Looking for an unusual watch bracelet

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    Looking for an unusual watch bracelet

    Hello all,

    I am looking for a type of watch band that I have not seen in over 30 years. It is a one piece bracelet, stainless steel. It has an opening on the bottom (opposite of where the watch sits), which makes it look like the letter "C" from the side, and you slide it onto your wrist. It does not have links. I think they were pretty cheap and maybe common many years ago, but damned if I can find any now. It might help if I could remember the name of the brand or style.

    Any ideas?
    "We must believe in free will. We have no choice" I. B. Singer

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    Re: Looking for an unusual watch bracelet

    If I am not mistaken I think they are known as handcuff style bracelets??? Very popular in 70's

    maybe like this one? (THE WATCH IN THE MIDDLE)



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    Re: Looking for an unusual watch bracelet

    Hello Vejarmr2,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Actually, no, not quite the same thing. The band I'm looking for is not hinged. The entire thing is stiff and pretty much inflexible, with just enough give to let you get it on your wrist. Great picture though!

    Swildon
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    Fossil DRT "3 eye"
    Cassio Calculator watch

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    Re: Looking for an unusual watch bracelet

    No prob..like this one?

    http://www.harbuckswatchbands.com/

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    Re: Looking for an unusual watch bracelet

    Wow! Very close. The one I used to have was considerably cheaper, but the same basic principle.

    Thanks for finding this! It gives me some more places to look.

    Cheers!

    Swildon
    "We must believe in free will. We have no choice" I. B. Singer

    Seiko SKX007
    Orient Mako USA, Blue
    Quartz 'dive' watch from my Father In Law
    Fossil DRT "3 eye"
    Cassio Calculator watch

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    Re: Looking for an unusual watch bracelet

    Quote Originally Posted by Swildon View Post
    Wow! Very close. The one I used to have was considerably cheaper, but the same basic principle.

    Thanks for finding this! It gives me some more places to look.

    Cheers!

    Swildon
    The ones shown in Harbucks are being made again. They were popular in the 60s and 70s and were made by hand by local craftsmen in Olongopo, Phillipines (Subic Bay). These are dang good replicas. We wore them on our Subs and/or GMTs.

    Good luck. Post pics when you get what you are looking for

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    Re: Looking for an unusual watch bracelet

    Quote Originally Posted by Swildon View Post
    Hello all,

    I am looking for a type of watch band that I have not seen in over 30 years. It is a one piece bracelet, stainless steel. It has an opening on the bottom (opposite of where the watch sits), which makes it look like the letter "C" from the side, and you slide it onto your wrist. It does not have links. I think they were pretty cheap and maybe common many years ago, but damned if I can find any now. It might help if I could remember the name of the brand or style.

    Any ideas?
    Hello everyone,

    I found it! The brand (and style) name is a Don Juan, and the website is here:

    http://www.donjuanbands.com/

    I bought one for my Seiko, and I will post pics soon (as soon as I can figure out how to use the macro feature on my camera!).

    Swildon
    "We must believe in free will. We have no choice" I. B. Singer

    Seiko SKX007
    Orient Mako USA, Blue
    Quartz 'dive' watch from my Father In Law
    Fossil DRT "3 eye"
    Cassio Calculator watch

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