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    Nice Article on the DOXA Expandro Bracelet

    Here's a cool article from Fratello Magazine on the DOXA Expandro bracelets. It's insightful and historical. I find it funny that when discussing the negatives, it's dubbed an "arm hair killer"....yeah, I don't have that problem. Guess I take that one for granted. Enjoy!

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    Re: Nice Article on the DOXA Expandro Bracelet

    It is the most perfect bracelet and a shame that modern doxa hasn’t replicated it, my modern zrc has a similar thing with the expansion spring links watches definitely fit snugly on the wrist no matter the weather,
    It kind of blows me away how perfect from day one the vintage doxas really where
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    It would take Doxa up another level, I love the bracelet on my 1200T but the pressed steel clasp is functional but underwhelming.
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    Re: Nice Article on the DOXA Expandro Bracelet

    I'm definitely a victim of arm hair abuse lol. Thanks for sharing, definitely going to give it a look when I have the chance!

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    Re: Nice Article on the DOXA Expandro Bracelet

    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeynuts View Post
    It is the most perfect bracelet and a shame that modern doxa hasn’t replicated it, my modern zrc has a similar thing with the expansion spring links watches definitely fit snugly on the wrist no matter the weather,
    It kind of blows me away how perfect from day one the vintage doxas really where
    I couldn't agree more!
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    Re: Nice Article on the DOXA Expandro Bracelet

    Interesting, but I think on a modern watch, that feature would come off as gimmicky and cheap.
    A better executed clasp on my 1200T would be welcome (see a Hamilton bracelet for a nice clasp, on a reasonably priced watch)
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    Re: Nice Article on the DOXA Expandro Bracelet

    I could see this type of bracelet making a come back. Take a look at what Tudor has done with a few springs in the clasp. Now imagine if Doxa had an adjustable clasp, WITH those side "boxes" (I don't know what else to call them) which would have springs too. You could get a perfectly comfortable fit all the time. :)
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    Re: Nice Article on the DOXA Expandro Bracelet

    Quote Originally Posted by perfectlykevin View Post
    I could see this type of bracelet making a come back. Take a look at what Tudor has done with a few springs in the clasp. Now imagine if Doxa had an adjustable clasp, WITH those side "boxes" (I don't know what else to call them) which would have springs too. You could get a perfectly comfortable fit all the time. :)
    Good example. With technology where it's at today vs the late 60s and 70s, I'm sure a more comfy robust bracelet could be designed. These old bracelets are fully functional, but I can see why they have been labeled as delicate. I guess the other thing to consider might regard how much such a bracelet would add to the purchasing price. I'd pay the piper, no questions asked.
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    Re: Nice Article on the DOXA Expandro Bracelet

    Quote Originally Posted by Formula1980 View Post
    Good example. With technology where it's at today vs the late 60s and 70s, I'm sure a more comfy robust bracelet could be designed. These old bracelets are fully functional, but I can see why they have been labeled as delicate. I guess the other thing to consider might regard how much such a bracelet would add to the purchasing price. I'd pay the piper, no questions asked.
    Smae here, and such a thing could be designed to use the springs etc or no, that way whenever you need them just engage and go :)

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    Re: Nice Article on the DOXA Expandro Bracelet

    I'm a fan of the tuna can clasp. Dead simple, can't get dunked up by sand. I can see why some people might want more though.

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