Are you looking for a high quality oyster bracelet for your favorite Seiko diver? You have come to the right place. This review covers William Jean’s super oyster bracelet. This bracelet is clearly marketed to a Seiko audience, but can be ordered with a straight end piece and then would fit most other watches.
The pictured bracelet is 22mm at the ends, tapering to 20mm at the clasp. William Jean also offers this bracelet is 20mm with no taper, and 18mm. He also offers a 22mm size that tapers to 18mm. I highly recommend either the 22mm tapering to 20mm or the 20mm no taper versions. The links are 3.30mm thick.
Fit and Finish
The materials are clearly superior to other after-market bracelets of this type. The bracelet is brushed everywhere except the sides. It uses screws to secure the removable links. The screws are very smooth and none were stripped and they held up very well to resizing and stress. The clasp is a Seiko clasp copy that feels as smooth if not smoother than the OEM Seiko clasp. William Jean offers the clasp in 2 or 4 hole micro-adjust version. This version is the 4 hole microadjust version and is very easy to adjust. There is no diver’s extension. The clasp is a fold over push button with safety lock. The end links are solid, but cut so they fit the Seiko divers’ cases. William Jean can provide end links for most, if not all, of the Seiko divers.
Wow, this guy is comfortable! The micro adjust allows for a very precise fit. The links are standard oyster style, being a bit longer makes them less flexible overall, but this shouldn’t be an issue for most and is simply a style preference than a comfort concern. I highly recommend this bracelet. It is designed for comfort and quality and performs both perfectly.