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    Another mil strap


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    Another Mil Strap

    Thanks for the link, ordered one, should arrive on Friday so I'll report back then. I'm thinking it will be suitable for my Bulova Moon Watch...

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    Just ordered one for my Bulova. I reckon it would work on a Speedy too. Thanks.

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    Wonder where the excess strap goes when you don't wear it over a jacket? Looks too long for the keeper to handle, unless you fold it back like a NATO. Be a shame if it needs chopping.

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    I would fold it back, doesn't need to be neat, it's a utility strap! Thanks for the tip, I've bought one. Didn't get the Falklands one as I don't have any connection to it so seemed a bit presumptuous. Also a third premium!

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    [QUOTE=Didn't get the Falklands one as I don't have any connection to it so seemed a bit presumptuous. Also a third premium! [/QUOTE]

    I didn't go for the Falklands one either, 10 better off in my pocket and no connection with the Falklands in the 1980's (I did have a brief trip there in the mid 1990's as an Engineering Geologist but that's another story...)

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    Here's mine. Stitching is a bit wonky and the end of the clasp is a bit sharp and the coating is worn off but I suppose it adds to the charm.

    Here's a tip, I turned the keepers round the other way so the rough end isn't rubbing against my sensitive but now combat ready wrist...




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    .....and on the Bulova moon watch






    I really like it!

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    It's comfortable isn't it? As it's infinitely adjustable.

    Here it is on a CWC which is not much younger the the strap (and the strap is the same age as me!)


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    After seeing these, I treat myself to the non date strap. Fitted it to my PRS5 Broadarrow (19mm lugs) and it fits perfect so I reckon it's nearer a 19mm width.

    Agreed too, very comfortable!




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    The only problem I see with these is the price given that it would appear that they are just some form of utility strap rather than anything designed for a watch. I don't want to ruin the party but I would like to put this link here before these straps enter internet lore as some sort of newly-discovered ersatz NATO.

    http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showt...TY-WATCH-STRAP

    A masterstroke by Silvermans, in any case, it would appear.

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    Yup a good way of flogging some old stock but it's a nice to enjoy a different kind of strap and buckle with military connotations. Fine with me it's a utility strap rather than specifically a watch one, in fact makes it more interesting.

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    Couldn't help myself..........

    Soon as I found out these were old utility straps, I checked out ebay with a mind to knocking up a strap or two. Well, couldn't find anything in the 19 to 20mm range but there are loads of straps with 1" width. Many have the Aerolex buckle, so thought I would see if one of those would fit the Aldi Aviation watch I picked up as the square one has 24mm lugs. Bit of fun cutting up the strap and copying the CWC version. I know it looks preposterous, but I like it! Kind of like having a 50's jet cockpit clock mounted to my wrist with a harness strap!




    Will keep looking for 20mm straps now.
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    Looks pretty good! Suits the watch. How much was the utility strap?

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    49p plus 2.95 P+P. Got another type with the same buckle for 3.50 all in. Just type in Utility Strap and look in the Collectable - Militaria category. Loads of them, all around 3ish. Just make sure they have the Aerolex buckle as they look great! Let me know if you find any 20mm straps please.

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    Bargain!

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    Gone too far?

    Made another yesterday. More supple and lighter in colour (more Khaki). Same Aerolex buckle plus a cool sewn in patch! Very easy to make but will stop now.



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    Looks very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simesman View Post
    49p plus 2.95 P+P. Got another type with the same buckle for 3.50 all in. Just type in Utility Strap and look in the Collectable - Militaria category. Loads of them, all around 3ish. Just make sure they have the Aerolex buckle as they look great! Let me know if you find any 20mm straps please.
    I admire your ingenuity and lateral thinking.

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    .........and I admire CWC for charging up to 40 for these things! They are quite brilliant though, just wish I could get hold of 20 and 22mm variants.

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