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    The reception of Borealis' Estoril 300 has been excellent.

    Once the lucky owner have received and admired the timepiece in person the uniform response has been that of excitement and delight.
    In fact, it's inspired several owners to try different straps and bracelets.

    There are multiple bracelet options that have been presented at the Estoril 300 thread that it's hard to keep track. Some bracelets have been found to fit perfectly, while others have required some hard work to get them to fit, but with excellent results!

    This thread should be exclusive for bracelet options and suggestions to make it easier to exchange experiences and be able to dress this phenomenal watch in awesome metal dresses
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    Re: Metal bracelet options for the BOREALIS ESTORIL 300 watch

    Please post pictures of your Estoril and bracelet.

    - Specify which bracelet model it is.

    - Did it fit out of the box or what kind of work did you need to do to fit it.

    - If possible, where we can find those bracelets.

    Thank you for contributing!

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    Metal bracelet options for the BOREALIS ESTORIL 300 watch

    Hey all,

    So I went with the Hadley Roma MB4226 20mm President-Style bracelet. It serves as an indirect homage to the Omega 1171 bracelet – the one famously paired with the "WatchCo" 165.024 Seamaster 300s and the older Speedmasters.

    The bracelet has a 20-16mm taper, has polished center links, and comes with straight and curved end links. The bracelet links are constructed from solid stainless steel, and the clasp is known as a "hidden" clasp, similar to that on Rolex President bracelets. The straight ends don't look bad at all on the watch, and fit out of the box. The curved ends will take some adjusting.

    Overall, the bracelet works and looks great. It's light and doesn't add a ton of heft to the watch, and the end links fit the case quite well when the tabs on the underside of the links are adjusted to the correct height.

    I recommend purchasing this bracelet through Global Watchband here: https://www.globalwatchband.com/stai...m-mb4226w.html.

    I also recommend brushing the center links with a heavy duty Scotch-Brite pad (~$2).

    After all is said and done, here's what it looks like:



    Please feel free to ask me for questions if you'd like additional clarification on the bracelet or obtaining the correct fit.


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    Re: Metal bracelet options for the BOREALIS ESTORIL 300 watch

    Looks fantastic!

    This actually is so far my favorite one, although the mesh and some other alternatives that peeps have presented are also outstanding.
    You can look at @mario24601 who recently posted a picture of the real McCoy Seamaster with a very similar looking bracelet.

    Thank you very much for sharing!

    Wear it in great health!
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    Re: Metal bracelet options for the BOREALIS ESTORIL 300 watch

    I appreciate the effort but I don't think I can pay $50+ for a bracelet with folded endlinks.

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    Re: Metal bracelet options for the BOREALIS ESTORIL 300 watch

    Looks spot on. I like it!

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    Re: Metal bracelet options for the BOREALIS ESTORIL 300 watch

    Great post, thanks Ffej4!
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    Re: Metal bracelet options for the BOREALIS ESTORIL 300 watch

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    The reception of Borealis' Estoril 300 has been excellent.

    Once the lucky owner have received and admired the timepiece in person the uniform response has been that of excitement and delight.
    In fact, it's inspired several owners to try different straps and bracelets.

    There are multiple bracelet options that have been presented at the Estoril 300 thread that it's hard to keep track. Some bracelets have been found to fit perfectly, while others have required some hard work to get them to fit, but with excellent results!

    This thread should be exclusive for bracelet options and suggestions to make it easier to exchange experiences and be able to dress this phenomenal watch in awesome metal dresses
    Thank you for opening this thread. :)
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    Re: Metal bracelet options for the BOREALIS ESTORIL 300 watch

    I used the iStrap Omega Seamaster bracelet available from Amazon but also seems to be on ebay from other suppliers using different names. It seems to be a generic Chinese made bracelet, solid end links, friction pin adjustment with 3 whole and one half link removable per side. https://www.amazon.co.uk/iStrap-Watc...aster+bracelet

    Out of the box this DOES NOT FIT. It requires grinding with a Dremel tool or similar, approximately 1mm of material needs to be removed and you need to ensure you keep the radius in the end link centred and matching the curve of the Estoril case. Expect a couple of hours work to get it to fit.

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    Re: Metal bracelet options for the BOREALIS ESTORIL 300 watch

    I'm currently wearing mine on a Geckota Super-Engineer. Works well with it I think, makes it very toolish looking.

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