GP bracelet

May 27, 2024,13:35 PM
 

Greetings, GP community. Fingers crossed for a little help please. One of my GP’s is a WW.TC ref; 49850-11-650-11A on a steel bracelet. I rarely try to wear it (and that bugs me as it’s one of my favorite pieces), because I can’t get it to fit quite right. It’s too loose. But If I remove one full size link, it becomes too tight. I figure if I can replace one of the full size links with one of the small size links, I’ve a shot at getting it right! Problem is, this bracelet being discontinued those links are very hard to find. GP say they don’t have any more so my only hope is that someone out there has one spare that they would sell me. I don’t know where else to turn so If anyone has a small link for this bracelet that they don’t need and would be willing to part with for a price, please PM me. Thanks in advance.


Photo Added This message has been edited by cazalea on 2024-06-01 16:13:59

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Bracelet woes

 
 By: yankbrit : May 27th, 2024-18:58
Thanks for the tip, much appreciated.

I feel your pain!

 
 By: imrootbeer7 : May 28th, 2024-06:07
i am in exactly the same place. In the UK I’ve got nowhere, but there are resellers on eBay and C24 that I’ve contacted, but so far I’ve had no luck with the exact half-link. I’m wearing mine (4940) larger in the Summer as it’s more comfortable than too t... 

Bracelet woes

 
 By: yankbrit : May 28th, 2024-11:03
Sorry to hear that. Misery loves company, huh? I’d swap a larger link for a small one too. I’ve two of the larger ones, useless to me unfortunately. I prefer to wear my watches a little on the looser side especially when wrist swells in heat and humidity ... 

Hello … how can I help?

 
 By: SingaporeMarc : May 28th, 2024-18:25
Is this what your bracelet looks like? If so, then you maybe in luck as this bracelet type was used by several GP models during this period. Your WWTC is 43 mm. So the half links should taper down to 18 mm at the clasp. They all pretty much tapered down t...  

I wish …

 
 By: SingaporeMarc : May 29th, 2024-03:11
Pic from Internet for illustration purposes 🤝

You have one yes?

 
 By: SingaporeMarc : May 29th, 2024-07:14

I had one bought with great excitement

 
 By: cazalea : June 1st, 2024-16:10
then gradually fell out of love and it went to a new home... I think there were sharp edges on the undersides of the lugs, and I scratched my arm with it, and that soured me on the watch. Otherwise it was fine. When a friend asked if I'd sell, I said yes....  

Bracelet woes

 
 By: yankbrit : May 28th, 2024-20:43
Hi SingaporeMarc, many thanks for your reply! That is exactly the bracelet with my and as you rightly say, the links (both large and small) taper to 18mm. My bracelet is also polished on the outer links like the one in your pic, but it doesn’t matter if ...  

Here you go

 
 By: SingaporeMarc : May 29th, 2024-13:26
A= Big link B= Small link These links are from my ref 2598 As indicated, several of the references from this period will work with your WWTC bracelet. At least now, you can search for links beyond your WWTC ref. I suggest these next steps: 1) Ask GP for s...  

 
 By: imrootbeer7 : May 28th, 2024-20:49
Would this also be the same for our 4940.?

Bracelet woes

 
 By: yankbrit : May 28th, 2024-21:37
I don’t know about that, SingaporeMarc may have the answer. I think the reason why sizing the bracelet (and possibly your 4940 if it’s the same), can be such a challenge is the link sizes and how deceptive the wearing difference can be changing either on... 

Yes, the bracelets are all

 
 By: SingaporeMarc : May 29th, 2024-03:46
The same for this style and period. The end connector to the case maybe different for different models. But as you get to the clasp , all the removable links are the same. 18 mm width. Let me measure the dimensions on my full and half links and get back t...  

Bracelet woes

 
 By: yankbrit : May 29th, 2024-11:46
Great info, big thanks!

WW.TC small link update:

 
 By: yankbrit : June 5th, 2024-11:45
I just heard back from GP. They still have the small link available for the following references: 2498 / 2499 / 2598 /4935/4940 : Part # CHF 60 I’ve placed an order for one. Marc: thanks again for your help, very much appreciated! imrootbeer: good news &... 

I’m glad to hear this happy news

 
 By: SingaporeMarc : June 5th, 2024-15:56
🤝

Amazing news

 
 By: imrootbeer7 : June 6th, 2024-20:25
Did you contact GP through their website or through UK AD?

GP bracelet

 
 By: yankbrit : June 10th, 2024-03:09
Contacted GP USA in Florida.

Thanks so much.

 
 By: imrootbeer7 : June 10th, 2024-05:59
I’ve emailed them through their worldwide website. If I don’t hear back I’ll try here in the uk.

GP only sells directly if customer is in Switzerland

 
 By: SingaporeMarc : June 12th, 2024-10:06
I suggest you contact the AD in the UK. 🤝

Thanks Marc. Will do

 
 By: imrootbeer7 : June 12th, 2024-19:30