Mixing brand's straps

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    Mixing brand's straps

    So one of the things that I love about watches is swapping out straps. I recently discovered that my Seiko snk809 looks awesome with my Citizen BM8180 strap. However, it feels strange to wear, like something is not right. I haven't felt like that before, but this is also the first time that I have had one brand's strap on another brand.

    There is nothing to show that it is a Citizen strap except for on the inside of the strap. Still, it feels wrong to me in some strange way.

    Anyone else relate? Do I have a mental health issue that needs to be examined?


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    Re: Mixing brand's straps

    Most OEM watches like those are fitted to a strap/bracelet selected combo of some variety.

    Switching brands on stuff is done, but most go for something original to the watch that is not there now, or hit the aftermarket when they swap out.

    It might be a bit "off" in some way that is noticeable to you.
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    Re: Mixing brand's straps

    Quote Originally Posted by jc-orginalbdass View Post
    So one of the things that I love about watches is swapping out straps. I recently discovered that my Seiko snk809 looks awesome with my Citizen BM8180 strap. However, it feels strange to wear, like something is not right. I haven't felt like that before, but this is also the first time that I have had one brand's strap on another brand.

    There is nothing to show that it is a Citizen strap except for on the inside of the strap. Still, it feels wrong to me in some strange way.

    Anyone else relate? Do I have a mental health issue that needs to be examined?


    Thanks,
    Todd
    I bet if the watch had originally had this Citizen strap fitted, that you wouldn't be feeling like this.

    I suggest you find a way of removing the branding from the inside to sterilise it :)

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    Re: Mixing brand's straps

    I have some generic deployant clasps because I have switched straps from different brands. With a generic deployant clasp, you can't tell when its on because any brand marking is on the inside of the strap.

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    Re: Mixing brand's straps

    It's Trademark Tampering...You can be prosecuted in 83 countries for that!
    I'm sorry...But I must turn you in.....That knock at your door will be the police.....





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    Re: Mixing brand's straps

    If it looks good and the clasp doesn't say Citizen when the dial says Seiko then sure I would do it.
    Last edited by John MS; October 22nd, 2013 at 22:29.

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    Re: Mixing brand's straps

    Hell, I've got several watches I'm about to do it on with some Steinhart straps (Kemmner, a UHR and a Zep!)

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