Custom Rose Gold Deployant Buckle

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    Custom Rose Gold Deployant Buckle

    I really prefer a deployant buckle over the standard type not only because I find them more comfortable, but they prolong the life of the strap. The strap on my Zenith is the nicest OEM strap I've ever had on a watch and after wearing it twice with the pin buckle, I set out to see if I could find a solid rose gold deployant.


    I found Igor at A Fine Watch BucklesDeployants and had him build my deployant. He will do an all gold one or one that's a combination of stainless steel and gold if you want to save a few bucks. Since mine needed to be rose gold in order to match my watch, he suggested that I send him my buckle so he could be sure of the match. So I sent it off to Las Vegas and about 10 days later, I received my matching 18k rose gold deployant. It's a perfect match.


    Not only is Igor a goldsmith, he's also a watchmaker and has watches listed on his site as well. He was super patient, answered all of my questions, and was great to do business with. Deployant pricing isn't static as it follows gold prices, so you'll have to get a price from Igor shortly before you're ready for him to build yours.


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    Re: Custom Rose Gold Deployant Buckle

    Very cool..... thinking....

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    Re: Custom Rose Gold Deployant Buckle

    Very nice. There are some gold deployants out there, but glad you were able to find one on your own.

    BTW- Great looking watch!
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    Re: Custom Rose Gold Deployant Buckle

    That's a beautiful deployant.
    I had some of my watches listed, but then I just got embarrassed.
    You know, like showing up at the party dressed as a male stripper and realizing you're the only person who didn't get the message that it was no longer a costume party.

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    Re: Custom Rose Gold Deployant Buckle

    Nicely done. Does he take an 'off the shelf' deployant and gold plate it?

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    Re: Custom Rose Gold Deployant Buckle

    Quote Originally Posted by BrentYYC View Post
    Nicely done. Does he take an 'off the shelf' deployant and gold plate it?
    I don't think he offers that service. Igor is a goldsmith and for mine, he mixed the right combination of gold, copper, and silver to make the 18K solid rose gold deployant. If I ever get lucky enough to have another gold watch, I'll ask him to make another deployant, it's that comfortable.

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    Re: Custom Rose Gold Deployant Buckle

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_B View Post
    I don't think he offers that service. Igor is a goldsmith and for mine, he mixed the right combination of gold, copper, and silver to make the 18K solid rose gold deployant. If I ever get lucky enough to have another gold watch, I'll ask him to make another deployant, it's that comfortable.
    Cool.. I was just curious to know whether he built the deployant from scratch, or whether he used an existing deployant as his base to create a 'gold filled' final product. It must have been pricey if he built it from scratch, from solid rose gold.
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    Re: Custom Rose Gold Deployant Buckle

    Quote Originally Posted by BrentYYC View Post
    Cool.. I was just curious to know whether he built the deployant from scratch, or whether he used an existing deployant as his base to create a 'gold filled' final product. It must have been pricey if he built it from scratch, from solid rose gold.
    It was cheaper than buying a Zenith deployant from an AD.

    He makes each one by hand.







    Here's an example of his SS and Gold version. It is a cheaper alternative.



    More pics here: BucklesDeployants

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    Re: Custom Rose Gold Deployant Buckle

    Wow.... nice work.

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