Same strap, different brands?
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    Same strap, different brands?

    Was looking out for 20mm tan watch strap last week, and after scanning the web and eBay UK I discovered a curious thing – an identical strap offered at three different prices and branded Darlena, Hadley Roma and APWi. Am I to deduce that these companies source the strap from the same maker and simply market them under their own names? (I bought mine branded Darlena from Weston Watch Straps, BTW, and I am delighted with it).

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    Re: Same strap, different brands?

    Lots of knock-offs out there that are pretty much identical at a glance.
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    Re: Same strap, different brands?

    Among the most blatant knock-offs, believe it or not, are Fossil straps. The genuine article is amazingly good quality, and the quick-change springbars are a great idea and save scratches to the lugs. But on eBay UK there is a thriving trade in cheap fakes: look out for inferior stitching, a poorly impressed Fossil diamond logo and a general impression of thinness. The straps I mentioned in my first post, however, are to all intents and purposes identical.

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    Re: Same strap, different brands?

    Not necessarily Knock offs, It won't be the first time one product made on one production line and then labeled to order. This is another face of Globalization.
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    Re: Same strap, different brands?

    Not just straps, it's a world of clones and boring Name:  PICK ONE.jpg
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