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Grey 7 day is very very sweet. Somehow, the color of the dial seems to take away from the size of the watch. It makes the white one look jumbo in comparison.
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Got a question for all you Bond-nato strap nuts: I picked up this one from Broadarrow:



and I thought it was black and grey. when I got it in I saw it looks more like navy/grey/red. So, I emailed the guy and asked why the Bond strap didn't look more like the black/grey jobbies that I always see pictures of. Like this:



And he says that the first strap is more representative of the movie and the second style is being phased out. I swear I've never seen a bond pic with a blue/red/navy color like that. Thoughts?
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He is right that the actual strap used in the movie has red. Also, if we're being really nitpicky, it was a one piece strap, 2-4mm too narrow, with no keepers.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

700

 

Recently "Bond strap" has become a colloquialism for any NATO/Zulu with those stripes.

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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Got a question for all you Bond-nato strap nuts: I picked up this one from Broadarrow:

and I thought it was black and grey. when I got it in I saw it looks more like navy/grey/red. So, I emailed the guy and asked why the Bond strap didn't look more like the black/grey jobbies that I always see pictures of. Like this:

And he says that the first strap is more representative of the movie and the second style is being phased out. I swear I've never seen a bond pic with a blue/red/navy color like that. Thoughts?

hes correct. bond never wore the black/grey. It looks like it, but the ones you received are correct. navy, oliveish grey, and thin red stripes.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

very nice.
green face and bezel?

Yes, although the face changes colour depending on the light and often looks black. But it's not the 50th anniversary sub which has a black face and green bezel.
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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

it should be, congrats on the LVC!

smile.gif thanks!
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

I love this submariner with the green. And where do you buy braclets like that? You know some good website, want some smile.gif

The bead bracelet is from Style Forum's HomerJ -- he custom makes them (great quality and price). The woven leather strap is from "Leather Braiding by John" -- also custom made and great quality.
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Love the 7 day automatic with the slate grey dial!!

Stunning watch
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Thick, tho.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Got a question for all you Bond-nato strap nuts: I picked up this one from Broadarrow: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
and I thought it was black and grey. when I got it in I saw it looks more like navy/grey/red. So, I emailed the guy and asked why the Bond strap didn't look more like the black/grey jobbies that I always see pictures of. Like this: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
And he says that the first strap is more representative of the movie and the second style is being phased out. I swear I've never seen a bond pic with a blue/red/navy color like that. Thoughts?

If you look at the corvus link I posted earlier in this thread, it should be pretty clear...
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post


Yes, although the face changes colour depending on the light and often looks black. But it's not the 50th anniversary sub which has a black face and green bezel.
smile.gif thanks!
The bead bracelet is from Style Forum's HomerJ -- he custom makes them (great quality and price). The woven leather strap is from "Leather Braiding by John" -- also custom made and great quality.

Thanks a lot, will contact him now :D

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Love Rolex Subs, i also wear Omega's but i use my Rolex mostly inlove.gif.
post #12866 of 35671
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

I am also looking for a NATO strap, I was going to order from a link that was posted on here but the seller is away.
40 USD seems a bit too much for a nylon strap IMO.
anything else?
Here, you wont find it cheaper.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/20MM-STRIPPED-nato-Watch-Band-Strap-fit-TIMEX-WEEKENDER-/200648537283?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item2eb795b4c3
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When it comes to my Rolex GMT II, I only purchase quality bands. I can't put my trust into cheapies...just a little piece of mind.
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Originally Posted by bmac11c View Post

When it comes to my Rolex GMT II, I only purchase quality bands. I can't put my trust into cheapies...just a little piece of mind.
It's just a strap, which most people get bored from after a while. So no point in spending alot on it. It's replaceable... just a little piece of mind.
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Originally Posted by Achillus View Post

It's just a strap, which most people get bored from after a while. So no point in spending alot on it. It's replaceable... just a little piece of mind.

I totally get it. I meant no disrespect whatsoever brother. I also have a Luminox that I switch out Nato bands for. I'm not not too concerned with price for that time piece. But with my expensive watches...I spend a little more money on those bands. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by bmac11c View Post

I totally get it. I meant no disrespect whatsoever brother. I also have a Luminox that I switch out Nato bands for. I'm not not too concerned with price for that time piece. But with my expensive watches...I spend a little more money on those bands. biggrin.gif

i agree....and as much as i love my NATOs, i feel a little strange putting a $10 strap on a $7K watch.
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