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X-33 Kevlar/Coramide Straps

  1. Abuemily

    Abuemily Jan 14, 2020

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    Anyone have a line on where I might be able to pick up one of these straps for my Gen 2 X-33? I think I’d like to try one, especially the Coramide. I’ve been haunting the usual spots (eBay, etc). I know Ofrei used to carry them, but we know the story there. Any help would be appreciated, as always.
     
  2. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Jan 15, 2020

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    Let me dig into the safe and double check, but I believe that I have one that I might part with. I'd have to figure out a fair price, and need to check the condition and get pics, so since I'm about to head for bed in an hour it might be 11-12 o'clock tomorrow when I get started on this. I think mine is the coramide with the double hump, size long.
     
  3. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Jan 15, 2020

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    If you'd like a new one, Omega still stock them - just contact your closest boutique.
     
  4. Abuemily

    Abuemily Jan 16, 2020

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    Thanks, I’m going to check with the local Omega sho
    Thanks, I’m not sure what size the Large is (my wrist is just under 7”). Let me know, appreciate it.
     
  5. Abuemily

    Abuemily Jan 16, 2020

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    I didn’t realize that—I thought since they didn’t show them on the Omega site that they no longer made them. I’ll give mine a call. Thanks for the tip.
     
  6. guwipa

    guwipa Jan 16, 2020

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    My wrist size is around 7'' and the one I bought from AD only fits pretty tight (somewhere the pre-last/last hole at the buckle pending on what the weather says). But it was a Kevlar strap (Ref. 98000071), not the coramide you've mentioned. Now I've learned that gaining two other centimeters means ordering the L-version of it (98000071L) which would take me another 140€ out of pocket :confused:

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  7. Abuemily

    Abuemily Jan 16, 2020

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    I think for that price I’d live with a slightly undersized strap. That is one bright red.
     
  8. guwipa

    guwipa Jan 17, 2020

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    That's my thinking, wouldn't buy an additional one to replace this one just for sizing. But the next one will be the L-version, for sure :)

    Colourwise pends on what light the strap is exposed to.
    This one is borrowed from a thread I wasn't able to find again right now, assumingly done under artifical light:

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    and this is mine under daylight (welcome to reality) :rolleyes:

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  9. pascs

    pascs Jan 17, 2020

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    My X33 on green. This is the L version as my wrist is 7 3/4"

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    I use a Hirsch sport clasp instead of the normal buckles. I find these fit nice and reduce the wear and tear on the strap holes, and also significantly less chance to drop the watch when putting it on

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  10. Abuemily

    Abuemily Jan 17, 2020

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    Hmm, that’s really a rust color—I like it better under sunlight. And that green is sweet, I didn’t even know that color existed.
     
  11. guwipa

    guwipa Jan 17, 2020

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    The Kevlar Strap is also available in sunny black, just to let you know :)
     
  12. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Jan 24, 2020

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    Sorry, I forgot all about this. Life, you know? I'll try to dig it out and get the details soon.
     
  13. bama2141

    bama2141 May 29, 2020

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    Sorry for the late response, but I just picked up the double bump coramide strap from Cousins UK. This was the strap used on the Gen1 X-33, but it’s just as good on the Gen2. I put mine on a butterfly deployant. It’s not the most supple strap, but it’s comfortable and gives the watch a bit of heft.

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  14. duc

    duc May 30, 2020

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    I'm sure it has been asked before, but will this G1/G2 strap properly fit a G3?
     
  15. bama2141

    bama2141 May 30, 2020

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    I moved the titanium bracelet from the G2 to a G3 and it fit perfectly. I installed this strap on a G2 and it fit. So —- I think you’d be ok to install this strap on a G3.
     
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  16. duc

    duc May 30, 2020

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    Thanks. Got the last one for now.

    What do you use for a buckle, if you don't mind another question? EDIT - Nevermind, I see.
     
  17. bama2141

    bama2141 May 30, 2020

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    I used a butterfly deployant from mywatchmaker.net

    http://www.mywatchmaker.net/deployantclasp.htm

    These are about the best I’ve found, and fits perfectly. The holes in the strap are quite small in diameter, and most tang buckes I had were just a bit too wide. The deployant fits great.
     
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  18. JSal16

    JSal16 May 30, 2020

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    These straps are great. I put the green one on my Speey Pro for quite some time. After switching back to a nato I've now misplaced it. :(
     
  19. JSal16

    JSal16 May 30, 2020

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    Did some digging and found it...:thumbsup:
     
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  20. duc

    duc Jul 7, 2020

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    After ordering on May 30th, my Coramide finally arrived (delayed due to the virus I'm pretty sure). It was caught up in the USPS since June 3rd or so.

    It works very nicely with the Skywalker:
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