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Wearing the NASA velcro strap with Omega Speedmaster

  1. dax774

    dax774 Apr 1, 2017

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    Does anyone actual wear the velcro strap that comes with the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch (latest reference)?

    I'm interested in trying this since it looks like it would be pretty comfortable. The original NATO strap is just not for me however.
     
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  2. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Apr 1, 2017

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    I wear the Omega replica NASA strap quite often...in fact, it's my favorite and most comfortable strap. :thumbsup:

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  3. dax774

    dax774 Apr 1, 2017

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    Looks great! How did you loop it? Strap seems extremely long
     
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  4. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Apr 1, 2017

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    Thanks. I can't take credit for the looping configuration...a gentleman by the name of "Rusty" (if I remember correctly) came up with the configuration and posted it on the internet.

    Here are some pics from about an hour ago based on what I learned from "Rusty"...

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    RIDICULOUSLY LATE ENTRY: Pics reposted. Also, pic 2 below shows an optional strap shortening method [via a simple fold] for those individuals with smaller wrists to avoid strap overhang regarding the end result [see pic 8 below]...

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  5. dax774

    dax774 Apr 1, 2017

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    After trying to fit it for nearly 30 minutes, I discovered my wrists are way too small lol. Back on the bracelet it goes
     
  6. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Apr 1, 2017

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    Copy. Did you do the small shortening loop that's depicted in the second pic above? I have small wrists as well and the small shortening loop provides a way to avoid strap overhang once the strap is on the wrist.
     
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  7. speedolex

    speedolex Apr 1, 2017

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    Two thoughts:

    While the astronauts used Velcro on their Speedmasters while in space, they spent 99% of their time training here on Earth and wore their watches with either the flat-lug steel bracelet or a black leather strap. Tens of thousands of hours in labs, in simulators, in the classroom, they weren't wearing Velcro on their Speedmasters.

    So when I want to get into a "like a NASA astronaut" mood, I choose the vintage 1970's 1171 bracelet or the Omega matte leather rallye strap which has that tool-black vibe without being, you know, a piece of Velcro. The novelty of the Velcro strap lasts about a day.
     
  8. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Apr 2, 2017

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  9. night0wl

    night0wl Apr 2, 2017

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    Now I've got to go fish this thing out, thanks for the pics @Mad Dog
     
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  10. dax774

    dax774 Apr 2, 2017

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    Took a look at the manual for it last night. Looks like it's supposed to be wrapped around the wrist a few times.
     
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  11. Photon

    Photon Apr 12, 2017

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    I just cut mine to the proper length and had grandma sew it back up. Perfect now.
     
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  12. Apollon

    Apollon Jul 8, 2017

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    Hi all,

    New to the forum, I looked for a way to put my NASA strap on my Moonwatch and I found this post...
    I recently try a new way to wear it, and I like the fact that the strap spin around my wrist... astronaut style :)

    Usually I wear the Omega black leather bracelet or the Omega black Nato... the NASA brings more fun and it's very comfortable..

    By the way thanks to Mad Dog for showing his way, very instructive!


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  13. rruoti

    rruoti Sep 7, 2017

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    @ speedolex - That Omega matte leather rallye strap looks incredible. I have been wearing my stainless steel bracelet for 5 years and ready for a change. I looked online and couldn't find the Omega rally strap anywhere. Where did you find that???

    @Mad Dog - awesome pictures, that NASA strap looks great on you! Thanks for taking the time to post those pics.
     
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  14. 2ar2c1

    2ar2c1 Sep 7, 2017

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    who knew g'ma was a modder?
    well done :)
     
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  15. ras47

    ras47 Sep 8, 2017

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    I'm still waiting for a Velcro strap for the co-axial 9300 models with their 21mm distance between the lugs. I kind of doubt Omega will do it. These new Speedmasters have evolved pretty far beyond the original Moonwatch.
     
  16. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 8, 2017

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    You could check out eBay or see if GasGasBones could put together a custom strap for you
     
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  17. ras47

    ras47 Sep 8, 2017

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    I scour eBay and the web periodically, but so far no 21mm Velcro that looks anything like a Speedmaster strap. But I'll keep at it!
     
  18. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Sep 19, 2017

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    That's how Gemini VI pilot Thomas Stafford was wearing his Omega Speedmaster on a long velcro strap around his left wrist
    Thumbs up !
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  19. mikesspeedy

    mikesspeedy Dec 1, 2017

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    Afirm mad dog I was wondering how to wear that. I'm going with that this weekend.
     
  20. henrikaa

    henrikaa Dec 2, 2017

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    I can also recommend these velcro straps for your speedy. Quality-wise they are next to nothing, and especially the Apollo-era fabric is super comfortable to wear.
     
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