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    Flightmaster strap recommendations

    Ok so in the true TZ tradition of not being able to make up my mind on my ownÖ
    I have had my flightmaster for a number of years, itís a keeper butÖ




    I canít find a strap I am happy with.
    I have been wearing it on a nice battered grey buffalo leather rally strap but itís not quite right, I donít really do leather straps, I donít like them if I am honest.

    I also have a brushed strapcode mesh which is a very nice bracelet but itís too bling, I like them in photos but not on my wrist. The lack of taper over powers an already very large distinctive watch.







    I do have the original omega bracelet but itís very stretched and needs a bit of TLC.

    So what would you wear this watch on?

    I am thinking about getting the OEM sorted or finding an NOS / Service strap but in the mean time what are the gangs suggestions?


    (Garden crocs full of snail sh1t coming to an SC near you soon)

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    First of all, lovely 910 you have there.

    How about an Uncle 1162 homage?

    https://unclestraps.com/collections/...ga-speedmaster

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    Thanks! That could be almost perfect but they seem to only sell 20mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Thanks! That could be almost perfect but they seem to only sell 20mm
    I'm not sure that really matters as it has a 25mm flare and hidden lugs.

    ETA - There would obviously be a bit of side to side play.

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    I would prefer to avoid the side to side sliding

    But it is almost perfect in terms of looks (as it would be)
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 1st July 2023 at 12:35.

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    Tried the bracelet but personally I prefer a Toshi.



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    Or thereís tweedÖ

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    It was on one of CBs tweed straps at first but it’s the same a leather to me, just don’t get on with them, especially in warmer weather. They are just a sweat sponge and end up honking in short order. I also really dislike the feel of leather against my skin (yes I know I am very strange)
    I am guessing a service bracelet is the way to go.
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 1st July 2023 at 12:45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    I would prefer to avoid the side to side sliding

    But it is almost perfect in terms of looks (as it would be)
    Got it. Have you tried the OEM mesh? not sure if itís any less bling than the one youíve already tried but Iíve never found it blingy




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    The mesh looks very similar to the brushed mesh I have. I might pop in to my local Omega boutique and have a chat to see what they might be able to do.
    In the mean time I have been playing about with the strap box



    The OEM is definitely my preferred option, I just have no faith it will last as it really needs a bit of TLC.



    Breitling shark leather - nope don’t like it


    Di Model leather pilot strap, looks good but a bit to similar to the my Tuitima NATO on the same strap.


    One of CBs tweed straps it’s nice and the colour picks out the GMT hand



    Green Cordura strap, looks better than I thought it would. This is rubber backed so gets me away from leather



    Black Cordura - even better to my eye but the strap is a bit tatty as it was on my CSAR for years. It’s a safe option and a little boring though.




    Grey rough cut buffalo rally. It’s current on this at the moment.


    Happy to listen any thoughts.
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 1st July 2023 at 17:11.

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    As a update Forstner do a straight end strap similar to the older ĎMexicaní style Speedmaster bracelets
    I think I might give that a go.

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    thread revival, what is the current rate for these flightmasters? My dad was a commercial pilot and had one. Wouldn't mind adding one at the right £

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    Quote Originally Posted by erics View Post
    thread revival, what is the current rate for these flightmasters? My dad was a commercial pilot and had one. Wouldn't mind adding one at the right £
    £2500 and upwards

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    Flightmaster strap recommendations

    So as an update
    I think I have settled on this
    The taper is a bit serious but it works on the wrist





    Forstner bullet with JP clasp.
    Itís as close to the original as I could find at a reasonable price
    Last edited by Sinnlover; Yesterday at 15:15.

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