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    Why do I have expensive taste..ugh help needed

    This thing is gorgeous imo...a 24mm Ted Su, but unfortunately at $320 I can't swing it as I've spent too much on 2 new watches...can anyone direct me to something close to this ie aged, vintage, leather for a little cheaper

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    Re: Why do I have expensive taste..ugh help needed

    WOW! That Ted Su is tough to beat, and that price is tough to take. Try the "sticky" at the top of this forum- "list of online strap makers". I'd like to recommend forum member "Ridinfool", (Google- bjstrap). There's ammo straps at the top in the middle. Check them out.

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    Re: Why do I have expensive taste..ugh help needed

    Kain Heritage!!!


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    Re: Why do I have expensive taste..ugh help needed

    Maddog has similar straps www.maddog-straps.com

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    Re: Why do I have expensive taste..ugh help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by E8ArmyDiver View Post
    Kain Heritage!!!

    wow some nice ones there...for some reason I thought I checked Kain before but thought they were $200+....nice to see a lot of them are $99. To me that seems much more reasonable, I can't say the Su is not worth it because I've never handled one personally, and even though its gorgeous, $320 seems damn expensive
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    Re: Why do I have expensive taste..ugh help needed

    I own and enjoy Kain straps. Some of the Heroic 18 straps look closer to me to what you posted...but I'm on my phone. I think they run <$110.

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    Greg stevens designs has some nice straps

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    Re: Why do I have expensive taste..ugh help needed

    Alot of okay custom and semi custom stuff out there, Kain Heritage has some nice stuff but the stitching is not in the same class as a Ted Su, in fact most makers around $100 and less have IMO stitching that is okay to very cheesy in comparison, also the grade of leather/tanning is very apparent when its in your hand.....Photos are deceiving, but look closely at the stitching and you'll see the difference, The grade leather is not noticeable from photos.

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    Re: Why do I have expensive taste..ugh help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Aerofish View Post
    Alot of okay custom and semi custom stuff out there, Kain Heritage has some nice stuff but the stitching is not in the same class as a Ted Su, in fact most makers around $100 and less have IMO stitching that is okay to very cheesy in comparison, also the grade of leather/tanning is very apparent when its in your hand.....Photos are deceiving, but look closely at the stitching and you'll see the difference, The grade leather is not noticeable from photos.

    That's good info as I haven't seen any of these high-end custom straps in person. I'll have to try to find a WIS locally to check one out as there's no way I would pay 3x the money for a strap without it being a huge improvement in quality.

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    Re: Why do I have expensive taste..ugh help needed

    I can wholeheartedly recommend jabbastraps. Fantastic handmade stitching:

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