I DID IT! My first 24mm strap. Want to know more!

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    I DID IT! My first 24mm strap. Want to know more!

    Hi everyone. I could not even think that I can do a watch strap with my hands. But due to this forum and very helpful posts of Shane, Paolo, Hushmil and many others - it came to be possible. Also it came possible also due to my wife's old shoes which she generously sacrified for my new hobby.

    Well, I know the drawbacks. The holes punched alittlbit unevenly (though It will not be seen under the buckle). I have to learn how to finish the edges and how to stitch more tiny. But this is my first strap.
    Now I have the most important step left - to adjust this 24mm strap for my 20 mm Breitling. I will do it lately and post the final picture.
    By the way - how to post a picture not as an attachment, but in the text window?
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    very nice strap. I think it is great when you can take something old and not used and make it useful again. I have a strap that I wear quite often that I made out of an old pair of cowboy boots.

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    Re: I DID IT! My first 24mm strap. Want to know more!

    Great begining! You just have to do it some times before perfect form i acchived I'm just a beginner myself in the strap making arena. I'm starting to get some deacent straps after 15-20 tries + some prototypes. Keep it up
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    Re: I DID IT! My first 24mm strap. Want to know more!

    Good job

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    Picture UPDATED: I DID IT! My first 24mm strap. Want to know more!

    That's it. Frankly speaking I like it. At least it makes a different feeling after rubber 20/18 mm strap.
    Next strap will be black (because this is a color of my old jeanse leather belt which I don't use for long time )
    I have some questions here.
    1. Will leather glue do as a edge finishing instead of proffi Edge Kote?
    2. Any advice on how to cut with a knife straight and even edges?
    3. What kind of leather is more suitable. Are there any other ways to get some new leather than to buy it via internet in big amounts?
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    Re: UPDATED: I DID IT! My first 24mm strap. Want to know more!

    To WatchObsession:
    Yes! That is what I ment. How did you do that. You have made a quote, but how to insert a picture like this?

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    Re: UPDATED: I DID IT! My first 24mm strap. Want to know more!

    Put the URL to your image between [img] tags.

    Like so:
    [ img]http://www.urltoimage.com[ /img] (but without the spacesafter the openingbrackets).

    Alternatively, you could look at the bar with icons at the top of the reply-window, and click this button --><<-. Now you only have to enter the URL to your image.

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    Looks great! Well done...




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    Congratulations.
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