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Napoleon 2 July 2020 12:13 PM

Is it a Frankenwatch? Link Question
Background: Iíve found a very good price on a 116710BLNR, however the bracelet is sized to 6.75Ē and I have a 7.25Ē wrist and no extra links are provided. However I do own a 116300 DJII with polished center links but Iíve noticed the bracelet code is different though the links seem to be the same size.

I have a few questions regarding adding additional links.

1) is a Link a link? - Will an oyster polished center link from another six digit watch like a DJII or Daytona fit the same as one from another GMT Master II

2) i donít see any markings on my extra link so is there any way of telling which watch or reference a link originally came from and would it affect future resale value?

3) Generally speaking, does adding links from other period correct watches technically make for a Frankenwatch in your opinion?

Tools 2 July 2020 03:17 PM

Most links are interchangeable with some slight exceptions.... polished sides or centers, and the latest ones are of the "solid" design.

A Frankenwatch is a watch assembled from a box of odd parts to resemble something that is was not originally.

A link or the like doesn't make a watch any such thing, even remotely. :cheers:

Napoleon 2 July 2020 11:15 PM

Thanks so much for the reply, Tools. The OCD in me is really happy to hear that.

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