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Hello,

I am new here. After hours and weeks spent on trying to understand how to find a proper replacement bracelet for my watch, came here asking for help.

I came to a conclusion I don't understand what I am looking for cause nothing seems to look like the one I had previously.
It's entirely possible I am just a big dumb dumb, however I am not asking to be given an answer on a silver platter, but at least a tip how to get started with my search again.

Enough bs, I tried getting in touch with the official Citizen support line, but all I got was that the watch had not been produced for about a decade or something like that and that they cannot help me.
The caliber no. is B510 and the model is in the title. I attached two photos of the watch to show the case and the lug size (although pretty sure the latter is not properly measured).
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When searching for the watch model, all I found were old auctions on Eastern websites, so did not learn much there. Browsed ebay for various types of bands to try and match what I currently have attached to the case, but with no luck.
There may be some obvious explanation e.g. the end part of the bands are just 'simulating' the case and where it would be attached, but I never had to replace a watch band before so I can't tell for sure.

Anyhow, there isn't much else I can share as I don't know what else could be useful. Happy to provide any extra insight or photos to clarify.
Again, I appreciate if anybody points me in the right direction, cause I am really hoping this gifted watch can land on my wrist again.

Kind regards,
Jacek
 

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Can you upload a photo of the reverse side of the bracelet connection to the watch? The proper measurement is taken between the lugs. Is there a brand name showing on the bracelet anywhere? Your right, there isn't much information out there on this watch. It appears that it was intended for the Japan Domestic market only. Have you replaced the capacitor in it to date?
 

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You might have a bit of a problem. What you appear to have is an integrated bracelet style watch that requires an exact OEM (original equipment manufacturer) replacement. If you have already talked with Citizen and they said the band was not available then new is most likely not an option. You did not say why you need a new bracelet. Is it broken or is it too small? Have you been to a watch repair or watch maker shop to see if a watch maker has any suggestions? You might search Ebay for a watch for sale of the same type. Maybe harvest the band for your watch. Options are somewhat limited.
 

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Hello,

I've been to a few watch repairman, but all of them said there is nothing they can do and they can only work with a new bracelet. I have taken two more photos to better depict the predicament I am in. the lug size seems to be 10mm if I understand it correctly?
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One of the pins that holds the first and second link together (counting from the case) has broken off somehow somewhere leaving me with one pin, that does hold it together, with risk of slipping off. Thus I have not been wearing it for the past few months, so the battery died (no sun or movement).
I appreciate the assist even if there is little that can be done. May have to concede to a regular leather strap or something of the like.

Cheers
 

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Your watch has an integrated bracelet designed by the factory for your model of watch only. It does not have lugs in the normal sense. See the picture
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The only alternative I see is to find someone who will drill holes and install a pin. It will have a slightly different look but it would fix your broken bracelet.
 

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Hello,

I've been to a few watch repairman, but all of them said there is nothing they can do and they can only work with a new bracelet. I have taken two more photos to better depict the predicament I am in. the lug size seems to be 10mm if I understand it correctly?
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One of the pins that holds the first and second link together (counting from the case) has broken off somehow somewhere leaving me with one pin, that does hold it together, with risk of slipping off. Thus I have not been wearing it for the past few months, so the battery died (no sun or movement).
I appreciate the assist even if there is little that can be done. May have to concede to a regular leather strap or something of the like.

Cheers
I have a similar situation I am dealing with on a Seiko. I am going to try to silver solder the links together from the back. The soldered joint won't move but it's kind of a who cares. I will let you know if I am successful.
 

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Happy to see what you end up with srgray! I did expect to be out of luck on this one, but still am adamant to get this back on my wrist some day.
I was not looking forward to this experiment but your situation inspired me to get it over with. For my band it worked better than I expected as my band is painted. I was sure much of the paint would burn off but as you can see it didn't. It won't articulate at that joint but who cares. Going forward wearing the watch I will need to be aware that other links could be ready to break as well. Any goldsmith should be able to silver solder yours for not much money.:biggrin:

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Happy to see you succeed on this one. I guess I will look around for some artisan workshop or something to get his welded solid.
Your other option is to have it drilled as SF suggested. In that case you could drill a blind hole install a pin, weld up and polish the entrance hole. That job could be done and leave no trace but you would have to find someone talented enough to pull it off. Silver soldering would literally take minutes and at least get the watch back on your wrist. Good luck!
 
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