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Old 04-02-2019, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bracelet for Bellmatic?

I recently got a 4006-7012 and wanted to pair it with a newer bracelet.

Uncle Seiko's President would be perfect but it's only 18mm.

I came across this picture on the Web, and was wondering if you guys know who makes this type of 19mm bracelet?

Solid links would be too much to ask for I suppose, but this would probably do.

Thanks for any leads!



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Old 04-05-2019, 11:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Similar situation here, just picked up a 4006-7010 the other day. Also looking for a 19mm bracelet for this. Asked US and Yokobies already.

Got a generic jubilee off of ebay to try too, will try to post how that fits when it arrives in a couple weeks.


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well those are hard to find original bracelets...and solid end links are near impossible too...i also prefer them...u can find sometimes other seiko models with similar bands...have u tried putting a WTB in the trading post?...some bellmatics had a beautiful diamond link band with nice end links...but they are also few and far between...you might want to contact Tiger UK as he used to have quite a large selection of bellmatic parts ....best of luck on your search...God Bless,John
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well those are hard to find original bracelets...and solid end links are near impossible too...i also prefer them...u can find sometimes other seiko models with similar bands...have u tried putting a WTB in the trading post?...some bellmatics had a beautiful diamond link band with nice end links...but they are also few and far between...you might want to contact Tiger UK as he used to have quite a large selection of bellmatic parts ....best of luck on your search...God Bless,John
He told me he sold off all his bellmatics and parts. Gonna have to start trawling ebay i think.
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I might just try the Seiko railroad bracelet. Those are relatively easier to come by, and close enough in appearance to the original.
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Often a generic will fit but be prepared to do some filing. A 20mm one is easier to get - just file the end pieces to fit
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I might just try the Seiko railroad bracelet. Those are relatively easier to come by, and close enough in appearance to the original.
If the railroad fits, uncle seiko has a remake of it. like 50$ or so. Might be a good alternative
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If the railroad fits, uncle seiko has a remake of it. like 50$ or so. Might be a good alternative


The US Railroad is 20mm.

The eBay Railroads are the correct 19mm.
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Not sure about the radius of the curve on the end links, but you could try a Seiko B1375S - here's one I had on a World Time - it's 19mm lug width.

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Similar situation here, just picked up a 4006-7010 the other day. Also looking for a 19mm bracelet for this. Asked US and Yokobies already.

Got a generic jubilee off of ebay to try too, will try to post how that fits when it arrives in a couple weeks.


During the early days of Strapcode (then known as Tung Choy) I bought a 19 mm mesh from them. I still have it.

I'm not sure if they make/supply this size mesh anymore.
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Not sure about the radius of the curve on the end links, but you could try a Seiko B1375S - here's one I had on a World Time - it's 19mm lug width.




That looks like a perfect fit
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The US Railroad is 20mm.

The eBay Railroads are the correct 19mm.
The 6139-6012 bracelet should be 19mm. Haven't bought it yet, but I can measure the lugs on my watch.
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The 6139-6012 bracelet should be 19mm. Haven't bought it yet, but I can measure the lugs on my watch.
Finally bought one from Uncle Seiko, not a bad fit.

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Finally bought one from Uncle Seiko, not a bad fit.

That looks very nice indeed and could be a good solution to turn a -701 into a daily wearer without endangering that fragile original bracelet.

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I bought like a $20 oyster style off of ebay. I think helped was hollow end links because I had to shape them a bit to fit, but I don't think this was hard. I'll try and take a picture tomorrow

I think I've probably bought at least like 3 or 4 of these generic ones for a bunch of my watches. Others I had to take a dremel to in order to get them to fit, but I don't think I had to for my Bell.
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I found another 4006-7010 bracelet option, this one is imo the best fit so far.
Found this 19mm BOR on AliExpress and bought a couple.
Mine came with an 'omega' clasp, but the ad doesnt show that.
Link is HERE (Mods please delete that if it's not allowed )

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That looks really nice indeed!
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