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Link Pin Ferrules

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Does anyone know where I can purchase C60 Bracelet Link pin ferrules from in the UK?

Does anyone know the sizes/specification - O/D, I/D, length

CW does not stock anymore :(
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Re: Link Pin Ferrules

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They're different between the mk1/2 and mk3 C60s. Which are you after?- assume the mk2 or mk1 if CW can't supply them any more.
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Re: Link Pin Ferrules

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Am I right in thinking that a normal split pin can be used instead of a pin and collar? Possibly not ideal, but getting replacement pins and collars is so hard to do

Maybe someone with better knowledge could confirm that this is an option?
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The Mk1 and Mk2 collars are 9.97mm long +- 0.01mm across samples (for a 10mm centre link) with a 1.31mm OD.

They take pins which are .99mm thick and 17.5mm long (for 18mm wide links).

(Measured with decent mitutoyo kit after checking with calibration rod to 4 μm).

Both collars and pins are indented at the centre point for positive location.

I can't speak to the use of split pins, but other options-

- Finding a bracelet on the used market.
- The pins appear to be the same as fitted to some current CW models (current models have either 1mm or 1.1mm pins). There is therefore a possibility of taking the current corresponding 11.95 mm long collars and carefully ginding down to the correct length.
- After market pins and collars are available here https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/0100- ... ubes-pins# but both pins and collars are longer than needed and would need sizing as above.
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