NWA? New Bracelet for the Speedmaster

This might be bending the rules a bit but I truly believe that this bracelet lends a unique and brand-new identity to my Speedmaster. I chose the Speedmaster Reduced because the Professional's lugs overhang my tiny wrist. But over time I started to find the dial of the Reduced a little too small for my liking.

That's where the Forstner Komfit bracelet comes in. Once on, the straight endlinks which expose the gap between the speedy's twisted lugs contributed to the watch's overall size and definitely help create the illusion of a larger wrist presence. The mesh is extremely light, yet seems firm and secure. It is both, comfortable and confidence inducing.

The Komfit's significance lies in its association with the space program. Unlike the NASA-certified Speedmaster by Omega, the Komfit lacked specific accreditation. During early space missions, astronauts favored the Komfit for its compatibility over space suits. In 1964, NASA started acquiring Komfits, rebranded as "JB Champion," for use in Gemini and Apollo missions. This unique narrow mesh bracelet became a prevalent feature in astronaut photographs from that era, contributing to the historical narrative of NASA.

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Love it, looks spot on.

Got one for my Seamaster, went for the Horned ends coz liked the look.

Impressed with the comfort, looking at getting a Bonklip for my Willard next.

That Reduced is lovely, really fancy a Speedy myself and it'll be one of the automatics for sure.

Very cool mate 馃槑馃枛馃徎

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Looks good! I don鈥檛 have the Komfit, but do have a couple other Forstner bracelets, including the jubilee for the BB58 and the flat link for Speedy. Great bracelets!

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Inkitatus

Love it, looks spot on.

Got one for my Seamaster, went for the Horned ends coz liked the look.

Impressed with the comfort, looking at getting a Bonklip for my Willard next.

That Reduced is lovely, really fancy a Speedy myself and it'll be one of the automatics for sure.

Very cool mate 馃槑馃枛馃徎

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I've been eyeing the Seamaster heritage models for a while! Good to know I already I have a swappable bracelet that goes perfectly with it!

SUSFU303

Looks good! I don鈥檛 have the Komfit, but do have a couple other Forstner bracelets, including the jubilee for the BB58 and the flat link for Speedy. Great bracelets!

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Looks great! After my experience with the Komfit, I'm definitely gonna try more of their stuff

Love Forstner!

Have a Komfit and a Klip. Both of which are definitely some of the best steel bracelets for me.

Great look on yours too! 馃憣馃徎

Looks fantastic.

Another reason I鈥檇 heard that NASA liked the Komfit is that it was weaker than the bracelet. They were concerned that the bracelet was so strong that if the astronaut got caught on something, he鈥檇 injure his arm before the watch let go. So they went with the JB when not using the Velcro.

pj3c46

Looks fantastic.

Another reason I鈥檇 heard that NASA liked the Komfit is that it was weaker than the bracelet. They were concerned that the bracelet was so strong that if the astronaut got caught on something, he鈥檇 injure his arm before the watch let go. So they went with the JB when not using the Velcro.

Oh very interesting