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    Bone buckled Perlon

    Wow..BRONZE* not Bone. Sorry, this is my first time posting from my tablet. I usually just lurk.

    I rdcently took delivery of a Halios Tropic B with the blue dial. Very beautiful watch (pic below is mine). It came with a grey canvas strap(pictured below, came with bronze buckle) and a leather two piece (without a buckle).

    I was wanting to put it on a perlon. Does anyone know of a vendor who sells bronze perlon buckles? A bronze ladder type buckle similar to the one pictured below (pic from internet) would let me switch out perlons and keep a patina-ed buckle.

    Also, I have read about heating up stainless steel to get a bronze-like appearance, but I was hoping to have some patina develop on the buckle as well.
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    Re: Bone buckled Perlon

    This could be tough. Bronze cases are a small niche at best. Then: just because it's bronze, doesn't mean it'll be the same bronze as the case. If it patinates differently, where are you?

    You may have to go NATO or RAF, and use the buckle you have.

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    Re: Bone buckled Perlon

    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post
    You may have to go NATO or RAF, and use the buckle you have.
    What he said. Unless you can find some strap maker that likes to make their own buckles by hand you are not going to find a bronze perlon buckle.

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    Re: Bone buckled Perlon

    Here are a few on eBay-

    Bronze Watch Buckle | eBay
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    Re: Bone buckled Perlon

    I don't see any in the ladder style. What you linked to, shows the problem: even if the search engine can find some, the results will be buried in among the near-matches. Especially because I don't know exactly the right search terms to narrow it down. Even then, that presumes such terms are broadly known and used.

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    I talked to one of the vendors on Ebay, Arunas, who makes bronze buckles. He said he can't make ladder buckles. Demand is the problem I suppose. And yes, specific alloys would patina differently.

    For now it looks like I'll have to stick to two pieces and NATOs. I have a Bond type, and a couple others, on the way in brushed stainless from Daluca. Let's see how the Tropik looks on NATOs.

    Thank you for the suggestions gentlemen.

    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post
    This could be tough. Bronze cases are a small niche at best. Then: just because it's bronze, doesn't mean it'll be the same bronze as the case. If it patinates differently, where are you?

    You may have to go NATO or RAF, and use the buckle you have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post
    You may have to go NATO or RAF, and use the buckle you have.
    What he said. Unless you can find some strap maker that likes to make their own buckles by hand you are not going to find a bronze perlon buckle.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Here are a few on eBay-

    Bronze Watch Buckle | eBay
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    Re: Bone buckled Perlon

    Quote Originally Posted by thebrownknight View Post
    I talked to one of the vendors on Ebay, Arunas, who makes bronze buckles. He said he can't make ladder buckles. Demand is the problem I suppose. And yes, specific alloys would patina differently.

    For now it looks like I'll have to stick to two pieces and NATOs. I have a Bond type, and a couple others, on the way in brushed stainless from Daluca. Let's see how the Tropik looks on NATOs.

    Thank you for the suggestions gentlemen.
    You can always hit up natostrapco.com they have a decent selection of zulu's with bronze hardware.

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