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Hello from The Highlands

  1. BusyBuilder

    BusyBuilder Jul 13, 2019 11:20am

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    Hello from Scotland.

    I have owned Omegas since I was an apprentice an earned enough to buy a 300f back in the 80's. Even the wife has an Omega watch.

    I now own a Speedmaster Co axial and absolutely love this watch, it's a keeper, though I did think about a Breitling Transocean, but had a word with myself !

    I am having some leather straps made for this watch and need some help, the girl making the straps need some measurements which I don't have as my watch came with the steel bracelet.

    I'll post the picture she sent me and if someone could help me out here I would be grateful, I am getting a deployant (I have the OEM Omega deployant clasp), and 1 strap with normal buckle. My wrist is 190/200mm.

    Thanks, Andrew
     
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  2. Tubber

    Tubber Jul 13, 2019 12:35pm

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    Always nice to meet a Highlander.
     
  3. SouthernScot

    SouthernScot Jul 13, 2019 12:36pm

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    Welcome to the forum, I’m sure you will enjoy your time here and find it interesting and informative.
    There are a few Scots on here, whereabouts in the highlands are you?
    I grew up in Thurso, Caithness but as you will see from my forum name I am an exile in the south of England having left Scotland at the age of fifteen, which is more years ago than I care to remember.
    Hope someone will help with the information you require.

    Duncan.
     
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  4. Tubber

    Tubber Jul 13, 2019 12:43pm

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    I grew up a wee bit North over the Pentland Firth. Where are you now?
     
  5. BusyBuilder

    BusyBuilder Jul 13, 2019 12:48pm

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    I'm just outside Alness on Cromarty Firth, been here 15 years now.
     
  6. Tubber

    Tubber Jul 13, 2019 12:52pm

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    Shite weather, decent whisky.
     
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  7. Canuck

    Canuck Jul 13, 2019 12:57pm

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    We’ve visited Scotland three times over the years. You don’t get to see much in a week, but we visited Inverness, and loved it. Loved your country, period! Welcome! My paternal grandfather was from Whitehall, Stronsay, in the Orkneys.
     
  8. BusyBuilder

    BusyBuilder Jul 13, 2019 1:08pm

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    We have one of the best whiskies The Dalmore.
     
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  9. WatchCor

    WatchCor Jul 13, 2019 2:14pm

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    Welcome you'll fit right in. As a amateur whiskey man I must say that in my opinion the best is Glenmoragnie and my other favorite is Balvenie (although that is Speyside).
     
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  10. BusyBuilder

    BusyBuilder Jul 13, 2019 3:41pm

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    Back on subject, could someone tell me the size of the two pieces of their deployment strap on a 45mm Speedmaster Co ax please ?

    Someone must have a leather deployment on their Speedmaster co ax ?
     
  11. Observer

    Observer Jul 13, 2019 5:17pm

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    I could live the rest of my life with Highland Park.
    In fact, I intend to do just that.
     
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  12. BatDad

    BatDad Jul 13, 2019 6:48pm

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    Irvine born here. But lost my accent a loooong time ago. Haven’t lived in Scotland since I was 7. But recently Google Mapped my childhood home in Ardrossan. Just as I remember it.

    The sound of bagpipes still affects me though.



    Edit to answer question 4 - 20mm

    Btw for 5 if youre buying a Deployant clasp you won’t need the notch out of the RHS image.
    I imagine you’ll be looking at a 18mm clasp, but you could go to 16mm. So you’ll need to match with whatever you are buying... what’s the OEM number??

    For 1.2 &3. Buy a cheap strap from amazon and take your measurements from there...
     
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  13. SouthernScot

    SouthernScot Jul 14, 2019 2:18am

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    I’m guessing you’re from Orkney then. Our house overlooked Thurso bay towards Hoy.
    For many years now I’ve lived a few miles from Winchester.
     
  14. SouthernScot

    SouthernScot Jul 14, 2019 2:43am

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    Ah the good old A9! I remember many trips across the Struie between the Dornoch and Cromarty Firth’s long before the bridge was built, with Alness near the southern end.
     
  15. BusyBuilder

    BusyBuilder Jul 14, 2019 4:20am

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    Fly over the Struy on my BMW bike great bit of fast road.
     
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  16. Tubber

    Tubber Jul 14, 2019 4:23am

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    You guessed correct. Haven't been there for a while.
     
  17. Tigeranteater

    Tigeranteater Jul 14, 2019 4:30am

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    Can’t answer the question but just got back from the highlands in Scotland. I want to defect and come live with you! We are coming back next year to hike the west highlands trail. Beautiful place.
     
  18. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Jul 14, 2019 8:29am

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    I would hazard a guess that it's living in Scotland that makes us such likeable and all-round pleasant people :D
     
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  19. Speedy2254

    Speedy2254 Jul 14, 2019 9:34am

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    AC/DC!
     
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