Railroad Bracelet (Seiko 6117)
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Of all of my bracelets to date, this one proved to be the biggest challenge. Not because it is particularly complex, but because of the finish of the 6117 models. They originally came with a high gloss, factory-polish which is evident when you find a pristine example. However, most of the models today have been battered around and lost that original polish. So, most models you will see tend to have almost a brushed look. The challenge for me was to decide which kind of finish my 6117 bracelet would have.
I decided to go with the heavy polished look because it matches the original factory polish. However, I think this might look kind of silly on a tattered model. Since it is so "blingy" and reflective, it might look out of place. My solution to this conundrum is to offer a version for both. (see last 3 pictures for comparison)
If you are familiar with the look and feel of the original Seiko railroad, this is a design similar to that. Just like the original, this bracelet is light and kind of rattly. Don't expect some heavy-duty, thick-linked bracelet, as it would be out of place on the 6117 (and make it imbalanced). Since it is not the most robust bracelet in terms of weight and the cost of materials, I have priced it accordingly.
Oh, and if you think the polish is too much bling, it doesn't take long before you will put enough desk diving scratches on there to give it some more character! :)
[PLEASE NOTE: The brushed version has polished end-links and beads. The main parts of the links are brushed]
Designed to fit : Seiko Models 6117-6419, 6117-6410, 6117-6400, 6117-6409
One bracelet, one pair of end-links, one pair of spring bars.
- Lug width to Buckle: 20mm / 16mm
- Length (mm) : 160mm (not including end-links)
- Min length after adjusted : 114mm
- Buckle : 316L Stainless Steel
- Thickness (mm) : 2.0mm
- Net Weight (gram) : 46 grams
- Finish: Polished metal
- Spring bar diameter: 1.78mm
- Adjustment type : 4 removable links-- pin type adjustment
- Material : 316L Stainless Steel, all solid links (hollow end-links)
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)
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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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