Doesn't look like a prawn sandwich. What?
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Ok I see. Mine hasn't broken off yet.
I just don't see the physical difference between the cheap ones (which I have) and the one in the link.
I don't use them personally. I don't have any watches with complications so I find them a waste personally.
However if I did I would probably get one of those wolf winders and you can find those for about $100.
I actually recieved two of these for free with a couple of watches I bought, but gave them away.
Orbita also makes some nice ones but these tend to be more expensive. You might find one for about $300.
Edited by dddrees - 2/25/13 at 2:44pm
oh, i was just saying that a tool is what should be used. as opposed to jamming a flat piece of metal in there and using leverage. it can be done, but its not super safe. i did not realize you had a tool. my bad. apologies.
I don't have any actual experience with them, however I saw a post on another forum where they purchased a Horween Cordovan strap for their Speedy Pro. They said they liked them. Not sure where they got it from, but it can't be that much different because it comes from the same source.
I have one, and while the leather is fine I'm not particular impressed with the stitching
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- I think the stitches are too large for a strap of this width and thinness. Stitches of this size may be fine for a chunkier Panerai style strap, but then I think the thread needs to be thicker.
What do you mean by 'unnecessary stitching details'? For me, the straps that best suit a Speedy are the 'classicaly' stitched ones, regardless of leather type. But then I don't like leather NATOs and the like, so YMMV.