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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:04 am 
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Hi everyone,
First post on this forum. :)

I have just procured one of the new release 806 1959 and am looking to swap out the leather 'pin' strap for a Beads of Rice bracelet or maybe a mesh bracelet. I'm also not totally obverse to a croc/alligator strap with a deployment buckle.

Does anyone have any idea where I could get the Beads of Rice bracelet, either original or a good third party creation, please?

I'd prefer that the bracelet was a close fit right up to the case if possible as opposed to just starting/ending at the springpin.

Thank you in advance for any help.


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there were no original "beads of rice" bracelets for the Navitimer, the first documented steel bracelet was the JB Champion mesh Breitling used for the 1962 Cosmonaute.

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it does look great on "brown distressed leather" (that's a Hod inkee strap, space intentional as otherwise suppressed by our forum software)

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or a "Gaucho Leather" from Milanostraps

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WatchFred wrote:
it does look great on "brown distressed leather" (that's a Hod inkee strap, space intentional as otherwise suppressed by our forum software)

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Is that on a deployment buckle?


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regular strap, but a "butterfly" deployant-type buckle can be added.


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These are called mesh or Milanese straps. You’ll find something easily with a 22mm size but a curved end that fits properly will be harder.

https://www.strapcode.com/collections/mesh


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