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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Thanks for your reply - sorry, when I said 'brushed hardware' I was referring to the floating keeper.

    I'm particularly keen to avoid the more usual NATO 'visible fold back' or the pointy end of the strap peering over the top of the wrist - and thought that the way you'd described it would achieve both - but was concerned that a canvas keeper was unlikely to be strong enough - long term. So thanks for providing feedback on that 

    Hmmm...might need to look at an alternative then.

    When I got my first Haveston I took some measurements re the range of wrist sizes it would fit. This was a standard style Fortress (now converted to single pass). Here's a link #27 . The canvas models are 20mm longer than that and you'd need a wrist well under 6" to have the pointed end showing over the top of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    When I got my first Haveston I took some measurements re the range of wrist sizes it would fit. This was a standard style Fortress (now converted to single pass). Here's a link #27 . The canvas models are 20mm longer than that and you'd need a wrist well under 6" to have the pointed end showing over the top of it.
    I see - thanks.

    My wrist is also about 7" so I guess that should be OK then.

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    The worst you could do is try one, you'll always be able to pop it on SC if it doesn't suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    The worst you could do is try one, you'll always be able to pop it on SC if it doesn't suit.
    Just ordered a M-1918C

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Just ordered a M-1918C

    Great minds think alike, I just ordered a pair myself! (along with a strap stowage roll)

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    Haveston canvas delivery

    Inspired by the your new watch roll. I can confirm old M1 carbine magazine pouches do indeed make perfect watch cases, perfect for travel I would have thought. (In the event you take more than one watch away)






    I just need to dig out the old tool roll now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Inspired by the your new watch roll. I can confirm old M1 carbine magazine pouches do indeed make perfect watch cases, perfect for travel I would have thought. (In the event you take more than one watch away)






    I just need to dig out the old tool roll now
    Those look really good


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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Those look really good


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    I think it might be quite a good idea (for me anyway) There was not effort on my part other than digging them out and putting them in the washing machine
    The tool roll might need a bit of modding but we will see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Inspired by the your new watch roll. I can confirm old M1 carbine magazine pouches do indeed make perfect watch cases, perfect for travel I would have thought. (In the event you take more than one watch away)

    I just need to dig out the old tool roll now
    They look to be just the right size for a pair of watches, and quite sturdy so good protection. Hope the old tool roll is just as suitable.

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    That nice postie called earlier . . .


    Let's get this opened.





    Ah yes, the pair of straps I ordered.





    But what's that underneath ?





    Turn it over and Aha, I remember now!





    As usual well wrapped.





    Nice!





    Let's get a few in here.





    I'd planned to order an 18mm Fortress, plus a spare in 20mm, but they're on back order, so I got an 18mm M-1918C plus a spare in 20mm. Of course with the 10% discount it made sense to get the strap roll I've been mulling over for quite a while. If you look at the last picture and compare the spare Havestons with the older faded ones you'll see that the straps have been increased in length by 20mm.


    Here's the new 18mm at it's destination . . .



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    Iíve finally got around to wearing the PRS-40 and have put the Haveston on it.

    Must admit Iím impressed (with both the watch and the strap).

    Fortunately for me you donít have to have the ugly and bulky (in my opinion) fold-back of a normal NATO.

    The only think I think I would prefer if is this were a doubt pass - as Iím worried that if I picked it up holding the top of the strap the watch would slide off. However, I have tested that out and so far it only slides slowly and where the strap has been curved slightly from wearing it - it will stop.

    Highly recommended





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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Iíve finally got around to wearing the PRS-40 and have put the Haveston on it.

    Great match, looks really good. Re potential slippage, that's not something that ever occurred to me as a potential problem as the canvas takes a nice tight curve over a springbar. However with this particular watch you do have a case/bar gap that's considerably wider than the norm so certainly something to bear in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Great match, looks really good. Re potential slippage, that's not something that ever occurred to me as a potential problem as the canvas takes a nice tight curve over a springbar. However with this particular watch you do have a case/bar gap that's considerably wider than the norm so certainly something to bear in mind.
    Thanks - to be honest, even with the large strap slots/bars in the case, I think thereís still enough drag on the strap to stop the watch falling off - unless you really encouraged it to.

    Itís just that a double pass would ensure it wouldnít.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Thanks - to be honest, even with the large strap slots/bars in the case, I think thereís still enough drag on the strap to stop the watch falling off - unless you really encouraged it to.

    Itís just that a double pass would ensure it wouldnít.

    My first Haveston was a Fortress, and back then they still did straps in the standard Nato layout. Perhaps a tad thicker than the canvas, the "extra bit" was soon removed (as I usually end up doing with all Natos) as it made the watch (Dreadnought Voyager) sit up too high for my taste.



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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    ....

    - as Iím worried that if I picked it up holding the top of the strap the watch would slide off.

    ....[emoji10
    That is a study in awareness, if there ever was one. Stay alert.

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