Strap recommendations. Vintage Certina and Rotary
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    Strap recommendations. Vintage Certina and Rotary

    Hello all, I have my late fathers Certina and my late grandfathers rotary watch. Currently they both have generic leather straps which look ok, but I'm hoping you may have some better recommendations. Both have been serviced recently so I think that a new strap might be in order.

    Any suggestions are welcome!

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    Re: Strap recommendations. Vintage Certina and Rotary

    Wow, what a beautiful pair of watches! You are very lucky ... and that rotary crystal is crazy. I don't think I'd go too far away from a nice thin croc or lizard. Since they both appear to be gold cased with silver dials, either black or brown (or maybe a deep burgundy) would go. I'd pick a different color for each as they are rather similar. That way you'll have a watch(es) for all occasion's ;) . I would think Hadley Roma or maybe a nice DeBeer may be a good place to start a search.
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    Re: Strap recommendations. Vintage Certina and Rotary

    Thanks! The rotary was in pretty poor condition until the recent service. I had to get a new lug (?) made for it as one had broken off. Couldn't believe how well it looked when I got it back. The crystal is almost perfect and gives off lovely reflections.

    i will look into your suggestions, thanks for taking the time to reply.

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    Re: Strap recommendations. Vintage Certina and Rotary

    Look at the top of this forum for a sticky that lists a number of on-line watch strap vendors for ideas. I agree it should be a nice leather or exotic skin, thin, elegant, and on the dressy side.
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    Re: Strap recommendations. Vintage Certina and Rotary

    Both are similar, and very attractive watches that can hold up to a variety of looks. Since they are in the same vein, I might suggest something plain and simple for one, and then maybe something a little more adventurous for the other. Say, a nice brown Horween leather with minimal stitching for one, and then something with a unique texture, like bullfrog, fish, or lizard for the other, maybe in more of a deep red/wine colour.
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