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    anonimo strap question (nelson - you may know about this)

    Hey all.

    The leather strap that came with my recent Cronoscopio purchase is the kind that has firm "stays" for lack of a better word (flat tabs that are kinda similar to the things you put in the collar of your dress shirt) inside both strap sides.

    I've never seen this before. Is this common? Or just an Anonimo thing. Is there a use for these beyond having a hard thing rub against my wrist bone all day?

    Nelson - I believe you've owned these types of straps, so if you have any additional insights on them, I'd appreciate it.

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    Re: anonimo strap question (nelson - you may know about this)

    I think you mean the inner metal pieces that are made to be shaped to the contour of your wrist and hold that position--it is a feature of some of the Kodiak straps, but not many. You can try to shape them a bit yourself, bending them in your hands, and eventually they take on the shape of your wrist. They seem to be a bit hardier as a result, a kind of a cross between a floppy leather strap, and a sturdy metal bracelet. (I got mine from Nelson...)
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    Re: anonimo strap question (nelson - you may know about this)

    Quote Originally Posted by timefleas View Post
    I think you mean the inner metal pieces that are made to be shaped to the contour of your wrist and hold that position--it is a feature of some of the Kodiak straps, but not many. You can try to shape them a bit yourself, bending them in your hands, and eventually they take on the shape of your wrist. They seem to be a bit hardier as a result, a kind of a cross between a floppy leather strap, and a sturdy metal bracelet. (I got mine from Nelson...)
    Thanks for the reply timefleas. So, like a piar of Allen Edmunds, when they eventually contour to your wrist they will be super comfortable ('cause right now they aren't)?
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    Re: anonimo strap question (nelson - you may know about this)

    well guys, to me those are the best Anonimo straps, the metal gives support to the strap and they bend less because of that so they look always like the first day, also the rest of the strap after the metal is very soft... the bad side in my appreciation is the metal inside the strap show up too much and also mark the strap on the surface.

    Also that kind of straps are well made, the leather is also with the Kodiak ( Anonimo Patent ) treatment and a very good looking because non stiched atb the lugs and after a little you can feel it like a bracelet ( after the strap take the shape of your wrist ) but very comfortable.
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    Re: anonimo strap question (nelson - you may know about this)

    Quote Originally Posted by nelsondevicenci View Post
    well guys, to me those are the best Anonimo straps, the metal gives support to the strap and they bend less because of that so they look always like the first day, also the rest of the strap after the metal is very soft... the bad side in my appreciation is the metal inside the strap show up too much and also mark the strap on the surface.

    Also that kind of straps are well made, the leather is also with the Kodiak ( Anonimo Patent ) treatment and a very good looking because non stiched atb the lugs and after a little you can feel it like a bracelet ( after the strap take the shape of your wrist ) but very comfortable.
    Thanks again Nelson.

    That's cool. I see the value in that - that the area that has the metal in it won't crease or otherwise get beat up. I was wondering if that area would gradually get more comfortable as it wears in (and contours to the wrist), and it sounds like it will!
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    Re: anonimo strap question (nelson - you may know about this)

    Generally the first thing to go on my Anonimo watches are the Kodiak straps. There is a great following that feel these are the straps from the gods and for them these may be. For me they are too stiff and just never are comfortable even after 3 years. Luckily I have a big box full of Vintager, Hirsch, DiModell, Toshi and other straps that work for me. Quite a few of these are also waterproof so they are viable options to Kodiak straps.
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    Re: anonimo strap question (nelson - you may know about this)

    Although the original question was simply what to make of the metal inserts in his new Kodiak, I have to agree with Michael here. I have only one original OEM strap on my five different Nimos (and the one I have is a custom ordered Militare with its odd cut on one end)--the others are all more attractive, unique and comfortable aftermarket straps, including Toshi, Gunny, Bas and Lokes, Steinhart and a few others. While, as Michael says, some swear by the Kodiak, I think they look a little too slick, or "perfect"--extremely smooth, hard pressed, sharp edges--with an almost synthetic feel to them, rather than the nice soft touch of great leather. Of course, though, I don't dive with them, so don't need a strap that can withstand 24 hours of underwater use. Options do indeed abound.
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    Re: anonimo strap question (nelson - you may know about this)

    i have 3 Nimos and have never seen this type of strap with the metal STays in them, anyone gota pic??? Im curious now....The Tru Blu Cronoscopio i just bought has the Kodiak on it but its well worn and super soft, not sire how the former owner got it to be that way as my other Kodiaks are very rigid.

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