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Updated 8th November, 2019 by cacatman

Introduction
This is a quick reference guide to help when you have bought a watch so that you know how many links it should came with when new as requested by @mustangjt (his idea).

Please note that for some watches require brand new bands if you wish to go to full length after shortening.

Starting info is lifted from @Yeti's page here Watch Links -> How many on new watch (all models)

Model/REMOVABLE Links/Spares

12 Gauge (Stainless Steel Band)
- There are 8 links per side. The first three links closest to the case are not removable for sizing. There are 16 links total, with 10 links being removable for sizing.
(photo courtesy of @mustangjt)
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12 Gauge (Unobtanium Band)- Comes with 6 segments per side. One segment must remain to attach to the clasp. This leaves 5 segments that can be removed per side. Total of 12 segments, 10 segments removable for sizing (@mustangjt)
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(photo courtesy of @mustangjt)

Blade

Blade II

Bottle Cap


Crankcase
- There are a Total of 22 links. The first link attached to the case on either side and the first link attached to the clasp on either side are not removable for sizing. This leaves 18 links that are removable for sizing.
(Picture courtesy of @mustangjt)
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Crankcase 3-Hand

Crankcase 3-Hand Small


Double Tap - There are a total of 13 links. The first 3 on each side closest to the case are not removable for sizing. There are 7 links removable for sizing.
(Picture courtesy of @mustangjt)
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Elite Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) - 14/0 (@OakleyFrankFMJ)

Gearbox Automatic

Gearbox Ti non-Automatic
- 14/0

GMT

Holeshot Stainless Steel Band
The first three links on either side of the watch case can not be separated individually (1, 2, and 3 as pictured). One side of the band has three additional links for sizing (4, 5, and 6 as pictured), the other side has two (4 and 5 as pictured). Total of 13 links if you include the two permanently attached to the clasp. SS band originally sold on Holeshot 6-Hand Model, I have this installed on a Holeshot 3-Hand Model.
(Picture courtesy of @mustangjt)
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Hollowpoint - There are a total of 14 links. The first link attached to either side of the case are not removable for sizing. That leaves 12 links removable for sizing. If you count the total number of bolts you’ll get 16 on a complete Hollowpoint, two of those bolts are attached to the clasp (@mustangjt).
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Judge - There are a total of 17 full links and 2 half links. Only the first links directly attached to the watch case are not removable for sizing.
(Info and Pictures provided by @Bobo, Photo edited by @mustangjt)
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Judge II

Judge II Dual Time

Livestrong Time Bomb II

Minute Machine
- There are a total of 13 links. The first link attaching to the case is not removable for sizing. There are 6 on and side and 5 on the other that are removable for sizing. If you count the screws starting with the 3rd screw from the case, that will give you the number of removable links (@mustangjt)
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(photo courtesy of @mustangjt)

Minute Machine (in newer plastic box) - 13 links total with 5 removable on one side and 6 removable on the other side ie 11/0* (@jdd32)

Rusty Wallace Time Bomb

Eddie Jordan Time Bomb


Time Bomb 1 (Non forged band) - There are a total of 13 links. The first three links closest to the case are not removable for sizing. There are 3 links on one side and 4 on the other that are removable for sizing (@mustangjt)
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Time Bomb (update bracelet) - 17 links total with 3 removable on one side, 4 on the other (@Jorzaky)

Time Bomb II , Time Bomb Limited Edition, Time Bomb Livestrong Edition - A brand new unobtanium band comes with 8 segments. The first two closest to the case MUST remain. The last segment must remain in order to attach to the clasp. That would leave 5 links per side that would be designated for sizing. So if we are to count by that method, there are 16 links in all, 10 for sizing, zero spares (@mustangjt)
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(picture courtesy of @mjt42 but modified by @mustanjt)

Time Tank - There are a total of 13 links. The first link attaching to the case is not removable for sizing. There are 6 on and side and 5 on the other that are removable for sizing. If you count the screws starting with the 3rd screw from the case, that will give you the number of removable links (@mustangjt)
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(photo courtesy of @mustangjt)

*does NOT include the 2 links on the case that are NOT adjustable


Epilogue
Most lists of pages I do are collaborative efforts, but this page would almost 100% NOT be possible without the obsessive detailed input of a watch obsessed member. Massive thanks and shout out to the one, the only, the watchmeister himself....

 

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cacatman

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updated.
Time Bomb II
, Time Bomb Limited Edition, Time Bomb Livestrong Edition - A brand new unobtanium band comes with 8 segments. The first two closest to the case MUST remain. The last segment must remain in order to attach to the clasp. That would leave 5 links per side that would be designated for sizing. So if we are to count by that method, there are 16 links in all, 10 for sizing, zero spares. (@mustangjt)

Thanks Mustangjt for the VERY clear pictures and explanation.
 

Bobo

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Hi there,
here are the Infos for the Judge: 6 below and 7,5 above the case. Plus I found 2,5 additional elements in the case.
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cacatman

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Crankcase
- There are a Total of 22 links. The first link attached to the case on either side and the first link attached to the clasp on either side are not removable for sizing. This leaves 18 links that are removable for sizing.
(Picture courtesy of @mustangjt)
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