivet bracelet you arenít keen on? I know the 1016 came on both so just curious.
    - Too heavy
    - Too thick
    - Too wide
    - Rivets are too big
    - End links have fake rivets

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    Quote Originally Posted by cap_riccio View Post
    I am not a fan of the endlinks on the stock bracelet, and if I have to pick something else, I guess the rivets stick out a bit too much. Nevertheless, the quality is superb on the stock bracelet.
    Thanks for the thoughts... Iíve always liked the rivets. Adds an extra element to the watch, I also like the look of it on 1016ís.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    - Too heavy
    - Too thick
    - Too wide
    - Rivets are too big
    - End links have fake rivets
    Gotcha, thanks too for the thoughts. Youíre a jingly jangly type fan I take it 😄

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    - Too heavy
    - Too thick
    - Too wide
    - Rivets are too big
    - End links have fake rivets
    The rivets limit the number of available microadjusts, this may have been corrected on the latest version.
    The clasp has a tendency to pop open, even when you adjust the hook.

    I like the look of a vintage style rivet bracelet, just not the execution of the stock one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    The rivets limit the number of available microadjusts, this may have been corrected on the latest version.
    The clasp has a tendency to pop open, even when you adjust the hook.

    I like the look of a vintage style rivet bracelet, just not the execution of the stock one.
    Thanks for the thoughts. 🙏

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    I don't trust Ali Express, because usually what you see in the photos is not what you get. If you check the store of seller "riyi002" on ebay the bracelets are back in stock every other day, you shouldn't have problems securing one.
    I would be interested if someone could share or Pm me the the link to the eBay bracelet.
    Last edited by boring_sandwich; 13th October 2021 at 07:48.

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    The next batch won't have rivets.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The next batch won't have rivets.

    Eddie
    Oh thatís a revelation!!! Fanstastic! Will it be available to buy separately as well Eddie?


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The next batch won't have rivets.

    Eddie
    This is wonderful news.I have tried many alternative bracelets without rivets but none (including ones shown in this thread) either match the quality or fit of the stock bracelet.I could not find any alternative with end links that truly matched the watch case no matter how much i tweaked them.I too hope the new bracelets may be available to buy .

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    After I bought one of the original batch with the vastly oversized parallel bracelet I hunted in vain for over a year for a slimmer replacement but there was nothing that suited, so it was worn on either leather or Nato. Then joy of joys the faux rivetted bracelet became available as an after market item. I may have to buy a spare now if they are to be discontinued.

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    PRS25 36mm Everest/Expedition alternative bracelets( non rivet oyster/super oyster

    Quote Originally Posted by silver centurian View Post
    This is wonderful news.I have tried many alternative bracelets without rivets but none (including ones shown in this thread) either match the quality or fit of the stock bracelet.I could not find any alternative with end links that truly matched the watch case no matter how much i tweaked them.I too hope the new bracelets may be available to buy .
    Maybe others know this already but the stock bracelet for the MK1 36mm Everest accommodates many other bracelets. Say you use the MK1 end links from the original non rivet bracelet with the large quick adjust clasp, with the alpha 1993 bracelet youíll find the links fit perfectly. The end links on the rivet bracelet though are slightly too narrow so wonít accommodate any after market bracelets Iíve tried so far. If you can find a spare MK1 bracelet Iíd recommend picking one up if you like to try various oyster style bracelets.

    Although with the new rivet bracelet I see no reason to change it. And now Eddie will be releasing a non rivet then everyone should be happy.


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    I am a huge huge fan of the current Rolex oyster bracelets. They are so simple and beautiful. I especially love the end links

    I recently received the PRS-25 and I also really really like the bracelet. I even think the faux rivets look absolutely great, and better than the way Tudor executes them. FYI - the newer design does allow all the micro-adjustment holes to be used. The only thing I would change is to have a similar end link to the Rolex Oyster (with the middle link protruding).

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