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    Need Opinions - Is This Strap Too Long?

    Sorry for the crappy phone pics, but I left my real camera at my father's...

    I'm having an internal struggle here - my gut feeling is that this strap is way too long, but sometimes I don't mind it.

    I'm thinking about having someone cut it down 1" and re-stitching it, just having a hard time finding someone local... so if anyone has any suggestions on who I could send this to who does good work at a reasonable price, please let me know.

    Thoughts on the strap length?
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    Re: Need Opinions - Is This Strap Too Long?

    That would bug me also. I'd do as you say and get it re-stitched. I wonder where you can find someone to do quality work on that wonderful strap?

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    Re: Need Opinions - Is This Strap Too Long?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cursor View Post
    That would bug me also. I'd do as you say and get it re-stitched. I wonder where you can find someone to do quality work on that wonderful strap?
    It definitely bugs me, but not a ton... and I know a lot of people wear their straps a bit longer. I have a short version of the brown old style riveted strap that I wear most often, and I love that strap, but it'd be nice to have a contrasting strap to switch to evey now and again.

    It's tough because this strap was $50 or so from Stowa, so I don't want to pay another $50 to have it fixed, knowing I won't wear it much... and even worse what if someone screws it up!

    Now that I think of it, if this strap were much shorter it might not fit over my hand, being a closed strap and all. Hmm...

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    Re: Need Opinions - Is This Strap Too Long?

    Hello,

    If you ask me, i think its too long. lm actually having the same problem here. i tried to ask suppliers of the tornado strap if they have a short version but unfortunately they dont. The strapmaker i know can do the stitching but not the rivets. Anyway, pls do update this thread in case you find one, ill do the same.

    Cheers!
    -daniel

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    Re: Need Opinions - Is This Strap Too Long?

    Yes, too long.

    Get a custom strap made, to your specifications.

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    Re: Need Opinions - Is This Strap Too Long?

    Can you get a fatter wrist?

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    Re: Need Opinions - Is This Strap Too Long?

    Awesome - problem solved! I agree, it needs to be about an inch shorter, so I think I'll troll the strap forum to see if someone can cut it down for me and re-stitch it.

    I generally use my old-style strap, so maybe I'll just sell this one.

    Thanks for the help everyone!

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    Re: Need Opinions - Is This Strap Too Long?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tobey View Post
    Awesome - problem solved! I agree, it needs to be about an inch shorter, so I think I'll troll the strap forum to see if someone can cut it down for me and re-stitch it.

    I generally use my old-style strap, so maybe I'll just sell this one.

    Thanks for the help everyone!
    Out of curiosity, how large is your wrist?

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    Re: Need Opinions - Is This Strap Too Long?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cursor View Post
    Out of curiosity, how large is your wrist?
    My wrist is about 6 3/4" in circumference.

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    Re: Need Opinions - Is This Strap Too Long?

    It looks way too long to me. If it were me, I'd try to sell the strap and buy a new one rather than have it altered. I'm sure there are plenty of people who'd buy it.

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