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    Any good source of real alligator large scale straps at good prices ?
    Thanks

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    I had this baby custom made from a fellow forumer (Adi) - this is the 4th strap he has made for me and honestly his work has been amazing:









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    Nice.

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    Another strap bought from Adi (adirian) on this forum. Decided to try it out on a Moonwatch and must admit, I quite like it.


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    noticed a few people mention that members of the forum do custom straps.

    Do they have websites or advertise on sales corner? Or is it a case of just contacting them direct?

    Not looking for anything specific at the moment but keen to have a look if they do.

  6. #156
    Quote Originally Posted by Mc88 View Post
    noticed a few people mention that members of the forum do custom straps.

    Do they have websites or advertise on sales corner? Or is it a case of just contacting them direct?

    Not looking for anything specific at the moment but keen to have a look if they do.
    The biggest ones are probably:
    -Cammile Fournet
    -Jean Riseau
    -ABP Paris

    Not sure any forum members have sights I know of...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engi View Post
    Any good source of real alligator large scale straps at good prices ?
    Thanks
    Prices are pretty standard but watch obsession have a decent selection...

    https://www.watchobsession.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluehase284 View Post
    The biggest ones are probably:
    -Cammile Fournet
    -Jean Riseau
    -ABP Paris

    Not sure any forum members have sites I know of...
    .. for any of the smaller individuals doing their own bespoke - etsy is a good place to look. Searching etsy it can help to have an idea of what you want it made of (e.g. I found that the horween tannery does a wide range that is amenable to making straps out of) and use that to search specifically ..

    There are also a few members here who don't sell but do leatherwork incl. straps as a hobby - search this sub forum further and you'll get the idea. Well worth persevering at

    al

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mc88 View Post
    noticed a few people mention that members of the forum do custom straps.

    Do they have websites or advertise on sales corner? Or is it a case of just contacting them direct?

    Not looking for anything specific at the moment but keen to have a look if they do.
    I can reccomend etsy for finding some nice custom made work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbosas View Post
    I can reccomend etsy for finding some nice custom made work.
    https://etsy.me/2MXnLdf
    Heres me! :)

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    So, finally found some Chicago screws to make a strap for my PRS-53. A little on the big side but still better that nothing.
    What do you gentlemen think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adirian View Post
    So, finally found some Chicago screws to make a strap for my PRS-53. A little on the big side but still better that nothing.
    What do you gentlemen think?
    nice work - those screw heads look a little large - the one I hacked together was with 8mm heads (on a 29a):

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...=1#post4870979

    ... that thread has plenty more fun reading on screw types ;-)

    Great aged style leather you’ve used that looks a nice match..

    al

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    I was looking for that thread but didn't find it.

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    Thought that a strap from Carl, Gasgasbones, would complement my PRS-30. Very happy with the strap.














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  16. #166
    Just a quick query. Is it ok to import an alligator strap from the US into the UK? Iíve read some people have had problems importing them into the US from Europe.


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    Customs will check it here: https://www.cites.org/ Maybe Customs has a list online as well. Check that.

    Menno

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    Niceeee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Tetley View Post
    Just a quick query. Is it ok to import an alligator strap from the US into the UK? I’ve read some people have had problems importing them into the US from Europe.


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    You'd need a CITES permit to do this legally Louisiana Alligator is a Cites Annex II species, so it has to have a permit. The seller of the strap would have to apply for a permit in your name from US Fish and Wildlife. Its possible but expensive and very bureaucratic. I think its unlikely anyone will be prepared to do it for one strap without lots of money changing hands. Much easier to buy a strap in Europe if you want the paperwork to be OK. Of course the parcel might not be stopped in customs, but it'll either be lots of money in charges or destroyed if it is stopped. Its equally bad sending stuff to the States

    Charlie
    Last edited by Equus; 4th June 2019 at 16:51. Reason: Edited to add cites clarification

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    Hi,
    I am new to the forum,
    I can't wear leather and am trying to find some decent alternatives that aren't NATO straps.
    Any pointers would be appreciated

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    Thanks, just been googling!
    I had never heard of cork straps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    Hi,
    I am new to the forum,
    I can't wear leather and am trying to find some decent alternatives that aren't NATO straps.
    Any pointers would be appreciated
    https://www.votch.co.uk/collections/individual-straps - ignore the "V"-word, they makes some nice straps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    Thanks, just been googling!
    I had never heard of cork straps
    I've had a few from here:

    https://www.corkwatchstraps.com/about-us
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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    https://www.votch.co.uk/collections/individual-straps - ignore the "V"-word, they makes some nice straps.
    Thanks for the link, unfortunately I need a 22mm strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    That looks very interesting- thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    Hi,
    I am new to the forum,
    I can't wear leather and am trying to find some decent alternatives that aren't NATO straps.
    Any pointers would be appreciated
    It's new to me and I can't in any way vouch for them but Cousin now have a section for vegan straps.

    https://www.cousinsuk.com/category/v...ding-synthetic
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    Everest on a beige leather , nice way to make the watch look like it’s ready for Summer . Watchgecko Cebu leather.


    Last edited by higham5; 8th February 2020 at 23:38.

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    This thread inspired me! I'd like to make something like that by myself. I can't imagine what do I need for that work, but I believe, I will get some advice.

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    Also keen on a custom strap for the 40mm Everest.
    I think all the links have expired. Anyone have any pics? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    It's new to me and I can't in any way vouch for them but Cousin now have a section for vegan straps.

    https://www.cousinsuk.com/category/v...ding-synthetic
    Cheapestnatostraps.com do a single pass Tudor style range which is neat and tidy and wear superbly

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    If you want Italian hand made try vintage style straps.

    Matteo has just knocked this up for me.

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    https://instagram.com/vintage_style_...=1lw2cgb2jsamh

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    I'm struggling to find a quality rubber waffle 22mm for my seiko dark tuna. Can anyone recommend one? Thanks

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  34. #184
    Quote Originally Posted by irish ger View Post
    I'm struggling to find a quality rubber waffle 22mm for my seiko dark tuna. Can anyone recommend one? Thanks

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    Uncle Seiko



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    Thanks.
    I was looking at this. I asked him if I could get with black buckle but no reply.
    Anyways its looks right even with ss.


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  36. #186
    Quote Originally Posted by irish ger View Post
    Thanks.
    I was looking at this. I asked him if I could get with black buckle but no reply.
    Anyways its looks right even with ss.


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    I suspect that buckles are available only in ss, but they are very good quality waffle straps.

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    Thanks
    I will try one anyways. They look great and it's good to hear the quality is good.

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    Enji, order one, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by irish ger View Post
    Enji, order one, thanks
    Let us know your feedback

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    Arrived today and put it on.
    It looks good, it feels a bit plastic and is thinner and lighter than expected, but I think it wears comfortable.
    Its sits into the tuna case nicely.
    Very happy with it

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  41. #191
    Quote Originally Posted by irish ger View Post
    Arrived today and put it on.
    It looks good, it feels a bit plastic and is thinner and lighter than expected, but I think it wears comfortable.
    Its sits into the tuna case nicely.
    Very happy with it

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    Thanks for your feedback, if you want you can post s picture of the strap

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    Not sure how known he is on here. However I found Heritageleather straps on Facebook. After an hour of messaging last week and looking at different leathers in the colour range I was looking for, this is what he produced . All for a little under 100 euros delivered to UK by DHL.


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    Better to get few custom made straps then having 100 if generic ones (been there)

    Here s my fav. on custom leather

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    Seiko uncle strap going well, I ordered a few from barton too so will update when they arrive.

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    Haveston and all of them came in a tin which was quite nice. Bought 3 of them Grey Black and this one.

    Excellent straps





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    Just had pynchon63 who's on eBay make me a leather strap. I found him recommended on here somewhere but couldn't find the post to quote it.
    His number and email is in his profile if anyone is interested.

    Seriously cheap and made to my specifications. I'm very impressed with the quality. I know it's just a common looking strap but I couldn't find one that would be thick but also slip through the clasp end at 3mm so I sent him the clasp and the result is exactly what I wanted.
    All hand made including hand stitched.



    https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pynchon63...88.m1543.l2754





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