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I recently purchased a fantastic King Seiko 5626-7000. The watch looks and runs great. My only problem is with the band. It came with a very cheap light brown leather band which I replaced immediately with a dark brown croc with a gold deployment clasp. The band is fine, but it fits a little awkwardly. I wanted to make the leather band work, but I just prefer a metal bracelet instead. Now, on to my problem. I want to find a bracelet to properly match my vintage KS. My initial thoughts are that I'd like it to be two tone (gold and silver) since my KS is gold with a silver face. All gold is too flashy and not an option for my tastes. I'd like it to be Seiko branded as well (KS would be even better). I'm looking for any advice you guys have. Thanks so much for the help.
These are some shots of the watch with the current band.
 

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getting a flush fitting bracelet that too in gold tone is rather tough !! I will suggest a good dark honey shell cardovan.... Super comfortable !!
 

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I recently purchased a fantastic King Seiko 5626-7000. The watch looks and runs great. My only problem is with the band. It came with a very cheap light brown leather band which I replaced immediately with a dark brown croc with a gold deployment clasp. The band is fine, but it fits a little awkwardly. I wanted to make the leather band work, but I just prefer a metal bracelet instead. Now, on to my problem. I want to find a bracelet to properly match my vintage KS. My initial thoughts are that I'd like it to be two tone (gold and silver) since my KS is gold with a silver face. All gold is too flashy and not an option for my tastes. I'd like it to be Seiko branded as well (KS would be even better). I'm looking for any advice you guys have. Thanks so much for the help.
These are some shots of the watch with the current band.
If you think an all gold bracelet is too flashy, a gold/silver two-tone might be even more attention grabbing. May I suggest a quality hi-gloss black leather strap with gold KS buckle as an alternative. Classy - not flashy.

That my $0.02.

Let us know where you land.

Ed B.
 

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Well, the only gold KS buckle that I've been able to fine is $350 on the bay. That is nearly as much as I paid for the watch itself.
Hadley Roma makes some nice looking replacement bracelets. Does anyone have any experience with them?
 

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There have been a few discussions about this here over the years, as search may help.

There is a few, SweetRoad in Kawasaki, Watch CTI in Ginza and Old Times in Waseda all have homepages.
In Ginza there is also Lemon-cha, an consignment store for cameras but also have an selection of used watches, please remeber this shop do not
own the watches and just selling them so prices are fixed.
In the jewelers district between Ueno and Okachimachi have some used watch shops, these are often old pawnshops without any precence on Internet,
use a few hours to stroll around and you will find them.
A fun place to look around is the Broadway in Nakano which have a lot of small stalls with antiques and different types of collectibles.

/B.
 

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Here is the bracelet that I ended up going with. It's a Hadley Roma oyster style. I really like the weight of it. The curved endlinks line up very nicely with the watch. The endlinks aren't solid, but that's pretty minor for me. The only thing I may end up changing is the clasp. It's kind of cheap, and I'd like to get a signed Seiko one with pushbutton and a fold over safety.
Does anyone know how to go about changing out a clasp? One end is spring bar, but the other is riveted? Do I need a jeweler to do it for me? Does someone like Yobokies do that kind of thing?
 

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