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US-Mexico Holzer Omega Speedmaster Bracelet

For years now, Speedmaster fans have been groaning at the dearth of options available for their iconic watch. The originals (if you can find them) cost absurd amounts of money. Even certain reproductions are outrageously priced. I came to the conclusion that this has to stop. Not because I wanted to make a bracelet for the Speedmaster, necessarily, but because I wanted different options and spending $500 for a reproduction was just out of the question. 

 

I am fairly new to the Omega community, buying my first Speedmaster about 5 years ago. Since then I have been talking to a lot of collectors about what makes those original (vintage) bracelets so special. I got very similar answers from everyone; they need to be light and jangly. The new Speedy releases are on heavy bracelets which, while feeling solid and secure, do not balance the weight of the watch very well. The genius of those early releases was that while the bracelet was surprisingly light and seemed less significant, it makes for a far more enjoyable experience. As one collector told me, "light and rattly is the language of our people." :)

 

As someone who not only runs a business but is a hardcore fan, I will tell you that since I started wearing the lighter options, my delight in the watch has only increased. Comfortable, form-fitting to the wrist, and with the classic-style pressure clasp, it's sure to put you over the moon.

Stats:

Lug width to Buckle: 20mm to 16mm 

Length (mm) : 180mm

Min.length after adjusted : 120mm

Buckle : Stamped 316L Stainless Steel Pressure Clasp 

Thickness (mm) : 3mm

Net Weight (gram) : 56

Finish: Brushed, polished lateral sides

Spring bar diameter: 1.8mm 

Lug end style : Standard (Hollow) Curved End 

Adjustment type : Pins

Material : 316L Stainless Steel, all solid links (standard end links) 

Designed to fit : 20mm Speedmaster, also some Seamaster models

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