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Post by Warhol »

Does everybody use the strap that came with the watch? I think it's a good strap with a nice buckle but I'm considering to buy an extra strap.
I think a black alligator strap would look nice too.
What do you think?
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Warhol, I'm currently in this process myself. I've been using a chocolate brown strap which more closely matches my wardrobe, but I'm def going w/ black gator also. Let's face it, men only have a few things we can accessorise with. Shoes, eyewear, a watch. Not much else.
Best price I've seen is about 80US from a seemingly reputable seller on Ebay. There is also another web vendor I'm considering.
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Post by Hans »

If you guys come up with nice combinations, I expect pictures of it in the "Show your watch" forum!! :)
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Post by KevRC4130 »

When buying a replacement strap, are there any that will use the deployment buckle of the OEM strap, or are we left with a normal belt-buckle type closure?
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Kev, I'll be moving the CW deployment around. I like having the signature stuff on. Maybe CW will make additional signature deployments available. Deployments are fairly cheap. I picked a one up off ebay for about $8+ ship.
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Post by DavidM1 »

I'm hunting for straps at the moment. I liked the original a lot but I generally wear darker brown leather or black.

Someone suggested Hirsch Duke and from the photos I've seen it looks like a good crocodile grain leather. Pretty cheap - about $30. I'm tossing up between leather and alligator at the moment.
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Post by joerattz »

According to Chris Ward, they have more straps coming:

... "Tan leather, Black Leather, chrome finish, and gold finish"

I suggested to him that there seems to be a lot of interest in a black aligator.
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joerattz wrote:According to Chris Ward, they have more straps coming:

... "Tan leather, Black Leather, chrome finish, and gold finish"

I suggested to him that there seems to be a lot of interest in a black aligator.
This will be a big plus. I like the original band but, like David, dark brown more suits my needs. I've aslo picked up a BK gator grain from the bay to see if I like it before buying genuine. Hadley Roma have a good rep?
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Post by DavidM1 »

I've just put a black Hirsch Ascot on the Malvern and it works very well although I suspect a flatter strap would be even better. I'm still tempted by croc or alligator if I see something affordable. The Ascot is a bit more rounded and less angular than the pictures suggest.

In looking for a pic I've found that they are being discounted - I paid too much! :(

http://www.thewatchprince.com/product/MS118918R00G-CO
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Post by El Tiempo »

Dave, the new Hadley Roma faux gator I bought recently looks great. The quality is good. I'm definitely going to go with a genuine at some point.

I took some pics but they're too dark to really see the detail.

Here's the strap I bought.
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I won't say how much I paid in order to spare you any further humiliation. Remember, Dave, Ebay is your friend.

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What size strap does a Malvern need?

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I was wondering what size strap does a Malvern require?
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Joe, I changed my post, please see above.

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Post by DavidM1 »

Hi El Tiempo,

Good looking strap. Was that from an ebay store?
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PM sent.
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Post by DavidM1 »

Thanks - got it. I took some pics of the black Ascot strap yesterday and will post one or two when I get them downloaded. It has really grown on me.
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