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post #15886 of 39203
^^ excellent ^^
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post

time for a durable cordovan strap

it would seem. though i was really hard on that strap, wore it daily for 3 summers in a row in 100 degree + heat for 15 hours a day. unloaded trucks..... all kinds of dumb crap.

with my new and present job, another alligator should be just fine. i really want a JLC replacement, but those puppies do not come cheap. frown.gif
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camille fournet = JLC straps

 

find a sale biggrin.gif
 

my problem is since I have an ultra thin, will a stock one look too big?

post #15888 of 39203
thanks for the tip!

as to your question. i am sorry, i have no idea. frown.gif
post #15889 of 39203

Stitchy, try the ebay, I used to buy new straps for half of the retail.

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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Stitchy, try the ebay, I used to buy new straps for half of the retail.

most excellent! thanks!
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Arnold & Sons is part of the British Masters group along with Graham and some one else. Revived in the late 90's.
Yet another modern company with purchased faux heritage.
But their HMS1 is a thing of beauty: http://www.arnoldandson.com/home/royal-collection.aspx

Too bad they make it 40mm and not 38 or so.
post #15892 of 39203
The Stowa Antea KS that I bought 6 years ago (thanks for the rec skalogre, if you're still around) has appreciated in value enough to where I don't like wearing it daily any more.

Considering getting a Vostok "Scuba Dude" Amphibia off ebay with a NATO strap as a banger.

Thoughts? What strap would you guys get for the iconic blue "Scuba Dude"?

post #15893 of 39203
I always like the look of rubber straps on divers but I've only ever used that strap once before and found it a bit uncomfortable. Also would be synthetic variation that is water proof, much like the strap on the Legend Diver.
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What do people think of black pvd cases? I love the look of them but am concerned how they will wear.

From a site I was reading...
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Be aware that PVD cannot be re-applied, and even marquee brands like Panerai will only remove the coating if its damaged. Many people consider scratches in PVD finishes to be signs of real use, however. They feel that scratches give a "tool" watch some serious character, and wouldn't buff them out even if they could.
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

camille fournet = JLC straps

find a sale biggrin.gif

 
my problem is since I have an ultra thin, will a stock one look too big?

CF makes ordering a custom strap very easy on the website.

You can get it essentially unpadded for the ultrathin.
post #15896 of 39203
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post

The Stowa Antea KS that I bought 6 years ago (thanks for the rec skalogre, if you're still around) has appreciated in value enough to where I don't like wearing it daily any more.
Considering getting a Vostok "Scuba Dude" Amphibia off ebay with a NATO strap as a banger.
Thoughts? What strap would you guys get for the iconic blue "Scuba Dude"?

Definitely a rubber strap.

Maybe a Seiko-style one.
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post


CF makes ordering a custom strap very easy on the website.
You can get it essentially unpadded for the ultrathin.

 

Yeah its pretty awesome. I've tinkered a few times but end up overwhelmed with the choices.

 

I think it'll come down to a honey brown strap or a blue strap for an alternate look...Im just procrastinating happy.gif

 

I just wish there were more pictures of others on GIS or elsewhere

post #15898 of 39203
I should have a dark brown gator PAM strap (though less padded) in 2-3 weeks.

What I like the most - you can get it with folded as opposed to wax edges.

We'll see how the skin quality is but the price seems right.
post #15899 of 39203
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Definitely a rubber strap.
Maybe a Seiko-style one.

I was thinking that...but color? The obvious answer is blue, but every damn person in the world who has a blue Scuba Dude puts a blue strap on it.

I saw the black Scuba Dude with a red rubber strap, and man did it look tits. Wondering what the red strap + blue Scuba would look like....in my mind it doesn't seem to go together right, but don't red and blue complement each other generally?
post #15900 of 39203
I'd only wear a black rubber strap but that's just me.
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