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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    They both look good, particularly the Flight Deck as the blue goes well with a white dial. I like mine on my Damasko DA37.



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    I can't compete with the quality of the photography in this thread but here's my rather sad attempt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    They both look good, particularly the Flight Deck as the blue goes well with a white dial. I like mine on my Damasko DA37.


    I do agree it suits the white dial.

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    Haveston Flight Deck is the perfect colour and look for the Blue Hydroconquest.


    Spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickie View Post
    Haveston Flight Deck is the perfect colour and look for the Blue Hydroconquest. Spot on.

    Looks like a very good match. It looks like you have an A12 nestling behind it. The A12 doesn't fade gracefully like the other hues, and when mine got to this stage after numerous washes I decided to try dying it. If yours goes this way look back to posts #119,#121,#125,#126 and #145 to see what I used and the result.
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    You are correct about the A12. I have a few with one I wear a lot for work.
    I'll take you're tip about the dying them as the outcome look's very good indeed.

    They are great straps once they've been worn in.

    Edit : ordered the dye from Amazon

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickie View Post
    You are correct about the A12. I have a few with one I wear a lot for work.
    I'll take you're tip about the dying them as the outcome look's very good indeed.

    They are great straps once they've been worn in.

    Edit : ordered the dye from Amazon

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    I used the whole lot of the dye, and the A12 remains jet black after several washes. However I had to rinse it numerous times at the end of the dyeing process until the water ran clear, so I think if I did it again I'd try 1/4 or 1/3 of the due and see how that goes. You can always use the rest in one go if not happy with the result. I look forward to seeing how it goes!

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    I'll try it at the weekend and post the results here. Before and after

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    Well.... Here is my ultimate failure of a dyed strap.

    To me it's not much different to what it was before my wreck of an attempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickie View Post
    Well.... Here is my ultimate failure of a dyed strap.

    To me it's not much different to what it was before my wreck of an attempt.

    How much of the dye did you use and how long did you leave it before rinsing?

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    I used half of the packet and admittedly only half an hour but it looked so dark before it dried out lol.

    I'll try again with the other half for an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickie View Post
    I used half of the packet and admittedly only half an hour but it looked so dark before it dried out lol.

    I'll try again with the other half for an hour.

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    Make it a lot more concentrated than the instructions suggest, that's what I did.

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    I'll give that a go in the next couple of days

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    My 20mm A12 worn on the DC56 got very sweaty and damp yesterday under a fleece jacket on a longish walk. Yet another wash and still as black as tar, not just on the front and back faces, but on the edges where the fading showed first pre dyeing. On the strength of this I think I'll order an 18mm and a 22mm for the PRS-68 and Voyager. Once they fade enough I'll chuck all three in a max strength full packet dye. The A12 still looks like this, any apparent lightness on the strap is just highlights, not fading . . .


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    I haven't worn my Voyager much lately, and when I had my PRS-68 on for a few days this week I realised they both need a black strap. Having been under the weather for nearly 2 weeks now I've not been out to the pub, so the money I "saved" was put to good use. A pair of A12s in 22mm and 18mm was duly ordered. The 20mm example I dyed a while ago actually looks a deeper black with all three in the hand, so there'll doubtless be a multi dye-in at some future point. It'll be interesting to see how the undyed straps wear and fade in comparison to the dyed example.



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    The 22mm A12 has had it's first wash so while it's airing the Voyager has gone on to something a little lighter, the M-1944C which is fading nicely. Feels buttery soft after wearing a new one for a few days, although this will soon be raxxed in . . .



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    I've recently been lucky enough to pick up a 5004 BP, and this Haveston canvas is (to my eyes) perfect for it. I was worried that it would sit too high, but I think it's still thinner than most 7750 chronographs! The springbars are fat 22mm Seiko items, and the strap is snug, but it works!





    (At least, I think it works!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    I've recently been lucky enough to pick up a 5004 BP, and this Haveston canvas is (to my eyes) perfect for it. I was worried that it would sit too high, but I think it's still thinner than most 7750 chronographs! The springbars are fat 22mm Seiko items, and the strap is snug, but it works!


    (At least, I think it works!)
    Looks great. I'm thinking of getting the same colour as I think it would look good on the CWC 83 diver.

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    Still looking good!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    Looks great. I'm thinking of getting the same colour as I think it would look good on the CWC 83 diver.
    What colour is it?
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    Took a bit of effort (curved bars installed over the strap) due to the hooded lugs, but I'm pretty happy with how it works on this Steeldive.

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    Postie called earlier. I like it when Postie calls. I ordered a 20mm M-1918C with metal keepers yesterday at 13:38 and it was handed to me by said Postie at 08:58 today (Saturday), good service in my book. I got as a spare for the future as the metal keeper versions are being phased out. I now have canvas keeper versions in all 3 sizes I need, 18, 20 and 22mm, and I'll be wearing these exclusively for a while to see how the canvas keepers fare. This is because the fixed canvas keeper on the 18mm Bakelite-F fitted to the Everest in the picture below had a slight problem with the seam coming away (out of sight usually) where the free end of the strap passes through. I simply put a couple of stiches in loosely from the inside, with a needle on each end of the thread, think of 2 staples going from inside to out, and put some Gorilla superglue in then pulled the stitches through tightly. Once the glue had set I snipped off the loose ends of the threads, an invisible repair. The first picture shows the 5 watches out of my 12 that are worn in frequent rotation, canvas keepers ready to go. The 4 watch roll is perfect for this, 1 out, 4 put away. The second is to illustrate the fading of the M-1918C, today's arrival at the top, fairly lightly worn in the centre and well worn at the bottom, I don't think this one will fade any more.





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    Just realised that I'll need to take some 600 grit paper to the polished metal on the new M-1918C as it'll be used on my Damaskos and PRS-5 Broadarrow, as I did here .

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    The M-1944C in post #173 on the DA37 is now on my DC56 and is being worn there when I fancy that colour until failure.




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