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    The NOT SO perfect strap - watch combination Thread (For Binsull)

    Like many other TZ Members I purchase lots of straps to try with different watches.

    I picked up a new Bremont strap for my Airco last night and it suits the watch IMO "perfectly".

    Hoping this thread could be a future resource if members post pictures of what they consider the perfect strap for their watch.

    So I will start with my Airco and new Bremont vintage strap.


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    Now wondering what that strap would look like on my mbiii - pretty perfect combo

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    Couple for me most of my bracelets just sit in their box lol


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    This one was perfect combination - De Ville and old double ridged croc strap




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    This also wasn't bad - Hamilton and Steinhart strap.


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    Speedy on Hirsch Viscount


    Speedy on brown Omega alligator


    IWC Mark XVII on IWC alligator


    IWC Mark XVII on brown Di Modell

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post



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    That is a thing of beauty to me, perfectly balanced combo IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychomech View Post
    That is a thing of beauty to me, perfectly balanced combo IMHO.
    Thanks. The funny thing is it's an expensive watch with a glorious gorgeous mesh bracelet but the leather it's on cost £9.99. Just don't tell anyone


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    Quote Originally Posted by Normunds View Post
    This one was perfect combination - De Ville and old double ridged croc strap



    This is absolutely beautiful. Great taste mate.


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    I think that this combination works rather well.




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    Great thread to follow - a well chosen strap makes a huge difference to a watch.

    I love the Bremont combo in the first post, works really well.

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    this one was killer combo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    I think that this combination works rather well.



    Lovely strap ! Do you mind me asking where that's from ?

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    My favourite combination for the BBN - a JPM Italian vintage.


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    Like the Smiths, and the Bremont looks good, too. I prefer Bremonts on velcro, mind, and have a few I use for non-Bremont watches. They're well made.

    I've a couple of Dirk Grandry straps for my PVD Panerai, and I feel they're a good suit.


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    X33 on Sinn rubber, use an omega deployment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clemenry View Post
    Lovely strap ! Do you mind me asking where that's from ?

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    I believe they're stitched by the hand of God.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    I believe they're stitched by the hand of God.
    This one's an original V.B. Hygienique, not a Rev-O repro (for images open the link in Chrome with the 'Photobucket Hotlink Fix' extension).


    Here's one from the Rev's first batch of re-made DEF-3/A.F.0210/Type 37 pattern straps, and rather good it is too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    This one's an original V.B. Hygienique, not a Rev-O repro (for images open the link in Chrome with the 'Photobucket Hotlink Fix' extension).


    Here's one from the Rev's first batch of re-made DEF-3/A.F.0210/Type 37 pattern straps, and rather good it is too.

    Ah looks like I've missed the boat on the re-made versions and I either need to get very luck or have deep pockets (or both) if I want to source an original

    Thanks
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    Always liked this tatty old combo



    .. & this for smarter occasions



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    i'm liking these combos at the moment





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    Simplicity itself. My 'everyday beater'


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    I put my PO 8500 on a black/black Hirsch Leonardo for a recent holiday. I didn't do diver on leather but the Leonardo is virtually grain less and is water resistant also, I think it looks very good.
    Pics to follow.

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    Oh...I was just experimenting with straps on my Panerai the other day... the best:







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    I like this combo very much, although she has been wearing the Aero classic rubber for a while now, will switch back in the spring.

    Blue Toshi on my Glycine, although again, currently sporting the Glycine Airman bracelet.

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    I have tried a few leather straps and the OEM sail cloth that all were fine on the LLD, but never perfect. I also have tried lots of pull throughs, but it took me until a month ago to try a perlon... I had a feeling it might work and it really nails it! This is just a £6 job from Ebay and really does work a treat for me - the texture adds to it but doesn't add more clutter.

    I think the new OEM mesh that now comes on the LLD probably makes it all seem to shiny!


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    What straps are people using on their Subs? Interested to see what works/doesn't, particularly on a LV.

    Cheers

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    It has to be said that the LLD looks great on many different straps but check it out on this £4 eBay grey strap. Nice and thin, great quality... love it.


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    I like my Sinn 103 Ti on this Hadley Roma Kelvar strap.


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    This vintage Toshi is the strap I keep on coming back to on this 1941 Fliegerchronograph.


    And another Toshi for a watch long gone - the blue stitching catches the blue in the hands.



    It was the fleck in this one matching the lume on the hands that really got me started on Donegal tweed as a material.

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    I like this combination: Bremont S300 and Haveston Carrier strap.


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    I had planned a light grey or orange rubber for this 'Zimbe' mod, but from the moment I tried this leather Zuludiver nato on it I just can't imagine it on anything that suits it more.

    zimbehdr by Anthony Andrades, on Flickr

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    Crikey Chief!

    There are only about 3 combinations on the thread so far that Iíd even consider
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFB Scotland View Post
    Speedy on Hirsch Viscount


    Speedy on brown Omega alligator


    IWC Mark XVII on IWC alligator


    IWC Mark XVII on brown Di Modell
    Got to love that white dial Speedy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Crikey Chief!

    There are only about 3 combinations on the thread so far that Iíd even consider
    Which ones ?

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    Only way to do it with an skx if you ask me!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MFB Scotland View Post
    Which ones ?

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    Your Hirsch/Speedy, Zelig’s Zenith, C urta’s Smiths maybe, the NATO on Bremont is ok, couple are borderline but I wouldnt count them anything close to perfect, more passable.
    Last edited by Omegamanic; 11th November 2017 at 00:30.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    This combo seems to get positive comments...





    And I always think an 806 looks good on a lizard skin strap...



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    Some of these look good but really not a fan of big gaps between the strap ends and the watch case.

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    Straps should be 'understated' and let the watch 'stand out'...... not the other way around.

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    I always like this combo for the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave in Wales View Post
    Straps should be 'understated' and let the watch 'stand out'...... not the other way around.
    As always opinions differ, my view is they should complement each other, so not necessarily understated, dependant on the watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyd30 View Post
    As always opinions differ, my view is they should complement each other, so not necessarily understated, dependant on the watch.
    I once had a watch which had a particularly shiny sunburst silver dial, complete with grooved subdial, surrounded by quite a thick bezel, the entire case polished. The whole effect was very eye-catching. A thick glossy oxblood strap, similarly characterful, complemented it perfectly, giving it balance a more typical strap couldn't have.

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    Some more of my favourites.....

    Omega PO on OEM vintage isofrane


    Breitling Aerospace on Pro III


    Bremont Solo on vintage brown


    Bremont Solo on Hirsch


    Omega AT8500 (38.5mm) on OEM black alligator

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    Tudor heritage monte carlo on a strapsco cream camo suede strap


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    The perfect strap - watch combination THREAD

    Some good choices there. I rather like this combo at the moment:

    Last edited by witti; 27th May 2018 at 08:51.

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    Havenít captured the colour very well but yellow dial on blue rubber nato is a combo I wonít change on this one


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    Inspired by the Haveston Carrier Strap on this thread - and got one for my Evant.

    Last edited by Nudlar; 12th November 2017 at 17:39.

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