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Offline jon p

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1960s zodiac rivetied stretch band
« on: October 06, 2010, 11:27:46 am »
does anyone know if the springs can be replaced when they get weak or broken??   JON P

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Re: 1960s zodiac rivetied stretch band
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 12:08:25 pm »
BWG will not touch them. They were machine made and a PITA to work on. AND, no one has the springs it seems.
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Re: 1960s zodiac rivetied stretch band
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 08:13:01 am »
I might be in the minority but I love the stretch oyster band.  They're so comfortable but also very fragile given the age.  Slap one on a vintage Seawolf and they look sooo right. 

They can be pricey but if it was marked Rolex (which had a similar band), it'd be priced about five times as much.

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Re: 1960s zodiac rivetied stretch band
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 08:23:52 am »
 i just bought one from BWG, it is on the way now. all springs are tight  now so i will treat it gently. it is going to look FINE on my white dial SW that BWG just restored for me! i AM lucky because i have a small wrist so i will probably have to adjust a couple of holes on the clasp. i wear one loose so i should not be putting any stretch on the band.i hope to get it to last for years as the watch is only worn every once in a while. i was afraid the could be a problem with this type band but it was the first one i have ever seen that did NOT have bad springs. wish me luck!!

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Re: 1960s zodiac rivetied stretch band
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 11:04:37 am »
That's awesome Jon!  Post a pic of it when you can.  The jubilees are more functional but the stretch oyster just looks so right.

I had one in really very good condition, sold it on ebay which I really regret and only got $40 or so for it.  Thought it would go for
at least $100.00.


 

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