In his comment on my previous post Marko asks about the bracelet on the 67-9119 Chronograph – although it also came on a black leather strap, it is more often seen on its original steel bracelet. And this is distinguished by the black blocks in the links, and Marko wonders how the black finish was achieved. The blocks themselves are indents on the outside of the bracelet, the backs of the links are plain and flat stainless steel.
I don’t know the answer to Marko’s question, so I thought I’d ask for views here. Interestingly the original price of the 67-9119 was higher than the other models at that time, which might be explained by the ‘fancier’ bracelet.
Here’s close-up of the bracelet – does the black look like a coating? or was it painted?
I favour black coating since Citizen had pioneered black coated cases not long before the chronographs were first produced, and looking at how the finish appears close-up and how it has worn. What do you think?