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Oh stewardess,
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There are custom strap makers who hang out in the other watch nerd forums, who will make you one for most any watch. I had two made slightly oversize on purpose, for example, where - strictly speaking - the lugs were only 20mm apart, but I had them make mine as though it was 22mm wide but notched to fit, for a slightly wider/beefier profile.

In both cases it was $75-100/ea, for a brown one made from a vintage Swiss Army ammo bag where you can still see some of the original stamped nomenclature in the strap, and a black one where I specified the exact color of the leather and the color of the stitching... IIRC, it was only about $50/ea extra beyond a few pre-made straps I was looking at.
 
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by 46and2:
There are custom strap makers who hang out in the other watch nerd forums, who will make you one for most any watch. I had two made slightly oversize on purpose, for example, where - strictly speaking - the lugs were only 20mm apart, but I had them make mine as though it was 22mm wide but notched to fit, for a slightly wider/beefier profile. [Quote]

Could you snap off a pic of either of the beefier ones?


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Well, this happened...





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Well, this happened...


How unfortunate for you..... Wink

That's a beauty!
 
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Well, this happened...


How unfortunate for you..... Wink

That's a beauty!


Thank you. I've been blessed this year and decided to get while the gettin' was good.




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Beautiful watch.
 
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Congrats, she's definitely a looker!


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Talk about watches that will last forever - that's a tank!

Looks great.



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WOW! Never seen that one before.

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The Deep Sea is a great watch.

 
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Deep Blue, very nice.




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Did somebody mention "Blue Dial!" Eek


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Tell me what you think of this. I realize that it is likely to be polarizing, but I rather like it. Perhaps I miss being the center of attention or something.



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Tell me what you think of this. I realize that it is likely to be polarizing, but I rather like it. Perhaps I miss being the center of attention or something.

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I like the rugged utilitarian look of the that Steinhart. Almost reminds me of Muhle Glashutte's line of diver watches.
 
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Very nice, MikeGLI.

I like it, rduckwor. Orange is a favorite of mine, and I have always liked an engineer bracelet.




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I received this in an email from Everest Bands and thought it was a nice looker!


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@just1tym, sure (photos). I'll be home in a bit.
 
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@just1tym, sure (photos). I'll be home in a bit.


45and2, no sorry. Since I bought that leather band for the yachtmaster, Everest Bands has been emailing me these photos of Rolexes with their bands on them. I thought it was a nice looking piece so I posted the photo. Smile


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My Tag Carrera. I recently replaced the black leather band with a brown one to give the watch a new look.



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Ah. Cool.

Here they are, just the same...

Both watches are JLC/IWC British MoD/RAF Mk XI homages by Bill Yao that are called the Quad 10 (long sold out/unavailable, though recently they've offered a revised and slightly smaller version - the Hawkinge ). The Quad 10 has the ETA 2824 movement (automatic), and are a chunky 40mm, fwiw, which some purists (not me) didn't care for.

Both straps are made 2mm wider than the norm but notched for the 20mm lugs because I asked the maker to, with 22mm hardware as well for a chunky look, and they were custom made by someone over on Watchuseek (though I'd have to dig to remember who, exactly, as it was a few+ years ago now). Both the watches and the straps have seen significant wear, and I don't baby them at all even though they are my only watches beyond a Gshock.

They have slightly diferent dials and hands on two otherwise identical Quad 10s (I bought both used, separately, with no straps or bracelets at all), and now one has Brown Leather from some old Swiss Army ammo bag with a normal but chunky Buckle, and the other has new Black Leather with Grey stitching and a Butterfly Clasp. All told, I have ~$1800 in both, and with a black and brown one either will go with anything and everything I'd wear, and I may never buy another watch again - we'll see... My Gshock is for camping, sports, working on bikes or cars, and all that. These are for style:



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