This is a quick post to show a vintage rivet bracelet I just put together. I like the look of the old Rolex straight end-piece rivet bracelets, but they are very hard to find, and pretty expensive and I didn't want to damage one of my 7206 bracelets trying to retrofit a home made straight end-piece. On a whim I picked up a NOS 1960's vintage rivet bracelet with spring loaded straight end pieces for a hundred bucks on ebay. I thought I'd take a chance. I received the sterile vintage bracelet and realized that the dimensions and measurements of the links and clasp were very close to a 19mm 7205 bracelet. The quality of the bracelet itself was very good, so I decided to pick up a '61 7205 clasp for another hundred bucks, and with 5 minutes of filing and adjusting I got this...
It's not an original Rolex band, but its a vintage riveted straight end band for 200 bucks. I love the way it looks with my 5508, the space between the case and ends really make the watch pop out. Very happy.