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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by sproughton » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:44 am

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A pair of scissors, needle and thread. Sorted by cutting a bit off and restitching. Simples! :)
I did exactly the same. Then realised I hadn't threaded the clasp back through the metal part before re-stitching!

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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by neilj568 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:25 am

Put one on my SKX007 at the weekend and it fits very well and is pretty comfortable due to the ability to fine tune the size.
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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by H0rati0 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:52 pm

Seiko Military SNZG07J
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IMHO these don't suit high end or heavy watches, a tad cheapo and flimsy I find, though nice enough in their place. Comfortable for sure.
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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by MiniMpi » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:58 pm

Received my two French style Nato straps today, a black with red stripe and an all grey one.

Forgive me for being a bit stupid....but how does one fit them ??
I'm a bit perplexed at the moment.
I know you obviously fir the springbars but do you have to thread the springbar through the strap end then fit it to the watch case ?
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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by nbg » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:21 pm

MiniMpi wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:58 pm
Received my two French style Nato straps today, a black with red stripe and an all grey one.

Forgive me for being a bit stupid....but how does one fit them ??
I'm a bit perplexed at the moment.
I know you obviously fir the springbars but do you have to thread the springbar through the strap end then fit it to the watch case ?
Ferg have a look at the pic I have just taken of one off the wrist.
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Should help you see what part of the strap to put the watch head on and which way up.

Strap against case in position, then add the spring bars.

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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by neilj568 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:24 pm

And your hand goes through the loop - it confused me for a while when I got mine last week but having to remove the spring bars is annoying
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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by MiniMpi » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:37 pm

Many Thanks to you both !
I'll fit them tomorrow.
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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by MiniMpi » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:05 pm

Black and red stripe on my C8 UTC Worldtimer and the grey strap on my C11 Titanium Elite.
Both look and work well, thanks again for the advice.

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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by borderman » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:19 pm

Looking good Ferg try the black & red on your AM GT it looks good :D

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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by MiniMpi » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:44 pm

Cheers Dave ;)
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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by willttqs » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:26 pm

I’m really enjoying mine. On a slightly my slimline watch it works well to my eyes
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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by stefs » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:50 am

Question on the watchgeko strap for those that have them please...
I would quite like to try one on my little LLD but it has awkward lug width of 19mm. Do you reckon a 20mm strap would squidge in enough to fit and not look dodgy?
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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by H0rati0 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:24 pm

stefs wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:50 am
Question on the watchgeko strap for those that have them please...
I would quite like to try one on my little LLD but it has awkward lug width of 19mm. Do you reckon a 20mm strap would squidge in enough to fit and not look dodgy?
thanks
Difficult to say, mine seem a pretty generous width at the spring bar but If you wear it quite tight (ie the elasticity under tension) maybe you'd get away with it. They are a little thin in my opinion, but I admit I am not experienced with NATO styles. At the price though, what's to lose in trying?
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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by StrappedUp » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:58 pm

stefs wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:50 am
Question on the watchgeko strap for those that have them please...
I would quite like to try one on my little LLD but it has awkward lug width of 19mm. Do you reckon a 20mm strap would squidge in enough to fit and not look dodgy?
thanks
I don't see why not. I occasionally wear 20mm seatbelt NATOs on my 19mm GS and they fit fine.

I'd imagine these would be a better fit again as the material is elasticated.
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Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Post by stefs » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:33 pm

That’s great. Thanks both :thumbup:
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