US1171 President Omega Speedmaster Bracelet
[Please note: If your wrist is under 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) this might not be the bracelet for you. My main oversight on this was not putting enough removable links, so look for a shorter version to be available in a few months].
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 decided that this has to stop.
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, that "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.
Lug width to Buckle: 20mm to 16mm
Length (mm) : 190mm
Min.length after adjusted : 135mm
Buckle : Stamped 316L Stainless Steel 16mm Pressure Clasp
Thickness (mm) : 3.5mm
Net Weight (gram) : 56
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
Installation tip: Mounting these can be a challenge because the opening is somewhat narrow. I have found it is easier to flip the watch over and mount from the underside. Make sure you have the proper spring-bar tool to help guide those bars into place!