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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenVrs View Post
    Cheapest NATO straps do a very similar style. I've worn one as much as my c&b chevron, and so far it's held up just as well. And they're about £7 at the moment.
    Cheapestnato example on bb58

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Sir's Delusions of Adequacy border upon the heartwarming, and - through gritted teeth (and clenched bum) - I am forced to admit that you so nearly pulled it off,
    I'll take Nearly, thank you!

    The GS would be on the bracelet more if it had micro-adjustments, but it doesn't. It does come with 2x 2/3rd links, but it's not quite the same, is it.

    I'll see if I can find anything else to put it on for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Cheapestnato example on bb58
    Nice combo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    ...The GS would be on the bracelet more if it had micro-adjustments, but it doesn't. It does come with 2x 2/3rd links, but it's not quite the same, is it. ...
    It is not.

    What it is, is vexing.

    And far too common. Yet my £300 Certina came with a terrific bracelet with ratcheting micro-adjustments... Yeesh...

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    1968 Zenith A271 on bulang and sons burgundy strap


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    SPB051 on an Uncle Seiko waffle

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    Pretty happy with this combo.

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    Iím in awe of how bad some of these watch strap combos are. Keep it simple folks. And forget about NATO straps already


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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post




    Pretty happy with this combo.
    I really like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post



    Pretty happy with this combo.
    I can see you are - is that the Hamilton flik-flak?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Pretty happy with this combo.
    In the argot of youth: "you 'avin' a giraffe, M8?"

    Glad I re-homed this now! On a Di-Modell "Rallye" today...




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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    In the argot of youth: "you 'avin' a giraffe, M8?"

    Glad I re-homed this now! On a Di-Modell "Rallye" today...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    I really like that!
    No you don't. The kindest thing that can be said about that is that it isn't the worst in the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    No you don't. The kindest thing that can be said about that is that it isn't the worst in the thread.
    No I do
    Itís something I would wear - Itís fun!
    Itís better than 99% of the combos on the thread - but thatís not saying much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    I hate you.

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    Straton Speciale on Zuludiver nato


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    I think these two were made for each other.

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    Nick mankey Designís strap, about as comfy as a watch can be

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    Does anyone have any experience with the Watchgecko Sailcloth Padded strap below.

    https://www.watchgecko.com/zuludiver...rs-watch-strap

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejtrent View Post



    Nick mankey Designís strap, about as comfy as a watch can be
    They are good, and competitively priced IMO.
    One for fixed bars would be a bonus.
    Army Green on the PRS-25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post




    Pretty happy with this combo.
    Pro-tier trolling of the thread.

    That Straton looks fine. The Hammy and the Smiths looks great, but the Seiko? What's the possible point of a 24hour bezel on a watch like that?

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    The perfect strap - watch combination THREAD

    Another custom order from our own Pav79
    Love his straps.
    Last edited by RustyBin5; 10th May 2020 at 08:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boring_sandwich View Post
    Does anyone have any experience with the Watchgecko Sailcloth Padded strap below.

    https://www.watchgecko.com/zuludiver...rs-watch-strap
    I have one on my LLD. It’s almost an identical match for the OEM strap but better made and cheaper. I like it so much I bought two more as spares. Let me know if you want any more pics. I think the 22/18mm taper looks amazing in this watch too and it feels really wrong on a 22/20 now.


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    Straposphere MN style on my black bay




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    Quote Originally Posted by enndriz View Post
    Straposphere MN style on my black bay




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    Thatís a really nice combo!! Where did you get your strap from? Nailed it



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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalSeb View Post
    Thatís a really nice combo!! Where did you get your strap from? Nailed it



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    Cheers got it from straposphere.com. Took about 3 weeks to get here from Singapore, which I didnít think was too bad given current situation


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    Can someone lock it back up?

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    Enjoying the Newmark on another Watchgecko single strap nato.


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    TAG Heuer Autavia on Hirsch Liberty strap




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    I think both of these straps work quite well.
    The DiModal on the Tutima is new on today and itís the strap the watch has been crying out for. It was on a Bund which made it look too big and chunky.
    The Tokkotai is on a green canvas Pav79 strap. Itís a bit short for me so i need to get a longer one but the quality is excellent.
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 20th May 2020 at 18:01.

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    Always room for another BB58 photo:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post


    I think both of these straps work quite well.
    The DiModal on the Tutima is new on today and itís the strap the watch has been crying out for. It was on a Bund which made t look to big and chunky
    The Tokk?tai is on a Pav79 strap. Itís a bit short for me so i need to get a longer one.
    Is the pav79 the green strap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsmck View Post
    Is the pav79 the green strap?

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    Sorry yes

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    Had this Tauchmeister* for a while - makes a superb beater for gardening &c, and is surprisingly easy to wear despite it's battleship scale 52mm diameter (ex crowns!) - but just couldn't settle on a strap: can't bear silicone, so its supplied strap was out, tried an assortment of leather and NATO and they looked like bits of string despite it being 24mm.

    I purchased a cheap shark-mesh from Thiefbay to try with another watch a while ago, but it ended-up in a drawer, because the only way to adjust it was snipping-out the links, row-by-row! Since lockdown = time on hands , I sat-down yesterday and painstakingly snipped-out the links - each and every one needed cutting at 2 points to get it down to size, but the final result was worth it: it finally looks right and feels right. Result



    * fairly sure Tauchmeister-branded watches come out of the same Asian factory as Divex and Heimdallr - cases certainly look identical.

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    Glycine Combat Sub GL0249 on Cheapest NATO Straps elastic single pass NATO.....






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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Sorry yes
    Thanks. Looks awesome.

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    This just looks perfect IMO:


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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Had this Tauchmeister* for a while - makes a superb beater for gardening &c, and is surprisingly easy to wear despite it's battleship scale 52mm diameter (ex crowns!) - but just couldn't settle on a strap: can't bear silicone, so its supplied strap was out, tried an assortment of leather and NATO and they looked like bits of string despite it being 24mm.

    I purchased a cheap shark-mesh from Thiefbay to try with another watch a while ago, but it ended-up in a drawer, because the only way to adjust it was snipping-out the links, row-by-row! Since lockdown = time on hands , I sat-down yesterday and painstakingly snipped-out the links - each and every one needed cutting at 2 points to get it down to size, but the final result was worth it: it finally looks right and feels right. Result



    * fairly sure Tauchmeister-branded watches come out of the same Asian factory as Divex and Heimdallr - cases certainly look identical.
    After your post I checked this a bit
    I am.looking for a big watch for my fishing trips
    One question: why does they write 1000m on the dial and 100m on specs (on their site)?
    Did you tested the wayerproofing on yours by any chance?
    Thank you


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    Quote Originally Posted by marius View Post
    After your post I checked this a bit
    I am.looking for a big watch for my fishing trips
    One question: why does they write 1000m on the dial and 100m on specs (on their site)?
    Did you tested the wayerproofing on yours by any chance?
    Thank you


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    I have no idea why the depths differ, probably a typo - for damn sure I won't be personally entering such depths!

    It is certainly decently waterproof - a few days ago I scrubbed it in the handwash basin with an old toothbrush and soap to get rid of the wristcheese deposits...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ped View Post
    This just looks perfect IMO:

    Nice photo and I have to agree. Iíve tried mine on the OEM nato, leather and aftermarket natos. All look good but nothing has yet beaten the bracelet. It just doesnít get any better. Perfect in fact.


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    The perfect strap - watch combination THREAD

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    Huge improvement over the OEM canvas.

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    Last edited by zelig; 23rd May 2020 at 13:51.

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    Today, my SNXS81 with black hands (Cousins.co.uk) and an appropriate leather strap.

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    I happen to think this leather strap on my little seiko 5 looks pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middo View Post



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    This is beautiful. Gorgeous watch. Gorgeous strap. Can't go wrong.

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    I think this works well for the sunny weather

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    I reckon this works pretty well ...



    Although I have to credit the former owner for this combo.

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    My Seiko SNKK87 (with a "Kanagawa Great Wave" dial)
    and a EULIT Perlon strap "Tropical" from 1962, NOS.


    Best regards, Jo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Hande View Post
    My Seiko SNKK87 (with a "Kanagawa Great Wave" dial)
    and a EULIT Perlon strap "Tropical" from 1962, NOS.


    Best regards, Jo.
    I like that ensemble a very great deal - distinctly different in a good way

    With the weather having been so warm an open-weave "Perlon" is a semi-permanent fitment to my U1 (to the disgust of some!).


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