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Which strap material do you prefer?

  • lizard

    Votes: 1 3.2%
  • leather

    Votes: 10 32.3%
  • gator/croc

    Votes: 19 61.3%
  • other

    Votes: 1 3.2%
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Before you say it, I know there are other strap material options like ostrich, buffalo, and even chicken skin - but let's stick to the 3 most common options. Which is your preference for either a vintage or modern watch?






Cast a vote and make a post with an explanation. I'll even allow you bracelet fanatics to have an out with the 'other' option.
 

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Croc/gator seems to add a little class to a watch. That's my first choice for a dress watch unless it's a very thin one, then it seems lizard or leather works better.
 

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With vintage or new "dress" watch I'd prefer gator/croc when/if the orig metal isn't available. But I don't usually wear those so for me there's another couple of combinations: vintage leather on new, vintage leather on vintage :biggrin:





 

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Croc for me - same reasons as mentioned by Dennis, IMO this type makes any dress watch more classy. BTW, I'm looking for the right croc to use on my Omega Speedy; suggestions anyone? :mellow:
 

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I selected "Other"

Vintage watches look great on lizard. The first strap I purchased for my two Seamasters was a brown Teju:



However, I do love some gator and croco to "dress up" my watches. The different color variations & grain patterns offer such unique looks:






Black is about as classy as it gets for vintage, I think:





Nothing wrong with pushing the color envelope for a modern piece:



 

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I voted for leather, but I really like the look and feel of Buffalo.

 

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New Hadley Roma croc for my freshly serviced 1969 Seamaster cal. 751:



 

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i have a leather strap that doesnt need a tool to install...inside the springbar area there is a little nub that protrudes so you can use a thumbnail to help install it.

anyone know what this feature is called?

i like it.
 

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i have a leather strap that doesnt need a tool to install...inside the springbar area there is a little nub that protrudes so you can use a thumbnail to help install it.

anyone know what this feature is called?

i like it.
I've heard them called quick-release, lever and pegged, spring bars.
A tool is available to cut the hole in the strap.
 
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