Originally Posted by Kaplan
What strap is that on the ti Automatic Luminor (pic 3)?
I am going to speak Paneristi jargon now, but I am sure you are familiar with it.
The strap on the 28A is a first generation Dirks deluxe calf strap in chocolate brown. However, I have, over the years, slowly distressed it. Here are a few more pics:
Start of the distressing process - its still rather dark in colour
End of the distressing process - its more tan than brown.
1) chlorine bath - 1 part pool chlorine to 8 parts water (over night)
2) salt water bath - I swam with the strap in the ocean daily for 3 months (when I was living in Aust)
3) light sand papering of the sides - very gentle to rough up the edges
It is now the softest strap I own and holds up very well to the distressing process.