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Hey Cats,

Went through my watch strap collection to try something out.

Notched out this 18mm nylon to see how it looks on the Elgin, not too shabby I guess, what do you guys think?







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I hope those cuts will not decide to go all way through reaching each other... :)
Yeah really eh. I heat sealed the notches so that wouldn't happen......I hope.

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IMHO..it`s like putting white wall tyres on a ferrari....just my opinion.
 

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Actually, I have a Hamilton driver's watch that would work quite well with. And if you clean up the edges, get your patent for the idea, you'll be rolling in watches.

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Honestly? No. It looks not good to me. It looks makeshift, provisorily, as if your strap broke on a Saturday evening with no option to find a new one ;-)

That's how it looks to me. That beautiful watch deserves better, imho.

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What a story that watch could tell.
" The leather strap broke whilst in hand to hand combat with the enemy - I ended up in
a bordello and one of the girls fixed it with her suspender elastic "
And it's still here after a hundred years ! :)
 

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Get some tomato Ketchup on it, and then you can have the blood, of the wearer injured in WWI trenches!!
 

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So to the relief of Tomcat I think I've found the solution for a strap for this watch and it's a vintage piece from the good ole USA from back in the day. Found it at one of my favorite junk/goods store. Paid the princely sum of $2 for it with access to more! :)









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What a story that watch could tell.
" The leather strap broke whilst in hand to hand combat with the enemy - I ended up in
a bordello and one of the girls fixed it with her suspender elastic "
And it's still here after a hundred years ! :)
Yeah brother! Yeah :)

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I like the leather one much better that you found.
I was also thinking along the lines of a leather NATO.
like this perhaps? :think:

 

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I like the leather one much better that you found.
I was also thinking along the lines of a leather NATO.
like this perhaps? :think:

The new strap I found is drying on the tube for now that I'm stretching it with, should be ready in about another hour.

I like the leather NATO, I use a black one on the UG, I suppose you'd have to special order one in 14mm to fit these trench and trench style watches.

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Honestly? No. It looks not good to me. It looks makeshift, provisorily, as if your strap broke on a Saturday evening with no option to find a new one ;-)

That's how it looks to me. That beautiful watch deserves better, imho.

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Tomcat
Sorry, but I am with Tomcat on this one.. just doesn't look right imho..
 

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As am I. After I'm done with setting up the leather find I'm going to try to cut down the nylon to 14 and see what I end up wIth.

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Dry enough to test. Looks better with the Waltham, I'll have to pick up another tomorrow.





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