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Strap for Link Calibre 5 Automatic???

  1. garyNJ

    garyNJ Feb 25, 2023

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    Hello,
    I just recently started looking into buying a Tag Heuer watch. I came across the Link Calibre 5 (WBC2110.BA0603) and fell in love with the case shape and style. The only thing I do not like is the 90s era link style bracelet. Has anyone found a replacement bracelet or leather strap that will fit the watches unique lug style/ size?
    Im new to the Tag brand so I didn’t know if there were any aftermarket options.
    Thanks in advance.
    Gary
     
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  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Feb 25, 2023

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    Hey Gary, great looking TAG Heuer you have fallen for. I have never seen this one on a strap IIRC and unfortunately it would surprise me if anyone has invested the effort into making a third party option since this model hasn't been very popular since it was released.

    It is a bit ironic that you want to get a Link, named after and known for its legendary bracelet, but you don't want the bracelet :D
     
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  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Feb 25, 2023

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    Hi Gary
    Nice to see someone showing the Link some love. As Jim said, really this watch is all about the bracelet, there's no strap option and I too doubt anyone has made an aftermarket one since this watch has pretty much been a dismal failure in the marketplace. The upside of that is you should be able to get a good deal and maybe you can learn to love the bracelet eventually?
     
  4. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Feb 25, 2023

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    As others have stated, there isn't an easy strap option for the Cal 5 Link. However, if you're willing to get creative (and experiment), there might be strap alternatives that could work.

    There are leather straps made for the older S/el model. The leather portion of the strap (minus the S/el links) and the screw in strap-bar "might" fit on your watch. The OEM part number is FC6142, but I've seen cheaper aftermarket ones too. However even if these can fit, if you have large wrists, it may not work. Because you'll be losing the length of the metal S links part of the strap's length.
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    Perhaps a better option could be using a leather strap from some of the older Link Chrono models like these below. But it would still require a screw in strap-bar like the S/el's strap above, since the Link Cal 5 doesn't have traditional side lugs to hold a springbar in place.
    Link chrono strap.jpg Link chrono strap2.jpg Link chrono strap3.jpg

    But the problem with all of these is without knowing the width of the middle links, it's really hard to know how well these might fit.
     
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  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Feb 26, 2023

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    From memory I suspect the middle link is much bigger on the newer model, but I could be wrong.
     
  6. JAH

    JAH Feb 26, 2023

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    I would just say that the whole essence of this watch IS the bracelet, if you do not like the bracelet, this watch is probably not for you. just my opinion.
     
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  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Feb 26, 2023

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    It is a bit like asking for a round Monaco, i agree...
     
  8. garyNJ

    garyNJ Feb 26, 2023

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    Thank you for the insight everyone.