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    What is the watch STRAP for you?

    I love watches, always did, younger i liked my watches from familiar and expensive marks, but as i got older i made a passage from "show off" to "What i like"

    So, I started buying watches by looks and special futures, not by brand names.

    So, all this said, a strap for my watch is like a tie to a suit.... If the suit is classy the strap will change the effect.... so i try to find interesting straps, considering I will change them constantly i try to keep them on low budget.

    Talking of which,NATO and Zulu straps are a nice and cheap way to dress the watches, any reasoning why 22mm and wider are rare? Also, why are Patterned NATO and Zulu so rare? a Quick search in Alibaba will show they are manufactured but do not appear on the market.

    Your thoughts?
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    Re: What is the watch STRAP for you?

    A Lot of strap selections are market driven by popularity, not to mention individual tastes, IMHO.
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    Nylon NATO and Zulu straps have no soul!
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    Re: What is the watch STRAP for you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawnny View Post
    Nylon NATO and Zulu straps have no soul!
    Yeap, for a strap to have soul it must be leather. I wear my dead animals on my wrist with pride.

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    Re: What is the watch STRAP for you?

    ^^^^^
    Lol....Hope the PETA folks don't read this.....
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    Re: What is the watch STRAP for you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karkarov View Post
    Yeap, for a strap to have soul it must be leather. I wear my dead animals on my wrist with pride.
    I do the same and there's nothing PETA can do about it!
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    Re: What is the watch STRAP for you?

    I'm nuts for Leather. But canvas and even nylon work too.
    Have Silicon Rubber straps on a couple of actual divers.
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    Re: What is the watch STRAP for you?

    Darn phone doubles up but not always.
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    Re: What is the watch STRAP for you?

    For me the watch strap helps keep the watch head from falling off the wrist otherwise I would get a pocket watch and chain or a smart phone.

    Nylon BLEH! As to having soul? depends on who makes it and what they put into it whilst creating, a simple fold over and stitch means nothing, for me personally it's what you don't see in the final creation that is important, it's what many makers miss and don't do that speaks volumes.
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    Re: What is the watch STRAP for you?

    Current fave is a kevlar strap from HR and bought from Holben's on my Seiko Kinetic.....

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