Beads of Rice Bracelet (Longines Legend)
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PLEASE NOTE: This is for the standard size and not the reduced version (36mm) that was also released.
You might be wondering, "What on earth is a guy like Uncle Seiko doing making a bracelet for a Longines watch?" Well, let me tell you. I fell in love with this watch the moment I saw it. I am a sucker for dual crowns, and this one had all the bells and whistles I was looking for. I bought one and after wearing it a while, thought, I wonder if I can put this bad-boy on a bracelet. Enter Google search. Results...NOTHING.
So, I got the wild idea that I would make my own, and over a year ago I started working on it. However, I quickly realized that not all watches are made to have bracelets, and if the brand does not offer a bracelet version, there is probably a good reason for that. You may have noticed that the LLD has strangely long lugs. To add to this, the hole placement is a bit odd, and that makes for one headache of a process in making a bracelet.
Well, as you could have guessed, I hung in there and tried anyway. The reviews of those who own it have been outstanding. I am sure you won't be disappointed!
The bracelet tapers from 22mm to 18mm at the clasp.
Designed to fit: Longines Legend Diver 42mm
One bracelet, one pair of end-links, one pair of 1.8mm spring bars.
- Taper : 22mm to 18mm
- Length (mm) : 185mm
- Min.length after adjusted : 120mm
- Buckle : Solid 316L Stainless Steel 18mm Double Flip-Lock Diver Clasp
- Thickness (mm) : 3.5mm
- Net Weight (gram) : 80grams
- Finish: Brushed rice beads/Polished sides
- Spring bar diameter: 2.5mm
- Lug end style : Standard (Hollow) Curved End
- Adjustment type : 4 removable links-- pin type adjustment (all links are removable)
- Material : 316L Stainless Steel, all solid links (not including end links)
First: If you are not very savvy with swapping out bracelets and straps, I recommend you have a watchmaker do this for you. It is not very easy. The reason is, the end-links are just barely more narrow than the lug width, so they have to go in straight. And once you line it up, you need to then press the spring bar ends in and pray that they find the holes. If they don't, repeat the process. I can do it in about 3 minutes now, but the first time it took about 20, and I was frustrated. I don't want to scratch my watch, even on the unseen parts, so this was a challenge to do.
Second: During this process it might happen that you stretch out the height of the end-link, making it not as flat as it was when you started. If this happens, then the end-link will not be flush with the case, and you might have to undo it, flatten the end-link with light pressure, and try again. The best result should be that it is flush, not pulling away. If you can't get it that way, don't give up. You can do this. Try again.
Third: Plan to have all of your friends and family gawking at the glory that is shining off your wrist! This combo is a real head-turner.
Domestic USA Nationwide Flat Rate:
- $4 USPS First Class (4-6 business days)
- $8 USPS Priority Mail
- $8.5 FedEx 3 DayInternational
Worldwide Flat Rates:
- $14 First Class International (2-4 weeks) *not available for all destinations
- Variable pricing FedEx International Priority (3-5 business days)
Processing, Tracking & Insurance
Please allow 1-2 days for processing time. All of our shipping options include tracking and insurance. First Class International may have limited tracking options depending on destination.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are an international customer and you chose USPS as the carrier, it is common for the package to sit for 2-3 weeks at a distribution center in Los Angeles. Nothing is wrong and it is not lost. This is where they wait for flights. If you prefer something faster, please select Fedex, which is 3-5 days to your door.
As of July 1, 2021, all orders shipped to the EU will require a value added tax (VAT) to be paid by the recipient at time of delivery. Other international orders may require a customs duty once reaching their destination. These fees are a separate charge often imposed by the destination country or region and are not the responsibility of Uncle Seiko.
PLEASE NOTE: I am aware that many countries charge a large import fee on top of the purchase price. This money is collected at the time of delivery and has nothing to do with Uncle Seiko Straps. Because the fees are based on the price of the item, it is advantageous for buyers to request a lower price recorded on the customs form. However, I cannot alter the price. In the U.S. it is considered a crime (mail fraud). Thank you for understanding.
When USPS packages arrive at the customs office in your country, they are marked as delivered. What typically happens is that within the next few days, they contact you to pay import fees to receive the package. If you have not received your package and it shows as delivered, do not be alarmed, as they should be contacting you soon.
We want you to be happy with your purchase, so we aim to provide flexibility with returns. If you received a bracelet or strap that is defective, please email us and we will provide a shipping label for the return. We will make it right!
If you are unhappy with your purchase for any other reason, please send us an email and mail back the item in original, unused condition within 30 days for a full refund - no questions asked. The buyer is responsible for return shipping fees. If the bracelet has been sized or the plastic has been removed, we require a 15% restocking fee upon return.
We will notify you as soon as we receive and inspect your return. Returns are processed in batch once per week (usually on Saturdays). If everything is accurate, you will be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember that it can take up to 7-10 days for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund.
For any questions or to notify us about a return, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Exceptions / non-returnable items
Sale items or factory defective items cannot be returned.
The fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item.
Uncle Straps, Inc aims to sell high quality merchandise that will provide the buyer many years of use. All Uncle products are used at the discretion of the purchaser. Uncle Straps, Inc is not liable or accountable for any damage to your watch while using, installing or removing any of our products.
Wondering if this product will work with your watch? I do my best to outline compatibility details here so you can ensure a good match.
For bracelets, some of the compatible models listed are submitted from my customers, and therefore I can't guarantee the fit will be perfect.
Occasionally these matches require some light modifications to fit correctly. I've outlined these steps over on the Bracelet Mods, Tips & Tricks page.
Orders typically ship within 24-48 hours. Please allow additional handling time during peak holidays.
I accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal, ShopPay and MetaPay
I want you to love your straps and bracelets. If you don't, send it back for a refund or exchange - no questions asked.
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