A Speedy strap too far??
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    A Speedy strap too far??

    Good day gentlemen.

    Let me get straight to the point.

    I recently got the itch to make a rally strap for my speedy and it just so happened i had the ideal Italian leather swatch tucked away.

    However i also had a second piece of leather of a much more flamboyant shade which kept calling to me.....so i decided to merge the two!

    The question is, do you think the Speedy pulls it off?





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    Ok. so far so good i hear you cry but this is where it gets interesting...... cue next shot....



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    Do your eyes deceive you?


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    No they don't. So there you have it. I think it looks pretty cool, kinda like classic meets punk nouveau or some rubbish like that, but basically i think the two shades compliment each other quite well and truth be told, i bloody love it.

    Happy Wednesday.

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    Re: A Speedy strap too far??

    Hah, it looks okay. Not sure I would want pink lining on the inside of my strap though, that is true. The speedy can definitely pull it off.

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    Re: A Speedy strap too far??

    Looks great to me! The light shade offsets the black dial better than a darker brown would. Nicely done!
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    Re: A Speedy strap too far??

    Very creative. Me likey, but not weary........
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    Re: A Speedy strap too far??

    To be fair the pictures don't do it justice, it's more like a light pastel red instead of pink and it seems to add a nice contrast and a little personality.

    I think straps can often be a little stuffy.

    I'm even thinking about selling them sub $40 but the question is would watch lovers buy them??

    Any opinions, ideas or advice for improvements? Colour combos, designs, more distress? ect :)

    What would you like?
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    Re: A Speedy strap too far??

    Yikes... How about something like this instead?

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    Re: A Speedy strap too far??

    I like it! Does the pink show through the holes well enough to tell it's pink?

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    Re: A Speedy strap too far??

    Quote Originally Posted by macchina View Post
    I like it! Does the pink show through the holes well enough to tell it's pink?
    No not really. when it's on you can't tell at all that it has a pink lining, only when you take it off it then catches your eye. It makes me smile everytime and seriously, when was the last time a watch strap did that?

    And that's why i'm keeping this baby in business.


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    Cool Re: A Speedy strap too far??

    Firstly the strap is really nice, colors and all. In some ways this is quite comical. The second color is underside and can't be seen, so who out there wears pink polo shirts or some such color.
    I do and have a few.....
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    Re: A Speedy strap too far??

    A couple of questions, is there a taper to your strap or is it one width? How did you cut the holes? Punch or knife with stencil? I am thinking about trying to make a rally strap for my Ecozilla, and would appreciate any insight you might have. I have assembled a swivel knife attachment for my compass (the attachment for using mechanical pencils works great for this.) But I have not tried cutting leather with it.

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