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Spare links for a watch

  • 18-06-2020 12:19pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 1,599 ✭✭✭


    Hi guys. Just wondering if ur might be able to help me.

    Was given a second hand watch by a friend who was clearing out a few bits and it’s too small for me. It’s a tommy H watch metal links. Would ye know of anyplace that I could order spare links. I can find a replacement strap for it but it’s expensive especially when I only need one or two links


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,110 ✭✭✭Thirdfox


    I said it'd be pretty hard to find anything to be honest - for these you're probably relying on someone selling this on ebay or something to pick up spare links - unless it uses generic links?

    Straps might not be necessarily expensive though -a good leather strap can be had for around 20-30 euro. You could even get an ok bracelet from China for around 20-30 euro too.

    One alternative would be to change the clasp on the existing bracelet - for example when I put on this clasp I had to take off 2 links since the clasp itself was so long. But this clasp costs around €60 retail so that's no help I think to you...

    https://www.strapcode.com/products/parts-nt-clasp-017b?variant=8399957000247


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,599 ✭✭✭adam88


    Thirdfox wrote: »
    I said it'd be pretty hard to find anything to be honest - for these you're probably relying on someone selling this on ebay or something to pick up spare links - unless it uses generic links?

    Straps might not be necessarily expensive though -a good leather strap can be had for around 20-30 euro. You could even get an ok bracelet from China for around 20-30 euro too.

    One alternative would be to change the clasp on the existing bracelet - for example when I put on this clasp I had to take off 2 links since the clasp itself was so long. But this clasp costs around €60 retail so that's no help I think to you...

    https://www.strapcode.com/products/parts-nt-clasp-017b?variant=8399957000247

    I’ll try my usual jeweller tomorrow. It’s just a tommy watch. He might be able to sort something. It be a shame to let it in the drawer


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I would contact the manufacturer and/or check spare parts stores like Esslinger
    https://www.esslinger.com/watch-parts/

    If you can find the part # for the bracelet it might help with google and ebay searches.

    But to be honest I would not be too hopeful. Fashion brands like Tommy Hilfiger make hundreds of different designs and rarely keep them around for long.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,110 ✭✭✭Thirdfox


    ...Actually - depending on how much you want it - if you go onto alibaba.com and post up a RFQ (request for quotation) showing you the link that you want - you might be able to find a supplier who can located it from a catalogue (if it's a generic link) and sell one to you - it'd be almost as a favour to you though since these suppliers usually deal with volumes in the hundreds/thousands.

    In all likelihood one of the factories in Guangdong made those Tommy Hilfiger links so they may have it in stock.


  • Registered Users Posts: 64,693 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    Thirdfox wrote: »
    ...Actually - depending on how much you want it - if you go onto alibaba.com and post up a RFQ (request for quotation) showing you the link that you want - you might be able to find a supplier who can located it from a catalogue

    You might. It's possible. What is certain if you go that route is that you get between 4 and 5 million spam emails from all sorts of Chinese companies in the next few months though if you go that route :pac:


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