Replacement lugs for silver aluminum watch?

tridot

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Jul 13, 2016
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Replacement lugs are easy enough to find online but I can’t find anyone other than an Etsy seller (who wants $20 a pair) that sells anything to match the silver aluminum. Are there any options out there I’m missing? Thanks!
 

ActionableMango

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Sep 21, 2010
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There are both polished and matte silver lugs available on Ali Express. Some are replacement lugs meant for Apple-type bands and some are adapters for normal watch bands, so get the right kind.
 

tridot

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I have checked there but couldn’t find any that weren’t for stainless steel. And your link seems to only have stainless top. If you could send me a link to the exact item (of the Apple style) I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
There are both polished and matte silver lugs available on Ali Express. Some are replacement lugs meant for Apple-type bands and some are adapters for normal watch bands, so get the right kind.
 

ActionableMango

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I think there's some confusion. The stainless steel lugs can be finished with polish to match the stainless steel body, or be finished matte to match the aluminum body, and of course they can also be colored to match the various colored bodies. I am saying there are many finishes you can choose from to find one that closely matches whatever your watch is.

If you are asking for lugs literally made from aluminum, I don't think they exist. Lugs and pins and stuff like this shouldn't be made from aluminum because it's soft and bendable, so they make them out of steel. If these were made from aluminum, either the thin rod holding the strap would bend, or the rods would have such tiny aluminum threads that the screws holding the rods to the lugs would strip those threads right out.