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    Here's my speedy pro on a Di-modell carbon, I can't see this combo coming off for a while.

    A little nod to the original roots of the 'speedmaster' too..




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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiserphoenix View Post
    This is absolutely beautiful. Great taste mate.


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    I'll second that. My pick of the bunch so far.

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    I don't know about perfect, but I think this Martini racing stripes NATO is a good match for a blue scuba dude.


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    A few more combinations that I quite like.










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    Iíve recently taken delivery of some of the Donegal tweed straps that CB sourced....i really like this combo with my Speedmaster






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    Quite like this Ranger/Perlon combination.


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    With it being quite good light outside today for an iPhone snap, thought I would take the opportunity in showing my favourite Watch/Strap combo!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt68 View Post
    With it being quite good light outside today for an iPhone snap, thought I would take the opportunity in showing my favourite Watch/Strap combo!
    Is that the same strap as Normunds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    Is that the same strap as Normunds?
    It looks very similar but no, mines a Hirsch Professional


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    I had this one made for my Heuer....the original strap is nice, but seems lightweight for such a chunkie watch....

    This one suits it much better.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt68 View Post
    It looks very similar but no, mines a Hirsch Professional
    Thanks.
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    I'm looking for a sandy coloured strap with a roughed up almost hairy look but can't find one. Tried this for fun today and whilst I like the colour it's not the right strap. Almost like this on the Longines 1945 but even rougher more distressed - anyone know ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    I'm looking for a sandy coloured strap with a roughed up almost hairy look but can't find one. Tried this for fun today and whilst I like the colour it's not the right strap. Almost like this on the Longines 1945 but even rougher more distressed - anyone know ?


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    The Worn & Wound model 2 premium Mohave might fit the bill.





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    Quote Originally Posted by lughugger View Post
    The Worn & Wound model 2 premium Mohave might fit the bill.





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    You got a pic? It's almost like this look I'm after (but not Zulu/NATO)


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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    I'm looking for a sandy coloured strap with a roughed up almost hairy look but can't find one. Tried this for fun today and whilst I like the colour it's not the right strap. Almost like this on the Longines 1945 but even rougher more distressed - anyone know ?


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    This sort of thing?



    Available here: https://www.twostitchstraps.com/prod...-leather-beige

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    The perfect strap - watch combination THREAD

    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    You got a pic? It's almost like this look I'm after (but not Zulu/NATO)


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    Not sure that this will work...

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    Last edited by lughugger; 15th November 2017 at 16:07.

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    Sinn 556a on brown leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sazzle View Post
    This sort of thing?



    Available here: https://www.twostitchstraps.com/prod...-leather-beige
    Yea that is exactly what I've been looking for.thanks! Do you think it will suit?



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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Yea that is exactly what I've been looking for.thanks! Do you think it will suit?



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    I think it will look great. I was tempted to get one myself for a 16750 GMT.

    Their Instagram account has some great photos of the strap on other models if you want a better idea of what it might look like: https://www.instagram.com/twostitchstraps/

    Iíve had one custom strap from these guys (I have small wrists so like them custom made to fit) and they are really great to deal with.

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    Hamilton and Fluko Black Leather.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Your Hirsch/Speedy, Zeligís Zenith, C urtaís Smiths maybe, the NATO on Bremont is ok, couple are borderline but I wouldnt count them anything close to perfect, more passable.
    Iím the eye of the beholder, surely!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RBear1981 View Post
    Iím the eye of the beholder, surely!


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    Arguably any strap you like is perfect on a Speedy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Think this is a nice alternative to the perlon. Although they look nice in some cases, particularly if a Watch is quite thick, they donít half feel cheap. Have yet to come across a quality one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    I'm looking for a sandy coloured strap with a roughed up almost hairy look but can't find one. Tried this for fun today and whilst I like the colour it's not the right strap. Almost like this on the Longines 1945 but even rougher more distressed - anyone know ?


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    This is a perfect pairing from Longines imo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    I had this one made for my Heuer....the original strap is nice, but seems lightweight for such a chunkie watch....

    This one suits it much better.





    Wow. Looks amazing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    I'm looking for a sandy coloured strap with a roughed up almost hairy look but can't find one. Tried this for fun today

    and whilst I like the colour it's not the right strap. Almost like this on the Longines 1945 but even rougher more distressed - anyone know ?


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    Have you looked at the Hirsch heritage? Not roughed up but might suit?

    https://www.watchobsession.co.uk/col...ant=1304034860

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montybaber View Post
    Have you looked at the Hirsch heritage? Not roughed up but might suit?

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    That looks nice. The stitching almost orange tone to it also. One for the list! Ty. Still experimenting and at least the bracelet is always good plus the nato for summer


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    Courtesy of steveostraps
    Apologies for multiple thread posts of this pic!


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    Seiko Monster blue leather with orange stiching & deployment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBear1981 View Post
    Think this is a nice alternative to the perlon. Although they look nice in some cases, particularly if a Watch is quite thick, they donít half feel cheap. Have yet to come across a quality one.
    That is a Perlon strap. Vintage Eulit 'Panama' and modern 'Palma' are a lot more substantial than the 'Kristall' and modern 'Panama' weaves.

    http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...oto-Comparison

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    arrived today


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    Spot on combo.


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    Seiko 6309 cushion case quartz hybrid on an ISO is a favourite of mine

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    This one isn't a great picture but the bars on the NATO are gold to match the gold bezel edge, hands and dial print. Shouda kept it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    That is a Perlon strap. Vintage Eulit 'Panama' and modern 'Palma' are a lot more substantial than the 'Kristall' and modern 'Panama' weaves.

    http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...oto-Comparison
    Ah. Consider me informed. Will take note.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post



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    Cool nato design, donít see many like that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    That is a Perlon strap. Vintage Eulit 'Panama' and modern 'Palma' are a lot more substantial than the 'Kristall' and modern 'Panama' weaves.

    http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...oto-Comparison
    How do the buckles compare? Mine have all felt like ring tops off a can of juice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RBear1981 View Post
    How do the buckles compare? Mine have all felt like ring tops off a can of juice.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Buckle
    On the modern version the buckle canít be adjusted to shorten the strap, but the design is a lot more substantial than the vintage version which feels rather flimsy. Because the strap is threaded through the older style, the position that the tongue pierces the strap as it is done up can be varied which reduces damage due to repeated use. Iím not overly keen on the way that the tongue cuts through the weave on the buckle centre bar of the modern version, leaving frayed edges.






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    Ah, got it. Thanks.


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    This is up there for me. Perfect strap for a perfect watch imo.






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    Quote Originally Posted by RBear1981 View Post
    This is up there for me. Perfect strap for a perfect watch imo.






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    Gorgeous. Colour reminds me of Chelsea Whoppers - remember them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Gorgeous. Colour reminds me of Chelsea Whoppers - remember them?


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    What we used to call Ďhealth foodí round these parts ..


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    A bit less orangey than my last NATO on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsmck View Post
    A bit less orangey than my last NATO on this one.

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    Obviously not the same watch but this strap of eddies would go well with that polar


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    Iím very pleased with this combination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sazzle View Post

    Iím very pleased with this combination.
    And so you should be.
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    I quite like this thread. Every watch I own has a bracelet fitted because I have always taken the view that they are the perfect match, are much stronger and have longevity built into them.

    I have recently started to look at Patek Philippes and nearly every one looks much better with a strap fitted. Most of my stuff is Rolex and the one thing I hate about Rolex is that most of them are a bit loud. My Daytona in particular with PCLs just attracts attention.

    When I get back to the UK, I may well buy up a couple of good leather straps because the ones in this thread look brilliant.

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    A very versatile strap - curved ended shark skin with deployant, made by Strap Works.

    Bought originally for this Seiko Presage:





    ... but working equally as well on a Steinhart OVR:



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