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I recently tried a Strapcode Hexad bracelet made for the 41mm Seamaster line. They fit these watches:
  • Omega Seamaster 41mm 212.30.41.20.03.001
  • Omega Seamaster 41mm Peter Blake SMP 2254.50
  • Omega Aqua Terra 150m Co-Axial 220.10.41.21.02.001
I tried it on both my SMP 2254 and 220.10.41.21 AT and was really impressed with how well the endlinks fit to the case and lugs. No gaps at all. And it fit the lug shape/length on the AT a tiny bit better than the SMP. It's a very nice bracelet, and I felt like it was better made than previous versions I've owned years ago for Seiko SKXs. Unfortunately I sent it back. In my opinion the thickness of it wasn't a good fit for either watch. The angles of the Hexad look nice, and add some dimension to the bracelet. They also reflect the light interestingly. But those angles make it appear bigger/thicker than it is I think. It just didn't work for me, so back it went (Amazon Prime). Others might feel differently, but I thought I'd share my impressions. Right now, all they offer for Omega are the Hexad style. I'd definitely try a basic looking oyster style bracelet if Strapcode ever did that, since it fit the case and lugs so well. I might try the Forstner flat link all brushed next, not sure.
 
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Strapcode just recently added a bracelet for 42mm Seamaster. I am seriously considering although their clasps are not that good.

 

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I absolutely LOVE the SMP on the steel NTTD Mesh. It’s the hands down winner for me (1st Pic). But I just saw a post from UncleSeiko earlier and they are going to be releasing their new US1479 for the Seamaster soon (2nd Pic). It’s their take on the Speedy 3861 bracelet which has a ton of love. This bracelet paired with a possible milled clasp is going to take the crown I think and be the bracelet that Omega should have released from the start. I know I will be buying it the first day.

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I'm also looking for an aftermarket bracelet that fits the new SMP.

As far as I know there are 3 options with end links that fit the watch case:

1. Uncle Seiko has 3 different bracelet but the problem is that the clasp is quite bad. It's a simple stamped pressure clasp with no additional security and a lot of people report it malfunctioning while doing sports.

2. Forstner has 2 options and the same problem like uncle seiko -> cheap stamped clasp. The good thing about Forstner is that you can buy a milled clasp that has a push button mechanic. It's not super safe but it's way better than a stamped pressure clasp. The bracelet and an additional clasp will cost you 180-190 pounds.

3. Strapcode / Miltat has only 1 option for the new seamaster -> hexed bracelet. The good thing is that you get a real milled diver's clasp. The price is good. The only problem is maybe the looks of the hexed bracelet and that it doesn't tapper down to 16mm like Forstner and US bracelets do.

If anybody knows any other options please let us now.

In my humble opinion I would either go for Strapcode hexed bracelet or get the forstner bracelet + milled clasp. Everything else is too insecure for a 4-5k watch.
 

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I absolutely LOVE the SMP on the steel NTTD Mesh. It’s the hands down winner for me (1st Pic). But I just saw a post from UncleSeiko earlier and they are going to be releasing their new US1479 for the Seamaster soon (2nd Pic). It’s their take on the Speedy 3861 bracelet which has a ton of love. This bracelet paired with a possible milled clasp is going to take the crown I think and be the bracelet that Omega should have released from the start. I know I will be buying it the first day.

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That looks very interesting. Do you know when will uncle seiko release it and if the milled clasp will be sold separately?
 

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Not a specific date but he said soon. I’m assuming in next month or two. And yes milled clasp as an option too I read. Probably an optional upgrade for this wanting to splurge a little extra. I’m extremely anxious for it though.


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I'm also looking for an aftermarket bracelet that fits the new SMP.

As far as I know there are 3 options with end links that fit the watch case:

1. Uncle Seiko has 3 different bracelet but the problem is that the clasp is quite bad. It's a simple stamped pressure clasp with no additional security and a lot of people report it malfunctioning while doing sports.

2. Forstner has 2 options and the same problem like uncle seiko -> cheap stamped clasp. The good thing about Forstner is that you can buy a milled clasp that has a push button mechanic. It's not super safe but it's way better than a stamped pressure clasp. The bracelet and an additional clasp will cost you 180-190 pounds.

3. Strapcode / Miltat has only 1 option for the new seamaster -> hexed bracelet. The good thing is that you get a real milled diver's clasp. The price is good. The only problem is maybe the looks of the hexed bracelet and that it doesn't tapper down to 16mm like Forstner and US bracelets do.

If anybody knows any other options please let us now.

In my humble opinion I would either go for Strapcode hexed bracelet or get the forstner bracelet + milled clasp. Everything else is too insecure for a 4-5k watch.
I just picked one of these up to try something different (I typically wear mine on a NATO). It looks better than the stock bracelet (that doesn’t take much, in my opinion).

The average person wearing a SMP (not doing yard work, wrenching on cars, etc.) is not going to run into an issue with this bracelet or the milled clasp. That being said, this bracelet doesn’t have that “built like a brick **** house” vibe that the Pelagos bracelet has.


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I just picked one of these up to try something different (I typically wear mine on a NATO). It looks better than the stock bracelet (that doesn’t take much, in my opinion).

The average person wearing a SMP (not doing yard work, wrenching on cars, etc.) is not going to run into an issue with this bracelet or the milled clasp. That being said, this bracelet doesn’t have that “built like a brick **** house” vibe that the Pelagos bracelet has.


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Thanks for posting. I'm also wearing my SMP on NATO and I do want to switch to a bracelet. A bracelet is better "allrounder". My options are either what you got there, forstner bracelet + forstner milled clasp or the new Strapcode hexad III.
I believe that Forstner looks more attractive and classic but I can't shake the feeling of having a "flimsy" clasp that is not up to modern safety expectations. I guess I'll think about it for a while.

Could you imagine going swimming with that bracelet and clasp? Does it feel secure enough?
 

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Thanks for posting. I'm also wearing my SMP on NATO and I do want to switch to a bracelet. A bracelet is better "allrounder". My options are either what you got there, forstner bracelet + forstner milled clasp or the new Strapcode hexad III.
I believe that Forstner looks more attractive and classic but I can't shake the feeling of having a "flimsy" clasp that is not up to modern safety expectations. I guess I'll think about it for a while.

Could you imagine going swimming with that bracelet and clasp? Does it feel secure enough?
In a pool? Sure. At a beach, lake, diving, etc. No. I’d only wear it on a NATO/single-pass for any of that stuff though.
 

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Strapcode just recently added a bracelet for 42mm Seamaster. I am seriously considering although their clasps are not that good.


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Plenty of alternatives. I thought that my SMP looked pretty good with my rolex oyster bracelet.

I went back the the omega though. Its not aged that well, but like the HEV, it is part of the design, and eventually just looks odd on something else. So for me I always come back to OEM, else a zealande.
 

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How did you like the hexad III bracelet and the clasp from strapcode? Did the build quality meet your expectations?
No surprises there, their clasps are horrible. Well i have the dive extension clasp on this and while it is about as thick as a Breitling Seawolf it is pretty well made.

Anyway this is not my first Strapcode, i think they have upped their game a bit on the bracelets themselves. Hexad III and Jub II are much better quality than my old Razorblade or Super-O.
 
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