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    Strap makes all the difference

    Bought a leather NATO just to see how it would look with my Seiko 5, but turns out it kinda makes my least favorite beater look almost wearable.
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    Re: Strap makes all the difference

    It looks good on that watch. I just ordered my first leather NATO and looking forward to getting it in the mail.


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    Re: Strap makes all the difference

    And so it begins. You have stepped onto the slope, and it is well-greased indeed..............

    :)

    Bad or even mediocre straps...or just not quite the strap that's working for you on a given watch...and you just go, well, ok, what would be better? Hmmm....

    Next thing ya know, you've replaced most of the OEM straps...and you're even eying a strap for a watch you don't even have yet...................

    But it's fun :) and cheaper than many little quirks.

    BTW, Seiko: interesting choice. Going onto a military-style watch? We shall want pics!!!!
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    Re: Strap makes all the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post
    Next thing ya know, you've replaced most of the OEM straps...and you're even eying a strap for a watch you don't even have yet...................
    LOL. I am guilty of this. I bought at least 5 straps for my MKII Key West before it arrived, and have ended up putting them on other watches.

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    Re: Strap makes all the difference

    Imho too small.
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    Re: Strap makes all the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post
    And so it begins. You have stepped onto the slope, and it is well-greased indeed..............

    :)

    Bad or even mediocre straps...or just not quite the strap that's working for you on a given watch...and you just go, well, ok, what would be better? Hmmm....

    Next thing ya know, you've replaced most of the OEM straps...and you're even eying a strap for a watch you don't even have yet...................

    But it's fun :) and cheaper than many little quirks.

    BTW, Seiko: interesting choice. Going onto a military-style watch? We shall want pics!!!!
    You haven't arrived, yet, till you buy a watch just to match a strap you bought for no good reason.
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    Re: Strap makes all the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post
    And so it begins. You have stepped onto the slope, and it is well-greased indeed..............

    :)

    Bad or even mediocre straps...or just not quite the strap that's working for you on a given watch...and you just go, well, ok, what would be better? Hmmm....

    Next thing ya know, you've replaced most of the OEM straps...and you're even eying a strap for a watch you don't even have yet...................

    But it's fun :) and cheaper than many little quirks.

    BTW, Seiko: interesting choice. Going onto a military-style watch? We shall want pics!!!!
    I may already be laying in a heap at the bottom of that slope. I bought my Orient Symphony, just to match three straps I had bookmarked. Maybe straps are like Methadone...it prevents me from buying another watch when I get the itch.
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    Re: Strap makes all the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Imho too small.
    It looks that way in the picture. It may be a little oddly between sizes. My 20 mm strap doesn't fit. The little gap it hardly noticeable in parson. I guess there must be 19mm straps out there.

    On a side note...giant watch pictures like this (unintentional on my part) always seem to make a watch look way better than they do in person. I fell in love with a Hamilton from its internet pics, only to be significantly underwhelmed when seeing it IRL in the store. Dangerous.
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    Re: Strap makes all the difference

    Strap is EVERYTHING! I just can't "do" bands. It's straps for me.
    I received a rubber strap for my Special Edition Invicta 8926.
    ALMOST wore it today but chose a different Invicta instead.
    This one is on a Nato. But I have to cinch it pretty tight or
    the watch will slide towards the outside/bottom of my wrist.
    I prefer two piece rubber or leather.
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    Re: Strap makes all the difference

    Straps are like potato chips, can't have just one.
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