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Hi all,
Noob question.
I tried searching but obviously I don’t even know the right term to use.
What are these straps called where the spring bars are smaller than the wide end of the strap?



And if you know a place that has a bunch of options please let me know! I’m looking for one that has 18mm lug width but flares out to 22mm and tapers down to the buckle end.
Thanks


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“Bulge strap” yields some unfavorable search results lol
But thanks that’s it. I have a local guy that might do this. But then I’m paying for the strap and the labor for a cheap watch


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“Bulge strap” yields some unfavorable search results lol
But thanks that’s it. I have a local guy that might do this. But then I’m paying for the strap and the labor for a cheap watch


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Also try "notched strap". That might get you some more results.

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Thanks guys. These all have turned up a few results. It seems this type of strap is just not that common


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Never heard “bulge strap.” That sounds kinky.

I’ve only heard them called “notched” or “notched end” straps. You can find YT videos on converting a conventional one to a notched application. I’ve done it once or twice.
 
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I think you are looking for a "tapered" strap if the only requirement is that it goes from some large dimension at the lugs to a smaller dimension at the buckle. Standard tapers are from 2mm - 4mm. Most more radical tapers need to be custom made as there will not be a lot of widely available options ...

You can "notch" your own tapered strap if needed with an exacto knife.

 
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