Navy blue shell cordovan strap recommendation for Nomos Ludwig 38 and a small wrist

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    Smile Navy blue shell cordovan strap recommendation for Nomos Ludwig 38 and a small wrist

    Needs to be 19mm width. I also have a small wrist (160mm). Budget is $150. This would be my first strap purchase, all recommendations welcome.
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    Re: Navy blue shell cordovan strap recommendation for Nomos Ludwig 38 and a small wrist

    How about this one? https: //shop.wornandwound.com/collections/model-2/products/model-2-cordovan-navy

    (It won't let me post a link, so remove the space after the https: above...)

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    Re: Navy blue shell cordovan strap recommendation for Nomos Ludwig 38 and a small wrist

    Quote Originally Posted by AltiTudor View Post
    How about this one? https: //shop.wornandwound.com/collections/model-2/products/model-2-cordovan-navy

    (It won't let me post a link, so remove the space after the https: above...)
    That one is even longer than the standard medium length strap from Nomos which is already too big for me. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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    Re: Navy blue shell cordovan strap recommendation for Nomos Ludwig 38 and a small wrist

    There is a thread about this source already. But here is a link. Looks nice, it's Horween, and pretty good price. You can get any width and length you want, and I'm guessing he can taper it and paint the edges too. Worth a look.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/2682348...FQcKaQodz1wKjw

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    Re: Navy blue shell cordovan strap recommendation for Nomos Ludwig 38 and a small wrist

    Quote Originally Posted by dhtjr View Post
    There is a thread about this source already. But here is a link. Looks nice, it's Horween, and pretty good price. You can get any width and length you want, and I'm guessing he can taper it and paint the edges too. Worth a look.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/2682348...FQcKaQodz1wKjw
    Thanks. I found another one from the same seller: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/2316...?ref=related-1
    I like the look of this one more, but I'm curious why it is much cheaper than the one you linked. Both are supposedly made from Horween shell cordovan. Any ideas?

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    Re: Navy blue shell cordovan strap recommendation for Nomos Ludwig 38 and a small wrist

    Quote Originally Posted by bobohobo View Post
    Thanks. I found another one from the same seller: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/2316...?ref=related-1
    I like the look of this one more, but I'm curious why it is much cheaper than the one you linked. Both are supposedly made from Horween shell cordovan. Any ideas?
    Probably due to the stitching. I would go with the fully stitched strap, get it tapered a bit (to 18 or 16, so you can use a Nomos buckle), and get the edges of the strap and keepers coated (hopefully several layers) in matching navy. This is purely personal taste, but the Ludwig just strikes me as a bit more dressy than say the Tangente, and the strap you are considering is, in my opinion, a bit rustic for the Ludwig. I know styles in lots of things are a bit looser these days, and people put lots of aftermarket straps on various Nomos watches. But I think the Nomos straps look best and were carefully chosen by Nomos designers to complement their watches. And this is coming from a guy who has over 20 straps for just 2 watches, so I understand mixing things up with straps. But I would do exactly what you are doing in getting a navy strap, as long as it is the proper style, like the fully stitched one I recommended, which is basically a navy Nomos strap. I don't know why Nomos doesn't just carry a navy shell strap, as it would be a nice option on their models with blued hands.
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    Re: Navy blue shell cordovan strap recommendation for Nomos Ludwig 38 and a small wrist

    Having been the originator of the last thread about that seller...

    Yes, most likely it's the stitching. I prefer minimal stitching. And I put it on my Oris Thelonius Monk, which is quite dressy. One big trick is, you can have him change the stitching color. The casualness, I think, is in the contrasting color of the stitching.
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    Re: Navy blue shell cordovan strap recommendation for Nomos Ludwig 38 and a small wrist

    Agree.
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