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Anywhere in town that sells nylon type straps like Nato straps or something similar?
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I don't know about in town, but I order most of mine from Crown & Buckle.
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I don't know about in town, but I order most of mine from Crown & Buckle.
Cool Vintage Watches down in Parkville sells all types of straps including nylon NATO and Zulu straps. They also carry my line of exotic leather straps. Mention that Oscar sent you down there for extra great deal on a watch or straps.

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Cool Vintage Watches down in Parkville sells all types of straps including nylon NATO and Zulu straps. They also carry my line of exotic leather straps. Mention that Oscar sent you down there for extra great deal on a watch or straps.
Thanks for the heads up, I'll have to make it down there and check them out. Too bad they aren't open Sunday's.
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Funny stuff. I recently got into watches and was going to ask the same question. It would be nice to just swing by a shop and pick what you want, instead of waiting a week for a strap. Too bad there isn't anything g in the OP area.
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Funny stuff. I recently got into watches and was going to ask the same question. It would be nice to just swing by a shop and pick what you want, instead of waiting a week for a strap. Too bad there isn't anything g in the OP area.
It is not the easiest thing to cater to, especially if you use quality materials. There are different lug widths, materials, stitching, lengths, buckles, etc. To just go in and find the exact strap that you want, that fits your watch and fits you, would almost be a shot in the dark.

It is a little easier with vintage watches, as they seem to vary less across the board, than modern watches do.
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It is not the easiest thing to cater to, especially if you use quality materials. There are different lug widths, materials, stitching, lengths, buckles, etc. To just go in and find the exact strap that you want, that fits your watch and fits you, would almost be a shot in the dark.

It is a little easier with vintage watches, as they seem to vary less across the board, than modern watches do.
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Jewelers are usually pompous asses and rarely have a good selection of anything worth your time or money. Don't go to them. If you can change a headlight on an EK civic, you can change the band yourself with one tool - a steak knife. Just get the first serrated part on the lug and push inward, the spring-loaded pin is now out. If not - find a clockmaker. A clockmaker worth his or her brass deals with watches.

NATO straps are even easier, and look pretty damn cool.

Vintage watches are usually predictable. In all the vintage watches I've done, I've never used a pin larger than 20mm. They're pretty easy. If it's not 16mm, it's 18mm. IIRC, they're almost always even numbers.

Sadly, horology is dying. Don't buy quartz. Give me mechanical or give me death.

Anybody know a good watch smith? I can fix any clock around, but my watch game is gone. And I have a patient.
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