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Rolex Bracelet Question....

Post by Aaron Shapiro » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:13 pm

I just traded into/bought a 16600 SD... Watch only no bracelet... Now, when I look on the bay there are a couple 93160 SD bracelets available, but I see a TON of 93150 Sub bracelets available... Anyone know if you can put a 93150 on a 16600?

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Post by hoppyjr » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:16 pm

I don't know the answer to that, but I did read not to put a lug hole style bracelet on a non lug hole case.

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Post by Aaron Shapiro » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:17 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:16 pm
I don't know the answer to that, but I did read not to put a lug hole style bracelet on a non lug hole case.
Okay... that's good to know.

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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:19 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
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I don't know the answer to that, but I did read not to put a lug hole style bracelet on a non lug hole case.
I heard that also. And don't try and put a new Glidelock clasp on an old style bracelet. There is no way to get it back off without notching the bracelet.

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Post by Morethan1 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:37 am

The SD bracelet has solid end links. It also has a better way of dealing the dive extension. The dive extension gets snapped in the clasp unlike the regular sub clasp which just rattles around.
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Post by streetracer101 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:41 am

This. You want SELs. If you're not completely opposed, I'm sure there are some excellent aftermarket bracelets out there for under $150. I know several here have rocked them on their old subs.

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Post by rockmastermike » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:21 am

SEL, FTW

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Post by Aaron Shapiro » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:01 pm

streetracer101 wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:41 am
This. You want SELs. If you're not completely opposed, I'm sure there are some excellent aftermarket bracelets out there for under $150. I know several here have rocked them on their old subs.

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It actually comes with one, with some sort of aftermarket Glide-Lock clasp. Hoping it's quality and looks decent, that might satisfy me till I pony up the cash for an OEM.

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Post by streetracer101 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:05 pm

Aaron Shapiro wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:01 pm
streetracer101 wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:41 am
This. You want SELs. If you're not completely opposed, I'm sure there are some excellent aftermarket bracelets out there for under $150. I know several here have rocked them on their old subs.

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It actually comes with one, with some sort of aftermarket Glide-Lock clasp. Hoping it's quality and looks decent, that might satisfy me till I pony up the cash for an OEM.
The older Rolex bracelets are remarkably low tech. I imagine that most aftermarket bracelets are equally as good...just most people can't get over the fact that they lack the crown on the clasp. I've never used one, but I am sure it'll do in a pinch. Anyway, that watch works best on nato, so give that a try. You might decide you don't even want a bracelet.

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Post by Aaron Shapiro » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:06 pm

That's my hope, I got some of them fancy "ToxicNaters," figure that'll do me.

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streetracer101 wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:05 pm
Aaron Shapiro wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:01 pm
streetracer101 wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:41 am
This. You want SELs. If you're not completely opposed, I'm sure there are some excellent aftermarket bracelets out there for under $150. I know several here have rocked them on their old subs.

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It actually comes with one, with some sort of aftermarket Glide-Lock clasp. Hoping it's quality and looks decent, that might satisfy me till I pony up the cash for an OEM.
The older Rolex bracelets are remarkably low tech. I imagine that most aftermarket bracelets are equally as good...just most people can't get over the fact that they lack the crown on the clasp. I've never used one, but I am sure it'll do in a pinch. Anyway, that watch works best on nato, so give that a try. You might decide you don't even want a bracelet.

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Post by Trip » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:03 am

OEM bracelet will set you back some serious bucks, but probably worth it if you're a bracelet guy. If you're not (like me), an aftermarket bracelet may suffice. You might want to give rubber a shot too. I pretty much packed the bracelet away after fitting an Iso on my 16610. Next stop will probably be a Rubber B.

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Post by Aaron Shapiro » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:15 pm

Trip wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:03 am
OEM bracelet will set you back some serious bucks, but probably worth it if you're a bracelet guy. If you're not (like me), an aftermarket bracelet may suffice. You might want to give rubber a shot too. I pretty much packed the bracelet away after fitting an Iso on my 16610. Next stop will probably be a Rubber B.

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Kinda thinking the same thing, only leather myself.

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Re: Rolex Bracelet Question....

Post by Trip » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:37 pm

Aaron Shapiro wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:15 pm
Trip wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:03 am
OEM bracelet will set you back some serious bucks, but probably worth it if you're a bracelet guy. If you're not (like me), an aftermarket bracelet may suffice. You might want to give rubber a shot too. I pretty much packed the bracelet away after fitting an Iso on my 16610. Next stop will probably be a Rubber B.

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Kinda thinking the same thing, only leather myself.

Lots of people do. I've worn my Sub on a DiModell Chronissimo and a black shark, and liked it on both. However, I've never been able to get past the psychological hurdle that comes with wearing a dive watch — some might say the quintessential dive watch — on leather. :think: But that's just me.


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