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    Re: Would this bracelet fit the Orient Ray I?

    I've got a Mako USA 2 and a Ray 1. I'll try to fit the USA bracelet to my ray and report back. I know for a fact the gen 1 mako usa bracelet will not fit the gen 1 rays/makos so I'm not hopeful. The case is basically the same, but they moved the lug holes slightly.

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    Re: Would this bracelet fit the Orient Ray I?

    Just as suspected, the Mako USA 2 bracelet (and therefore strapcode's) doesn't fit right on the original Ray/ Mako. The springbars on the originals are farther away from the case so the end links don't sit right against the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerialphreak View Post
    I've got a Mako USA 2 and a Ray 1. I'll try to fit the USA bracelet to my ray and report back. I know for a fact the gen 1 mako usa bracelet will not fit the gen 1 rays/makos so I'm not hopeful. The case is basically the same, but they moved the lug holes slightly.

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    ^Revisiting this. I think this is not unexpected. The USA and USA 2 both have drilled lugs and the holes are in a slightly different places than the V1 Mako/Ray and I believe the V2 as well.

    Unfortunately I think the original question remains; whether Mako/Ray II bracelets will fit on V1 Mako/Ray watches.
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    Re: Would this bracelet fit the Orient Ray I?

    Quote Originally Posted by cerialphreak View Post
    Just as suspected, the Mako USA 2 bracelet (and therefore strapcode's) doesn't fit right on the original Ray/ Mako. The springbars on the originals are farther away from the case so the end links don't sit right against the case.
    Thanks for trying this and posting your results!

    Question: which spring bars did you use? The reason I ask is because Orient ships thinner bars with bracelets, and thicker bars with rubber straps on their makos/rays. Not sure which ones they ship with the USA, but using one of the thinner bars may be causing the gap you are getting?? Just a thought...

    EDIT: That gap looks pretty huge...not sure a slightly thicker spring bar could fix that!
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    Re: Would this bracelet fit the Orient Ray I?

    Not a problem! I used the USA springbars, which are thicker than the original Ray's, and yeah its a pretty major gap.

    Quote Originally Posted by j0n View Post
    Thanks for trying this and posting your results!

    Question: which spring bars did you use? The reason I ask is because Orient ships thinner bars with bracelets, and thicker bars with rubber straps on their makos/rays. Not sure which ones they ship with the USA, but using one of the thinner bars may be causing the gap you are getting?? Just a thought...

    EDIT: That gap looks pretty huge...not sure a slightly thicker spring bar could fix that!

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