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Idlefellow

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Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24

PostSubject: Watch strap help   Thu May 04, 2017 10:07 am

What are some sources for really good leather watch straps?  Not sure I want to spend what it'll take to buy croc or alligator (but I might); good quality embossed leather might work.  I hate buying them online as they always look good in the photos but are often disappointing when in hand; some that I've bought that were touted to be top quality just didn't have the thickness, etc.

Currently I need a strap for my Longines Dolce Vita chrono; in the past I've ordered them from Longines (which are ridiculously expensive for what they are) but they have discontinued the one I preferred.  I'll want some nice thickness and contrasting stitching.  Thanks for any/all help/suggestions.

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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
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PostSubject: Re: Watch strap help   Thu May 04, 2017 10:42 am

Made-to-order Horween leather, for a C-note or so. Hard to get away from spendiness for quality.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/466598475/horween-natural-derby-leather-watch?ref=pla_similar_listing_top-4
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riff raff

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Location : Western Maryland
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PostSubject: Re: Watch strap help   Thu May 04, 2017 2:03 pm

The WatchUSeek forum has a whole section on straps, including a classified and trade section, with a pretty wide range of offerings.
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f319/
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monbla256

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Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
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PostSubject: Re: Watch strap help   Thu May 04, 2017 6:57 pm

I've bought from these folks for years and have NEVER been disapointed in what they sell. They carry some of the widest variety of Hadley-Roma Croc straps at very reasonable prices.  

https://www.globalwatchband.com/


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Idlefellow

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Location : The Kansas Prairie
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PostSubject: Re: Watch strap help   Thu May 04, 2017 9:43 pm

Global is one that came highly recommended but I was rather disappointed in what I got from them. Maybe I'll give them another look.
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loneredtree

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Age : 75
Location : Nevada City, CA.
Registration date : 2011-05-28

PostSubject: Re: Watch strap help   Fri May 05, 2017 12:56 am

I had the same problem. Wish I had posted here. I did buy a band for $95 from Fison. www.filson.com. It may not have the detail you are looking for. I do like the quality however.
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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: Watch strap help   Fri May 05, 2017 8:43 pm

Idlefellow wrote:
Global is one that came highly recommended but I was rather disappointed in what I got from them.  Maybe I'll give them another look.

This is an example of a Hadley-Roma Alligator strap with a stainless butterfly deployant catch that I got from Global on my Citizen Chronomaster. IMHO it's a beautiful strap for a beautiful watch at a very reasonable price  Twisted Evil

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Idlefellow

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PostSubject: Re: Watch strap help   Wed May 17, 2017 3:08 pm

Do you have the model number of that strap? Very attractive...
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PostSubject: Re: Watch strap help   Wed May 17, 2017 11:18 pm

Idlefellow wrote:
Do you have the model number of that strap?  Very attractive...

I just ordered a Tan Alligator Hadley- Roma strap as listed by Global. I had them put their "butterfly" deployant catch on it and ordered the size that would fit my wrist. That pic was taken about 5 years ago when I got it. It's darkened up with wear since then . Looks better with wear than when new IMHO Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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