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    Quote Originally Posted by Nandyn View Post
    Those are a lot like Erika's Originals MN straps, except that his buckles at the ends, vs Erika's where you put your hand through the loop and buckle it back onto itself.

    Thanks for that link! Nice to see similar strap I can buy stateside for less than half the price.

    But if you haven't tried Erika's version, you should give it a shot. Even less bulk than the watch steward ones.
    I should have linked to the home page because there is a "minimalist" version now which is what I use/referred to: https://www.thewatchsteward.com/

    It's definitely less bulk than erika's and doesn't involve the strap going under the watch (increasing the watch height)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scofield View Post
    I should have linked to the home page because there is a "minimalist" version now which is what I use/referred to: https://www.thewatchsteward.com/

    It's definitely less bulk than erika's and doesn't involve the strap going under the watch (increasing the watch height)
    Oh nice! Didn't see those! Yeah I like that minimalist version much much better than that first one.

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    I buy NATO straps from Crown and Buckle: https://www.crownandbuckle.com/

    I like Di-Modell dress straps and buy them from Freda: http://www.fredawatchstraps.com/

    Freda also sells Hirsch, and Hadley Roma, and several other brands.
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    For super affordable straps, I go to cheapestnatostraps. Only takes about a week usually to get my order from Sweden.

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    Nice to see new strap vendors; it will be a great resource.

    I get some leather straps from Hides and Stitches:

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/HidesAndStitches

    They will make the length just right for me, and do not charge for the custom service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nandyn View Post
    For super affordable straps, I go to cheapestnatostraps. Only takes about a week usually to get my order from Sweden.
    they have something similar to Erika's now too. Havent tried one yet.

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    For cheap, experimenting, variety - cheapestnatostraps, for sure.

    For higher quality NATOs - BluShark is fantastic. Great material and nice, beefy hardware.

    I have one cork strap from Portugal that is interesting. Seeing this topic reminds me to get that one on a watch this summer. https://www.corkwatchstraps.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlitos View Post
    For cheap, experimenting, variety - cheapestnatostraps, for sure.

    For higher quality NATOs - BluShark is fantastic. Great material and nice, beefy hardware.

    I have one cork strap from Portugal that is interesting. Seeing this topic reminds me to get that one on a watch this summer. https://www.corkwatchstraps.com/
    I forgot about blushark, good catch. They are legit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scofield View Post
    I should have linked to the home page because there is a "minimalist" version now which is what I use/referred to: https://www.thewatchsteward.com/

    It's definitely less bulk than erika's and doesn't involve the strap going under the watch (increasing the watch height)
    I made my own Watch Steward minimalist style strap with a lanyard from Amazon and the hardware from an Erika's original I had replaced under warranty. Best watch strap I've ever made. On 22mm lugs, but it fits 20mm lugs perfectly.

    Last edited by Nandyn; July 13th, 2019 at 10:43 AM.

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