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    Nick Mankey

    Worth the wait. A Nick Mankey design which I think rather suits this Ray Mears.

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    Craftsman
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    Looks good,Iíve had a couple of his straps ,well worth the money imho.

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    Can you take some pics off the wrist so we can see how it works, please.
    Art is not what you see but what you make others see.

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    Hope these make it a little clearer.

    And I have to say, I agree with all I've read about how comfy these straps are.

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    I have 4 Nick Mankey straps and they are by far the most comfortable strap I own. The only thing that stops me buying my usual dozen or so is Iím the unlucky one who always seems to get hit with HM Customs.

    They do look a bit confusing to attach but thereís an accompanying video for the likes of me who are hard of thinking but once secured by the hook I donít undo them, I just slid them on and off my wrist.

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    Grand Master
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    Very nice! However $40 plus shipping, customs and handling. An eight week production time then delivery from the US. It's a no from me.

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    I have the green version on my Garmin ' Instinct ', excellent straps and very comfortable.

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    I've got few, totally agree with the posts about how comfortable they are, just hug the wrist. Seem to be pretty hardwearing too, had one on my "gardening" watch all summer and it still looks as good as new. Got pvd hardware too which is unmarked.


    I've been lucky with customs when the package is just the one strap, got clobbered when I ordered 2.

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    Master
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    Straps from The Watch Steward seem very similar apart from the hook and are somewhat easier to obtain.

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    Interesting article which compares the Mankey, Watchsteward and Erica original.

    https://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/compa...get-be-damned/

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    Master Qatar-wol's Avatar
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    Thanks for posting - they look like they might be the 24mm nylon that I've looking for!

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    I think this maybe a new record for me, two weeks with the same watch and same strap!


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    Well, I was moocing through my watch box this afternoon, and it turns out that I actually own a Watch Steward strap in 20mm.

    Here it is on my SPB149. Sorry for the poor pics - it's dark here, and I'm not the best photographer!






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    Master Qatar-wol's Avatar
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    I've tried my Watch Stew-ard strap on my SLA - the monocoque case is very thick, and it really suits a strap with nothing behind the head. I like it/ It's very comfortable, and makes me thing that I fitted my Erica's strap wrong...










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    Master Qatar-wol's Avatar
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    Just weakened and bought a couple of NM straps, mainly for a watch iK haven't picked up yet. So it goes.

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    Something nice to look forward to for 2021 then!

    Great straps but an almost 3 month turn around.

    I've just fitted an Erica original and unlike the Nick Mankey and the Watchsteward, it does go behind the watch, like a nato.

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    A few picks of an Erika Original on another Ray Mears!

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    Master Qatar-wol's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    Just weakened and bought a couple of NM straps, mainly for a watch iK haven't picked up yet. So it goes.
    Quotin' myself with this news - ten weeks or so, from order to shipping!


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    And picked up.

    A few observations. I like the packaging. Nice and neat without being over the top, and a QR code that links to a document with fitting instructions.



    And you need the instructions. The strap is fairly complicated!



    But once you've got your head around it, it's fairly sensible. There are a couple of ways that it can be adjusted - the position of the metalware, and the length, the tightness, of ht strap, of course. And it's straightforward to get a good fit.







    I'll pop back in some time with some slightly longer-term reflections.

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    Couple more shots in the sunshine (and dust).




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    I've ordered one of his prototype fixed bar versions.

    https://nickmankeydesigns.com/shop/t...tic-watch-band


    On its way to me now, looking forward to trying it on my CWC diver, seems like it should be secure.

    I'm a big fan of these, they're just so comfortable and the hardware is neater than the Erika's imo.

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