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After many years of admiring the Okeah, the recent Okeah love on this forum prompted me to actually do something about it. I’m very happy I did.

The Okeah is often, very logically, paired with a blue strap. It looks great on a tan strap, too. I like the look of both these combinations in photos, but in reality I know I prefer less colour in the strap department. I’ve also recently been going through a steel phase.

Original Poljot catalogues show that the Okeah was originally supplied on both a brushed steel oyster-ish band as well as a milanaise mesh. Both look great, so I wanted to try and create a modern version of this to accompany the modern reissue.

Here are the three options. I think I prefer it on the non-mesh - so it’ll stay on that for the time being. Good to have future options though.

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What do you think?

There are quite a few Okeahs amongst us, so please feel free to post your Okeah strap options here. It would be good to see the variations.

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Can’t you put out a warning when you post like that! I nearly broke my neck thinking there was one for sale. :eek:

The shark mesh looks good or a bund. :thumbup:

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Number 2 and it goes against my intuition but it looks great! I forgot that these Okeahs don't have small lip on the lugs to make them look like they have an 18mm spacing. I would still prefer brown leather though :lol:

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Shark mesh from those three. It goes great with the tan coloured leather to emphasis the dial colour (you've seen mine on tan leather). Ideally I'm going to try to get a similarly coloured but better quality strap. Something handmade and maybe suede with whipping and/or perforations. Something uber-funky.

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It's 19mm lug width Kutusov. I have one that I'm thinking about putting a lumpy on. Out of all the pics I think that I prefer the bracelet most.

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It's 19mm lug width Kutusov. I have one that I'm thinking about putting a lumpy on. Out of all the pics I think that I prefer the bracelet most.

Mine's a 20mm, Carl - it's a Final Edition reissue...

Would like to see how it looks on a lumpy!

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Thanks for all the comments. It's definitely staying on steel for now, but I think I'll give the mesh a go before too long.

There's a photo online somewhere of one on a white nylon webbing strap like those worn by cosmonauts over the suit. Looked surprisingly great!

Not having the panache of Scott, I won't be trying it. :no:

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That's a bit of elastic, innit?

Well if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then...

:lol:

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Uh. Yeah... :rolleyes: ...must have been drunk when I saw it :lol:

Comatose drunk, I would say...

That's a bit of elastic, innit?

Looks like some one salvaged that from granny's pants :lol:

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Pink better

You should get one of these...

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It's described as Parachute Regiment red but that means pink. :eek:

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