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    what the thread title says. recently i took an adjustable bag strap and hacked it into a watch band. would like to try other unorthodox "donor" materials. any ideas?
    i have this sheet of porous leather-type stuff lying around in the laundry (sort of like the breathable leather on sports car seats) but it's ancient and i dont know how well it would hold up.

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    Re: ideas for cannibalised straps?

    Almost any flexible material can work if bonded or layered over a more suitable leather/calfskin.
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    Re: ideas for cannibalised straps?

    Lots of stuff out there than can be recycled into a watch strap.

    Have used the wife's old purse, a baseball glove, a set of leather chaps, an lined suede hat, etc.

    Lots out there to use, just limited by your creativity.
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    Re: ideas for cannibalised straps?

    Dog collars. They're usually about 24mm and up though. Ive seen a some interesting patterns. But they're all generally are kind of coarse and rough.

    Ive also seen some crafty people make them out of paracord.

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    Re: ideas for cannibalised straps?

    ooh paracord sounds good. idk how to make sure it fits the lug width though...

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    Re: ideas for cannibalised straps?

    I have a paracord watch strap. Last two strands are not put through the bars, but taut on the sides for proper size.

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    Re: ideas for cannibalised straps?

    could i have some pictures? i'm not quite sure how it would work, i mean paracord is a bit too thick to adjust by adding/removing a row, isn't it?

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    Re: ideas for cannibalised straps?

    My friend Carl Horwood at NA Tactical made it. I think there's a pic on his company's Facebook page. Maybe have a look there? I don't have the strap with me.

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    Re: ideas for cannibalised straps?

    i wish i could go hunting for leather scraps around the house, but alas most leather stuff here isn't mine :(
    i only have a belt where the brass rings are popping out and it's just generally starting to fall apart. it has a VERY smooth surface and i can't check the grain because it has a backing. anyone got some tips on how to see if it's real or Polyurethane?

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