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mrzee

Nothing seems to look quite right

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So I’ve been trying different strap options on my Sea King 

Today was a shark mesh, yesterday was perlon, leather the day before 

29500904838_7dd811ee75_b.jpgOrient Sea King on perlon strap

 

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The problem is the sharp angular high sides. No strap seems to look quite right. 

If the bracelet wasn’t so rubbish Ieould have just left it alone.

Anyone got any bright ideas?

 

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4 hours ago, mrzee said:

So I’ve been trying different strap options on my Sea King 

Today was a shark mesh, yesterday was perlon, leather the day before 

29500904838_7dd811ee75_b.jpgOrient Sea King on perlon strap

 

42000570385_0061a431d6_b.jpg

The problem is the sharp angular high sides. No strap seems to look quite right. 

If the bracelet wasn’t so rubbish Ieould have just left it alone.

Anyone got any bright ideas?

 

Rubbish as may be, it's the terminals you're longing for!!

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After my brief love affair with NATO straps I now think the bracelet rocks!

I've ended up getting them for most of my watches now.. 

 

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@Doolittle @martinzx @Lug you are all correct of course, the end links do indeed make all the difference. The bracelet on mine though is rubbish. Perhaps there is some way of fettling the end links on to another strap or bracelet of better quality.

@JoT A high sided or curved rubber strap may be worth a go.

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Have to say IMHO none look quite right with the end links sunk down below the level of the watch on the bracelet and all the straps being the wrong colour somehow, what did they come with new?

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5 hours ago, martinzx said:

It is the end links that make all the difference IMHO :thumbsup:

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@mrzee That watch needs a bracelet. I've spent hours with needle files shaping end links to perfection to get it right. Definitely worth it. :thumbsup:

Nothing else will look right. obviously only my meaningless opinion.

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@WRENCH Do you know what? I hadn't even considered trying to 'fix' another bracelet to fit. I'm certainly going to give it a try.

I had wondered if I could somehow marry up the existing end links with a different bracelet/strap but my skill-set is pretty rubbish (only got full use of one hand). Thanks for the info though and something I'm deffo going to look into.

 

Cheers chaps!!!

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3 minutes ago, mrzee said:

I'm certainly going to give it a try.

A set of quality needle files,

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and a small clamp on model makers vice.

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Won't break the bank, and of course a bit of practice. :thumbsup:

 

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