Non CW of the Day

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Re: Non CW of the Day

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vikingdrvr wrote:Happy Humpday!

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Sabbath wrote: you do do some smashing photographs :thumbup:
ddav wrote: Richard , your a bad man!
Thanks. And, thanks. :D
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Soo hard to pick one..
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Trying to get more wear out of my Explorer. Back to trying a leather strap. Problem being is that the lug reach is a little too short meaning the strap can catch on the case now and again.

I prefer this look to the bracelet. If I can't sort it I may have to consider letting it go and swapping for a black faced GS (The fantastic quartz version again :thumbup: )

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Sabbath wrote:Trying to get more wear out of my Explorer. Back to trying a leather strap. Problem being is that the lug reach is a little too short meaning the strap can catch on the case now and again.
Not sure if I understood your comment properly, but wouldn't a thinner strap (strap thickness, not strap width) be the answer?
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Sabbath wrote:Trying to get more wear out of my Explorer. Back to trying a leather strap. Problem being is that the lug reach is a little too short meaning the strap can catch on the case now and again.
Not sure if I understood your comment properly, but wouldn't a thinner strap (strap thickness, not strap width) be the answer?

I have tried a thickish hand made strap which caught so I tried this one. and to be honest you can't get much thinner. Perhaps one that has less tolerance where the spring bar goes might be a viable solution. Or I could try bending a spring bar like some of the new CWLs?
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New strap today for the Speedy, good match I think :)

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Sabbath wrote:
downer wrote:
Sabbath wrote:Trying to get more wear out of my Explorer. Back to trying a leather strap. Problem being is that the lug reach is a little too short meaning the strap can catch on the case now and again.
Not sure if I understood your comment properly, but wouldn't a thinner strap (strap thickness, not strap width) be the answer?

I have tried a thickish hand made strap which caught so I tried this one. and to be honest you can't get much thinner. Perhaps one that has less tolerance where the spring bar goes might be a viable solution. Or I could try bending a spring bar like some of the new CWLs?
Curved spring bars definitely help - even better if you can find a curved end strap..

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^^^^ Richard,

Juat experimented with a dodgy bend of some spring bars and it has done the trick :thumbup: Now to source an appropriate strap. A curved strap might be worth a try. Any suggestions? Th strap you above?
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That strap is a Bremont- very good quality but crazily expensive, and poor VFM.

Not sure of the lug width on the Explorer, but this site has a couple, and they are a good supplier...

http://www.watch-band-center.com/watchs ... -20mm.html
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Sorted, bending the bars has made the difference required: even this handmade strap fits :thumbup: Looks nice I think - this might just work.

Might look for a nice aligator or just leave it on this. For now...

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Sabbath wrote:^^^^ Richard,

Juat experimented with a dodgy bend of some spring bars and it has done the trick :thumbup: Now to source an appropriate strap. A curved strap might be worth a try. Any suggestions? Th strap you above?
IIRC curved end straps are available from Watch Obsession.

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Sabbath wrote:Sorted, bending the bars has made the difference required: even this handmade strap fits :thumbup: Looks nice I think - this might just work.

Might look for a nice aligator or just leave it on this. For now...

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That looks fantastic Mark :)