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  1. Hexicon

    Hexicon Sep 13, 2014

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    I was put onto this strap maker by another member. Want to get a strap for an late 50s cal.266 Not sure what to go for.
     
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  2. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Sep 13, 2014

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    What colour is the watch;)
     
  3. Hexicon

    Hexicon Sep 13, 2014

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    Hey STANDY. Heres a pic s/s case with a 14k bezel
     
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  4. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Sep 13, 2014

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    Second, like the smaller buckle on smaller watches
     
  5. Hexicon

    Hexicon Sep 13, 2014

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    Good enough for me! ... Leaning to that one myself . Thanks :thumbsup:
     
  6. cristos71

    cristos71 Sep 13, 2014

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    For me all those straps look way too thick, are not tapered enough and the clasps also way too big and clunky for a 35/36mm watch. I think the design and leather would be much more suited to a Panerai or something like that.

    I much prefer a nice 18-14mm tapered lizard, with absolutely no padding for my vintage dress watches, generally in a shade of brown, with or without contrasting stitching depending on whether or not I want to pick out some dial detail or patina, etc.

    Hirsch make a very nice strap which fits these criteria and which won´t break the bank at around 30 euros or so which you could probably find in any decent stockist, otherwise Ebay, where I will search for 18mm lizard and take it from there.

    I also have some very nice vintage un-padded sharkskin straps in 18 and 19mm, very dark gray and very dark brown which are also great and offer a completely different look.
     
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  7. cristos71

    cristos71 Sep 13, 2014

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    Just found this on my HD, all lizard, all tapered 18-14mm.

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  8. Hexicon

    Hexicon Sep 13, 2014

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    Right , I get you cristos. They all look well suited , very much so. I especially like the strap on the rose gold chrono.
     
  9. NT931

    NT931 Sep 13, 2014

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    +1 on Christos71's suggestion. I just bought a Martu strap and it's pretty thick (5.5mm estimated). In terms of thickness, looks like the 1st picture you posted. I think it would be overwhelming for a 35/36mm watch with (presumably) 18/19 mm lugs like yours, though it would be suitable for a sports watch (>40mm) of 20/22mm lug width.

    A thinner unpadded/lightly padded lizard strap is the way to go, as Christos suggested. Hirsch's lizard has turned edges, 2.5mm thickness, unstitched which goes well with vintage watches. Di-Modell also has a slightly pricer stitched and lightly padded (~3mm) Teju lizard that also has nice graining which you might want to consider. Hope this helps!
     
  10. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Sep 13, 2014

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    I'd agree with the above assessments, the straps you were looking at are much more appropriate for large chronographs, a more traditional dress style or something lightly padded with a taper would work much better on your watch.
     
  11. Hexicon

    Hexicon Sep 13, 2014

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    Thanks NT !! ... 5.5mm would be a little much on the lugs. On reflection I do really like the Martu straps but maybe for a different model.

    Some of the Hirsch straps are very suitable. Not familiar with Di-Modell so will search for them. I am thinking one of these... 1. is a Hirsch 2. is a Di-Modell
     
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  12. Hexicon

    Hexicon Sep 13, 2014

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    Yes , You guys are spot on...
     
  13. NT931

    NT931 Sep 13, 2014

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    The Di-Modell looks like the Teju one I was thinking of, yes. Happy strap hunting!
     
  14. cristos71

    cristos71 Sep 14, 2014

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    Like the second one here. Another good affordable maker is Rios, I've just checked and in my photo above the middle and right straps are actually Rios and the on left is an old Omega one. The lizard Rios come in at around 50-60 euros each and the quality is evident being well finished and nice and supple