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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I've always thought the Oyster bracelet looked better and held up better in term wear and tear.  Lots of the old (hollow center link) Jubilee bracelets I've seen show much more "Stretch" and excessive wear than similarly aged Oyster bracelets. 

It's easy enough to switch for variety, and you can also easily fit the newer "Super Jubilee" to the older references. In reality, given how frequently I wear any particular watch, it would take about 100 years for the older Jubilee to show any stretch on my watch. Most importantly, the Jubilee is much more comfortable for people with small wrists - I can't center the Oyster clasp, even after removing a permanent link.
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Speaking of 16710 bracelets, is it possible to fit the newer oyster bracelets onto 16710? I have the new Explorer I and was wondering if its bracelet will fit the GMT, any ideas?
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Speaking of 16710 bracelets, is it possible to fit the newer oyster bracelets onto 16710? I have the new Explorer I and was wondering if its bracelet will fit the GMT, any ideas?

This has been discussed on The Rolex Forum, in fairly great technical depth. It's been a while since I looked into it, but IIRC it should physically fit. However, I recall there was something unsatisfactory about it (the end link fit was ugly for some reason I can't remember). I'm fairly sure this is the case, since the "new bracelet onto old watch" isn't a popular modification, while "new clasp on old bracelet" is super popular.
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So I went on a little reconnaissance mission for Journeyman. Figured some on here would appreciate the pictures as well so am posting them here. Enjoy.

 

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There was an OysterQuartz available at a very nice price, but try as I might I couldn't get over the fact that it was a quartz movement.

 

 

 

 

@aleksandr - Thank you very, very much for taking the time to go and have a look at some watches for me while you were in HK.
 

It was really lovely of you to do so and I appreciate it enormously.

 

The bracelets are certainly rather "stretchy" on the older models, but that's not a massive issue for me as, in general, I prefer straps to bracelets so if I were to get one, I'd most likely swap the bracelet out for a strap.

 

Thanks again for being so kind as to check out some watches on my behalf. It was extremely kind of you.

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Looks great, chen! Glad you found one. cheers.gif
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Looks great, chen! Glad you found one. cheers.gif

Thanks. Really happy with it. Hope you're able to move yours soon at the shop.
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Looks great on you.

Thanks! Getting polished now. Should be a quick sale.
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I prefer Oyster bracelets, especially Rolex Oyster bracelets, which just look so nice. Jubilees can work on occasions, but a Rolex Oyster will always be king IMO.
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

It's easy enough to switch for variety, and you can also easily fit the newer "Super Jubilee" to the older references. In reality, given how frequently I wear any particular watch, it would take about 100 years for the older Jubilee to show any stretch on my watch. Most importantly, the Jubilee is much more comfortable for people with small wrists - I can't center the Oyster clasp, even after removing a permanent link.

Welcome to the thread!

dddrees has previously posted his 16710 on the solid-link Jubliee, and he loves it: post #29310

It's a brilliant bracelet with a substantial but supple feel on the wrist. I've tried a few, and they're a pleasure to wear.
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^ I think a Pepsi looks proper eighties on a jubilee bracelet, if you're going for that look, but I prefer the look of the Oyster bracelet personally.

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@Dino944

Congrats!!! Looks great!  Enjoy it my friend.  :cheers:

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Did somebody say something about a Comex?

Pics pls happy.gif
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Today's watch:

 

 

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Did somebody say something about a Comex?

Pics pls happy.gif

 

Yeah, what's up with the no pics yet @in stitches !!! :smarmy:

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