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    Quote Originally Posted by davidj54 View Post
    My favourite combination is a black dial on a light tan strap, as I think the contrast really makes the watch face stand out. Few favourite examples:




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    The Orient combination looks amazing! Mind sharing where the strap is from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyGood View Post
    The Orient combination looks amazing! Mind sharing where the strap is from?
    I would mate but they're not my pics! Just a few Instagram favourites I pulled off for the thread. Agree it looks great though 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidj54 View Post
    I would mate but they're not my pics! Just a few Instagram favourites I pulled off for the thread. Agree it looks great though 👍
    Actually mate I just checked the post on IG, a few people in the comments asked him where the strap was from, he replied that it's a tan vintage leather with white stitching from StrapsCo. I've used them before, they're on Amazon.

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    @DimGR that Ultra-Chron is a beauty! I have the same model in stainless steel. Currently at a watchmaker for service (still waiting for parts ...)

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    New one for my Ranger - great fit.

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    Borrowed this triple six from a mate of mine for an evening. My God that strap works.

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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
    +1.........most are bad, some are very bad, but the owners clearly think otherwise.

    Vintage/distressed/ aged?........they just look scruffy to me. I donít put watches on bits of cloth either, tgat never looks right.

    I guess my tastes are conventional; smart black, brown or bark blue leather straps with some padding, depending on the style and thickness of the watch. Contrasting stitching often looks OK when new but doesnít age well IMO, white stitching ends up looking mucky grey and thatís not a good look.

    Brown straps and black dials is another combination I avoid, only in rare cases does it work.

    Most watches look better on their original bracelet, particularly Rolex models.

    Each to his own.........

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    The perfect strap - watch combination THREAD

    I you are wandering round the Far East Plaza in Singapore ( and you should if a watch lover ).On the top floor is a little shop called Jason and Sharron they make straps and have a wide selection ,I bought two and they seem to me to be of equal quality to the Panerai strap they are joining. They also sell on line .I have no connection. The Plaza has 8/12 shops selling up market used watches .



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    I should add Jason punched holes in the straps to fit my wrist size and they are the first straps Iíve ever had that are a perfect fit ....it makes a difference ...
    He also showed me how to change straps on a Panerai using tooth picks
    to avoid possible scratches.


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    For some reason, I'm liking this, even though it's a blatant dress watch on a NATO that's too big.



    This is more classic, Hammy Field on a Pavstrap


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    New perfect strap for me
    Hirsch pure

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    How about this, fancied something different for my Radiomir so went for a burgundy strap. Goes nicely with the black dial I think





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    Quote Originally Posted by alphajet View Post
    I like my Sinn 103 Ti on this Hadley Roma Kelvar strap.

    Oh my where do I get that watch...

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    Some of my better combinations (IMHO of course)

    1940s Omega on pig skin


    I know lots of people hate divers on leather but I don't (Horween baseball glove leather)


    Red for the Russian radio room.....

    .....and probably makes more sense than putting it on a strap worth 4x what the watch is


    Racing style strap made from Buffalo leather


    Closest match I could find for the dial


    I think Blue works best with this one


    What else would you put on an orange F1?


    This one just had to be a rubber strap


    Yes I know this is terrible but at least it (kind of) matches the dial

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    This arrived last week, and like most Vostok Amphibian watches the strap was horrible. Thought it would look good on this, and I believe I am right


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    This one was purely by chance - the strap arrived with another watch but suits the Day-Date rather well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOAT View Post
    I'm liking this genuine bone alligator on my IWC right now


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    This one is stunning

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    Seiko and Zulu 2 piece.IMG_20180213_103506.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinnock View Post





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    Suits the Sinn well - nice watch

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    IMHO many combinations are nice, but few are perfect (isn't that like everything in life?)

    Maybe this thread would make sense to be renamed as "Show your watch and strap combinations!" instead?

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    For me this is perfect


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    The perfect strap - watch combination THREAD

    Not often the OEM gets it right, but I reckon Piers nailed it when he included this one for me.



    Prototype bronze buckle too.


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    I think that the saddle brown colour is warm and compliments the gilt dial whilst the burgundy stitching is subtle enough to work. Oak bark tanned leather and waxed linen thread.

    I'm pleased with the result.

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    Having seen numerous nice leather straps on Speedies....I thought I'd go in a different direction....

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    This works




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    This one I like a lot.




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    Carlito 149 - very nice your C Ward watch - the top one with suede strap

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    [QUOTE=Mr Curta;4559372]A few more combinations that I quite like.



    Could I ask what model of Vostok this is? It's the first one that I've really liked.
    Also those are some really good photos.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goridar View Post
    Could I ask what model of Vostok this is? It's the first one that I've really liked.
    Also those are some really good photos.
    Thank you
    Thanks for the kind words. It's reference 420419B, a Meranom special edition and sadly now an archived item. https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-se/...e-420419b.html
    It's one of the few Amphibia that I've resisted the temptation to modify as I like it as it is.

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    May as well post this; my recent GS (SBGX009) on a dark brown Horween Shell Cordovan strap. Think it works well.


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    Nice little 38mm O&W chronograph on a brown rallye strap
    Cordovan incoming!IMG_1754.JPG


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    Iím enjoying my Oris Miles Tonneau on this grey suede strap:

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    Just bought this JPM strap from Watch Obsession for my Ranger. A bit more than I'd normally pay for a strap, but so soft.


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    Subtle stripe on this nato from monkeyswag works well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Thanks for the kind words. It's reference 420419B, a Meranom special edition and sadly now an archived item. https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-se/...e-420419b.html
    It's one of the few Amphibia that I've resisted the temptation to modify as I like it as it is.
    That's a shame about it being an archived piece. Maybe one day they'll bring out another with a similar design. Thank for your help.

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    I was quite pleased with how this combination turned out:



    Mixed reactions to this Railmaster - croc combination, but I like it:


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    The triplets,








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    Quote Originally Posted by colin t View Post
    I was quite pleased with how this combination turned out:



    That looks great! Don't think I've seen a Seamaster like that that before, what reference is it? I really like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robins View Post
    That looks great! Don't think I've seen a Seamaster like that that before, what reference is it? I really like that
    Thanks. It is reference 176.007. This one is from 1972.

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    Thanks mate! Now off to do a bit of internet searching! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin t View Post
    Thanks. It is reference 176.007. This one is from 1972.
    Funnily enough Pavel is currently making me one like this:



    to go on my 176.007:




    And my Exp II. Seemingly breaking most of Paul's rules above, but I think it looks great on this 'scruffy' strap :-))) Had a nice comment from Rolex St James about it last time I was there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by David r View Post
    How about this, fancied something different for my Radiomir so went for a burgundy strap. Goes nicely with the black dial I think





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    That looks good .How difficult is it to change the strap on a Radiomir
    The screws on mine are tiny and look delicate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by colin t View Post
    Thanks. It is reference 176.007. This one is from 1972.
    Agreed. The highlighted stitching is just enough to set the dial off without being gaudy. Lovely stuff.

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    [QUOTE=Kitz;4677220]That looks good .How difficult is it to change the strap on a Radiomir
    The screws on mine are tiny and it looks delicate

    Hi, changing a strap on a Radiomir is a little fiddly the first time you do it (a 5 min job) but easy thereafter. Make sure you have a 1.2mm screwdriver (luminors use a 1.4mm I think) and you'll be sorted. I'd also recommend using sellotape over the screw and surrounding area just in case you end up with unwanted strap changing marks in the event of a slippage. Changing the straps is part of the appeal of Panerai for me

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    David ..
    Thanks Iíll give it a try .The dealer gave me a spare strap when I bought mine so I just need the screwdriver.


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