Sizing a NASA Strap to a Speedy Reduced

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    Sizing a NASA Strap to a Speedy Reduced

    Hi, everyone. I really want a NASA strap for my Speedy Reduced, but have never sized a strap down to fit smaller lugs. Can a NASA strap from Phil be squished? If I do size it down with sandpaper or a razor, is it going to look like crap (and hence be the only thing I notice when I wear the watch)?

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    Re: Sizing a NASA Strap to a Speedy Reduced

    Better to squeeze a larger strap into smaller lugs, than visa versa as long as there was very little difference in size.

    Lots put 22mm straps on 21mm lugs, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Better to squeeze a larger strap into smaller lugs, than visa versa as long as there was very little difference in size.

    Lots put 22mm straps on 21mm lugs, etc.
    Thanks. So, it sounds like squeezing 20 into 18 might be too big of a differential?

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    Re: Sizing a NASA Strap to a Speedy Reduced

    C&B, Deluca, and cheapo NATOs all sell 18mm so you can get one that fit. Just google 18 mm NATOs

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    Re: Sizing a NASA Strap to a Speedy Reduced

    https://www.seb12100030.com/collections

    Contact Kizzi and see if he can custom make an 18mm for you. The website currently lists everything as sold out but since I'm not buying yet I haven't bothered to contact him.

    There're some alternatives available on eBay...

    Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/381891977478

    With all that said, I doubt you'll have any problem putting a 20mm velcro thru an 18mm lug width.

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    Re: Sizing a NASA Strap to a Speedy Reduced

    You should be able to fit a 20mm strap on an 18mm lug, but it will probably be noticeably pinched. Usually 1mm is not noticeable, but at 2mm it starts to become noticeable. I would also recommend that you remove the spring bars to install. The extra friction from the larger strap may fray the edges if you pull it through.

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