Forstner's Take on the Flat Link Bracelet
The flat link bracelet was, in our view, one of the most beautifully designed, and comfortable, bracelets ever offered by Omega. Its links were thin, so as to not overpower the watch with which it was paired. It was stretchy, so it remained comfortable throughout the day, despite temperature fluctuations. It was finished beautifully, with the polished outer and brushed inner links (a finish that was continued onto the clasp itself). And it had loads of rattly vintage charm.
Forstner has made its own version of the flat link bracelet, keeping the beauty of the original but improving it for fit, convenience, and wearability.
This version of the Flat Link bracelet was made specifically for the current Omega Seamaster Diver 300M series. The bracelet links are solid stainless steel, including the end piece (to provide a more flush fit to the case), unlike the vintage versions which had hollow links and end pieces.
There are two finishing options -- one with alternating polished (on outer links) and brushed (on inner links) finish, and another that is fully brushed.
The bracelet tapers beautifully from the lugs to 16mm at the clasp, like the vintage version. The clasp can be micro-adjusted via the well known pin system seen on so many vintage bracelets. Links can be removed conveniently, as they are secured with screws instead of the more common pin system which requires special tools.
Moreover, Forstner has added a set of spring-loaded "stretchy" links behind the clasp--keeping with the vintage feel--to ensure that the bracelet will fit comfortably all day long, despite variations in temperature and weather. Here are some more specifics:
- Width: 20mm
- Length: adjustable (via single screw system and micro-adjustment in clasp) from 120mm to 180mm (fits wrists ranging from approximately 6 to 8 inches). Screwdriver included for sizing.
- Finish: choice of polished/brushed, or fully brushed.
- Two spring-loaded "stretch" links behind clasp for comfort.
- Spring bars intended for use with this bracelet are provided with each order (OEM Omega bars may not work with this bracelet).
Please note: This bracelet was designed for the post-2018 Omega Seamaster series with 20mm lug width. We are unable to confirm if it fits other models.