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    RAF Blue-Grey

    Does anyone know of any straps that are similar to the RAF Blue-Grey colour?

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    Haveston have blue and grey tones in their Service series of straps, don't know if they would suit. I have several of their straps, and in a bluey/grey colour I have a Carrier on my Voyager.

    http://haveston.com/service-strap-series.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Haveston have blue and grey tones in their Service series of straps, don't know if they would suit. I have several of their straps, and in a bluey/grey colour I have a Carrier on my Voyager.

    http://haveston.com/service-strap-series.html

    Thanks for your reply - much appreciated. - I have been looking at the Sector A2.

    One thing I'm confused about - it comes across that they're a UK Company - but when you click on their shop the price comes up in Dollars - so with most cards you will get a foreign transaction fee.

    I can't see a way to change it to pounds - do you know if there is?

    Cheers

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    Try www.natostrapco.com...they have a couple of colours that may come close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    Try www.natostrapco.com...they have a couple of colours that may come close.
    Thanks - their Gray-Blue does look nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Thanks for your reply - much appreciated. - I have been looking at the Sector A2.

    One thing I'm confused about - it comes across that they're a UK Company - but when you click on their shop the price comes up in Dollars - so with most cards you will get a foreign transaction fee.

    I can't see a way to change it to pounds - do you know if there is?

    Cheers
    I'm not sure why they price in $s but they are in the UK and and deliver via RM 1ˢᵗ class signed for. The payment was converted to £s on my Paypal email receipt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    I'm not sure why they price in $s but they are in the UK and and deliver via RM 1ˢᵗ class signed for. The payment was converted to £s on my Paypal email receipt.
    Great - many thanks for your reply

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    Bremont make one, you often see it on the display watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middo View Post
    Bremont make one, you often see it on the display watches.
    Yeah - to be honest that ones a bit to Blue, as opposed to Blue-Grey, for my liking - but thanks for the suggestion :-)

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    This may sound a bit daft but are you looking at NATO style straps or any sort of blue fabric strap? Phoenix straps are the issued straps and are the right colour, I find them very good quality. CWC NATOS are even better quality in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    This may sound a bit daft but are you looking at NATO style straps or any sort of blue fabric strap? Phoenix straps are the issued straps and are the right colour, I find them very good quality. CWC NATOS are even better quality in my book.
    Hi - I was keeping an open mind.

    I was trying to find a website for Phoenix - I know CWC and GasGasBones sell them - but I couldn't actually find a website of their own

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Hi - I was keeping an open mind.

    I was trying to find a website for Phoenix - I know CWC and GasGasBones sell them - but I couldn't actually find a website of their own
    Phoenix from mickie500 on eBay...link.

    Otherwise, have a look at www.ukwatchstrap.co.uk. They have quite a selection of blue straps...link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    Phoenix from mickie500 on eBay...link.

    Otherwise, have a look at www.ukwatchstrap.co.uk. They have quite a selection of blue straps...link.
    That's great - thanks for your help :-)

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    RAF Blue-Grey

    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Thanks for your reply - much appreciated. - I have been looking at the Sector A2.

    One thing I'm confused about - it comes across that they're a UK Company - but when you click on their shop the price comes up in Dollars - so with most cards you will get a foreign transaction fee.

    I can't see a way to change it to pounds - do you know if there is?

    Cheers
    Are you in the UK or US? You might need to do something in your web browser. (Here in the US, when I buy something quoted and charged in $ without VAT, there’s no foreign transaction/conversion fee.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromeJob View Post
    Are you in the UK or US? You might need to do something in your web browser. (Here in the US, when I buy something quoted and charged in $ without VAT, there’s no foreign transaction/conversion fee.)
    Thanks for your reply

    I'm in the UK - there doesn't seem an option to change the currency - however I was intending to e-mail them - although at the moment they seem to be on holiday

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Thanks for your reply - much appreciated. - I have been looking at the Sector A2.

    One thing I'm confused about - it comes across that they're a UK Company - but when you click on their shop the price comes up in Dollars - so with most cards you will get a foreign transaction fee.

    I can't see a way to change it to pounds - do you know if there is?

    Cheers

    I've just placed my first order with Haveston and am delighted with their service and the quality of their straps. I thought they were a US based company and e-mailed them when they confirmed my order. Here's their reply for reference:

    Hello David,

    Thank you for your kind email. We are indeed based in the UK. Our website currently displays prices in USD as a means of universal international currency, but we are working on a new website which will offer greater currency options which we hope to launch soon.

    Warm regards,

    Alex

    I'm pleased to have a "NATO" strap which doesn't have the extra flappy bit and actually looks tidy on the wrist.
    Next order will be for one of their canvas straps.

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    I have several of the Haveston straps and they would be my "go to" NATO of choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    I have several of the Haveston straps and they would be my "go to" NATO of choice.
    They're certainly very comfortable and I like the idea of their A2 models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    I've just placed my first order with Haveston and am delighted with their service and the quality of their straps. I thought they were a US based company and e-mailed them when they confirmed my order. Here's their reply for reference:

    Hello David,

    Thank you for your kind email. We are indeed based in the UK. Our website currently displays prices in USD as a means of universal international currency, but we are working on a new website which will offer greater currency options which we hope to launch soon.

    Warm regards,

    Alex

    I'm pleased to have a "NATO" strap which doesn't have the extra flappy bit and actually looks tidy on the wrist.
    Next order will be for one of their canvas straps.
    Thanks for the information - but does that mean you had to buy using dollars?


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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Thanks for the information - but does that mean you had to buy using dollars?
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    Yes but it was converted to £s when I used PayPal.

    Here's a couple of shots of my Citizen diver on the two straps I bought. First the M-22 and second The Carrier.





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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    Yes but it was converted to £s when I used PayPal.

    Here's a couple of shots of my Citizen diver on the two straps I bought. First the M-22 and second The Carrier.




    They do look really nice - a bit annoying about the conversion with Paypal though as often you don't get such good rates - but I guess its no different to them converting it in any event - so you just factor it in and look at the overall cost of the strap.

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    Hi there, the pantone of the RAF blue uniform is pantone 7545C. Currently no strap exists as far as I know that will match perfectly but some get very close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBanks View Post
    Hi there, the pantone of the RAF blue uniform is pantone 7545C. Currently no strap exists as far as I know that will match perfectly but some get very close.
    Thanks for the information 👍 - I'll make a note of that 🙂

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    A couple of colour related links:



    Make of them what you can. i'm not saying that either is 'correct'.


    Edit And the RAF also used a sky blue for their ensign, Pantone 549 C I believe, and for their colours.
    Last edited by PickleB; 24th April 2019 at 22:31.

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    FYI the strap for the Bremont Arrow is Pantone 7545 C as it was collaborated between the RAF and Bremont to match the RAF uniforms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    A couple of colour related links:



    Make of them what you can. i'm not saying that either is 'correct'.


    Edit And the RAF also used a sky blue for their ensign, Pantone 549 C I believe, and for their colours.

    Hmmm...well when I put 549 C into this I get a purple colour https://encycolorpedia.com/search?q=549C - but I agree that I think the colour selector is off rather than your numbers. But it does show you how difficult this colour coding is ☹️

    Edit - but it indicates that #5d8aa8 is RAF Blue https://encycolorpedia.com/search?q=%235D8AA8
    Last edited by KAS118; 7th May 2019 at 06:54.

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