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OK, I was at the doctor's today for a checkup. While in the waiting room, I picked up the latest Time, mostly because it had an article about only children (our daughter is an Only, so far). I looked at the shot, and I realized that the "mommy" arm and hand in the picture was sporting what looks like a Seiko fold-over clasp Jubilee bracelet.


This is the best image I can find so far, unless someone has the mag and can scan it


 

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Just louped my copy and though the detail is pretty well shot by the half-tone printing process, it could be a Seiko, based on the proportions of the buckle stamping.
 

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I happened to be wearing my 007 with solid-link Jubilee and fold-over clasp when I saw it, and it looked right to me. I wonder who chose that? How often do women wear jubilee bracelets?
 

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Neil.C said:
It's funny how Rolex names have come into parlance with Seiko.

Both jubilee and oyster are names for Rolex made products.
This is not new by any means. When I was in the retail jewelery business during the early '70s these terms we already being bandied about outside of Rolex circles.

Adding to this, Jacoby-Bender, who made bracelets for all of Rolex's USA imports until the late '70s, was selling these same bracelets under their own name, J-B Champion, and without Rolex logos. These were, for the time, rather pricey accessories running from $35.00 and up, in s/s, gold filled and solid gold.

An interesting twist of fate was the demise of Jacoby-Bender soon after the US import laws changed, enabling Rolex to bring in complete timepieces with less duties. Rolex dropped J-B like a hot potato now that they could use the superior "European" bracelets made for them by Winox, a huge accessory manufacture that still supplies most of the better-made bracelets to most watch houses.
 

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Good info re USA thanks.

I have had JB Champion bracelets on vintage Longines of mine in the past.

I guess it is easier to use Rolex terms for bracelets which are more or less straight copies of Rolex original products.

Rolex and other top makes also had bracelets made here in Europe by Gay freres.
 
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