Good source for nice 16mm straps?

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    Good source for nice 16mm straps?

    I am in need of some nice looking 16mm straps for my old watches. I had a bunch of NOS Kreisler and the type, but have gone through them over the years. Our local Walmart had some nice (for Walmart) straps in 16mm that were longer, and they have been well used on some of my watches. They just dont have those anymore.
    Where do you get your straps??

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    Re: Good source for nice 16mm straps?

    I have a hard time visualizing what a strap will look like so I don't order many online - although they are cheaper for the same brands. I use the local watch batteries and band place (I forget it the name - but it seems like every mall has a kiosk that does this). If you need the extra-longs the selection can be poor but otherwise it is a good option.

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    Re: Good source for nice 16mm straps?

    I buy a lot of mine off ebay - sometimes singly, sometimes in batches. Generally excellent value if you avoid the very cheapest.

    I also buy from Aldi (a German-owned discount supermarket chain) when they have them on offer - but that's probably of no help to you.
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    Re: Good source for nice 16mm straps?

    Would you believe ALDI is in the USA, and Australia...

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    Re: Good source for nice 16mm straps?

    No - I wouldn't -you're just trying to make me look ignorant.
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    Re: Good source for nice 16mm straps?

    I go here:

    http://www.watch-band-center.com/shop-watchstrap.html

    Over 400 hits for 16mm straps.

    regards

    tim
    Last edited by erasuretim; December 22nd, 2011 at 10:39.

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    Re: Good source for nice 16mm straps?

    +1 - they're a very good seller with a very good selection of hard to find widths and lengths.

    Quote Originally Posted by erasuretim View Post
    I go here:

    WATCH BAND SPECIALIST - Watch straps and more from Watchbandcenter.com

    Over 400 hits for 16mm straps.

    regards

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    Re: Good source for nice 16mm straps?

    Thanks for the link. I'm also looking for a nice 16mm strap for my Gruen Veri-Thin. There are a couple places here in Portland that have straps that size, but most are women's and the others aren't what I'm looking for.

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    Re: Good source for nice 16mm straps?

    have any of you tried one of the sites sponsors esp Hirsch, Omega, Deep Blue Watches and Watch Straps they are based in the uk, but I know many people in the USA on the omega site that use him with no problems. They are all great long lasting straps and he normally provides the springbars and he is also very helpful in finding you a strap you want.

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