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so.. what do u think...

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1) I won the fight
2) I should have used less fingernails and more dremel
3) :thumbup:

I think it fits the brown rugged strap pretty nicely.. but again you guys are welcome to hate it.. :D

Also as a note... do you think this strap.. makes it look less of a field watch, and more of a pilots watch?











 

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I like it, but I think you should rub some mink oil on it to give it richer appearance.

It would smooth out some of the abrasions, but it would look like you've had it a long time, caring for it, regardless of of the accidents of time.

That's just my view, because I use mink oil on all my leather.

I also use Kiwi Camp Dry.

Both of these go a long way toward protecting the leather against moisture.

If you follow the directions, neither of these products should make the band uncomfortable to wear, but if that's a fear, go with the Camp Dry.
 

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I like it, but I think you should rub some mink oil on it to give it richer appearance.

It would smooth out some of the abrasions, but it would look like you've had it a long time, caring for it, regardless of of the accidents of time.

That's just my view, because I use mink oil on all my leather.

I also use Kiwi Camp Dry.

Both of these go a long way toward protecting the leather against moisture.

If you follow the directions, neither of these products should make the band uncomfortable to wear, but if that's a fear, go with the Camp Dry.
Thanks buddy, i plan to get mink oil tomo morn from a local leather goods store!
 

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awesome!

nice looking strap! I am actually in need of replacing the strap on my khaki Navy internal bezel (2 crowns) and I wanted to opt out of the rubber or steel straps that are usually paired with this model. Your strap looks exactly like what I had pictured in my head! (ok, minus the distressing, but now I have ideas...) IS that a 22mm or 20 mm lug width? I believe my model is 20 mm.
I dont have any good ideas as to where I should shop for my strap as this would be my first time replacing anything on this watch. (this is my first post, too)
any suggestions?
 

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I really like the sturdy look of your strap, it's obviously well made, & compliments the watch well. I tend to like my distressing to come naturally with time, but that's just me.
 

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I think SeanO will concur with this one....and probably a few Californians

I rarely wear out a leather strap but I've had to get rid of a few. Reason being our temperature being over 30 deg C (90 deg F for you Luddites) for several months a year means they get more than a little funky (from sweat) and only last a couple of summers of continuous use.
 

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I think SeanO will concur with this one....and probably a few Californians

I rarely wear out a leather strap but I've had to get rid of a few. Reason being our temperature being over 30 deg C (90 deg F for you Luddites) for several months a year means they get more than a little funky (from sweat) and only last a couple of summers of continuous use.

We don't have that problem in Connecticut. 20 deg. F tonight with 18 inches of the snow on the ground. :scared:

What's a Luddite? :confused1:

Mark S.
 
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