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  1. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Apr 30, 2016

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    I picked up this Citizen Alarm Date earlier this month. After a service and crystal replacement I'm ready to wear it but I have no strap. The lugs are 18mm so there shouldn't be any issues finding a strap but I'm really having a hard time deciding what to put it on. I know I don't want a nato or perlon and, certainly nothing dressy. Any suggestions are welcome 20160426_173731.jpg .
     
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  2. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Apr 30, 2016

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    Light tan leather would look amazing on that.
     
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  3. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Apr 30, 2016

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  4. chronos

    chronos Apr 30, 2016

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    I would probably try / put on a black, customized, handmade alligator leather strap.
    Similar to this one, even though it's dark brown:
    ;)

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  5. NT931

    NT931 May 1, 2016

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    +1. Black gator strap, with light grey stitching, would look good. If the Citizen is on the thicker side, a thicker padded strap (4 - 4.5mm), together with the light grey contrast stitching, would look sportier.

    I've had good experiences with this chap who does decent custom work for a very reasonable price. I've attached a picture of my Breitling with a custom short 21mm black gator strap, done with white stitching, for $35. He's doing another 21mm strap right now for my new GP. His average waiting time is about 3-4 weeks.
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    edit: oops sorry, it's croc, not gator
     
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  6. abrod520

    abrod520 May 1, 2016

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    I'd think a Heuerville strap with no holes would work nicely on that - here's one on my Railmaster:

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    The leather is somewhat untreated so it shows a few marks once you start wearing it, it's really cool. If it were my watch, I'd go for a dark grey color like oddboy suggested, or a flat black.
     
  7. Mako

    Mako May 1, 2016

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  8. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 6, 2016

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm not necessarily finished looking because either of these straps fit most of my Seamasters. I'm leaning toward the tan caiman for my everyday but I like the black alligator, too.

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