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.
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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.