Milled 1450 Clasp (Tudor BB58)
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For a while now my zealous nephews have been bugging me to provide a milled clasp that would be compatible with their beloved 1450 president bracelet. "Challenge accepted," I said to myself with a proud smirk.
However, when it came time for the execution of the product, there was a glaring oversight by your dear Uncle (I did just turn 50, you know). My first iteration for the 1450 had a different link configuration, meaning the pin was placed in a different spot and the links connected in a different way. The first run had the pins toward the clasp, every subsequent release has them away from it. Not realizing this, I made the clasp according to the first configuration, but the majority of those sold have the more recent configuration. All this to say, when I finished the clasp it was not compatible with the majority of the 1450 bracelets I released! Gasp!
My solution to this quandary is to provide an h-link that will connect the milled clasp to the 2nd/3rd iterations of the 1450 bracelets. For some of you, this fix will not fly. Your attention to detail is extreme, and you are generally an unhappy person living in an imperfect world (teasing). For others, you are more utilitarian in your thinking and you couldn't care less, as long as it is functional. Life is too short to give a rip about such details (my people!).
So, I offer this workaround to my nephews with the hopes that some of you won't mind what I had to do to get there, and just be thrilled that you have a milled clasp to go along with your 1450. In the pictures below you can see the two different configurations. The top bracelet is the first run and does not need the additional link.
One milled clasp and one h-link with two pins.
- Size: 32mm long by 18mm wide, connects to the 16mm tapered end.
- Weight: 16 grams
- Material: 316L Stainless steel
- Finish: All brushed with polished lateral sides and two small links
- Adjustment: 4 micro-adjustment holes to insure proper fitment
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- $4 USPS First Class (4-6 business days)
- $8 USPS Priority Mail
- $8.5 FedEx 3 DayInternational
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- $14 First Class International (2-4 weeks) *not available for all destinations
- Variable pricing FedEx International Priority (3-5 business days)
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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.
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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.
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