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    Recommend Straps for Incoming Airman

    I just purchased a used Stowa Airman (sans logo), and I'm now considering what straps would look good with it. It comes with the original Stowa non-riveted strap, but it's black, and I prefer brown straps with pilots. I'd love to get one of the "old style" straps from Stowa, but the shipping cost to the US is nearly 40 Euros, which is a bit much for a strap.

    Any recommendations for flieger-appropriate brown straps? Thanks very much! I look forward to participating in the Stowa forum a bit more!

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    Re: Recommend Straps for Incoming Airman

    Take a look at Toshi straps. Rich, in England, made me one for my Airman. I have the Havana brown.....nice and thick (4mm) and compliments the watch. I wasn't thrilled with the strap that came with it and put it on a Russian watch I just got.....looks ok on it. I just think the Airman deserves a more "substantial" strap. Expensive, perhaps, but great looking. Sorry I don't have pictures
    And Rich is great to work with....I got just the length I wanted....even changed buckles on it.
    Rich made me a strap in CONKER color for my Speedy. That color would also look great on the Airman.

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    Re: Recommend Straps for Incoming Airman

    Have a look at who's doing what on: https://forums.watchuseek.com/forumdisplay.php?f=222. Oh, and Silas beat me to Toshi! His is a great site to check out. Quick, dependable, I think he goes on the good guy list.
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    Stowa: Marine Original (Serial), Fleiger Original (Serial)
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    Re: Recommend Straps for Incoming Airman

    Time factors has some nice pilot straps; here is their parallel strap in black and brown:







    I'm currently wearing my Airman on a Laco strap:






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    Re: Recommend Straps for Incoming Airman

    I'm using a Nato right now, but also use the Toshi. I got the oem all-around strap shipped with my watch when new. Its comfortable, but there are more beautiful straps available. Laco's (?), look nicely made.

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    Last edited by redbike; February 24th, 2009 at 00:49.
    Casio: PAW1300-1V
    Nomos: Tangomat (Zeta), Tetra Large (Alpha)
    Rolex: Air King (ca. 1982), Cellini (c.a. 1980)
    Seiko: SNM009 White Samurai, SKX781 Orange Monster, SBDC003 Blue Sumo, SBDC005 Orange Sumo,SNKF07 "BFS", SKX007, 6306 - 7001, 6105 - 8119, 6309 - 7040, SBDX001 Marine Master 300,KS 5625-7040 Hi-Beat Chronometer, SPB015J1 Double Retrograde
    Stowa: Marine Original (Serial), Fleiger Original (Serial)
    Tutima: F2 PR

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    Re: Recommend Straps for Incoming Airman

    Thanks for all the replies.

    Wow - I love the Laco! Can I buy one without a watch attached to it?

    I'll also check out Toshi - his site looks great!

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    Re: Recommend Straps for Incoming Airman

    Quote Originally Posted by RYANL27 View Post

    Wow - I love the Laco! Can I buy one without a watch attached to it?
    See: http://www.lacher-shop.de/e_shop/ind...7a8446e31bc820

    EDIT: Doesn't list a 22mm, which is what you need, soo..., its over to Bishamon.
    Last edited by redbike; February 24th, 2009 at 01:16.
    Casio: PAW1300-1V
    Nomos: Tangomat (Zeta), Tetra Large (Alpha)
    Rolex: Air King (ca. 1982), Cellini (c.a. 1980)
    Seiko: SNM009 White Samurai, SKX781 Orange Monster, SBDC003 Blue Sumo, SBDC005 Orange Sumo,SNKF07 "BFS", SKX007, 6306 - 7001, 6105 - 8119, 6309 - 7040, SBDX001 Marine Master 300,KS 5625-7040 Hi-Beat Chronometer, SPB015J1 Double Retrograde
    Stowa: Marine Original (Serial), Fleiger Original (Serial)
    Tutima: F2 PR

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    Re: Recommend Straps for Incoming Airman

    Stowa AirmanOriginal is available in 20mm dark brown. Direct communication regarding shipping may result in a reduced charge - I doubt if it will cost you as much as you fear for just one strap.

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    Re: Recommend Straps for Incoming Airman

    Quote Originally Posted by redbike View Post
    See: http://www.lacher-shop.de/e_shop/ind...7a8446e31bc820

    EDIT: Doesn't list a 22mm, which is what you need, soo..., its over to Bishamon.
    The regular Airman no-logo (which the original poster purchased) has a 20mm lug width. :)

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    Re: Recommend Straps for Incoming Airman

    Thanks for being gentle
    Casio: PAW1300-1V
    Nomos: Tangomat (Zeta), Tetra Large (Alpha)
    Rolex: Air King (ca. 1982), Cellini (c.a. 1980)
    Seiko: SNM009 White Samurai, SKX781 Orange Monster, SBDC003 Blue Sumo, SBDC005 Orange Sumo,SNKF07 "BFS", SKX007, 6306 - 7001, 6105 - 8119, 6309 - 7040, SBDX001 Marine Master 300,KS 5625-7040 Hi-Beat Chronometer, SPB015J1 Double Retrograde
    Stowa: Marine Original (Serial), Fleiger Original (Serial)
    Tutima: F2 PR

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