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    The *right* strap(s)

    Any fool can buy a watch but putting the right watch on the watch strap? That takes serious dedication. So here's all three of the RAF-issued Smiths "6B" watches (1940s WW2 "Mk X", 1950s GS De Luxe and 1960s 6B "W10") all on correct NOS straps (English pigskin, VB Hygienique NATO, 17mm nylon RAF-style).

    Worth the effort, I think.

    (As usual, apologies for poor quality pics. And, yes, this is probably one for the BMW or Leather, Rubber & Nylon subforums but I couldn't decide which one so I put it here.)










    But what's that you say? You want to see the W10 on a perlon as per the Smiths advert? And the GS on a AF0210?

    Well, OK. But just for you.








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    Definitely worth the effort. Very well done,sir.👍👍

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    This and that. Superb. Thanks.

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    Very nice to see, thanks for putting up the pictures.

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    Ollie, very interesting strap that VB Hygienique NATO - could you share more details?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHooky View Post
    Ollie, very interesting strap that VB Hygienique NATO - could you share more details?

    Thanks
    Sure. I'll post some pics up later but meantime here some better shots and info

    http://af0210strap.com/original/

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    The *right* strap(s)

    Iím surprised that you havenít featured one of these straps Ollie. Remind me, who was the maker?



    By the way, I have two VB Hygeniques and could let one go if anybody desperately wants one.




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    Last edited by BillyCasper; 9th November 2019 at 11:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    Iím surprised that you havenít featured one of these straps Ollie. Remind me, who was the maker?



    By the way, I have two VB Hygeniques and could let one go if anybody desperately wants one.


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    Oh yes! They were great fun to do. But I was glad to hand over to Rob, his AF0210 reproductions are brilliant.

    Stupidly I gave away one of my two VB Hygeniques; if you'd consider selling me one I'd be very interested.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    I've never seen the dial on the left before, it's beautiful and I'd have bought a re-issue in a flash. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimSclavunos View Post
    I've never seen the dial on the left before, it's beautiful and I'd have bought a re-issue in a flash. ;)
    https://www.mwrforum.net/forums/show...l-(GS-De-Luxe)

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...ths-GS-De-Luxe)

    Which one should Eddie re-make??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    Stupidly I gave away one of my two VB Hygeniques; if you'd consider selling me one I'd be very interested.

    Cheers
    Okay, yours Ollie. The second can go to OldHooky if he is interested. Iím not sure that I will use them having disposed of my CYMA, Longines and Record WWWs (at, in hindsight, ridiculously low prices).


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    Okay, yours Ollie. The second can go to OldHooky if he is interested. Iím not sure that I will use them having disposed of my CYMA, Longines and Record WWWs (at, in hindsight, ridiculously low prices).


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    Thanks! PM sent. I'm in for one and if OldHooky doesn't want the other I could always use it. I love old straps!

    Much appreciated

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    Really liking the canvas strap on the 50's GS!

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    Back to that first post.... Thatís great! Well worth the effort Iíd say


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    Thanks all.

    There's 11 known examples of the Mk X, 30-something of the GS and the W10 is relatively (!) common.

    I think I'm the only person to have all three.

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    What a great thread. That takes some dedication!

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    I prefer the one without the Tritium logo, but they're both very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    What a great thread. That takes some dedication!
    It's what you need if you want to be a RECORD BREAKER

    Next, I'll pop the GS on a Bonklip

    Cheers

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