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Old 10-06-2019, 10:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently got this one after looking all over for one in a decent condition for quite some time. Reading how, for whatever reason, people like to buy birthyear watches I was interested to check watches that were released when I was born. As I was born in the mid of the Quartz crisis (as Swiss manufacturers like to call it, I prefer Quartz revolution) there were no many mechanical watches to choose from. I have never been interested in digital watches, but looking at some of the models from that time I realized what a magnificent job designers made to capture the very soul of the '70s and when I saw this one I immediately decided to make it a single digital piece in my collection. It's the first Seiko model to feature chronograph and alarm functions combined and I think it looks absolutely amazing. The bracelet might be the best part of it. Unfortunately I lack approximately 1cm in length to be able to wear it comfortably, so I am thinking about bracelet extenders. Any recommendations for an extender that fits SQ bracelet?
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Here's an idea.

Mine is very similar to your watch. Although the band is slightly different, what I like about mine are the attachment. The hook attaches to a slide which is adjustable. This would fit yours also. IMG_0447.jpg
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Great watch! I have a few from that era and I just love 'em. If memory serves, it took me two tries to find an extender for my S229. I think first I tried one like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Watch-Strap...wvoxCZLgDrTG1g but it didn't fit. I believe the narrow part that fits into the clasp wasn't long enough, and you couldn't line up the holes to fit a spring bar in.
Then I tried this spring loaded model: https://www.ebay.com/itm/10mm-12mm-1...ss!93013!US!-1
It fits great

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Those are nice watches guys, thanks for the links, I think I'll also go for a spring loaded one!
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Those are nice watches guys, thanks for the links, I think I'll also go for a spring loaded one!



If the spring in/out gets annoying you can glue it to size
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