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    Can I get some recommendations on watch-strap makers with reputable quality? I'd also prefer to keep my budget under $30.


    Thanks for any help!


    #2


    What kind of material?


    NATO Straps, my favorite is: http://www.gnomonwatches.com/


    Brady makes cool, leather Sail Clothe style straps at just over $30 http://www.bradystraps.com/


    Tao has a decent selection for $20 and they used to have a coupon if you signed up for their newsletter. The only watch i own from them, however, has a rubber strap (which I'm happy with. http://store.taowatch.us/leatherstrapsets.aspx


    I'd avoid an alligator or croc grain strap below $30 because they usually feel like plastic.


    Go on watch forums and there are a lot of people who custom make straps out of old, surplus leather, bags, or belts. And they can be really affordable and unique - especially popular with the PAM guys.


    And without saying, of course, eBay.

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      #3


      Hadley Roma does some nice leather straps in the <$30 range. Check them out on Amazon.

      Ben

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        #4


        I'm looking for a leather strap, 20mm. I've gotten sucked into the vortex that is "watchuseek"...

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          #5


          I'm looking for this strap or something just like it: http://i.imgur.com/Tk0JS.jpg


          I've found these:


          http://www.ebay.com/itm/20mm-Genuine...#ht_4238wt_907

          http://www.ebay.com/itm/Di-Modell-Ju...#ht_2031wt_907

          http://www.amazon.com/Hadley-Roma-MS...3448701&sr=8-5

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            #6


            I purchased a leather strap during the Cyber Monday sale from Crown&Buckle and I'm very pleased with the quality.

            http://www.crownandbuckle.com/

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              #7


              Actually I bought a similar looking 20mm band from Amazon for $15:

              http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Leather-millimeter-Tech-Swiss/dp/B0047EM0VC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323454678&sr=8-1


              I've had it since the end of September and have worn it almost every day.




              No complaints. It's a bit thick (1/8") but seems durable. I rub leftover Lexol on it after I finish working on my shoes.

              My Measurements: 6' 1" height, 35" sleeves, 41-42" chest/jacket, 35" waist, 34" inseam, 11.5D/EEE shoes, 200 lbs

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                #8


                Check out this place:


                http://www.internationalwatchman.com/home.html


                They have shell cordovan straps for $15 and pretty much anything else you could imagine

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                  #9


                  @YackoYak what's the watch? Got more pics? Looks very nice

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                    #10


                    @JC, those are some sick prices. I would totally take a chance on some of those bands.


                    The watch is the Bulova Men's 96B104 Strap Silver Dial Watch. I bought it when I couldn't find the silver-dialed Skagen Joe posted on the blog. At the time I bought it on Amazon for $87 shipped.


                    If you need more pics of the watch let me know. It's my go-to brown dress watch. I think the band may weigh more than the watch.

                    My Measurements: 6' 1" height, 35" sleeves, 41-42" chest/jacket, 35" waist, 34" inseam, 11.5D/EEE shoes, 200 lbs

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                      #11


                      The guys over at http://forums.watchuseek.com/ seemed to like them, the cordovan in particular. Cordovan is usually really expensive (at least in shoes) so $15 for a watch strap is great.

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