Difference between a 1610/930 a 1503/825 bracelet and a 1998/840

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    Difference between a 1610/930 a 1503/825 bracelet and a 1998/840

    Does anyknow the difference between a 1610/930 a 1503/825 bracelet and a 1998/840? Are they interchangable? Will anyone work on a "bond" seamaster?

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    Re: Difference between a 1610/930 a 1503/825 bracelet and a 1998/840

    Quote Originally Posted by mikee.805 View Post
    Does anyknow the difference between a 1610/930 a 1503/825 bracelet and a 1998/840? Are they interchangable? Will anyone work on a "bond" seamaster?

    From left to right: 1503/825 - 1610/930 - 1998/849

    Specs & parts, plus info from Otto Frei's website:

    1610/930: Standard Seamaster Professional 20 mm lug size bracelet, the 1610-930 is issued on the 300 M Chronometer model ref. number 2255.80.00 and also models 2254.50.00, 2536.50.00, 2264.50.00, 2265.80.00, 2234.50.00, 2230.50.00, 2233.50.00. Found on case numbers 168.1613 168.1618, 168.1640, 168.1642, 168.1645, 196.1640 model numbers 2234.50.00, 2536.50.00, 2254.50.00, 2255.80.00, 2230.50.00, 2233.50.00, 2264.50.00, 2265.80.00. (My personal preference of all time!).

    1503/825: Seamaster Professional 20 mm ends. Popular Bracelet once used on many Omega case numbers and models. This is a list of cases and models that still come issued with this bracelet. Case numbers 168.1503, 168.1603, 168.1617, 168.1623, 168.1627, 168.1623, 168.1623, 168.1629, 168.1630, 168.1632, 168.1634, 168.1637, 168.1640 196.1503, 196.1504, 196.1507, 196.1523, 196.1524, 196.1617, 196.1623, 196.1640, 196.1656, Watch model watch ref. numbers 33.50.00, 2531.80.00, 2532.80.00, 2533.50.00 2055.80.00, 2541.80.00, 2542.80.00, 2064.50.00, 2065.80.00, 212.30.41.20.01.002, 212.30.41.61.01.001.

    1998/840: Modern Speedmaster bracelet from the 90's, now replaced by the 1998/849. Heavyweight band with the curved end pieces. Clasp has the double button side release and is marked with the Omega emblem and signed Omega Speedmaster Professional.
    The current moon watch bracelet is standard issue now on case 145.0022 and 145.0223, 145.0055, 377.0032 Watch Model Ref. numbers 3590.50.00, 3597.11.00, 3560.50.00, 3570.50.00, 3575.52.00, 3594.50.00 as well as others. Bracelet 1998-849 is now the replacement for bracelets 1450-808 for case 345.0022, 346.0809 also bracelet 1450-809 for case 376.0822 also bracelets 1479-812 case 345.0022, bracelet 1498-840 case 345.0022, 345.0052, 345.0223 and bracelet 1499-842 case 345.0022. These case numbers will also take this bracelet: 376.0822 The entire length of the band is 6 13/16 inches.

    More info may be found on Otto Frei's website.

    Here's an excellent article on Speedmaster bracelets by Jan Broer & Bas van Dorp. A classic. However, of all the models that interest you, only the 1998 is discussed.

    And here: a Japanese page on Speedy bracelets with lots'o'pics.

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by Francois Boucher; May 1st, 2010 at 04:56.
    François – Quebec City, QC

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    Re: Difference between a 1610/930 a 1503/825 bracelet and a 1998/840

    Thank you very much.

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