18mm: Affordable thick, flat strap or Hirsch Liberty Alternatives

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    18mm: Affordable thick, flat strap or Hirsch Liberty Alternatives

    Recently picked up a Seiko SNK809. I like the size ~37mm but I feel the 18mm strap makes it look smaller.

    I saw Aurich's exact watch and the thicker strap gives it a little more presence and I like the rawness of the leather. Unfortunately his is home made and I've found custom makers but prices easily start at 100+...more than the watch itself!

    The Hirsch Liberty is close to the style I'm looking for and seems to by my only option.

    So are there any 'affordable' strap makers out there or alternatives like the Hirsch Liberty?

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    Re: 18mm: Affordable thick, flat strap or Hirsch Liberty Alternatives

    crown and buckle harbor looks very similar to this strap.

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    Re: 18mm: Affordable thick, flat strap or Hirsch Liberty Alternatives

    Check out Panatime. I just picked up one of their vintage pieces that I am more than pleased with.
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    Re: 18mm: Affordable thick, flat strap or Hirsch Liberty Alternatives

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Panatime was one of the first sites I've looked at but they don't carry 18mm straps.

    The C&B strap is nice but I wish it was a little darker and a little more raw.

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    Re: 18mm: Affordable thick, flat strap or Hirsch Liberty Alternatives

    i have a similar strap made by steveostraps.com, he's out of the uk but a great prices for a custom make straps as well as fast turn around time.
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    Re: 18mm: Affordable thick, flat strap or Hirsch Liberty Alternatives

    For greater presence from the strap, consider a notched strap, like the Di Modell Chronoissimo, pictured, the part attached to the watch is 18mm but the overall width of the strap is greater.

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    Re: 18mm: Affordable thick, flat strap or Hirsch Liberty Alternatives

    I have a black Hirsch Liberty with white stitching that I had installed on the very same watch. I wore this strap for a total of 15 minutes. I removed it and it has been sitting ever since.
    I would be willing to sell it to you if you would like.......

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