Straps way tooo big???

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    Straps way tooo big???

    Hello, I just picked up a minty Marine Original which I received today. It is really impressive to look at. I was excited to put it on but the standard brown leather strap that came with it is much too big for my 6.75" wrists. Have other people noticed that the standard Stowa strap are much too big? The watch also came with an Airman strap which is equally too big. Does Stowa offer smaller sized straps?

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    Re: Straps way tooo big???

    Usually I use the penultimate hole of almost all straps with a wrist about the same size as yours (hope I converted correctly)

    Perhaps the previous owner switched the standard to a large strap?
    I got one Schauer XL croc strap that is too big for my wrist.

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    Re: Straps way tooo big???

    Nope - not had a problem. My wrists are 7 - 7.25 and all mine fit well.

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    Re: Straps way tooo big???

    Thank you for the reply. I am going to have to buy another strap. More waiting before I can actually wear my beautiful Stowa MO....

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    Re: Straps way tooo big???

    My wrist is the same size as yours and I have bought short length straps when buying from Stowa in the past, so they do do them. They are on the long side for a short, but still good.
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    Re: Straps way tooo big???

    I decided to purchase a Hirsch Heavy Calf strap in Brown. I will also be getting a Debeer Sport strap in black. This morning I placed an order for the Stowa polished 20mm buckle to fit these new straps.

    Hopefully I will be wearing my new to me MO by Wed of next week.

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    Re: Straps way tooo big???

    Hello T. I just got my Airman auto an hour ago...I have a 6.75" wrist...maybe a bit bigger if it's hot and I get sweaty & puffy! All straps are big for me....maybe they're all sized for our Governator! But it's fine, grips the flesh well..I don't wear straps & bracelets real tight...watch stays put no rolling...I like the "old style" strap...looks very military to me.

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    Re: Straps way tooo big???

    It would indeed be interesting to have information regarding the length of the various straps provided by Stowa.
    I'm personally concerned that the old style straps I'll be getting with my Airman may be too long for my 6.25" wrist, but I don't really know.
    Here's my little contribution:
    The leather strap provided with the Antea KS is 19 cm. and it's OK for me though I use the last hole.

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    Re: Straps way tooo big???

    rough measurement of my airman auto old style strap-approx 21.3cm

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    Re: Straps way tooo big???

    For those who want a smaller strap (as I do) Stowa makes the "old style with rivets" in a small version. Just got email from Stowa about it. I'll post mine and it's length when I get
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