Watch Beginner--how to build your own DW watch?

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    Watch Beginner--how to build your own DW watch?

    Hi All,

    I am completely new to watches--I've recently felt the urge to have a watch collection! I fell in love with the straps for the Daniel Wellington Grace London watch! I love the leather+fabric mix! But of course, it is definitely too pricey (especially for someone new to watches) and I find the dial to be slightly large for my slender wrist!

    Would anyone have suggestions to form a similar watch or where I'd be able to get similar wrist belt?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Watch Beginner--how to build your own DW watch?

    Welcome....Good luck on your travels.
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    Re: Watch Beginner--how to build your own DW watch?

    Welcome!

    Buy a Timex Weekender.
    Type 20mm canvas leather strap on ebay.
    Buy the one you like.
    Go to your local jeweller to swap the straps or try to do it yourself.

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    Re: Watch Beginner--how to build your own DW watch?

    Thanks for the reply! I was hoping to get a strap that is half nato and half leather (like the grace london: Candy and Style: Daniel Wellington Watch: Grace London). Would anyone have come across something like that? In my search I've only found either all leather or all nato fabric pieces.

    Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by mew88 View Post
    Welcome!

    Buy a Timex Weekender.
    Type 20mm canvas leather strap on ebay.
    Buy the one you like.
    Go to your local jeweller to swap the straps or try to do it yourself.

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    Re: Watch Beginner--how to build your own DW watch?

    Sorry I think I assumed Nato meant something different from what it actually does--my apologies!

    I mean that I want a strap that is half leather and half of the fabric stripe pattern as seen in the link!

    Silly me!

    Quote Originally Posted by S.J View Post
    Thanks for the reply! I was hoping to get a strap that is half nato and half leather (like the grace london: Candy and Style: Daniel Wellington Watch: Grace London). Would anyone have come across something like that? In my search I've only found either all leather or all nato fabric pieces.

    Thanks

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    Re: Watch Beginner--how to build your own DW watch?

    There are several straps makers on this forum that would be happy to make you the strap you want.

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    Re: Watch Beginner--how to build your own DW watch?

    Leather-textile-straps on ebay for € 14,50. Ialian strapmaker Morellato offers mix-straps as well, not similar but anyway worth a look. BTW: WUS has a strap forum to flick through.
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    Re: Watch Beginner--how to build your own DW watch?

    Those are typical Swiss Army classic style watch straps and should be readily available in a variety of sizes/colors. For example:

    Swiss Army Watch Bands – Zulu - NATO Ballistic Nylon Watch Bands

    If you have a watch already in mind, you'd just buy one with the same size width. You can have them changed out for you, but they'd also be easy to change with a simple $5 strap change tool. Just remove the old ones from the back, just in case you slip and scrape the case it's not noticeable.
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    Re: Watch Beginner--how to build your own DW watch?

    Thanks for all the suggestions! I will definitely check out the strap forum and see those external sites for potential straps similar to the one I'm looking for!

    If anyone comes across something similar to the DW grace London, please let me know. Thanks!

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