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6 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

Dont iron it a rolling pin is better. 

Flat wood surface wood pin and give it a good rolling. I had to do that with a crappy omega strap. 

Should I heat the rolling pin in the oven?

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49 minutes ago, Jet Jetski said:

Should I heat the rolling pin in the oven?

I didnt might be a ok though. Any leather will spread and soften with force. I hammer me dads shoes so they dont rub. 

 

Sorry video was meant for another thread. Cant get shut of it without shutting the all lot. Anyhow its a good tune. 

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1 minute ago, Nigelp said:

I didnt might be a ok though. Any leather will spread and soften with force. I hammer me dads shoes so they dont rub. 

 

I just want to persuade this strap back to its original shape - heat and moisture have done it for me.  And for my watch straps, too.

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Just now, Jet Jetski said:

I just want to persuade this strap back to its original shape - heat and moisture have done it for me.  And for my watch straps, too.

I just use brute force and a bit of cloth hammers rolling pins ive never bothered with an iron it might work i dunno

It even works to make a strap that was 18mm into a 20mm

Rather than a shrunk one. Id go the hammer route or pin. 

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22 hours ago, Nigelp said:

I just use brute force and a bit of cloth hammers rolling pins ive never bothered with an iron it might work i dunno

It even works to make a strap that was 18mm into a 20mm

Rather than a shrunk one. Id go the hammer route or pin. 

Don't let me down, Patey m'boy.

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2 minutes ago, Jet Jetski said:

Don't let me down, Patey m'boy.

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Blimey lad did we go to school together that was my nickname when i ended up out of stonyhurst and at fisher moore in colne for upsetting the priest. Jon...you have my word if it does not work i have a hand made 18 italian in that brown. If you want it its yours either way. Thats your insurance. 

And ive spelt more wrong his name always offended me. Saints my sheep. 

Go for it lad

In case it doesnt work you can have thid

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I mean this. Pre rolled 18 for my 20mm sarb. 

16 taper much sweeter

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Well I am calling that a success.

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I can still see the slightest glint on the left hand side at 6 o'clock, but that is because I did not risk rolling the top - the underside is snug.

"A blind man'd be pleased to see that." As my gran used to say.

Cheers nigelp.

J

p.s. this is a very good watch to put on a bund - the bund makes it harder to wind and set, but provided I keep this on the winder or give it a good shake now and then, I never need to wind it or set it.

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13 minutes ago, Jet Jetski said:

Well I am calling that a success.

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I can still see the slightest glint on the left hand side at 6 o'clock, but that is because I did not risk rolling the top - the underside is snug.

"A blind man'd be pleased to see that." As my gran used to say.

Cheers nigelp.

J

p.s. this is a very good watch to put on a bund - the bund makes it harder to wind and set, but provided I keep this on the winder or give it a good shake now and then, I never need to wind it or set it.

Brilliant Lad. Have you seen how many members have been on your thread here since weve been away a few minutes. I would say that sorted jimitsalive out eh. Yeh its a grand watch that en. You can still have my strap if you want. Ive only been able to get it to 19mm and so my sarb wont fit. Guess your pin is heavier. But nevertheless for all you lot watching me and jon have confirmed it can work. 

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5 minutes ago, Jet Jetski said:

Thanks for the offer but I have a bread bin full of straps lol.

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Get your iron out 

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I took mine up to the rspca in bryn y maen they sell them to buy cat collars. 

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1 hour ago, Jet Jetski said:

Back on topic, here is my 'Jet has more money than sense, and he doesn't have that much money.' collection.

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The cost to service this box of watches will almost certainly outstrip the cost to fill it.

... but it'd be worth every penny.

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