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    Question: Leather?

    Hey Guys--
    Been busy and have been in and out. Congrats to Bo for
    his promo. Kudos pards. A very healthy accomplishment.
    Just got a new rubber band for the 750T Pro DOXA.
    Tonight, I was watchingTransporter 3 and a question
    came to mind. Has anyone tried any leather w/ any of the
    Doxas? I know when I was following Panerai it was all about
    one watch and a multitude of leather straps. Does the watch
    configuration do well with the different straps? A question
    I would like to know. I have not seen any on the forum since
    I have been here. Pics please if you have any. Saw the pics
    and have read the response on Pete's DWL. Again kudos.
    Looked like a very nice outing. Headed for a dive site off
    Panama City next week away from oil. will keep everyone
    abreast of the situation since I am pretty close to the source.
    Be safe-
    Mike (aka Sleeper)
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    Re: Question: Leather?

    Here is a 750T Searambler on a Sirtoli buffalo strap that wears in my 6.75" wrist reasonably well:


    http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...OXA750T002.jpg

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    Re: Question: Leather?

    What kind of rubber strap did you get for your 750T? Was it a Doxa or another brand? Pics?

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    Re: Question: Leather?

    I don't think I have any pics, but I used a black 22mm Anonimo Kodiak strap on my former 750t GMT Divingstar for a while and it looked and worked great--plus it was waterproof (or at least as much as leather can be waterproof). It fit in the lugs fine but after some wear it did adapt to the 21mm so when I wanted to wear it on a 22mm lug watch it was a little lose, but since it worked best on the Doxa I did not mind.
    RALaustin

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    Re: Question: Leather?

    I wore this combo for a while. . . it is a Micah strap. As much as I enjoyed it. . .





    Panerai = leather straps
    and
    Doxa = nylon straps, BOR, or OEM rubber.







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    Re: Question: Leather?

    Rob, do you have any experience with the Doxa rubber straps? I have heard that it is not too easy to engage the spring bars into the holes inside the lugs as it is a very tight fit. Any comments?

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    Re: Question: Leather?

    I absolutely love the look of the Doxa fitted rubber straps and they are very high quality, but (1) they are definitely hard to get on the watch; (2) if you have a small wrist, they leave a big gap on the side of the wrist AND it feels like there is too much pressure on the rubber at the lugs; and (3) they are not as comfortable as some other rubber straps, in part because the rubber is so thick and in part because the tang buckle has the strap go in and out of the buckle similar to the Breitling rubber strap, which is a pain for smaller wrists in terms of where it sits on the wrist.

    I periodically put the strap on the wrist for a couple days and then switch them out, although for the 600t and 1000t there is a non-fitted strap that fits a lot better (but it is still very thick).
    RALaustin

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    Re: Question: Leather?

    Well, of course there was the DOXA interpretation of the Bund...




    And I've used a 22mm Hirsch Liberty (100m WR, but I wouldn't dive with it)



    I think they work fine on leather. But like another above, I just tend to keep them mostly on steel, nylon or rubber.
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    Re: Question: Leather?

    Thanks guys-
    The leather looked a lot better than I expected. I have my eye on a tan
    Croc or alligator strap.
    I got the Doxa rubber strap. I may try the 'treme strap after this but it runs
    about $40-50 more and I like the way the Doxa strap fills the void above the pin.
    Mike (aka Sleeper)
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    Doxa SUB750T Professional GMT 0309/1000
    Doxa SUB750T SeaRambler 1158/5000

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    Re: Question: Leather?

    Here's my 600T on an original Doxa-leather strap. This was only available in 2005 for a short time.

    But I prefer the steel band.


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    And my 300 (noT) on a no-name brown leather strap


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