+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 23
  1. #1
    Airman Basic
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    11

    Looking for a metal bracelet for the Space 3 GMT

    Hi, this is my first post...
    I have recently broken the rubber bracelet on my Space 3 GMT. I temporarily fixed it with some crazy glue, but I would like to replace it with either a titanium or stainless bracelet. I have purchased a rubber one from an AD, and I am waiting for it to arrive. At least I will have something that I don't have to worry about while I look for the metal one.
    I found one that I really liked (titanium), but the seller told me it is discontinued... Any chance someone here knows where I can find one?
    B-T-1-1_2.jpg

    And here is my Space 3:
    20140511_104502.jpg

    Thanks in advance!
    -Alan

  2. #2
    Bell&Ross Gudzyy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,282
    Where are you from Alan, it might be helpful to help you.
    Gudzyy

    BR01 92 | 93 | 94 | 97 | Airborne --- BR-X1
    Pilot Sapphire Chasse Embarquee et 10th Anniversary
    Exclusive trio R.A.I.D
    (gone : 01-92SS Black, 02-94SS, 01-92Radar, Officer 123 silver, 03-94 héritage,0196 white,BR02CF)

  3. #3
    Airman Basic
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    11
    I am from New York, but I travel a lot... I am in Austria at the moment.

  4. #4
    Airman Basic
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    11
    I just heard back from the AD that the original black rubber strap is also discontinued...
    They offered a canvas one, or a different rubber one that doesn't suit me.
    Has anyone seen either the original rubber or metal version floating around in the wild?
    Thanks!

  5. #5
    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,071
    Hi Alan,
    Did you have a look at e-shop ?

    BR126 Sport Héritage GMT & Flyback
    WW2 Regulateur Officer
    BR01-92 Ltd Compass RoseGold & Carbon
    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
    BR01-92 Ltd Burning Skull
    BR01-92 Ceramic
    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

  6. #6
    Bell&Ross Gudzyy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,282
    Alan,

    I can check for the metal strap tomorrow, but one thing is sure the rubber strap fro space3 is discontinued but we still have one in Paris boutique.
    Will let you know for the metal bracelet
    Gudzyy

    BR01 92 | 93 | 94 | 97 | Airborne --- BR-X1
    Pilot Sapphire Chasse Embarquee et 10th Anniversary
    Exclusive trio R.A.I.D
    (gone : 01-92SS Black, 02-94SS, 01-92Radar, Officer 123 silver, 03-94 héritage,0196 white,BR02CF)

  7. #7
    Airman Basic
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    11
    I would be happy to purchase the last remaining rubber strap, and if there is a metal bracelet available, I'd be interested in that as well.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to look into it for me!
    -Alan

  8. #8
    Command Chief Master Sergeant fatboy1340's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2,654
    Quote Originally Posted by alanwrench View Post
    Thank you so much for taking the time to look into it for me!
    -Alan
    100% BROG DNA
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.
    &&&

  9. #9
    Bell&Ross Gudzyy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,282
    Alan,
    I just contacted the headquarter, unfortunately neither the steel or titanium bracelet are available anymore.
    No stock on it, and totally discontinued.

    And regarding the last rubber we had, it has been sold during my day off, sorry!


    Only solution put the rubber strap also made for the marine/demineur (with a different deployant buckle) or the black nylon strap.

    Other advise, try to contact Vienna or Prague boutique, maybe they will style have original strap I'm stock.
    Cheers.
    Gudzyy

    BR01 92 | 93 | 94 | 97 | Airborne --- BR-X1
    Pilot Sapphire Chasse Embarquee et 10th Anniversary
    Exclusive trio R.A.I.D
    (gone : 01-92SS Black, 02-94SS, 01-92Radar, Officer 123 silver, 03-94 héritage,0196 white,BR02CF)

  10. #10
    Airman Basic
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by Kronofred View Post
    Hi Alan,
    Did you have a look at e-shop ?
    Hi Kronofred,
    I checked the e-shop, but it says that the item is unavailable this time.
    Thanks!

  11. #11
    Airman Basic
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    11
    Gudzyy,
    Thanks for all your efforts and ideas. I tried contacting the boutique in Vienna, but they have no stock. I was unable to reach the boutique in Prague, but I'll give it another try tomorrow.
    Any idea if the black ceramic strap will work?
    Cheers!
    -Alan

  12. #12
    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,071
    Think that ceramic strap is 24mm at lugs.
    Not sure it's the same on your watch

    BR126 Sport Héritage GMT & Flyback
    WW2 Regulateur Officer
    BR01-92 Ltd Compass RoseGold & Carbon
    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
    BR01-92 Ltd Burning Skull
    BR01-92 Ceramic
    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

  13. #13
    Bell&Ross Gudzyy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,282
    Quote Originally Posted by alanwrench View Post
    Any idea if the black ceramic strap will work?
    It wont work cause as said Fred the size of that bracelet is too big, 24mm for the ceramic bracelet while the space3 lugs are 20mm.
    Plus the result will not be very aesthetical at all
    Gudzyy

    BR01 92 | 93 | 94 | 97 | Airborne --- BR-X1
    Pilot Sapphire Chasse Embarquee et 10th Anniversary
    Exclusive trio R.A.I.D
    (gone : 01-92SS Black, 02-94SS, 01-92Radar, Officer 123 silver, 03-94 héritage,0196 white,BR02CF)

  14. #14
    Airman Basic
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    11
    Thanks to everyone for all the info and advice! I still haven't found an original rubber or metal strap replacement, but after a lot of knife-work with a different rubber strap that I had bought a while back for a different watch, I am back in business. It is not perfect, but it will do for now. I will keep looking, and I will stop by a local AD to see if they can recommend anything else.
    Thanks again!!
    -Alan

  15. #15
    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,071
    Show us the result!

    BR126 Sport Héritage GMT & Flyback
    WW2 Regulateur Officer
    BR01-92 Ltd Compass RoseGold & Carbon
    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
    BR01-92 Ltd Burning Skull
    BR01-92 Ceramic
    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

  16. #16
    Airman Basic
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    11

    results...

    New_strap.jpg

    If anyone happens to find a rubber or metal strap, I'm still interested...
    Thanks!
    -Alan

  17. #17
    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,071
    We'll have a look for you BRo !

    BR126 Sport Héritage GMT & Flyback
    WW2 Regulateur Officer
    BR01-92 Ltd Compass RoseGold & Carbon
    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
    BR01-92 Ltd Burning Skull
    BR01-92 Ceramic
    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

  18. #18
    Bell&Ross Gudzyy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,282
    It does the job. design is kinda different but i've seen def uglier combo than that one.
    great catch
    Gudzyy

    BR01 92 | 93 | 94 | 97 | Airborne --- BR-X1
    Pilot Sapphire Chasse Embarquee et 10th Anniversary
    Exclusive trio R.A.I.D
    (gone : 01-92SS Black, 02-94SS, 01-92Radar, Officer 123 silver, 03-94 héritage,0196 white,BR02CF)

  19. #19
    Airman Basic
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    11
    Yeah... It is definitely not ideal. I made it as a temporary replacement until I could find something that fits aesthetically. It was a pain to get working because the strap was too thick to accommodate the pin placement in the deployment clasp. I had to shave off about 0.75mm of rubber in the area near the deployment clasp pin in order to get it to click into place.
    I have been considering contacting companies that make replicas to see if they can provide something closer to the original. Has anyone had any experience with that? I have mixed feelings about it... On one hand, they might be able to supply a strap that is very similar to the original. On the other hand, the quality will not be as good, and I really don't want to support companies that copy (steal) the hard work and branding of other companies.

  20. #20
    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,071
    You right, buying somethin' in a fake maker is bad... Doing this means you tolerate the work made by children and so on.
    Patience BRo, you'll find an OEm one day... And we'll help you for this!

    BR126 Sport Héritage GMT & Flyback
    WW2 Regulateur Officer
    BR01-92 Ltd Compass RoseGold & Carbon
    BR01-92 Ltd Carbon Fiber
    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
    BR01-92 Ltd Burning Skull
    BR01-92 Ceramic
    BR01-94 SS White
    BR01-94 Pro Ti

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts