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Michael Friedberg Wrote:A small point on the Milanese bracelet--it has "some" fine adjustment, but if I recall it works in 5mm increments, like holes on a leather strap. A true "micro adjustment" bracelet works in 1mm increments. I think only the Da Vinci bracelet by IWC currently has that, and also a few other brands do (Rolex does for its Submariner). Also, I'm less sure but believe that the Milanese bracelet is made only for the new Portofino chronograph. As such it shoudl be 21mm in width, and won't fit 20mm models (like the new Portofino Automatic) or 22mm models (like the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days). If anyone has info to the contrary, please let me know.
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shing Wrote:For lug size, based on what I know and have told to me, Santoni straps come fit for only one lug size: lug size/strap/bracelet:Portofino Chrono lug size: 20 mm, 18 mm (alligator strap/Milanese mesh bracelet)Portofino Automatic lug size: 20 mm, 18 mm (alligator strap/Milanese mesh bracelet) Portofino 8 days lug ize: 22 mm, 18 mm (Santoni strap only) I popped by one of the bigger ADs (whom I do not deal with - but in this case only the bigger ones had stock of the new Portofinos) and asked for him to take out his "Working Manual For The Retail Trade" to check these details with him, and he also put in a call to Flagship, confirming that: The Santoni straps can only be used on the Portofino 8 days 22mm,18mm and not for the Portofino Chrono/Automatic. That having been said, what I saw of the Working Manual may not be fully comprehensive - or at least there are parts the AD doesn't know to refer to. One example is the bracelets/alligator straps for the Portofino Automatic: only two colours were listed for the straps, along with the mesh bracelet. I certainly wish I have my own copy. Pin Buckle/DeploymentAll three Portofino series: 8 days/automatic/chronograph, come in Pin Buckle, but each watch series also listed an option for a Deployment Buckle. So I believe the answer is an affirmative Yes, deployment buckle OK.
Regards, Shing | email iwcforme1976 (at) gmail (dot) comtime does not change us. it just unfolds us. max frisch.all that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. baltasar gracian.
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