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    I think it needs a blue leather strap instead of rubber

    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat30093 View Post
    Some say that anything apart from a bracelet on a DJ is sacrilege.
    But I believe that a change is asÖÖ..




    Love the way that the colours match


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    Quite happy with this combo. Tricky to find something that looked good and was 22mm at the lugs but 18mm at the buckle...

    Last edited by gunner; 16th May 2022 at 08:14.

  3. #2053
    Quote Originally Posted by gaurav_tzuk View Post
    I think it needs a blue leather strap instead of rubber
    You are the 2nd person to mention that.

    Does anyone know if you can get the end links to match the lugs to go with said leather/croc/alligator straps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat30093 View Post
    You are the 2nd person to mention that.

    Does anyone know if you can get the end links to match the lugs to go with said leather/croc/alligator straps?

    Yes, these are available. I think I have a link (no pun intended) but Iím on an iPad, will look later when Iím on the Mac.

    Edit. These are what I found when I was considering some for my Datejust. Doubtless there'll be others, and doubtless a lot more expensive too!
    Last edited by magirus; 14th May 2022 at 08:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Yes, these are available. I think I have a link (no pun intended) but Iím on an iPad, will look later when Iím on the Mac.

    Edit. These are what I found when I was considering some for my Datejust. Doubtless there'll be others, and doubtless a lot more expensive too!

    Thank you for the link.

    I have emailed them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by leo1790 View Post
    Very nice
    Thanks - standard erikas

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    Finally got a strap I love. Hallelujah

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    Quote Originally Posted by leo1790 View Post
    Finally got a strap I love. Hallelujah
    The perfect combo!
    Unlike a lot of combinations on this thread that one actually looks really goodÖ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    The perfect combo!
    Unlike a lot of combinations on this thread that one actually looks really goodÖ
    Come on, which ones. Name a few:-)

  14. #2064
    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Come on, which ones. Name a few:-)
    I've been drinking so I'll answer!

    On this page, there are two objectively bad straps, three good straps and one that I can't decide on.

    Topcat30093 is a mess - a sports strap on what's ostensibly a dress watch. A rubber strap, no less? Sure, let me wear my wellies with my suit.

    gunner's Eterna is great.

    neebsta - Panerais don't work on NATOs. They just don't. Panerai owners (and God knows I'm one) will spend as much on straps as they do on the watch, and Panerai know this, of course, but I've not seen a Luminor on nylon that didn't look like a dog's dinner.

    RustyBin5 - spot on. That's how you do it.

    ped - the jury's still out.

    leo1790 - that Omega looks good. I mean, it's a "seatbelt" NATO, but it just scrapes over the bar.

    Honestly, I've stuck my oar in a couple of times here with my half-assed criticisms, and most of the time I'm offended that the most milquetoast or left-field straps are considered "perfect".

    The only perfect strap on this page is RustyBin5's Tudor. Excellent colour matching, and it's the right (sporty) strap for a sporty watch.

    And ped, I've changed my mind. *Family Fortunes me-meh noise*

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    Combos

    I struggled a bit when I got my Caribbean, I'm not a great bracelet fan, preferring rubber straps or others, so when I tried this Isoswiss, I thought it really suited it and comfy too.


    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEZELBOY View Post
    I struggled a bit when I got my Caribbean, I'm not a great bracelet fan, preferring rubber straps or others, so when I tried this Isoswiss, I thought it really suited it and comfy too.


    Andy
    I rarely find bracelets comfortable either, and rubber always seems to make the most sense on anything but a dress/office only watch. Nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEZELBOY View Post
    I struggled a bit when I got my Caribbean, I'm not a great bracelet fan, preferring rubber straps or others, so when I tried this Isoswiss, I thought it really suited it and comfy too.


    Andy
    That works
    I did similar on my blue Caribbean when I had it. I bought a zulu diver tropic, it was much more comfortable and the colour matched the dial better than the supplied rubber. The watch is made for a rubber strap IMO.

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    After going round the houses I finally took the advice from a forum member and stuck this on a waffle strap:



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    Bark & Jack Storm grey single pass nato on B1.


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    The original GL831 on the 7548.

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    This. Shame I canít get the bastard to fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    This. Shame I canít get the bastard to fit
    Have you tried warming the strap in some hot (not boiling!) water to soften it a bit? Give you a bit of extra flexibility to work with.

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    Feel this works quite well



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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    I've been drinking so I'll answer!

    On this page, there are two objectively bad straps, three good straps and one that I can't decide on.

    Topcat30093 is a mess - a sports strap on what's ostensibly a dress watch. A rubber strap, no less? Sure, let me wear my wellies with my suit.

    gunner's Eterna is great.

    neebsta - Panerais don't work on NATOs. They just don't. Panerai owners (and God knows I'm one) will spend as much on straps as they do on the watch, and Panerai know this, of course, but I've not seen a Luminor on nylon that didn't look like a dog's dinner.

    RustyBin5 - spot on. That's how you do it.

    ped - the jury's still out.

    leo1790 - that Omega looks good. I mean, it's a "seatbelt" NATO, but it just scrapes over the bar.

    Honestly, I've stuck my oar in a couple of times here with my half-assed criticisms, and most of the time I'm offended that the most milquetoast or left-field straps are considered "perfect".

    The only perfect strap on this page is RustyBin5's Tudor. Excellent colour matching, and it's the right (sporty) strap for a sporty watch.

    And ped, I've changed my mind. *Family Fortunes me-meh noise*
    Thanks for that

  25. #2075
    Quote Originally Posted by SeanST150 View Post
    I can't remember if I've posted this in this thread, but I'm still loving this combo. It's a Hirsch performance strap which I've now worn in water a dozen times and it still looks great.

    That looks awesome and its WR which is an added bonus :-)

    Which Hirsch strap is it?
    Last edited by Topcat30093; 1st June 2022 at 09:30. Reason: added extra

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    This is the first time I have worn this in about a year, criminal really
    I think the strap and lume match perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    I've been drinking so I'll answer!

    On this page, there are two objectively bad straps, three good straps and one that I can't decide on.

    Topcat30093 is a mess - a sports strap on what's ostensibly a dress watch. A rubber strap, no less? Sure, let me wear my wellies with my suit.
    But very practical and easy to clean when dealing with blood, vomit, diarrhoea and other bodily fluids ;-)

    But I understand your point :-)

  28. #2078
    Quote Originally Posted by BEZELBOY View Post
    I struggled a bit when I got my Caribbean, I'm not a great bracelet fan, preferring rubber straps or others, so when I tried this Isoswiss, I thought it really suited it and comfy too. Andy
    Excellent choice :-)

    Looks great and a perfect match with the dial

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Feel this works quite well


    Yep that works
    I love a snowflake, thatís a nice example

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    This is the first time I have worn this in about a year, criminal really
    I think the strap and lume match perfectly.
    Nice - is that an ĎAFÖ.í strap? Keep meaning to try one on my CWC sapphire.


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    Simple, clean, yet slightly different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddiex View Post
    Nice - is that an ĎAFÖ.í strap? Keep meaning to try one on my CWC sapphire.


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    Yep it is
    Perfect for anything with yellowed lume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy View Post
    After going round the houses I finally took the advice from a forum member and stuck this on a waffle strap:


    Looks great! What waffle strap is that? I like the taper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Man View Post
    Looks great! What waffle strap is that? I like the taper.
    Just an FKM one off eBay👍

  35. #2085
    Found a 22/18mm taper cordura strap


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    Quote Originally Posted by ped View Post
    Found a 22/18mm taper cordura strap
    Where from?
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    Where from?
    https://www.watchobsession.co.uk/col...lato-cordura-2

    Green one is £16 on eBay btw

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    Thank you. Now that I know it's a Morellato I can also get them from Watchbandcenter.com (and they have a 20/16mm which is what I'm after).
    Last edited by Carlton-Browne; 2nd June 2022 at 18:09.
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    Thank you. Now that I know it's a Morellato I can also get them from Watchbandcenter.com (and they have a 20/16mm which is what I'm after).
    No problem, they seem like decent quality - I've had Watchgecko ones before (but they're 22/20 which looks quite thick now I'm so used to the 22/18 size) and these feel more robust with better sealing etc. I'll get the other colours depending on how well I get on with this one over the next week whilst I'm away. Show us yours when it arrives!

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    I think this combo works well.


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    I think this Toshi strap works well with my Pancor.



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    For me this works great
    Makes it look more toolish
    I just love it

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    What is that abomination, Marius??

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    It’s a Leatherman Tread. It’s a multi tool for the wrist and if you need to only just be able to do pretty well anything, in a novel but inconvenient way, it’s the tool for you. I lusted over the idea of it to the point that my wife bought me one. I’m sure it will eventually prove its worth, but mostly it gathers dust. It’s a fantastic idea which manages to combine every possible compromise in an inelegant but extremely robust manner. Despite knowing this, I’m still looking at the pictures and thinking how cool it looks.

    A Gerber Shard, on the other hand…
    Last edited by M4tt; 4th June 2022 at 04:22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M4tt View Post
    Itís a Leatherman Tread. Itís a multi tool for the wrist and if you need to only just be able to do pretty well anything, in a novel but inconvenient way, itís the tool for you. I lusted over the idea of it to the point that my wife bought me one. Iím sure it will eventually prove its worth, but mostly it gathers dust. Itís a fantastic idea which manages to combine every possible compromise in an inelegant but extremely robust manner. Despite knowing this, Iím still looking at the pictures and thinking how cool it looks.

    A Gerber Shard, on the other handÖ
    Thanks, interesting.

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    Thanks Matt
    Could't answer better
    I know....a bit of marmite but ...for some reasons look very nice to me
    I gave up on it for a short while (travelling and not wanting to be stopped at the security check for that thing...even if it's TSA approved) but now it's back on it
    I used to wear my Breitling SO Heritage 46 on it for years.
    No one will see the watch but many asked about the bracelet
    And it did came handy in a few circumstances

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    Not pointing anyone out but there are some absolute eye burners hereÖ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat30093 View Post
    That looks awesome and its WR which is an added bonus :-)

    Which Hirsch strap is it?
    Here it is...

    https://www.watchobsession.co.uk/col...31653579489351

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    Quote Originally Posted by murkeywaters View Post
    Not pointing anyone out but there are some absolute eye burners hereÖ
    Agreed, and if I drink any more wine I'll point them out!

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