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    Steveo Para Strap - Best Canvas Ever!

    I've lusted after the Steveo Para strap for what feels like years now but never wanted to splash that much cash on 'just a canvas'.

    Since buying my Steeldive 'Tuna' I've thought that it was crying out for a top canvas so eventually bit the bullet. I'm so pleased that I did. As per the spec, it's no ordinary canvas strap.

    Here's the spec:

    The Para Canvas
    Made from ex RAF G.Q. 60 ft utility parachute deployment bag which was an issued stock and not war reserved. It was serviced at RAF Hullavington, Wiltshire and dispatched to 47 Air Despatch, RAF Lyneman for deployment from the Hercules heavy drop of RAF support command. It has four layers which have been bonded together with a flexible bonding agent which makes this waterproof, strong and probably one of the most pliable canvas straps available. There are two canvas keepers. It is made to fray and will do so instantly.
    This total canvas strap is extremely waterproof as it has 4 layers of canvas which are bonded with 3 layers of a special flexible polymer. This still allows the strap to fray as intended.

    Craftsmanship and service has been first class. The strap is thick yet durable and looks like it'll fray nicely. it's also very water resistant which sets it apart from most (not all) canvas straps up to this price point.

    I think it looks great on the Steeldive too.















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    I bought one of his straps, made from ex-army Land Rover canvas. Looks great on my Speedmaster.


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    https://i.imgur.com/anPe9V8.jpg

    My Speedmaster lives on a bespoke leather strap from Steveo Straps. It's a lovely thing, immaculately made & so well suited to the Speedmaster.
    It was a pleasure to order from Steveo & the strap only took just over a week.

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    This is one of his more sandy colour pull-through straps (3 ring Zulu to anyone else). I love it, really comfy, no nylon strtch in the wet.



    Thoroughly recommended
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    Looked at these loads before but think this might finally tip the scales looks a great strap 👍

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    Looks good!
    That would go great on my Seawolf. Suitably ďmilĒ numerals and that strap. Nice!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    This is one of his more sandy colour pull-through straps (3 ring Zulu to anyone else). I love it, really comfy, no nylon strtch in the wet.



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    I do like your Siduna, nice watch and certainly looks great with that strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    I do like your Siduna, nice watch and certainly looks great with that strap.
    Thank you. My most worn watch, by miles. Just as practical as wearing a Sinn, but a little more traditionally elegant, and cheaper too.
    Win win, I am glad to have found it.
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    [QUOTE=sish101;5423864]I bought one of his straps, made from ex-army Land Rover canvas. Looks great on my Speedmaster.


    Snap. I have the same strap sitting on Eddie’s PRS 40. Makes a great combination to my eye. The strap is very comfortable.


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    Great straps.

    Last edited by andy tims; 23rd May 2020 at 07:35.
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    Hmm looks like a possible option for my cp-2, might take the plung.

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    I have one and very happy. I have my Explorer 2 on it currently. it is great, but a bit thick! superb packaging and delivery too.

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    That looks like a perfect strap for my Tudor Ranger. Currently it has a green Watchgecko NATO but the canvas looks much more fitting


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    Dave that looks the db's! I've a couple from Steveo and they are so well made. Well done.

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    Cheers Rod and everyone else for your kind words. I wore it in the shower today. It looked completely soaked through when I got out but dried really quickly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Dave that looks the db's! I've a couple from Steveo and they are so well made. Well done.

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    The CWC Falklands ones are really cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Euan Begbie View Post
    The CWC Falklands ones are really cool.


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    I've seen them, they look awfully like old utility straps from old webbing sets, cut down & repurposed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatalystGuy View Post
    Hmm looks like a possible option for my cp-2, might take the plung.
    Iíd recommend it. Arrived yesterday.


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    Looks good, so many options, might get a few different ones.


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    Now Iíve seen the quality of mine I really fancy one of the straps below for this:



    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    This is one of his more sandy colour pull-through straps (3 ring Zulu to anyone else). I love it, really comfy, no nylon strtch in the wet.



    Thoroughly recommended
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    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post
    I bought one of his straps, made from ex-army Land Rover canvas. Looks great on my Speedmaster.


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    I keep looking at that Steeldive model. I know it's just a matter of time before I buy it, it's a heck of a watch for the money. What is the quality of the finish, I can't find any close up photos of the dial and markers.

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    The quality is excellent, Iíll take some pics this afternoon and send them to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post
    I keep looking at that Steeldive model. I know it's just a matter of time before I buy it, it's a heck of a watch for the money. What is the quality of the finish, I can't find any close up photos of the dial and markers.

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    Another thumbs up from me, had mine just over a year and it just looks better as it ages.IMG_3322.JPG


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    Steveo Para Strap - Best Canvas Ever!

    The Steveo is perfect on my Marq Commander





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    Really like the look, and the construction of these.

    Unfortunately not a fan of all the military markings. Or the union flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pagan View Post
    Really like the look, and the construction of these.

    Unfortunately not a fan of all the military markings. Or the union flag.
    Being as these are hand made, those features are entirely optional.....

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    If anyone's on a budget then these are pretty good:



    https://ukwatchstrap.co.uk/Diloy-Oli...p-390-AU7.html

    I have two and they've lasted pretty well. Not sure about water resistance but at £8.95, who cares

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    They look really nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    If anyone's on a budget then these are pretty good:



    https://ukwatchstrap.co.uk/Diloy-Oli...p-390-AU7.html

    I have two and they've lasted pretty well. Not sure about water resistance but at £8.95, who cares

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    They look really nice.
    It does fray a fair bit at first but I just snip the ends. They do them in different colours as well.

    I might try their vegan waterproof strap for the same price:




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    If you donít want it to fray, run the edges over a flame from a height and itíll gently seal them.

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    I have two canvas straps from Steveo. A cream one specially made with black hardware that I have no watch to wear it with at present (thereís a reason !) and this green one that looks great on almost anything. Highly recommended indeed.


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