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    Strap Newbie

    I am very new to after market straps as well as how to properly size one. I have a 6.5" wrist and am looking for an after market strap for my PAM homage. Problem is I don't understand all the numbers like 130/80 or 120/80 or 115/75 and how they relate to the size of my wrist. This may be a very ignorant question but I want a nice distressed looking strap that will fit my wrist perfectly. What size do I go with and who is a good manufacturer?
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    Re: Strap Newbie

    130/80 means that the hole end is 130mm long and the buckle end is 80mm long (not counting the buckle). With your wrist size you probably need something like 110/70 depending on the size of the buckle as well. Try measuring your original strap and take into consideration where you want the buckle to end up on your wrist.

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    Re: Strap Newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by straps68 View Post
    With your wrist size you probably need something like 110/70 depending on the size of the buckle as well.
    With that being said who could I find such a strap from? Would I have to go custom?
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    Re: Strap Newbie

    Well, no you don't have to go custom unless you want to. Check the list of retailers in the first post here.

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    Re: Strap Newbie

    He means this link- https://forums.watchuseek.com/f222/li...rs-104583.html

    Good start to looking at strap vendors. I have a 6.75" wrist and generally try to stay with a strap that is 115 x 70 or 125 x 75. Both the 125 x 75 and the 130 x 80 sizes are the most common, but some vendors do offer shorter or longer straps. Also, in most cases in my experience, a thinner strap of 2- 3.5mm or less works better for smaller wrists than a thick 3.5-4mm variety.
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