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    Before & After - Changing Straprs

    How much can you change the character of a watch by changing straps/'bracelets? Anyone have before and after pics?

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    Re: Before & After - Changing Straprs

    It so happens I've been playing around with straps - mixing / "mismatching" them.

    With a leather NATO , and with a 2-piece but "mixed."
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    Re: Before & After - Changing Straprs

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    Re: Before & After - Changing Straprs

    This goes from strap to bracelet but still a significant change.

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    I am in the midst of redoing my collection based on strap changes. Watches can be completely transformed. Furthermore, I am buying and/or modifying straps for quick change to make it painless.

    Here is a great example article, and great overall site, on strap changes-

    http://strapsense.com/strap-this-wat...mega-in-space/

    Here's another site where you choose the watch and it shows it on dozens of straps. Change the filter for your brand.

    https://strapfreak.com/recommendatio..._1%5B%5D=Rolex
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    Re: Before & After - Changing Straprs

    I don't have pics of all the bracelet/strap changes I've made but these are a few below:

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    Sometimes I don't like what comes with the watch, sometimes the leather straps show wear over time and I replace them. Also, I find metal bracelets sometimes uncomfortable so I've swapped to leather a number of times.
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    Re: Before & After - Changing Straprs

    I’ll play

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    The last one is the already discontinued dark brown rubber strap...at least that’s what the boutique told me...

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