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The rally parts look to be welded onto the cuff. The tops are rolled over to hold the watch pins.
The shine is quite nice and I remember it took a lot of punishment and still looked good. I'm not sure what material it was made of, but I seem to recall some talk about aircraft steel, or something like that. One of the aircraft guys here will probably be able to help me out on the material. It's thin, sturdy and does not bend easy, it hold its shape well. It would actually take a lot to bend this.
Here is a Don Juan cuff for comparison. This one is slightly thinner than the one my grandfather made. It isn't as shiny, smooth or sturdy, it bends out of shape very easily.
Here is the underside. There isn't a sharp edge on this, it's a pretty nice finish.
The Don Juan has adjustable arms, the one my grandfather made doesn't, so it limits the size of the watch that it can fit.
The side by side shot. You can see the thickness differences and the Don Juan is a rough band with sharper edges.
Thanks for looking. I am just impressed that my grandfather was so talented.. well, to me he was.
B. C. Forbes