Thanks...been researching this annoying half-link situation. From what I read the pin configuration with the 1610 half-link won't be compatible with the newer bracelet with screws.Looking good. Though it mostly looks the same, the modern Speedmaster bracelet is horrible. Too heavy, links are longer and thicker, and clasp is the same thickness as a Planet Ocean's. You could always source a 1998/849 and use a half link from the 1610.
You’re a man of rare style and class. Thank you, for being you. |>Whoa Merv, man I have never seen that one before and what an amazing piece it is.
It oozes class from all angles it really is spectacular. I am not sure what else to say but this beats any other brand , the history the movement the pedigree it is all there that makes Omega number 1 .
So awesome you’ve got your hands on a truly special watch .
Of course it goes without saying wear it in spectacular health ...
The strap in the pics is a Hirsch Duke. I’m thinking of getting a racing strap.I'm in love with this one. The way light plays with the white dial with that domed crystal :drool: Almost sprang for if, but I'm trying to add a reverso soon too. Ended up with the classic speedy pro on leather. I agree the bracelet on these isn't great. I do love this gator strap and the OEM clasp is great. Can't complain about the OEM nato as well.
Cheers and enjoy it!
Beautiful! This is likely to be my next acquisition, it's just such a great-looking watch.
Thanks kindly gents. |>Congrats on the panda, Merv. I agree that the Speedy looks best on strap or nato.
Yes the adjustable clasp comes fitted as standard on the bracelet so in theory it should cover all bases and negate the need for a half-link. In theory. In reality that’s not the case.Didn’t they put that fancy new clasp extension system on it so no need for a half link anymore when you can dial it in perfectly?