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I love my Grand Seiko on bracelet that they came with. However since I use a laptop all day, bracelet just gets in the way and get scratched by the edge of the laptop. So the reasonable thing to do is straps.

I'm sure there are others GS owners that wears their watches with straps instead of bracelet. Would love to see this thread grow to be a reference guide for others that want to walk on the strap side. So let's see some Grand Seiko on straps.

I'll start with SBGH039 (21mm lug width) on a horse leather NATO strap I already have. I'm just cycling some extra straps I have already to get a feel before I purchase any specific strap for this GS.












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I wouldn't have thought that combination would be a look one could pull off, but it actually works pretty well. The dial color and the strap complement each other nicely.

Also, it feels like an odd observation to make, but the stitching on the strap looks really even and carefully done. Seems like a lot of the time the thread ties on leather NATOs pinch the material.
 

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I wouldn't have thought that combination would be a look one could pull off, but it actually works pretty well. The dial color and the strap complement each other nicely.

Also, it feels like an odd observation to make, but the stitching on the strap looks really even and carefully done. Seems like a lot of the time the thread ties on leather NATOs pinch the material.
I was just as surprised that it will work at all. :) NATO and GS, almost an oxymoron. Then again you see plenty of Rolex pull off the NATO look successively, so why not GS. Will continue to try different straps until I find one that really work well. Some will be total duds, some will be meh, but so far its off to a good start. Life is way to short to not experiment with something as simple as straps. BTW, the NATO is a Panatime, they make quality stuff.
 
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i too, have been looking for a strap for my GS.
I am only interested in one with curved ends.

Have contacted a couple GS dealers over several months and
received no response to my queries.

Last week, I came across this forum and contacted the site sponsor, Topper.

Today, Andrea at Topper and I discussed the possibility of finding one..
She is searching for the correct one for my watch....My impression of Topper
is that they are willing to go the distance to find the strap I am looking for....Apparently,
it is not as easy as one might think.
 

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Would love to see what is out there. Been looking for a nice strap to complement my SBGH001 - need a strap to diminish the pesky gap btw side of case and end of strap.
 

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Well you can always try out Dangerous9 or Atilla Aszodi for handcrafted bespoke strap made to your desired specifications
 

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Never seen one on a Nato before, but it works nicely and looks good.
 

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BTW the 21mm lug width limits the selection of options.


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Here is another strap. Not feeling it. The stitching near the lug are a distraction to how clean the watch looks. But overall I think a nice reddish saddle brown color is the right direction.

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I prefer to wear my Grand Seikos on straps as well. But with 19mm lugs, I find it hard though to find decent straps that would match the quality of the watch and long enough for my wrist. I currently have my watches on good enough leathers I found in Japan but I'm waiting on custom croc straps I ordered.
 

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I am a bracelet guy through and through... but THAT is a sharp look, for both of them.

I prefer to wear my Grand Seikos on straps as well. But with 19mm lugs, I find it hard though to find decent straps that would match the quality of the watch and long enough for my wrist. I currently have my watches on good enough leathers I found in Japan but I'm waiting on custom croc straps I ordered.
 

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The lugs on this one are 19mm, and yeah, it's a 20mm strap. Bit tight but it worked ok. The strap is called Cobra Aviator. I picked it up from an online shop in Japan a few years ago. Strangely I can't find anything about the company online now.
 

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Here are some old pic's of GS on strap from my photobucket.

SBGR023 on a 19mm GS-strap














Snowflake is 20mm so there is a lot of straps for it.














the Spring Drive chrono is 21mm, the black racing strap is thick so the gap between strap and watch is reduced.












SBGE021 is also 21mm




22mm NATO


22mm Isofrane




SBGR085 19mm came with both bracelet and leather strap.








 

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Awesome collection on straps! Love your photos.


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