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    Bas & Lokes Straps

    How are their straps? Specifically looking at their suede models for my SARB017...

    I need a quality strap fast and their lead times are one of the lowest I've come across. And it seems to be quality stuff though I am hard-pressed to find reviews on the suede models. Anyone has any experience with them?

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    Re: Bas & Lokes Straps

    I have had a number of their straps over the years and all have been of excellent quality. They make very nice straps, IMHO.
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    Re: Bas & Lokes Straps

    Agree with Nokie. I recently purchased my fourth strap from them. I haven't handled the suede, but I'm sure it's great quality.
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    Re: Bas & Lokes Straps

    Thanks for the replies guys. Think I am going with their NATO strap.

    "Jagger" Black Handmade Leather One Piece NATO Watch Straps

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    Re: Bas & Lokes Straps

    Their suede is great quality, but over the Christmas holiday, delivery time was measured in weeks from Oz to USA.

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    Re: Bas & Lokes Straps

    I am based in Singapore so it's pretty near. I only know they return back to work on the 11th and probably have a fair bit of backorder to already fulfil first. Shall order on Monday. But I think the black nato will look better on the SARB017 than the suede.

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    Re: Bas & Lokes Straps

    Ordered the Jagger with monogrammed initials and express shipping. Now we wait.

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    Re: Bas & Lokes Straps

    Quote Originally Posted by TheSacredSoul View Post
    Thanks for the replies guys. Think I am going with their NATO strap.

    "Jagger" Black Handmade Leather One Piece NATO Watch Straps
    I had their blue leather (Shanghai) NATO and it was great! Much more refined than the typical leather NATO.
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    That's not a NATO; no hardware other than the buckle, no short strap. Seen this called RAF, or just single-pass. No big deal, but man, it would be nice if there was some consistency in name use. Definitely nice looking, and some options you don't see that often. There's one important piece of info that's missing: how thick the strap is. This can be a problem; the space between the case and the spring bar can be quite narrow. Typical NATOs are trimmed to be pretty thin, to keep the overall height down...the case presumably sits on 2 layers of leather. Not so with this style.

    Worn and Wound also carries single-pass, using Chromexcel or shell cordovan. Another option for arguably even greater simplicity is formfunctionform's button studs...haven't tried one of these yet, but they look quite nice.

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    Re: Bas & Lokes Straps

    Bas & Lokes is a long time community member and very well respected for making high-quality straps.
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