Gold 20mm springbar buckle for C3?

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Gold 20mm springbar buckle for C3?

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Please can anyone recommend a supplier for a good quality 20mm PVD gold springbar buckle for a leather strap to match my C3 GWG?

I'm not yet sure what strap I'll go for as an alternative to the bracelet when I'm feeling less bling, but most of the likely candidates (e.g. Toshi) don't offer gold PVD or plate.
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Re: Gold 20mm springbar buckle for C3?

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There is always eBay. Here is one that I found

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Watch-Buckle- ... 500wt_1413

If you use an existing strap it is 20/18 so the buckle needs to be 18mm. If you get a custom strap made you need to know the size of the strap at the buckle end. So if you get a straight rather than tapered strap then you would need a 20mm buckle.
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Re: Gold 20mm springbar buckle for C3?

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Blimey, those are cheap!
Does the coating last? Even if it doesn't it would be possible to buy half a dozen and swap them out 6 monthly.
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Re: Gold 20mm springbar buckle for C3?

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If you want a butterfly the SecTime is good.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gold-stainles ... 956wt_1163

I use GoodCheapMan. Good quality but delivery is longer.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/18mm-Stainles ... 005wt_1163

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/18mm-Stainles ... 879wt_1163

If you are buying a Toshi then the deployment/butterfly may not be suitable depending on the thickness of the strap.
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Re: Gold 20mm springbar buckle for C3?

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As most straps will taper from 20mm to 18mm you could get a matching deployant or strap with deployant from CWL.

If you want a regular tang buckle you will have to go aftermarket. A lot of jewelers that sell straps may have some to sell as they probably stock some to change buckles and stock less inventory that way.
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Re: Gold 20mm springbar buckle for C3?

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Very helpful, folks. Many thanks.
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