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Back on bracelet. Super engineer, from 2 years back. Solid & thick. Very comfy.
Some days ago I ordered the same PO-style bracelet which was described by Narc'd.
Thankfully he explained that some grinding is necessary to get it attached to the Estoril. When the bracelet arrived I had to spent the effort he described, but finally I got it adapted and was very satisfied. Thank you for that Narc'd.
Nevertheless there was Speedmaster style bracelet mentioned by Karan Kohli which seems to be promising:
20mm Stainless Steel Watch Bracelet Fit Omega SpeedMaster 3570.50.00 3551.50.00 | eBay
As I have another watch which is a candidate for such a bracelet I ordered it and yesterday it arrived.
Of course I tested it on the Estoril in comparison to the PO-style one. Finally it is not compatible out of the box, see details below:
The look is of course always a matter of personal taste.
The end link shape of the Speedmaster style bracelet (right) is without modification perfect, while the left side is a result of some hours of work.
Also the topside of the speedmaster style endlink fits perfect, just as it is.
The topside of the PO-style fits now, but as told not for free.
No happy end: The springbar of the speedy-style bracelet fails the drilled hole of the lug for some parts of a millimeter.
Nevertheless it's quite a small effort to adapt the Speedy-style compared to the the PO-style. I suggest 90% less.
I skip this exercise, as the Speedy-style fits perfect to a Seawolf53, which was my initial reason to order it.
Last edited by DiversWatch; July 15th, 2016 at 02:58.
Thank you DiversWatch for the information. Very helpful.Nevertheless there was Speedmaster style bracelet mentioned by Karan Kohli which seems to be promising:
That speedy bracelet link isn't working for me. Is it working for others?
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@ ED P.
The summary is simply that without modification the speedy-style bracelet will not fit. But compared the PO-style bracelet, the shape of the endlink is absolutely compatible. In addition the amount of material to grind is much smaller compared with the PO-style bracelet. The picture below shows an original 1610/930 bracelet from Omega which is compatible with the Estoril:
As can be seen, the distance from the drilled hole to the watch case is about 3mm. The distance of the PO-style endlink was about 4mm. The distance of the speedy style endlink is estimated 3.2mm.
I also started with the idea to modify the hole. But without special drilling tool, I expect better results when grinding the endlink with a dremel. After some minutes of carefully grinding and frequent tests with the watch I got used to it. It is important to keep the shape compatible all the time and not to remove material by try and error.
Concerning the clasp you are right. The quality can't be compared with an original Omega. I expect there are severe variations from piece to piece. For example my divers extension is just the opposite of yours. It needs quite force to expand it. On the other hand an original Omega bracelet is too expensive, even used.
PS: Together with the bracelet I got some advertising from alpha watches. So may be the bracelet is from alpha. No easy decision, but I have some older bracelets with hollow endlinks and tinny clasps and I prefer the solid speedy fakes.
Last edited by DiversWatch; July 15th, 2016 at 02:54.
@FFej4, JGuitron :
I think the link is not working for you as the url has a .de trailing. For me it still works. Copied it myself from the Estoril forum.
Here is a link to a .com page. But don't ask me, if that it is exactly the same product.
And just to go for sure: My conclusion was, that there is still some work necessary to get the bracelet fitted. Modified the intro text in my description above to avoid misunderstandings. Good luck ...
Last edited by DiversWatch; July 15th, 2016 at 03:21.
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