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: Carbon fiber strap questions

06-16-2012, 03:25 PM
I am in the market for one to compliment my Lum Tec M20 which has a carbon fiber dial. I have 2 questions:

1. Who makes an authentic carbon fiber, high quality strap. I don't want any cheap imitations here or some kind of material made to look like CF.

2. Most of the "authentic" carbon fiber straps I've seen look like thatched black leather and don't have the nice, black and gray contrasting shades that the dial and real carbon fiber has. Are these actually fake?

For example:


Please educate me on CF :)

06-16-2012, 04:05 PM
Don't quote me on this, but I don't believe anyone makes a strap in real carbon fiber. It is a weave material that does not stay together well unless sealed with an epoxy resin. This makes it superbly strong and stiff, but not good for a watch strap.

I thought about a strap like that for the M20, but thought it might be a little too much. The good thing is, just about any color strap will go great with the CF dial.

06-17-2012, 10:15 AM
I own a M20 myself, and I have considered this leather strap that looks carbon fiber.