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    Straps for strange lug with/shapes

    I have a watch with a strange style of lug (an Orient M-Force actually).. where it looks as though it would fit a 22mm strap, but when you look at the underside of the watch, the lug spacing is only 18mm. That makes an 18mm strap look way too small, but a 22mm isn't possible to attach. The watch was meant for a specially fitted bracelet that came with it. Basically, I need a strap that's something like this (sorry for my crude drawing):



    So the question is, where to get one?

    Thanks!!

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    Re: Straps for strange lug with/shapes

    You could commission one of the many custom strap makers on this forum to make you one.

    Or get a 22mm strap and notch it yourself.

    Either one of those options would be the best bet.
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    Re: Straps for strange lug with/shapes

    Bump, I just recently acquired a Vintage Bulova that has the same strange style of lug. Anyone successfully did it?

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    I need a custom non-metal strap for this odd lug design. I've search everywhere, can anyone point me in the right direction please?
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    Re: Straps for strange lug with/shapes

    A custom maker can do it. You will just need to scratch and measure it.


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    Thank you, does anyone know any UK custom strap makers?
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    Re: Straps for strange lug with/shapes

    That's not odd, it's downright demented. And foolish. And GREEDY.

    Yah, either contact Croton and see if they have a strap...and the price isn't your first born...or you'll have to go custom.

    Note to self: never, ever, EVER even think of buying a Croton. OK, I never would before.

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    Croton said $75 + shipping to UK + tax, so over $100.

    I've emailed two UK strap makers, waiting for reply.

    Need to go thru the stickies now..

    Any ideas approx how much it'll be for a leather basic strap?

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    Re: Straps for strange lug with/shapes

    Problem is what you want is not just a basic strap, so you could be left with having to send your watch to your maker of choice, so they can build specifically for what you have.

    [QUOTE=no-time;39723946]Croton said $75 + shipping to UK + tax, so over $100.

    I've emailed two UK strap makers, waiting for reply.

    Need to go thru the stickies now..

    Any ideas approx how much it'll be for a leather basic strap?[/QUOTE]
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    Re: Straps for strange lug with/shapes

    Sorry OP! didn't mean to hijack your post.....yours is pretty simplistic and I'm sure there are a bunch on here that can hook you up with a decent strip of hide.
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