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Received this 22 mm mesh bracelet from AliExpress ($7.50 USD) and put on the Blue Kamasu. I had to trimmed or cut one end to make a nice fit. It was too long and it wasn’t wrapped around my small wrist very well.












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I did the exact same...except mine is on a Geckota mesh bracelet with fold over clasp.

We are now officially watch bros.

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You got from AliExpress? I didn’t see that one at the time. VERY NICE!


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I bought from there:

This particular model, bought 2 years ago, is no longer available.

Yes Geckota bracelets are expensive but you get what you pay for. Thicker mesh, machined clasp, etc. Think of Strapcode.
 

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Starting at $250? It must be made in Germany. You have very good taste! You are a rich man! When I get a Rolex I will definitely can afford ones! In the meantime AliExpress is my go to place for dirt cheap parts to have fun and trials & errors with ORIENT WATCHES.


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Starting at $250? It must be made in Germany. You have very good taste! You are a rich man! When I get a Rolex I will definitely can afford ones! In the meantime AliExpress is my go to place for dirt cheap parts to have fun and trials & errors with ORIENT WATCHES.


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No I'm not wealthy, nor poor.

There were times when Geckota were selling straps at a great discount (prototypes, small defects, etc.), I think I paid 30 GBP for that one (so maybe 50 USD). I bought many different at the time, and I was lucky for that.

You are right I would't put a strap on a watch that worth less than the strap itself.
 

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My Mech Force on an Aragon Shark Mesh

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Very rugged, thick w/ removable links, no cutting necessary
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Looks like these vendors sourced their parts from the same Chinese manufacturer to assemble their straps for sale. Your clasp and mine are exactly identical except mimes does not have a name stamped on. I can go to these Chinese manufacturers and have my name stamped on the clasp like ARAGON and start selling online. I got this clasp from AliExpress for under $6. See my post “Neptune bracelet clasp replacement “




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Yep, the clasp is common as dirt. Aragon has a milled clasp that fits, I haven't order it yet, waiting to place a batch order of straps. Prices and quality are good. I like this shark mesh because it's a buffed/brushed finish vs. the bright polished models.

The $$$$$ mesh bracelets carried by Watch Gecko are by Staib, a German maker. Top shelf quality & a price to match. LIW also carries Staib.
 

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FYI all, this seller on ebay is selling mostly Geckota straps/bracelet at a discount (most of the time obsolete models):


I bought one jubilee bracelet and 2 leather straps from him last year. Quick response time and awesome customer service. Highly recommended.
 

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For instance, this one, same as mine but butterfly closure type:

Edit: Not exact same. 22mm tube but 20mm wide mesh vs 22mm wide mesh pictured above.


50 USD
 

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Looks like WG discount seller. Prices are OK but shipping for 1 item is $$$.
The three I bought he agreed to combine shipping. So it depends how many you order.

Shipping cost to Canada for WatchGecko is now ridiculous since they revised their terms a year ago. Not buying from them since for that reason.
 

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I hear you! I'm seeing shipping $$ hikes for nearly everything. If it keeps up, pretty soon that $100 AliX deal will come w/ a $100 shipping tab.
 

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Looks awesome! It’s heavy duty mesh bracelet. What is the thickness of the mesh bracelet?


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