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My strap has finally developed certain characteristics... The strap is all now nicely frayed (a little patina too).

 

I couldn't imagine this watch on anything else and the more "pubes" it gets, the better it will look!

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Any other watches "of the forum" that are looking good in tatty old rags?

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My zenith is pretty fit. But my trackies have paint on. Does that count? 2cbe958d6467e2d2acc676d00dd830a5.jpg

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Mine's had a 'Brazillian'....
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Good job its a ginger innit

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8 hours ago, Bonzodog said:

My poor old brain did a sumersault at th title:sign_what:.But that’s a cool strap.

Mine too.  Still needed to take a look though lol.

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I LOVE well-patinated leather straps and just wish more watches were sold with a quality leather strap rather than a stainless steel bracelet. As for fabric straps, I quite like these but had a new Sekonda some time ago that sported a nice khaki fabric strap - that is until the strap proved so harsh and rough that it pulled out threads from any clothing it came into contact with.:biggrin:

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22 minutes ago, Always"watching" said:

I LOVE well-patinated leather straps and just wish more watches were sold with a quality leather strap rather than a stainless steel bracelet. As for fabric straps, I quite like these but had a new Sekonda some time ago that sported a nice khaki fabric strap - that is until the strap proved so harsh and rough that it pulled out threads from any clothing it came into contact with.:biggrin:

I find with stock leather straps a bit on the short side,and in many cases poor quality.

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I do agree with you there, dear Bonzodog. I especially dislike straps with a sort of fabric underside that starts to crack up and fall apart long before the actual leather upper has past its prime. It surely isn't too much to ask that decent watches should be supplied with something of quality in terms of leather strap.:)

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14 hours ago, Always"watching" said:

I do agree with you there, dear Bonzodog. I especially dislike straps with a sort of fabric underside that starts to crack up and fall apart long before the actual leather upper has past its prime. It surely isn't too much to ask that decent watches should be supplied with something of quality in terms of leather strap.:)

I had a very interesting chat with a senior chap at Patek not so long ago and he said their straps generally last for about 500 'do-ups' before the leather at the buckle starts to split.  He said this was perfectly fine as it meant the owner would bring the watch in for a new strap and a service.

I prefer completely the opposite approach; engineering them to last as long as humanly possible by not having any stress concentrations (particularly not bending through a buckle), being only semi flexible, and having multiple layering of Teju leather.  Teju is one of the few leathers that gets better with age (something to do with having no calcium in it).

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Got a very similar style on my Christmas Steiny - obviously designed to fray like yours but I can't decide about the whole shaggy strap look. Swapped it onto an olive suede at the minute while I think about it.:

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