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    I tried this Staib mesh on my Orient Bambino, only because both were in my drawer and I've decided that I really like the combination;


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    New Glashutte strap and clasp on the SeaQ really gives a sporty look




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    The perfect strap - watch combination THREAD

    A couple of new para straps landed today.

    At £6.73 a pop, I feel a little bit sick now for what I paid for the Erika’s Original




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    Quote Originally Posted by robbiekhan View Post
    An update! Got a charcoal Croyde 2 from Watchgecko recently for the Stowa Bronze, had to order an 18mm bronze buckle from Stowa too as there is no taper on this strap. Not cheap but I have to have it looking right.





    Totally worth it imo, the pairing is perfect and this watch is gorgeous!
    Mine on a nick Mankey:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    A couple of new para straps landed today.

    At £6.73 a pop, I feel a little bit sick now for what I paid for the Erika’s Original




    They look good, can I ask what you got them please?
    Still struggling to find a strap I'm happy with for my speedy, at 6 quid I can have a play around.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    A couple of new para straps landed today.

    At £6.73 a pop, I feel a little bit sick now for what I paid for the Erika’s Original
    How stiff are they? One thing I've found with the only EO that I own is that the elastic is... very rigid, and not at all flexible. And rigid is good. Here's a 24mm EO that I use on my sbdb005.





    EDIT - these seem to be £20. Still cheaper than EO!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nationale-E.../dp/B07WPV7ZCT
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    Quote Originally Posted by leo1790 View Post
    They look good, can I ask what you got them please?
    Still struggling to find a strap I'm happy with for my speedy, at 6 quid I can have a play around.
    Thanks
    These are from Juelong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    How stiff are they? One thing I've found with the only EO that I own is that the elastic is... very rigid, and not at all flexible. And rigid is good. Here's a 24mm EO that I use on my sbdb005.


    EDIT - these seem to be £20. Still cheaper than EO!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nationale-E.../dp/B07WPV7ZCT
    There's no denying that the elastic (and hardware) is of a better quality on the EO, Walt. But I can't see myself getting another EO over these. £6.73 versus £85 (Black Ops) is just too much of a gulf.

    Yes, yes, yes - I get the fact that a £10 and a £10,000 watch do the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    These are from Juelong.
    Couldn't find the ones from Juelong, thank you, but a few minutes later, and AliExpress to the rescue.



    Will report back when they arrive, in three weeks or so!

    And Jon, yes sure - I feel queasy when I look at the prices of some top-end straps, and it amuses me to wear a £10k watch on a tatty bit of nylon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    Couldn't find the ones from Juelong, thank you, but a few minutes later, and AliExpress to the rescue.



    Will report back when they arrive, in three weeks or so!

    And Jon, yes sure - I feel queasy when I look at the prices of some top-end straps, and it amuses me to wear a £10k watch on a tatty bit of nylon!
    £3.20!!! I feel robbed lol.

    At some point you have to wonder where the profit comes from.
    There’s a selling platform here called Lazada - I often try and find the cheapest of something, whether that be a watch or sneakers.

    This watch is 17p and shipping £1




    These sneakers are £1.50 and a £1 shipping


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    Love these elastic NATOs, this one has made the 510.503 so much more wearable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmosMoses View Post


    Love these elastic NATOs, this one has made the 510.503 so much more wearable.
    That's a properly good-looking combo

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    Canvas strap from cousins. 5 quid…. Was going to use this to test the waters before I got a Haveston but heck they’re actually holding up extremely well.


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    Already posted this in the 'today I received' thread, but in retrospect this would be the better place to post.

    I don't usually get on with nato straps, due to personal preferences related to comfort, excess strap and them making the watch thicker (versions that go under). This Nick Mankey strap came up via the forum and looked like it might fix those issues for me, and I must say I've not been disappointed. Very comfortable, nothing under the watch head and no excess = happy me




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    Tudor Bronze.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Stunning combo

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    Think this works well.


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    Got round to swapping the bracelet for the nylon strap on the Landmaster, very comfortable and suits it well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvWatch View Post
    Got round to swapping the bracelet for the nylon strap on the Landmaster, very comfortable and suits it well.

    My old watch!

    Quote Originally Posted by M1011 View Post
    My old strap!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    Think this works well.

    My old watch!

    So good to see so many old bits of mine making the rounds! Here's a great strap, I think, for my SD Landmaster. It's an Erika's in 24mm, and it's lovely.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    My old watch!



    My old strap!



    My old watch!

    So good to see so many old bits of mine making the rounds! Here's a great strap, I think, for my SD Landmaster. It's an Erika's in 24mm, and it's lovely.



    Yep. Keep providing the top class service to the the forum Walter lol! Nice Seiko too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    Couldn't find the ones from Juelong, thank you, but a few minutes later, and AliExpress to the rescue.



    Will report back when they arrive, in three weeks or so!

    And Jon, yes sure - I feel queasy when I look at the prices of some top-end straps, and it amuses me to wear a £10k watch on a tatty bit of nylon!
    OK, package arrived from China this morning containing three elastic MN-style straps.

    I've been wearing my SD Landmaster on a proper EO strap for the last month or so and I've been very impressed with it - the material is stiff, the watch doesn't move about at all. I like it. I don't like the price of Erica's straps, and I feel that there's a significant mark-up going on. (I know, I know, we've all got to make a living, but...)

    But these were three quid each.



    Initial thoughts - thinner and more flexible than the EO straps, of course. The metalwork is all very similar - similar thickness, although the hook is a little more open. Stitching seems to be in the same places. Not much I can say about a strip of elastic, is there?

    I'll were one for a week or two, and report back, but so far - positive. I've put one on my heaviest and largest watch as a test.




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    Being my most-worn watch by some margin, I have a good number of strap for my Damasko DC57, but this Rios 'Nature' in Cognac-coloured buffalo leather is probably the finest match yet.
    I've worn it on the bulkier-but-similar notched bands Rios 'Apulia' and Di Modell 'Chronissimo', but this suits and wears better, and the colour is just gorgeous. Not a cheap option at £43, but worth it.


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    That looks really nice. I bet it would look good on my Big Pilot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    That looks really nice. I bet it would look good on my Big Pilot.
    Perfect for pilot watches; do it in black and dark brown as well

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    Original CWC Fatboy on Steveostraps Vintage Military Pull Through.


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    Blast from the past. The strap & watch combo was great (but was just too small:42 diameter with <42 L2L so wears a lot smaller)

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    First time trying a nato on a Panerai and have to say I am pleasantly surprised



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    The perfect strap - watch combination THREAD



    Swapped out the bracelet for the rubber that came with it from new

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyloveswatches View Post
    Blast from the past. The strap & watch combo was great (but was just too small:42 diameter with <42 L2L so wears a lot smaller)
    That does look good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ac11111 View Post


    Swapped out the bracelet for the rubber that came with it from new
    That looks lovely! Have always fancied a nice Ingy. Heres my contribution to the IWC on integrated OEM strap shots.


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    Quite happy with this combination
    Erikas original


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    Panerai 1389 on the Trieste strap with the Pig clasp.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip View Post
    That looks lovely! Have always fancied a nice Ingy. Heres my contribution to the IWC on integrated OEM strap shots.

    Cheers

    Yup, I’m a fan of the aqua also, nice watch!

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    That looks pretty cool, Rajen. Is it a little top heavy though?

    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    First time trying a nato on a Panerai and have to say I am pleasantly surprised



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    I never bought the 1070 but took in my JV black alligator nubuck strap to see how it looked in the AD, gorgeous :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by micks_address View Post
    Quite happy with this combination
    Erikas original

    Rightfully so! That strap looks made for the watch.

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    Splendid!

    Quote Originally Posted by Timk View Post



    I never bought the 1070 but took in my JV black alligator nubuck strap to see how it looked in the AD, gorgeous :-)

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    Thought I’d post here also. Received the OEM NTTD NATO and matches the colours on the watch exactly. It will be staying on this for a while.



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    Trying a Nato on the Breguet....I'm not sure yet

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    I like this on either of the OEM Panerai Militare NATOs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wigdog View Post
    Trying a Nato on the Breguet....I'm not sure yet

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    Wrong but right!

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    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.


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    Tried a few different straps on this, in my eyes OEM Blue is the perfect match for it……




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    Some say that anything apart from a bracelet on a DJ is sacrilege.
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    Love the way that the colours match


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