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    Re: The quest for the perfect strap!

    It's also interesting how you might get a strap for one watch, and find that it suits another that you didn't even think of. Suddenly you're swapping everything!!
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    Love 'em. Here are two I wear lot:
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    ...Hirsch Mariner is my favorite leather.

    Buying a new strap is a nice fix when the $$ isn't there for a new watch!
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    Re: The quest for the perfect strap!

    Quote Originally Posted by Turnaround View Post
    It's also interesting how you might get a strap for one watch, and find that it suits another that you didn't even think of. Suddenly you're swapping everything!!
    That's happened to me quite a lot. Hence the excess straps that I have. I have 20+ shades of blue, for example -- all bought in search of the perfect shade. And I am using only one or two right now.

    But heck, when "perfect" happens, and it's "perfecter" then the one before, well ya gotta go with it.
    The slightest difference in color, texture, stitching, etc can make all the difference. For me it does.
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    Re: The quest for the perfect strap!

    Its fun playing around with different combinations and relatively inexpensive. I think a lot of us love the search and research and buying in the end is the final act (its a man thing).
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    Re: The quest for the perfect strap!

    Quote Originally Posted by camb66 View Post
    Its fun playing around with different combinations and relatively inexpensive. I think a lot of us love the search and research and buying in the end is the final act (its a man thing).

    DOH! So, my wife is a man, after all. I kinda suspected. Dang it! :D
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    Re: The quest for the perfect strap!

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    Are there black leather versions of this that are in a decent price range ~$40?
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    Re: The quest for the perfect strap!

    Absolutely. It's also a money saver, for me anyway. If I get bored of a watch instead of sell it I change bands or buy a new one. Buying watch stuff is a mild high for me but not something I can do every week so buying straps is the next best thing. I love waking up in the morning and thinking to myself "my new strap might be in the mailbox today" I'm a junkie. Only once have I found the perfect strap for watch, there's always the next best thing coming around the corner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WatchObsession View Post
    It's amazing how some straps look better on a watch then the OEM strap they came with .!!
    Definitely :) straps are an important "part" (companion?) to my watch collection, and it effectively multiplies the number of watches you have as you can make the same watch feel and look totally different with a 2 minute strap change :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronopolis View Post

    Me too!
    The ratio of straps to watches in my collection is close to 20:1
    I'm getting there :) strap suppliers are multiplying on eBay so this must be a trend I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turnaround View Post
    It's also interesting how you might get a strap for one watch, and find that it suits another that you didn't even think of. Suddenly you're swapping everything!!
    Yep! Definitely :)

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