Forstner 9-Row Beads of Rice Stainless Steel Watch Bracelet

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The beads of rice (a.k.a. grains of rice) bracelet is one of those quintessential watch accessories that belongs in every collection. Once made by Jacoby-Bender in the mid-twentieth century, the beads of rice bracelet was provided with some of the most storied watches of all time (i.e., Patek Philippe chronographs). Its subtle elegance completely transforms the look and feel of your watch over a typical leather strap. It's great with virtually any vintage watch, and works equally well with contemporary dress or crossover dress/sport watches. Forstner's 9-Row Beads of Rice bracelet recreates the look of the vintage JB beads of rice, with some key updates.

  • Beautiful finish (alternating polished and brushed stainless steel) flows from the clasp through the beads to the end pieces.
  • Solid 316L stainless steel.
  • Links are 3mm thick.
  • Removable links (via single screw system).
  • Length may also be adjusted in micro-increments via the clasp.
  • Fits wrists approximately 5" - 8-1/4".
  • Central "beads" section is 18mm for all sizes.
  • End pieces are fixed, and not removable.
  • Includes spring bars, and screwdriver for size adjustment.

Q: Do you sell watch bands for women?
A: We do! Many of our short-length straps are the perfect size for women.

Q: Can you suggest a strap that looks amazing with my watch?
A: Unfortunately, because the range is so vast (and personal taste is subjective), we cannot advise regarding aesthetic suitability for specific models and styles of watches.

Q: I have an Apple watch. Will any of your straps work for me?
A: Sure! Our handy Apple watch band adapters accommodate most 22mm straps.

Q: Are spring bars available?
A: Yes, for each strap that is not already integrated with quick-release spring bars, we include one free pair of strong, seamless double-flange stainless steel bars.

Q: What strap size do I need?
A: To determine your size, use a metric ruler to measure the internal distance (in millimeters) between the lugs of your watch.

Q: My Bonetto Cinturini deployant strap is too long. Can you help?
A: Of course! See our Bonetto Cinturini sizing guide for cutting instructions.

Q: Do you offer international shipping?
A: Yes! Visit our Shipping & Returns page for more information.

Q: May I return my purchase?
A: Holben's Fine Watch Bands accepts returns of unworn, undamaged merchandise for refund or exchange within thirty days of purchase. Learn more on our Shipping & Returns page.

Need help with sizing?
  • Inspect the underside of your current watch strap for width indicators.
  • Measure the space between your watch lugs (in millimeters) using a metric ruler.
  • Research the specifications of your watch model on the manufacturer's website.
Shopping for your Apple watch?

Our stainless steel adapters enable the use of virtually any 22mm watch band with Apple Watch models 1-8, SE and Ultra, and are compatible with standard or quick-release spring bars.

Shipping & Returns

Not to brag, but Holben's is famous for our fast shipping!

United States deliveries:

All domestic shipping options include tracking.

FREE USPS Ground Advantage shipping (3-5 business day transit time) for orders over $39.
$4.95 USPS Ground Advantage shipping for orders up to $39.00.
$8.95 USPS Priority Mail (2-4 business day transit time).
$23.95 USPS Priority Mail Express (1-2 business day transit time).

International deliveries:

Quickly-dispatched USPS First Class International shipping for one flat fee of $16.95, regardless of number of items purchased.

Orders shipped outside of the USA may be subject to customs or import fees upon arrival in the destination country. Payment of any import duties, fees or taxes is the responsibility of the customer. Contact your local customs office for information regarding potential charges.

Returns & Exchanges

Holben's accepts returns of unworn, undamaged watch straps or accessories for refund or exchange within thirty days of purchase. (To ensure that items remain in original condition, please confirm suitability before fastening to your watch or wrist.)

All product packaging (bags, tags, cases, etc.) must be unaltered and returned with each item. Items without original packaging will be refused. Items that have been worn, resized, damaged or otherwise modified (including exposure to cologne, tobacco smoke, household air fresheners or other odors) will not be accepted.

Orders must be packed in a padded envelope or small box, and shipped via USPS with delivery confirmation. (Couriers such as DHL and UPS will not deliver to PO boxes.)


Please ship all returns to the address below, with a note stating your name, date of purchase and reason for return.

Returns Department
PO Box 10853
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

We are happy to help with returns and exchanges. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
William I
Classic Look for

The Forstner BOR is very comfortable and has a classic look that goes great (imo) with my Oris Big Crown Pointer Date. Easy to adjust the length and the clasp does the job without adding excess weight. This 9 row is a good fit with the 20 mm lug width. And the shipping was fast as well.

Rob L
9-Link is the one to get!

I own both the 7-link and the new 9-link Forstner bead-of-rice bracelets. The 9-link retain the great looks but better match watches with 20mm or greater lug spacing. Both beautiful!
I waited for this bracelet to return in stock, because I appreciate Holben's top notch price and service!


This is very comfortable and looks great on any type of a vintage looking watch. I've tried it on a few and they all look like the band was made for them. I have at least 15 very nice bands I've purchased from Holben's and their prices and service is great.

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