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    Is there anything as versatile as a Speedmaster for straps?

    Seriously, out of all the watches I’ve owned I don’t think I’ve had a watch that can look as nice on most straps in my view...

    One of Steve’s Battleship Grey Leather Straps.


    Omega Bond NATO.


    Omega Bracelet.





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    Disclaimer: I have never owned a Speedmaster.

    I reckon the Sinn 556i runs it close. Mine looked great on everything I tried it on whether bracelet, leather or a variety of nato/zulu/ish

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakeColdplayHistory View Post
    Disclaimer: I have never owned a Speedmaster.

    I reckon the Sinn 556i runs it close. Mine looked great on everything I tried it on whether bracelet, leather or a variety of nato/zulu/ish
    I tried a Sinn last week (356), it was on leather, just didn't float my bloat so it was moved on, however I can see this is going to be subjective to each owner...
    Next I'm going to try my Tudor GMT on a Tudor Blue Nato and see how it looks...

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    Had mine on a PAV rallye strap. I refer my speedy on brown straps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    Had mine on a PAV rallye strap. I refer my speedy on brown straps.

    I too am after an aged brown leather style rally strap in this sort of style for my Speedie Pro. I think the brown really contrasts well with the matt black dial.

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    Bought that from Pav on here. Good quality, have had a few off him.

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    Agreed, theyíre the biggest strap whores that Iíve owned, looked good on pretty much anything I put it on but I think my favourite was also Pavs Rallye strap. Maybe I need one again!

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    This bracelet is from a Rolex Explorer (39mm).

    Interesting.



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    Many watches look good on different straps. The Speedy is no exception.

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    Is there anything as versatile as a Speedmaster for straps?

    Yes, in fact IMO more so, any strap based PAM, especially if it has their pin system that makes strap changes really easy

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    Oh yeah ? I'd like to see a Speedmaster on one of these...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ordo View Post
    Oh yeah ? I'd like to see a Speedmaster on one of these...

    Close, and it worked far better than I'd expected.


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    This was my least successful Speedmaster strap combination - a brown Eulit Air Look.


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    The Speedy is a strap monster. Almost anything looks good on it but, there are also watch straps out there that are a waste of good leather.

    There are other watches out there that will carry off almost any strap just as good as the speedy but the speedy is probably the most known/accessible.

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    Definitely the speedy is the most versatile watch I've ever seen.

    I've worn mine on it's oem bracelet; tan ostrich; white/grey/black/brown leathers; croc; shark mesh; green/striped/grey natos and even rubber and it's always looked at home.

    I think it's only Achilles heel would be on a fully polished bracelet, but I'd say that about any watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurrayMint View Post
    This was my least successful Speedmaster strap combination - a brown Eulit Air Look.

    That's not the Speedy's fault... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis View Post
    Many watches look good on different straps. The Speedy is no exception.
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    Not particularly a Speedy fan but Pav's Rallye strap looks fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurrayMint View Post
    Close, and it worked far better than I'd expected.

    Well I'll be damned... That does look good...

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    Iím a bracelet guy ultimately but I do find with my small wrists the Speedy sits better on a strap size wise. Iíve been looking at strap options recently and came across this which I think looks nice. Anyone ever tried it?


    https://bulangandsons.com/collection...er-watch-strap



    Alternatively I may go for a Hirsch Heritage in grey.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MurrayMint View Post
    This was my least successful Speedmaster strap combination - a brown Eulit Air Look.

    Where can I buy this strap made of David stars?

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    Maybe repeated strap changes on the same watch is an indication that you don't really like it that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunya View Post
    Yes, in fact IMO more so, any strap based PAM, especially if it has their pin system that makes strap changes really easy
    Until the pin fails .....as happened on my PAM90

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphajet View Post
    Maybe repeated strap changes on the same watch is an indication that you don't really like it that much.
    Or maybe it's a cheap way to give a watch you love a different look occasionally.

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    Are there any curved end leather straps out there for the speedy. I am struggling to find any. Can't even seem to find the hirsch leonado anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adesmith View Post
    Are there any curved end leather straps out there for the speedy. I am struggling to find any. Can't even seem to find the hirsch leonado anymore.
    https://www.watch-band-center.com/wa...Principal.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by waser View Post
    I got hold of one of those for one of my Wife's watches and it seemed rather nice, but wore our around the curved ends really quickly.
    Last edited by notnowkato; 20th December 2019 at 16:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waser View Post

    https://bulangandsons.com/collection...er-watch-strap



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    Iíve just ordered one of these^^^

    Looks perfect to me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    This bracelet is from a Rolex Explorer (39mm).

    Interesting.



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    This looks amazing ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphajet View Post
    Maybe repeated strap changes on the same watch is an indication that you don't really like it that much.
    Disagree, itís a way of changing the look of the watch and providing variety. Sometimes a strap wonít look right, sometimes it will.

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    The Speedy certainly is a versatile watch when it comes to straps but I didnít seem to get in with mine so I changed it for in my eyes an equally versatile strap whore in my Panerai 562.


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    I think they are by far their best with the original steel strap.

    It is personal I guess but if I owned one it would be on steel always.

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    Feels big on the bracelet though

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphajet View Post
    Maybe repeated strap changes on the same watch is an indication that you don't really like it that much.
    If you were different shoes everyday, does it mean you don’t like your feet??

    OP, agree that Speedmaster lets itself quite well to a vast variety of straps.

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    Mine, on one of Eddie's straps


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    Quote Originally Posted by MurrayMint View Post
    This was my least successful Speedmaster strap combination - a brown Eulit Air Look.

    That is truly horrible!

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    BB58 is my bet

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    I have three straps for my SMPc - original bracelet, nato and just recently, a blue rubber strap. All OE Omega straps.







    I have the bracelet and leather strap for my Ď57 and have recently been looking for a nato for it. Tried several on but I donít think one will work on the Ď57 as with the crystal caseback, the double strap seems to make it sit too high on my wrist. Iíd be interested to see any pictures of a '57 broad arrow with a nato fitted.




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    The Bulang strap arrived. I think itís perfect!




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    Apple watch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motman View Post
    I have three straps for my SMPc - original bracelet, nato and just recently, a blue rubber strap. All OE Omega straps.







    I have the bracelet and leather strap for my Ď57 and have recently been looking for a nato for it. Tried several on but I donít think one will work on the Ď57 as with the crystal caseback, the double strap seems to make it sit too high on my wrist. Iíd be interested to see any pictures of a '57 broad arrow with a nato fitted.



    Struggling between the 57 and the 60th anniversary for my next watch, how tall is the 57 as the specs have it sitting really quite high?

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    My 243 PAM suits a huge variety. NATO, rubber, leather canvas and the PAM Velcro fastening strap.
    That is a joy of every PAM IMHO.

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