Ergf. How to get bracelet links when company no longer exists?

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Ergf. How to get bracelet links when company no longer exists?

Post by WatchDorks.Net » February 22nd 2012, 11:54am

I'm thinking I may be SOL on this one outside of finding another of the same watch to cannibalize links, but that would be a stupidly insane proposition.

I bought a Potger Pietri "Earthquake" Valjoux 7750 * and as it turns out the bracelet is sized for 7.75 inches with no extra links, and I need another half inch.

I called Invicta and they said I'm SOL due to the age of the watch (2006).

I suppose I can try and convert it to a strap if need be, but I'd like to make the bracelet work.

Are there any companies/individuals that do custom link fabrication? I would imagine that owners of vintage watches run into this issue periodically.

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* Yes I know the whole "Earthquake" marketing thing is made up bullshit. I'm still not 100% sure if this particular model predates the acquisition of the brand by Invicta or was made during their ownership. I've had one in hand before (black dial) and liked it, but this is the white dial which actually looks more intriguing and the price was right, so I snagged it. Way too many pics once it gets here.

Looking back at Skelly's marketing drool at the time, and him using words like "humongous" and "massive" to describe the Earthquake really drives home just how ludicrously large the watches on ShopNBC have grown over the last 6 years... the Earthquake was 42mm sans crown... yet considered a behemoth at the time. I would venture that the vast majority of anything on Shop today is well north of that number. Actually, according to Geeks, 42mm is a ladies' size.
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Post by Mark1 » February 22nd 2012, 1:39pm

foghorn wrote:Try looking for "Prowler" (I think that was the name) links. I think the bracelet was the same or very similar.


Better jump quick, there are only ten available.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Invicta-Mens-Prowler-Automatic-Analogue-Watch-4520-Stainless-Steel-Case-/350528538909?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item519d21091d
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Post by conjurer » February 22nd 2012, 4:00pm



Yet another exmple of how the Brits are trying to screw us all over. Either that, or the exchange rate with the pound must be really fucked up.
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Post by WatchDorks.Net » February 23rd 2012, 4:16am

Oh, believe me, HF, if I owned one of those, I'd send Dorks the whole fucking bracelet.


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Geekdom is chock full of 98-pound weaklings with girlie wrists wearing Venoms, Sea Hunters, Arsenals, and other ball & chain manacles, yet I can't seem to find one with this watch... of course I can't actually post over there without revealing myself as a WL, since I've posted this request here and a few other fora.

In retrospect, I probably should have used a throwaway account and posted over there first. Dagnabit! I hate 20-20 hindsight...

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Post by koimaster » February 23rd 2012, 6:24am

WatchDorks.Net wrote:
Oh, believe me, HF, if I owned one of those, I'd send Dorks the whole fucking bracelet.


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Geekdom is chock full of 98-pound weaklings with girlie wrists wearing Venoms, Sea Hunters, Arsenals, and other ball & chain manacles, yet I can't seem to find one with this watch... of course I can't actually post over there without revealing myself as a WL, since I've posted this request here and a few other fora.

In retrospect, I probably should have used a throwaway account and posted over there first. Dagnabit! I hate 20-20 hindsight...

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doubtful anyone over there would have the real deal anyway unless they were on the forums pre-WG. That watch is from circa 2005-2006 if I recall correctly. The new versions do not even compare to it.
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