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Forstner 5-Row Beads of Rice Stainless Steel Watch Bracelet

Forstner 5-Row Beads of Rice Stainless Steel Watch Bracelet

Regular price $132.00 USD
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The Story

Many are familiar with the classic beads of rice (sometimes called a grains of rice) bracelet.  We even offer two versions of it:  the Forstner 7 Row and 9 Row Beads of Rice bracelets.  


Lesser known is the rare 5-Row style presented here, originally designed by none other than Gay Freres in the mid-twentieth century.  The 5-Row beads of rice bracelet has a gorgeous and unmistakable design, with short narrow polished beads surrounding longer and thicker brushed central links.  The result is a look unlike any other, which can be dressed up or down with ease and which provides an extremely comfortable fit.  


Forstner has recreated and updated the classic 5-Row design--adding solid 316L stainless steel links removable with a simple one-screw system along with plenty of micro adjustment on the clasp.  This one's a no-brainer for any collection!

Details and Finish

The Forstner 5-Row Beads of Rice bracelet is constructed with 316L stainless steel and measures 18mm at the bracelet portion.  Offered in sizes 18mm-22mm at the end piece, the 5-Row Beads of Rice Bracelet maintains the look of the original Gay Freres design, but with modern construction and features such as links removable by a single screw system. The bracelet is beautifully finished in alternating polished and brushed stainless steel -- a finish that flows from the clasp, to the beads, and the end piece itself.

Construction and Adjustment

Solid 316L stainless steel (links are 3mm thick) with removable links (via single screw system). The length may also be adjusted in micro-increments via the clasp. The bracelet fits wrists ranging in size from approximately 5-8 inches in circumference.


The Forstner 5-Row Beads of Rice Bracelet is offered in five different end piece widths--18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, and 22mm. The central "beads" portion is 18mm wide for all versions. Please note that the end piece is fixed, and not removable.


Spring bars, screwdriver for size adjustment.

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