Looking for a metal expansion bracelet for single lug case.....

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    Looking for a metal expansion bracelet for single lug case.....

    It's for a Stauer Lugano, note the single lug design.



    I got my dad this thing for his birthday one year and Wow, what a nice watch. I mean, it's not the greatest thing ever made, but it looks pretty good in person & works great! Unique strap needed though. Actually the shape of the case & the two single lugs is part of what makes the watch interesting. Anyway the leather lasted about a year but then it was completely shot & tatty.

    So I bought him a metal link strap from Stauer. It didn't fit; or the clasp was backwards or something weird like that (I don't remember exactly what went wrong). I sent it back and they replaced it. The thing is, whereas my dad likes the watch, he doesn't like the metal strap and doesn't really want another junky leather strap. So he bought himself a Timex Acqua with a metal expansion bracelet, his favorite style. He likes the Lugano and would prefer to wear it; just hates the strap!

    So here's my predicament: is it possible to get such an expansion bracelet that would fit this single lug case?

    Thanks for any help you can offer..... :thanks
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    Re: Looking for a metal expansion bracelet for single lug case.....

    My philosophy is if it is made on this planet then it can be alterd cut machined tooled fabricated whatever is needed for things to work.

    Get the expansion cut the end section away for the lug slap that pin through, should work, naturally without seeing it in person,or knowing the specs, it is just a speculation thing for this merger.
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    Re: Looking for a metal expansion bracelet for single lug case.....

    like shane said you can notch most straps just notch the middle instead of the edges like other straps , try and just cut out the back and then fold the front over the cut edge to give a cleaner looka nd glue it to the abck of the strap.


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    Re: Looking for a metal expansion bracelet for single lug case.....

    Quote Originally Posted by SHANE 1000 View Post
    My philosophy is if it is made on this planet then it can be alterd cut machined tooled fabricated whatever is needed for things to work.
    I like the way you think Shane.

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    Re: Looking for a metal expansion bracelet for single lug case.....

    Thanks a lot guys!
    That actually did not occur to me. For the single lug you don't want to obscure that detail, I'll just have to make a nice clean cut. Time to warm up the dremel...

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    Re: Looking for a metal expansion bracelet for single lug case.....

    Do some pictures Grunchy, to document your efforts.
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