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normdiaz

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  1. Don't like all those holes? Go with the Crown and Buckle adjustable Chevron strap or homages. They only have a maximum of 5 holes.
  2. Mathey-Tissot vs Tissot Watch Brand Comparison (Similar or Not Really?) (timepieceking.info)
  3. That criteria is HIGHLY subjective and only you can answer it.
  4. Green dial watches reviewed by WatchTime: Essence of Emerald: 15 Green-Dial Watches On Sale Now | WatchTime - USA's No.1 Watch Magazine
  5. No duties collected by the USA on CNS straps entering the country.
  6. Agree, the burgundy strap seems to be a better match for that particular watch.
  7. People's tastes/requirements vary so I cannot really make recommendations. I can say I've had good experience with NATO's from Haveston , Crown and Buckle, Clockwork Synergy, and NATO Strap Co. I convert all my NATO's to single pass by eliminating the second keeper but Haveston and C&B offer single-pass versions. Here's one article that may provide some ideas: The 10 Best NATO Straps for Watches in 2021 - The Modest Man
  8. One source is mastersintime.com. Kind of pricey, IMHO, there are better NATO's out there for less.
  9. Agree. Same problem here of the strap not reaching the second keeper when otherwise adjusted to where the buckle and first keeper are on the underside of the wrist. Mixed customer reviews on CNS, more on the bad side: Cheapest NATO Straps Reviews | Read Customer Service Reviews of www.cheapestnatostraps.com (trustpilot.com)
  10. More than likely. Can any other USA member access the review through the posted link?
  11. Don't know. I can access the video fine using that link.
  12. Might be worth the "price of admission" if still on sale. Ochstin 62028 automatich watch review and hands on - Bing video
  13. Another Chinese watch review. On surface appears O.K. except for the 30M WR. Currently available from one vendor at under 25USD. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Ochstin+watch+review&docid=608023080345863371&mid=C51DB5D81A68E3736DB7C51DB5D81A68E3736DB7&view=detail&FORM=VIR
  14. My "poor financial state" may be poorer than yours as the USD equivalent of 79 pounds/euros would be above what I would spend for a potential bin item. May the good in your sample be greater than the bad. (Don't know about your source, but the Invictas offered for sale on TV's "Shop NBC" seem too large for all but the largest wrists.")
  15. Sorry to "rain on your parade", but Invicta seems to have a rather poor customer service record. I hope your watch experience is better than some of these: Invicta Reviews, Complaints & Contacts | Complaints Board
  16. Haven't tried the "leaving it in a drawer" bit. My Eco-Drives are always exposed to some form of light during my waking hours. Only one that ever went to a two-second second hand movement was a J80 caliber.
  17. My Citizen Eco-Drive with the caliber E760 movement has been going strong since 2005. Of course is has two power-saver modes. My daughter's Reguno (Citizen sub brand) went from full stop to normal operation with under 3 hours under a table lamp.
  18. https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/can-you-guess-the-movie-star-from-their-watch/ar-BB1b0Ac4?ocid=msedgdhp
  19. The "budget" NATO straps on E-bay are Chinese and tend to be a bit on the short side. Got one from E-bay for USD 2.95 delivered, and so far it's working well. Wouldn't recommend them for wrists sizes over 7 inches. Similar straps are offered on Amazon so, of course, always confirm length as well as width.
  20. Yep. "Different strokes for different folks". Have bought a couple from single pass adjustable straps from CNS. Last one was ordered May 25, shipped May 30, and received July 14.
  21. Curved spring bars may also be a solution on NATO straps too thick to fit between the spring bar and case. Worked for me on fitting a Haveston strap to a Eco-Drive BM7100-59E. Caution: With curved spring bars mounted, the watch may slide off thinner NATO straps when mounting/using.
  22. Bought a Bertucci nylon strap. Too stiff. Couldn't soften it up sufficiently after numerous washings, soaking in fabric softener, working it. Ended up donating it to a thrift shop.
  23. Check out the Haveston Service Series straps: http://strapsense.com/2018/10/07/haveston-a2-service-series-single-pass-layout/
  24. A "how to" video for strap changes: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=how+to+change+a+watch+strap&docid=608014554210962960&mid=DC916E43526CB0CB35DDDC916E43526CB0CB35DD&view=detail&FORM=VIRE
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