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  1. Marty McDawg

    Marty McDawg Aug 11, 2018

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    I’m a big fan of Micah at www.vintagerstraps.com

    IMO the best ammo straps out there. He does it all by hand, to order. Great communication too.
     
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  2. Fost

    Fost Aug 11, 2018

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    I hope they are at that price :)

    I love ammo strap ...
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    :)
     
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  3. Mtek

    Mtek Aug 11, 2018

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    D9 does a good custom ammo strap. You choose the maker of the pouch, the year, etc. he has everything from very old and worn, to newer and almost pristine pouches. Different ammo pouch makers have diff types of stampings. He will make a nice key chain for you out of unused portions. Pricing is high, and turn around long however.


    Here is a 1952 I chose, made padded at my request.

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  4. hmss007

    hmss007 Aug 11, 2018

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    I purchased a great deployant strap from Greg Spitz (via his WUS posts). Great quality and it looks great.

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  5. vicakers

    vicakers Sep 14, 2018

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    Hi all, I'm just curious about where people buy their watch straps from? I'm looking for good quality leather or nato straps based in europe/uk.
     
  6. arvidrattlaas

    arvidrattlaas Sep 14, 2018

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    For leather I can recommend Bulang & Sons.
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  7. vicakers

    vicakers Sep 14, 2018

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    Beautiful, thanks so much!
     
  8. Moviken

    Moviken Sep 14, 2018

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    www.mjleather.com/Reviews/mobile/
     
  9. timjohn

    timjohn Sep 14, 2018

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    Nothing beats shell cordovan, try @jankoxxx
     
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  10. Dan S

    Dan S Sep 14, 2018

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    There have been many other threads on this topic, so you can get additional suggestions using the search function.
     
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  11. MikeMan2727

    MikeMan2727 Sep 14, 2018

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  12. dan7800

    dan7800 Sep 14, 2018

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    worldwatchstrap.com

    Used to be Vietnam beautiful. I've bought a few straps from them. Excellent bang for the buck
     
  13. ioaniro

    ioaniro Sep 15, 2018

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    I saw some great suggestions in different threads but maybe someone could make a nice (sticky) thread where people can review different straps/strap manufacturers and post pictures. On the European side I tried so far Abp in France and de Griff in Belgium. Both have some very interesting offers.
     
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  14. Syrte

    Syrte Sep 15, 2018

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    Everywhere. On Ebay. From crafstmen that make bespoke straps like @Myron here, who makes great Horween NATO straps at Roverhaven — or from many other craftsmen.
    Agree on suggesting the mods consider we make a big sticky about the straps as I feel I’ve typed a big recommendation list with detailed links and names about 5 times already. And so have others.

    I will just add one more recommendation for people who spend time in France, if you have a week go get one made at Ken Clara, rue Bayen, an adorable shop in the 17th arrondissement where two vietnamese ladies make beautiful straps from a dazzling array of hides for 110 euros a pop, which is cheaper than B&S, JPM, Atelier Roussrau and ABP. They made a stunning shark strap with silver reflections for my nephew’s birthday watch. However there’s a catch: they do not speak English.
     
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  15. queriver

    queriver Sep 15, 2018

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  16. alam

    alam Sep 15, 2018

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    a few options previously discussed here..
     
  17. queriver

    queriver Sep 15, 2018

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    Calling that shark strap stunning is an understatement. And it works perfectly with the Seiko.
     
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  18. Syrte

    Syrte Sep 15, 2018

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    I agree they go perfectly together. I narrowly avoided a faux pas when I laughed that the strap was almost better than the watch. Had to rectify that they looked kick ass together :D
     
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  19. Syrte

    Syrte Sep 15, 2018

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    Thanks to the mods for combining all those in a big sticky thread!! @cicindela
     
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  20. NT931

    NT931 Sep 15, 2018

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    +1 !