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    Quote Originally Posted by bigvic View Post
    These new Octopod Straps from Zuludiver look different, an elastic strap meets a deployant. Anyone bought one yet?

    https://www.zuludiver.com/collections/octopod
    No - but I can see myself trying them though! The Atlantic bundles colours look good.

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    Burn him!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Burn him!

    You monster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigvic View Post
    These new Octopod Straps from Zuludiver look different, an elastic strap meets a deployant. Anyone bought one yet?

    https://www.zuludiver.com/collections/octopod
    Just ordered:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebuffoon View Post
    I’d recommend these - https://www.thewatchsteward.com/

    Having tried both, the NM loop keeps disappearing which can be fiddly whereas these have similar hardware to MN straps.
    I ordered these for Pelagos FXD. They are not sutaible for the FXD but very nice straps nonetheless
    Thanks for the recommendation

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    Recently-arrived Tudor-style shark's-tooth weave single-pass from Watches Etc* is proving very comfortable and a great match to the Dekla B-uhr:



    * Straps are nice but their website is poor - check the individual pics of straps, as the group pics are often wrong.

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    Bit boring maybe (and quite expensive for a bit of rubber) but Seiko MM300 on a Crafter Blue is a perfect match in my eyes:



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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    I ordered these for Pelagos FXD. They are not sutaible for the FXD but very nice straps nonetheless
    Thanks for the recommendation
    How come not suitable? I’ve bought some for other watches but have my eye on an FXD in future so curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt74 View Post
    How come not suitable? I’ve bought some for other watches but have my eye on an FXD in future so curious.
    Both ends of that strap have fixed metal hardware. As the FXD has fixed spring bars, it's a no go.

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    CWC canvas. Arrived attached to the Mellor-72, but I'm liking it on the Air Ministry.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornholio View Post
    CWC canvas. Arrived attached to the Mellor-72, but I'm liking it on the Air Ministry.



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    That is a lovely combination

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    Agreed, that looks great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornholio View Post
    CWC canvas. Arrived attached to the Mellor-72, but I'm liking it on the Air Ministry.



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    I really like that, everything works so well together.

    I might have found my first Smiths

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsan View Post
    I might have found my first Smiths
    It is quite easy to overlook this one when it is in the watch box. Lovely on the wrist though 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1011 View Post
    Both ends of that strap have fixed metal hardware. As the FXD has fixed spring bars, it's a no go.
    Ah, my mistake. I thought the no-go comment related to the octopod straps but I wasn’t reading the thread carefully enough.

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    Keeping to the Smiths theme. I think this wears very well on the ostrich.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Keeping to the Smiths theme. I think this wears very well on the ostrich.
    Very nice 😊

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    Here we go, Octopod strap from zuludiver

    Wears like an MN. Elastic is quite thick in a good way.



    Has a clasp and relatively easy adjustment loop approach. Maybe for some the solution to a problem that didn’t exist but I like it. Watchgeko do a rubber strap on a clasp, also one of my favourites.





    Currently on sale at 68 quid with 5 straps, extra ones £10. Not cheap but happy with it. I suspect any cheap NM strap could be carved up and repurposed on the clasp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt74 View Post
    Here we go, Octopod strap from zuludiver

    Wears like an MN. Elastic is quite thick in a good way.



    Has a clasp and relatively easy adjustment loop approach. Maybe for some the solution to a problem that didn’t exist but I like it. Watchgeko do a rubber strap on a clasp, also one of my favourites.





    Currently on sale at 68 quid with 5 straps, extra ones £10. Not cheap but happy with it. I suspect any cheap NM strap could be carved up and repurposed on the clasp.
    Thanks for the pics, that clasp looks huge! Seems counterintuitive on a comfort orientated strap

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    Comfort is similar to other bracelet clasps. I’d say not as comfortable as a regular MN though which are pretty wearable.

    Clasp size suffers from the strap not tapering and me having small wrists! Here are the dimensions (of the clasp).

    Width - 25.3mm
    Length - 49mm
    Thickness - 6.2mm

    As I say, somewhat of a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist but I quite like it.

    /edit - should say that’s the 22mm strap version.
    Last edited by matt74; 6th July 2022 at 21:08.

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    Seiko SPB143 with Uncle Seiko z199 bracelet


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    I nice new Haveston for the summer:


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    Quote Originally Posted by matt74 View Post
    Here we go, Octopod strap from zuludiver





    Currently on sale at 68 quid with 5 straps, extra ones £10. Not cheap but happy with it. I suspect any cheap NM strap could be carved up and repurposed on the clasp.

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    NDC nos French Marine Nationale parachute elastic strap on my FXD.


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    That looks fantastic.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    NDC nos French Marine Nationale parachute elastic strap on my FXD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseunomis View Post
    That looks fantastic.

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    Thank you I’m really happy with the combination as it really finishes the watch off aesthetically and historically

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornholio View Post

    I have that watch but it doesn't look as good as that one.
    The CWC canvas captures the spirit of the watch.

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    Panerai PAM00005 on an olive green NATO = Yummy =)


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    MM300 on a Watch Steward strap:


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    Another lovely strap from Pav79...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ichaice View Post
    Too easy. The winner by several country miles is the Omega Planet Ocean on the rubber strap it was born to be paired with.
    After 44 pages if there's one thing we can conclude on, it's that there's no winner

  32. #2182
    Quote Originally Posted by RS404 View Post
    Another lovely strap from Pav79...


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    This is an amazing combo - gotta look for some stuff from this vendor.

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    This has been my favourite over this summer by far. My 5212a on a blue suede with offwhite stitch.




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    San Martin Water Ghost MoP on Zuludiver blue/white NATO (G10 section removed)


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    Currently in love with this combo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AmosMoses View Post
    Currently in love with this combo.

    That looks great. Do you have a link for the strap/nato?

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    'Perfect' is a strong word, but I am thoroughly enjoying this MN-ish strap from 'cheapestnatostraps.com' - model name 'Brixton':


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    Grey Bark and Jack Nato on FXD.


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    New strap arrived from Two Stitch Straps for the North Flag. Great quality and promptly delivered.

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    Nice bit of black and tan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Nice bit of black and tan.
    Definitely not Irish with words like that coming out of your mouth

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotsthecrack View Post
    New strap arrived from Two Stitch Straps for the North Flag. Great quality and promptly delivered.
    Great match!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Definitely not Irish with words like that coming out of your mouth
    I agree, that would be special....

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    Bartons watch band. Simple, reliable and good looking

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    The perfect strap - watch combination THREAD

    I’ve been meaning to swap the bracelet off my B-1 for the warmer weather. I’m looking for a sailcloth in grey, but I had a 22mm admiralty grey Zuludiver NATO in the watch box …






    Quite pleased with how this turned out.

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    I also got around to sorting my holiday watch - removing the bracelet for something better suited to hotter weather. The initial intention was to put it back on the OEM rubber, but I found a nice blue Nato in the watch drawer…



    All set for my hols

    z

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    I also got around to sorting my holiday watch - removing the bracelet for something better suited to hotter weather. The initial intention was to put it back on the OEM rubber, but I found a nice blue Nato in the watch drawer…

    All set for my hols

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    I also got around to sorting my holiday watch - removing the bracelet for something better suited to hotter weather. The initial intention was to put it back on the OEM rubber, but I found a nice blue Nato in the watch drawer…

    All set for my hols

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    Great combo. What's the watch model? Like that colour combo with the steel shroud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1011 View Post
    Great combo. What's the watch model? Like that colour combo with the steel shroud.
    It started life as the SNE499P1, but it’s evolved a bit since then.

    More info in this thread …

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...Solar-Tuna-Mod

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    Last edited by zelig; 1st August 2022 at 08:21. Reason: typo

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