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Old 25 September 2020, 02:27 AM   #1
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Installed the Uncle Seiko 1171 "President" on my Speedmaster

Been wearing it on a NATO since I bought it as I can't stand the modern Omega Bracelet.

HUGE Improvement!



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Old 25 September 2020, 02:58 AM   #2
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Looks great. I have several Uncle Seiko bracelets and they are a good quality product. I may have to try one on an Omega.
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Old 25 September 2020, 03:04 AM   #3
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Looks nice and the clasp is almost OEM upside down.
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Old 25 September 2020, 03:35 AM   #4
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Bracelet looks like a different colour to the watch case.

Sorry, not for me.
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Old 25 September 2020, 04:14 AM   #5
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I got my my uncle seiko band a few weeks ago. I am very impressed with it as well. My only gripe about it was that it was very difficult to get the pins out to size for the first time.
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Old 25 September 2020, 04:18 AM   #6
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I got my my uncle seiko band a few weeks ago. I am very impressed with it as well. My only gripe about it was that it was very difficult to get the pins out to size for the first time.
Nice! I struggled installing it and decided to have my watchmaker do it. I didn't want to scratch the lugs. He installed it and sized it in like 2 minutes...I guess if you do it all day.
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Old 25 September 2020, 04:24 AM   #7
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Will these fit on a new SMP?
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Old 25 September 2020, 06:05 AM   #8
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Love it!!!..I debated asking a professional to brush out the bling in the original band, one of the few weaknesses in the watch (IMHO).

Looks awesome!

Are you happy with the quality, weight/heft?
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Old 25 September 2020, 06:10 AM   #9
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Like it better than the original Speedy bracelet. And Matt, LOVE the silver sub dials!
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Old 25 September 2020, 06:18 AM   #10
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Love it!!!..I debated asking a professional to brush out the bling in the original band, one of the few weaknesses in the watch (IMHO).

Looks awesome!

Are you happy with the quality, weight/heft?
Totally pleased. Original 1171 bracelets are a bit obscene price wise, so this really fit the bill at a very reasonable price, basically $100 shipped.

If I could compare it to anything, it's very similar in feel to the Oyster Bracelet on my 14270 Explorer. If you are a fan of the older jingly-jangle bracelets, you will love it.

The OEM bracelet is way too heavy and to me makes the watch off balance, plus the lack of adjustment really sucks. This thing has plenty of micro adjustments for a perfect fit.

Best thing I did for this watch, much prefer a bracelet over a NATO anyway.

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Old 25 September 2020, 06:18 AM   #11
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Will these fit on a new SMP?
Not sure about that.
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Old 25 September 2020, 09:24 AM   #12
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Looks great. Do the end links fit snugly enough not to scratch the case?


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Old 25 September 2020, 10:13 AM   #13
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Looks great. Do the end links fit snugly enough not to scratch the case?


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The fit is very good. Very little wiggle. Itís a quality bracelet.
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Old 25 September 2020, 05:20 PM   #14
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That looks really good.

Ive just noticed that these are available in the UK, do you have a model number for this bracelet / end links combo by any chance?

Thanks
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Old 25 September 2020, 07:36 PM   #15
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Cool. Thanks for the excellent report.

I'm gonna give one a try.
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Old 25 September 2020, 09:52 PM   #16
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Looks nice. I'm not a fan of the OEM Speedy bracelet so to my eyes this is a significant improvement. I think I still prefer a black leather OEM strap over any bracelet however.
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Old 25 September 2020, 09:59 PM   #17
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Old 25 September 2020, 10:09 PM   #18
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That looks really good.

Ive just noticed that these are available in the UK, do you have a model number for this bracelet / end links combo by any chance?

Thanks
https://www.uncleseiko.com/store/c20/Omega.html
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Old 26 September 2020, 12:11 AM   #19
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Much, much better than those ugly Omega bracelets.......
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Old 26 September 2020, 12:34 AM   #20
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Nice, Try the new Forstner Flat link, Its very nice
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Old 26 September 2020, 12:57 AM   #21
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i sent a message to uncle seiko via thier online portal yesterday afternoon after seeing this beautiful bracelet featured here.

the owner (Larry) has been extremely quick to respond and be helpful in accomodating my inquiry if this bracelet will fit a modern wave dial seamaster....even tho his website makes it clear that he dosent have time to be back and forth answering questions about fitment for brand X or Y etc..

Larry believes that this bracelet will indeed fit a modern seamaster and he has made the gracious offer to let me return the bracelet if it dosent fit when it arrives

I will be ordering a bracelet this evening when i get back home and i will update this thread when i receive and find out if it fits or not

for reference i have the newest iteration of seamaster with the ceramic wave pattern dial (300M professional)

God bless and have a good weekend all
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Old 26 September 2020, 01:23 AM   #22
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Nice, Try the new Forstner Flat link, Its very nice
Yes, I'm thinking about a flat link instead of 1171. Did you buy one? Thoughts?
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Old 26 September 2020, 01:27 AM   #23
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i sent a message to uncle seiko via thier online portal yesterday afternoon after seeing this beautiful bracelet featured here.

the owner (Larry) has been extremely quick to respond and be helpful in accomodating my inquiry if this bracelet will fit a modern wave dial seamaster....even tho his website makes it clear that he dosent have time to be back and forth answering questions about fitment for brand X or Y etc..

Larry believes that this bracelet will indeed fit a modern seamaster and he has made the gracious offer to let me return the bracelet if it dosent fit when it arrives

I will be ordering a bracelet this evening when i get back home and i will update this thread when i receive and find out if it fits or not

for reference i have the newest iteration of seamaster with the ceramic wave pattern dial (300M professional)

God bless and have a good weekend all
Larry seems like a really good dude. Curious to see your results!
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Old 27 September 2020, 12:22 AM   #24
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Been wearing it on a NATO since I bought it as I can't stand the modern Omega Bracelet.

HUGE Improvement!



i like it. thx for sharing
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Old 27 September 2020, 12:43 AM   #25
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Looks Great! Love your Speedy as well. Uncle Seiko and Jb Forstner seem like the way go..

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Old 27 September 2020, 01:34 AM   #26
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Old 28 September 2020, 08:26 AM   #27
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Love it, this thread just cost me $100 haha. Went with the flat link bracelet with mixed brushed and polished links. Can’t wait to mount it!
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Old 28 September 2020, 08:43 AM   #28
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Love it, this thread just cost me $100 haha. Went with the flat link bracelet with mixed brushed and polished links. Can’t wait to mount it!
Tolerances are really tight, so I had my guy do it. I think you will be pleased, especially if you appreciate vintage style bracelets. :)
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Old 28 September 2020, 10:14 PM   #29
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Love it, this thread just cost me $100 haha. Went with the flat link bracelet with mixed brushed and polished links. Canít wait to mount it!
Iíve had this for a few weeks. I think itís a great bracelet. Iím sure there are minor variations, but installing mine was simple. Enjoy yours!
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Old 30 September 2020, 10:25 PM   #30
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Looks great!....would try it with my to see how good it will also look on my Wrist....thanks for sharing.
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