The beads of rice (sometimes called a grains of rice bracelet) is one of those quintessential watch accessories that belongs in every collection. Once made by Jacoby-Bender in the mid-twentieth century, the beads of rice style bracelet was provided with some of the most storied watches of all time (stainless steel Patek Philippe chronographs come to mind), and for good reason. The bracelet exudes a subtle elegance that completely transforms the look and feel of your watch over a more typical leather strap. While it's great with virtually any vintage watch, the beads of rice works equally well with contemporary dress (or cross-over dressy/sporty) watches.
Details and Finish
The Forstner Beads of Rice bracelet recreates the look of the vintage JB beads of rice, with some key updates. 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 Beads of Rice Bracelet is offered in five different end piece widths--16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, and 20mm. The central "beads" portion is 16mm for all sizes. Please note that the end piece is fixed, and not removable.
Spring bars, screwdriver for size adjustment.