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    Very interesting thread

    Amazing how a strap can change the look of a watch so much, this is something I would love to have a go at, very inspiring

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    Re: Custom-made watch straps

    Just made this, you can do it yourself:





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    Re: Custom-made watch straps

    i received two straps from BANDA. very nice quality, highly recommended from my side :)

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    Perhaps it's time for a tutorial from one of our watch strap people? :)

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    Re: Custom-made watch straps

    anyone knows http://www.delaurian.com ?

    the website looks a bit strange but the straps are awesome.

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    Custom made straps available from Scott at http://arsenalwatchstraps.blogspot.com/, very good too.

    :D

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    I'm waiting on a gasgasbones.com BRV1. Carl is making it for for me this weekend and should be with me on Tuesday, I can't wait! Carl is a great guy to deal with. Even though his site is kinda down for maintenance, he is still taking orders.

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    Re: Custom-made watch straps

    This guy is based in canada, looks like nice stuff. http://www.combat-straps.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by K80
    This guy is based in canada, looks like nice stuff. http://www.combat-straps.com
    Indeed - I recommend him. The grey strap on the Oris diver, he made for me, on my request :)

    http://www.combat-straps.com/OSTRICH-LEG---.html


    I later sold it here on the Sales Corner: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=132005&p=1363424

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    Re: Custom-made watch straps

    here is one ammo i made today? really enjoy doing them so if you wany one, just give me a shout :mrgreen:

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    Re: Custom-made watch straps

    Like the ammo strap !-)

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    Thanks for sharing!

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    Wonderful with all the useful links... :lol: Here's my contribution ...
    http://www.strapluxe.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shounen
    anyone knows http://www.delaurian.com ?

    the website looks a bit strange but the straps are awesome.
    delaurian straps are highly sought after by panerai owners. He makes amazing straps but demand is high. I know my friend bought one but he had to send numerous emails before he received a response. He eventually ordered the strap, waited about 5 weeks but it was worth it. I should also say that his straps are not cheap :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronetto
    Quote Originally Posted by Shounen
    anyone knows http://www.delaurian.com ?

    the website looks a bit strange but the straps are awesome.
    delaurian straps are highly sought after by panerai owners. He makes amazing straps but demand is high. I know my friend bought one but he had to send numerous emails before he received a response. He eventually ordered the strap, waited about 5 weeks but it was worth it. I should also say that his straps are not cheap :shock:
    I have a Delaurian strap and the quality is excellent. :thumbup:

    Those of you who own/have handled a Dreadnought will appreciate the thickness of this strap, yet it is both supple and comfortable:


    He's quite a character too. :wink:

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    @ tintinoman, I've seen your straps on another forum I think, I really like them! keep up the good work, I think the next thing for me to do is start making my own straps.

    I've got a couple of straps that people on other forums have made for me and I'm very happy with the quality, but I think making one myself would give the watch a much more personal connection. I will try to dig out some photos and get them online!

    also @ralphy what is that watch, it looks amazing! (sorry if I shouldn't ask that here)

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    I'm glad you guys seem to have had a good experience with ABP. I ordered a strap from them for my Pam 250. It arrived a fortnight late, was the wrong size and they forgot to put my initials on it as specified. Were it not for the fact it was the correct colour & inner material I'd have been convinced they sent the wrong strap.

    Fortunately many other great makers out there so I'll not personally miss these cats.

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    Re: Custom-made watch straps

    Quote Originally Posted by vortex89
    what is that watch, it looks amazing!
    Listed near the bottom of the page, PRS-2 Dreadnought.
    http://www.timefactors.com/archive.htm

    There is a good review here: http://www.watcharoo.co.uk/prs2.htm
    and here: http://www.prs2dreadnought.com/index.htm

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    Re: Custom-made watch straps

    Love me some vintage looking ammo straps :bounce:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedegaard
    Love me some vintage looking ammo straps :bounce:
    Same here :bom:

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    Wow, thanks for the links. I especially loved the APB website. I like how they do leather goods as well :D

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    Hi,
    here an Strapmaker from Berlin. He make vintage Straps for Panerai.
    http://maystraps.com/
    :albino:

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    Re: Custom-made watch straps

    Hi,

    I had a very good experience with strap maker Arron from custom-straps.com, I was recommended him from a fellow user on Pistonheads. You can see my custom Ostrich Skin Strap currently on my UX gsg9.

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    Re: Custom-made watch straps

    thanks for sharing

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    Re: Custom-made watch straps

    hey guys, i have completed a pair of 26mm straps. what do you think?




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    Re: Custom-made watch straps

    had some spare time today as well. now in 22mm.


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    Re: Custom-made watch straps

    i came across this one a few days ago, haven't used him myself yet but i do like the look of the ostrich leg straps.

    http://www.Combat-Straps.com

    Damian

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamianM
    i came across this one a few days ago, haven't used him myself yet but i do like the look of the ostrich leg straps.

    http://www.Combat-Straps.com

    Damian
    Looks nice, thanks for sharing.

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    There are many choice for straps, thanks :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne
    I've had a couple of trench straps from this chap with pleasing results.

    http://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/





    Also have a 2nd hand Toshi which is superb.

    Yeah, great quality and service.

    Can you share something about the device to wear your pocket watches on your wrist? Looks amazingly cute, and I have couple of 51--57 mm pocket watches who will sit nicely in such a cradle.

    You may opt to pm, not to spam this thread, thank you!

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    Recently I made first strap in my life and did it for my father watch. Strap is 24mm 160/100mm and I used a belt from H&M as a leather source.






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    Re: Custom-made watch straps

    Quote Originally Posted by dingo69

    Can you share something about the device to wear your pocket watches on your wrist? Looks amazingly cute, and I have couple of 51--57 mm pocket watches who will sit nicely in such a cradle.

    You may opt to pm, not to spam this thread, thank you!
    I've not seen one in that size; the Omega that this fits is only about 36mm. There is a chap on MWR who makes something else that may be of interest.
    http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=48541

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    Quote Originally Posted by tintinoman View Post
    Just make your own straps...... it's not that hard......









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    nice one!

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    Nice work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    I have a Delaurian strap and the quality is excellent. :thumbup:

    Those of you who own/have handled a Dreadnought will appreciate the thickness of this strap, yet it is both supple and comfortable:


    He's quite a character too. :wink:

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    My God! that is outstanding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kister View Post
    Recently I made first strap in my life and did it for my father watch. Strap is 24mm 160/100mm and I used a belt from H&M as a leather source.





    Nice job!!

    I really should try myself... especially all leather are generally too short nit tgat i have big wrist but i jzst don't like ehen there rests onky 1-2 cns after the buckle.

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    Does anyone know the lug width of the JLC Master Chrono? It's been beyond hard to find out if it's 21mm or 20mm. I'm thinking of getting a custom strap for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVByrne View Post
    Does anyone know the lug width of the JLC Master Chrono? It's been beyond hard to find out if it's 21mm or 20mm. I'm thinking of getting a custom strap for mine.
    https://secure.jaeger-lecoultre.com/...click=megamenu

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    It's 21/18 mm

    Very tricky size for off the shelf straps. Nearly all go up in 2mm increments

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    Atelier in London

    Holy thread resurrection Batman!

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Here are a few suppliers of custom watch straps who won't break the bank ...

    http://www.jean-rousseau.com/
    Has anybody tried Jean Rousseau's London shop?

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    Very impressive work, you have skills!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kister View Post
    Recently I made first strap in my life and did it for my father watch. Strap is 24mm 160/100mm and I used a belt from H&M as a leather source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Holy thread resurrection Batman!



    Has anybody tried Jean Rousseau's London shop?
    Been there. Shop is small, more like a boutique. You can pick up the colour and alligator is for 175. Any customization is an extra charge, varying from 10 to 30.
    They are flexible and if they don't have something in store, they will contact their warehouse in France.

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    Chunky hard leather is very ideal with the likes of Panenai having a screw pin instead of a spring bars... I wonder if custom made strap can also have an easy access for the spring bars like most of the OEM strap?

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    Seeing as this is the bespoke / custom watch strap sticky I thought I'd add my latest in here so it is here and easy find:



    Made by inrolondon at www.inrolondon.com a small artisanal leather company making one off, unique leather goods (including straps). I am really chuffed with my strap, the quality speaks for itself.

    I wrote a review which you can find here:

    http://thelearnedgentleman.com/bespo...s-inro-london/

    ps - not associated in any way - just a pleased customer :)

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    Here is mine custom made orange strap for Omega PO.


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    I've tried a search so apologies if i've missed something but i believe i've finally found someone who will provide the links required to fit a nato or other standard strap to my Oris tt1. He goes by the name of drtalon on WUS , think his name is Walter and was wondering if anyone has had any dealings with him and the outcome.
    I understand it may look a bit off using this facility to enquire about someone on another but i have tried pretty much everywhere .

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    Have two straps from Helmut Atelier.

    Here is the Schwartz with orange stitching on the Mido Multifort


    Very soft leather and a nice roller buckle

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    Cool Thanks your picture

    leather straps not only are more durable but also look more noble

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    YURAN STRAPS

    Greetings from BELARUS! I make straps for more than two years and i want to show you some of my works ;)
    What do you think about it?





















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    They look really interesting,are they for sale?

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