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  1. gostang9

    gostang9 Feb 25, 2019

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    I received 2 straps from @jankoxxx today. One was a giveaway prize from his IG @watchstrapheaven and the other I ordered to wear with my Ultraman. Good value in my eyes!
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  2. gostang9

    gostang9 Feb 25, 2019

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    I also finally got around to putting some ABP Paris straps on 2 of my time-only small-seconds watches. (2 on the right)
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    Overall I’m quite happy with them as well. I have many straps now from various sources and I guess I’m not nearly as discerning as others since I can’t really see such a difference between them all... :thumbsdown:

    (ABP Paris straps on the middle 2 here)
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  3. Lbreak

    Lbreak Feb 27, 2019

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  4. NYCwatchgal

    NYCwatchgal Feb 27, 2019

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    any recommendations on custom genuine alligator straps targeted to females (smaller wrists - 105mm/60mm) that are less than $100? dark and light grey, deep green or deep purple colors would be nice.

    saw some "alligator embossed" straps for $40 in the earlier pages (btw, went through all the pages) but didn't see anything that would fit my wrist and style. I got the attached strap from Florence two weeks ago for $75 (115mm/70mm) but it's slightly too big as I'm on the last hole.

    really like Peter WatchAcc (Vietnam) gator straps but they're around $189-199.

    thanks in advance!
     
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  5. marco

    marco Feb 27, 2019

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  6. marco

    marco Feb 27, 2019

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    This guy Nygen will build anything in almost any colour .
    I am on my third strap.
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    I am pretty happy so far and considering they are one off's in unusual leathers reasonable value imo.
    I have included a pic of my latest in dark blue lizard.
    Best of luck.
     
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  7. Lbreak

    Lbreak Feb 28, 2019

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    I just placed and order with him 12hr ago. Great guy, easy to talk to, customize the straps, great price. The waiting game is hard though…
     
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  8. NYCwatchgal

    NYCwatchgal Feb 28, 2019

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    Thanks Marco for your rec. I had seen his site and may consider it. Do you have pictures of the inside of the strap? Thanks.
     
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  9. marco

    marco Feb 28, 2019

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    The inside is the same, but I assume you could have a calf lining.
    The attraction of Diddat straps is you design and they build, you are not constricted at all. Kepers , stitching, colours ect.
    I have an light brown ostrich with curved lug ends on order, total cost $70 US, excellent value.
    There is quite a long build and postage period, all up about 4/6 weeks but he does provide tracking.
     
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  10. NYCwatchgal

    NYCwatchgal Feb 28, 2019

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    Thanks for posting a pic of the inside! Will definitely consider.
     
  11. queriver

    queriver Mar 1, 2019

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  12. Tubber

    Tubber Mar 1, 2019

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  13. plibou

    plibou Mar 1, 2019

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    Hi i m Mickael , Atelier Romane is my company :)
    yes they are soft , and this leather in pictures is made with barenia leather (come from hass tannery same use by one famous french brand :) )

    Thanks
     
  14. Risto

    Risto Mar 1, 2019

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  15. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Mar 1, 2019

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    That's the thing about Steveo - there are a good few strap makers out there who can cut, sew, finish the straps to a high standard but he'll make anything you ask for. Even when he thinks you're nuts for asking.

    I've had various canvas straps, copied faithfully from original WWII patterns; a green ostrich; red embossed; contrast stitching ... alsorts of weird and wonderful because that made a particular watch "pop" . He's even working on contrast silk linings (the same way you can choose your lining in a bespoke suit).

    I'm a big fan of original steel bracelets on tool watches but straps are a relatively inexpensive way of having fun and changing the look of your wrist candy.
     
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  16. Tubber

    Tubber Mar 1, 2019

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    That's good to know. I'll see how this one turns out. If it is good I'll see if he can do a leather RAF strap for a Fat Arrow and a few canvas straps for WWWs. The fixed bars a bit limiting but hopefully he can change that.
     
  17. RLC

    RLC Mar 1, 2019

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  18. marco

    marco Mar 1, 2019

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  19. Fabrice M

    Fabrice M Mar 2, 2019

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    I have bought great quality straps on eBay, at a very reasonable price.
     
  20. Theluglife

    Theluglife Mar 3, 2019

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    I just picked up three leather straps from Hirsch. I am happy with them. I find that they are a little easier/more comfortable than the original leather strap that came with my FOIS. I think it's because they are thinner and just a little more flexible. I bet the Omega strap will last longer. I have my eye on some fluco straps next. Anyone have any opinions on fluco straps. Or any good etsy leather straps / watch roll sellers?