It's definitely possible. The links in a shark mesh (at least the ones I've had) are a made so each row is one continuous looped wire. You could cut it to whatever width you need but I feel like it might not hold its shape too well where it flares out to 24mm. You can order one of the eBay ones for under $20 and give it a try without too much financial risk.
Get a cheapy off the Bay and practice on that. Don’t rush it. It’s a huge PITA snipping one link at a time off but you won’t end up with a bracelet that’s too narrow.
Been there done that! Not hard at all...with the proper tools and a dedicated time slot. I've put a 24 on my 22's a Seiko and a Sharkey Tuna Styled watch. 24 wears much better and looks good, too.
You'll probably be cutting 4-5 coils off each side to get the right look. Measure twice, cut once. Good luck.
provide us with pictures of your progress pls . this looks very interesting
Throwing this out there, despite the sacrilege of it, but you 16mm is an asinine lug width and the lugs are nice and thick. I don't know how much you have in that watch or how much you'd care to put into it, but you may consider having the lugs machined out to a width you can do something with.
It sucks but can be done. As others said, be patient. A word of advice I could give is try not to pry or twist too much as it may bend the links in the next row.
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