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    Need a Stowa Flieger strap suggestion...

    So I just received my Flieger to day, and honestly I love the strap... BUT it's just a little too small for me, I can barely get my hand through it when i put it on. Anyone know where I can get something similar, well made, etc?




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    Re: Need a Stowa Flieger strap suggestion...

    Crown & Buckle, Jürgens, and other online vendors sell flieger-style straps if you want to keep that look. But I'm curious -- when you say "I can barely get my hand through it when i put it on", are you not unfastening the buckle? Or do you just have giant wrists?
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    Re: Need a Stowa Flieger strap suggestion...

    Quote Originally Posted by SomeAssemblyRequired View Post
    Crown & Buckle, Jürgens, and other online vendors sell flieger-style straps if you want to keep that look. But I'm curious -- when you say "I can barely get my hand through it when i put it on", are you not unfastening the buckle? Or do you just have giant wrists?

    Haha, that is a fair question... The Stowa Flieger strap has two tails that are riveted together, so it acts like a one piece strap, let me get a picture to illustrate...



    It's actually a very cool design, but my 7.25" wrist is JUST a squish to big for it.

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    Re: Need a Stowa Flieger strap suggestion...

    Thanks for clarifying, as I hadn't run across that style before. Maybe contact Stowa tomorrow to see if they offer the same strap in a larger size? It's hard to imagine that they don't offer a bigger version, especially since 7.25" is pretty average. Nice watch,btw.
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    Re: Need a Stowa Flieger strap suggestion...

    Quote Originally Posted by SomeAssemblyRequired View Post
    Thanks for clarifying, as I hadn't run across that style before. Maybe contact Stowa tomorrow to see if they offer the same strap in a larger size? It's hard to imagine that they don't offer a bigger version, especially since 7.25" is pretty average. Nice watch,btw.
    Gonna give that a shot, thanks!

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    Re: Need a Stowa Flieger strap suggestion...

    Look at the sticky at the top of this forum for a list of on line strap vendors you can review for ideas.

    Tourby also makes some great aftermarket straps for pilot watches as another suggestion.
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    Re: Need a Stowa Flieger strap suggestion...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Look at the sticky at the top of this forum for a list of on line strap vendors you can review for ideas.

    Tourby also makes some great aftermarket straps for pilot watches as another suggestion.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Need a Stowa Flieger strap suggestion...

    Hey OP, in addition to the other vendors I noted a few days ago it looks like NATO Strap Co. just came out with a line of reasonably priced flieger-style straps that are 25% off through Sunday/May 22. PM me if you want the discount code; here's the link:
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    Re: Need a Stowa Flieger strap suggestion...

    Thanks guys. I actially saw NATO strap co's email today. I commissioned a custom strap to be made earlier this week. I think that will fit the bill


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