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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.
* 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.