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    Many watches I aim to buy with the factory bracelet (if it's offered) rather than the optional strap. I then like to find the ultimate strap for every piece in my collection so I've got options for every watch. However often I find that it's very difficult to "out do" the original bracelet and find that I just end up keeping the watch "stock" - which can be nice and simple, but also can get a bit boring.

    So the 1993 18238 Day-Date. My first luxury watch I ever bought in 2016.

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    It's been a stunning watch to own, but as I'm sure many of you know, the 18ct bracelet is soft as hell. Even daily desk diving can leave you disappointed - finding a new ding or scratch every week.

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    So it was time to strap it up!

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    Well...Not such easy a task for me. I went through numerous straps - 3 of the best shown here - but none really ever stuck for longer than a couple of wears. Whether it was the black dial or the gold case making it difficult, nothing beat the president bracelet.

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    Until recently I found the Bulang and Sons wood style leather nato with gold hardware.

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    Finally I think I've found the right combo! It's subtle and stylish and doesn't yell ROLEX like the president bracelet does.

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    This is a thread dedicated to showcasing your ultimate/favourite strap combos and in particular (if possible) how they compare to the factory bracelets so...show us your straps!
    Last edited by retlaw4; 08-06-19, 11:58.

  • #2
    it's probably me and my compooter but all i see above are the words and 12 blue boxes with question marks?
    anyone know what this means? apart from "i'm too stoopid to own a compooter!"
    “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.”


    Despite having the numbers, there is the crazy man in the mountains that none of the tribes will go near!
    Always aim to be that man.

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    • retlaw4
      retlaw4 commented
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      Very strange yeah if someone else can confirm if images are there or not that would be good. I'll re post if needed

  • #3
    not there for me either...I just had an issue with pic size with daily wrist check..perhaps size is too large today?? Havent had the size issue in a while
    I was a one watch guy until I got my first SEIKO

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    • retlaw4
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      should be sorted now. I no longer have the blue question mark boxes on my computer.

  • #4
    I can also see from my iPhone

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    • #5
      I can vouch for this great combo...looks even better in real life.

      Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk

      I was a one watch guy until I got my first SEIKO

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      • Sarbie
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        retlaw4 had it with him when he picked up the PADI very warm romantic watch and the strap is a fine leather that doesnt come off with any of that heavy leather vibe. Nice match up retlaw4 for sure

    • #6
      The infamous Seiko Spring Drive 600.
      Bracelet is really good; however if you want the real tool diver look place it on a Sinn rubber and deployment. Super comfy and changes the look and feel so much imo.
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      'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' - but lets face it some people have better eyesight than others!

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      • #7
        And SD600 on Sinn rubber Mod.
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        'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' - but lets face it some people have better eyesight than others!

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        • Sarbie
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          how does this work Hammers? does the rubber have to be butche...ahem modified?

        • retlaw4
          retlaw4 commented
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          I was wondering the same thing. Love that clasp!

      • #8
        Sure does need a sharp knife, fortunately someone else had already done the hard work for me. I just added a new deployment.
        Last edited by Hammers; 08-06-19, 21:15.
        'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' - but lets face it some people have better eyesight than others!

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        • #9
          Next combo. Tudor steel gold.

          Fell in lust / love with this in the UK 18 months ago. On stock black distressed leather it is the business.

          Couldn't afford it at the time so waited until a used one became available. One did on the bracelet. As always I needed a strap option so this is a custom strap with tudor deployment, went brown distressed as I tend to think brown is less formal and more versatile than black.

          See what you think.
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          'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' - but lets face it some people have better eyesight than others!

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            'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' - but lets face it some people have better eyesight than others!

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              'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' - but lets face it some people have better eyesight than others!

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              • #12
                looks great hammers! one of my favourite tudors. The leather really makes it more casual.
                I was a one watch guy until I got my first SEIKO

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