Pimping up my Tudor !

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Pimping up my Tudor !

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Sorry, Bit of an overstatement to draw in potential, helpers.

In summary, I love my BB58 on the bracelet, but I've got a wrist size, that means I seem to fall in-between sizes.

With no half links currently available I've tried the 2 standard options.
Remove a link and fit to hole 3 on the clasp it's too tight.
Add a link and fit to hole 1 too loose.

So I'm after suggestions.
I've left it with the extra link on, so it's a bit loose, then I cut up a silicone heel pad and stuck in to the inside of the clasp.

It's actually done the job quote nicely.

Just wondering if anyone can think of a purpose made product, that I could use, to form the clasp pad.
I've been on Amazon, most silicone/Gel Pads are too thick and the silicone tapes are too thin.
I think 1-2 mm thick, self adhesive, silicone or rubber. In a cutable sheet or in rectangle pads, would do the job.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Not the neatest, but it's just a prototype.

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Is adhesive neoprene any use? Maybe too squishy? This stuff's 1mm, but I'm sure you could get thicker:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/BENECREAT-Adhe ... 83&sr=8-11
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You could go pump some iron, Steve. Then the loose setting would be a better fit. :D
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Thanks missF, I've ordered some foot pads but the neoprene may work, better as it's probably more squishy.

AVO, I've really got about 2 stones of fat to lose first, so I might be removing links, in future.
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I let you know how I get on with this, but keep the suggestions coming.

I'd have thought the jewelry trade would have a more purpose made option.

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While I don’t have any suggestions, I do think your solution is quite ingenious! If it works, problem solved.
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Try this on for size and don't worry about how to fix the current bracelet.

https://www.strapcode.com/collections/f ... ifty-eight

If you don't like the clasp, you can always purchase a separate clasp from them in the size 16mm.





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I remember a couple of years ago @richtel having the same issue with a watch and making a shim that he attached to the caseback, to solve the issue.

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Not sure this works for everyone, but sometimes I've found moving a link from one side to the other and/or reversing the bracelet so the clasp opens the other way improves the fit when the bracelet is otherwise between sizing positions on the microadjust.
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brash47 wrote: Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:23 pm Try this on for size and don't worry about how to fix the current bracelet.

https://www.strapcode.com/collections/f ... ifty-eight

If you don't like the clasp, you can always purchase a separate clasp from them in the size 16mm.
They look decent, but I'm not in a position to spend that type of money on a replacement bracelet.
Maybe they can produce half links in future.

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Bident wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:56 am Not sure this works for everyone, but sometimes I've found moving a link from one side to the other and/or reversing the bracelet so the clasp opens the other way improves the fit when the bracelet is otherwise between sizing positions on the microadjust.
I did the first part, and that's how it is currently, with the clasp, nice and central.

Putting the clasp around the other way, is not for me.

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magicman wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:02 am
Putting the clasp around the other way, is not for me.

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:lol: I felt the same way at first, but after I tried it once, I became a convert. I only do it for a few watches/bracelets, including my CW bracelets, where the links are on the longer side and no half links are included.
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Bident wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:37 pm
magicman wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:02 am
Putting the clasp around the other way, is not for me.

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:lol: I felt the same way at first, but after I tried it once, I became a convert. I only do it for a few watches/bracelets, including my CW bracelets, where the links are on the longer side and no half links are included.
You'll be wearing the face on the inside next !

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magicman wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:41 pm
Bident wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:37 pm
magicman wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:02 am
Putting the clasp around the other way, is not for me.

Regards Steve
:lol: I felt the same way at first, but after I tried it once, I became a convert. I only do it for a few watches/bracelets, including my CW bracelets, where the links are on the longer side and no half links are included.
You'll be wearing the face on the inside next !

Regards Steve
I do like that Trident stamped caseback..... 🤔
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Not much going on, on the back of the Tudor.

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I think I'd ditch the bracelet and put a snazzy strap on it for a bit. If you notice your wrist size change you can always stick it back on.
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