23mm bracelet from a 24mm Watchadoo

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    23mm bracelet from a 24mm Watchadoo

    I recently got into the watch hobby and own a few low-end-but-nice watches (Seiko 007, Orient Mako, Victorinox Infantry Chrono, plus a few others.) Most of my watches have standard 20 or 22mm lug width, but the Victorinox has a lug width of 23mm. Depending on how picky you are about your watch bands, this can be a significant disadvantage as very few of the popular bands and bracelets come in a 23mm size. Leather bands can always be trimmed down slightly from a 24mm to fit the 23mm lugs, but modifying a bracelet can be a lot more complicated.

    In my search for a 23mm bracelet, I learned that the Watchadoo bracelet uses the same size links in its 22mm and 24mm bracelets; the only difference is that the straight endlink is wider on the 24mm version. Thus, it was a fairly easy matter to purchase a 24mm bracelet and file down the end links to fit a 23mm lug. I did this for my Victorinox and the bracelet works perfectly for the odd-sized lugs.

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    So if you're looking for a 23mm bracelet for a Victorinox or a Citizen, consider purchasing a 24mm Watchadoo and narrowing the end link to fit your watch.

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    Re: 23mm bracelet from a 24mm Watchadoo

    Here are a few good links for the Watchadoo:

    Review: Watchadoo Bracelet Review | Ross Watch Review
    WatchUSeek Review with sizing info: Watchadoo 101 and some other bracelets
    eBay link to 24mm Watchadoo: Watchadoo 24mm Heavy Steel Sand Bead Blasted Watch Band Bracelet | eBay

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    Re: 23mm bracelet from a 24mm Watchadoo

    Good to know and it looks nice on your Vic.
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