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A little bit of modding to a strap.

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Chris L  
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November 18, 2012 02:52AM
This CWC G-10 has been wearing a gray NATO strap for months. I want to change things up a bit, but the watch has fixed lug-bars in the true mil-watch tradition.



I've got some leather options around the home for this. For the last week I was wearing an aviator-style strap with snaps. But the snaps are pretty shiny and clash with the watch finish. Also the leather width was a bit too narrow, exposing too much gap between the lugs for my taste.

So I brought out this Russian Bund-style strap. I bought a batch of these years ago, but they are very cheaply made. The buckle and keeper are really some of the worst type of stamped sheet metal. I decided if I am going to use the strap comfortably, I would need to upgrade that hardware. I dug up a donor buckle and leather keeper from a slightly-beat-up old strap. The original keeper was actually sewn-in to the strap, so I had to carefully make a cut into the buckle with a metal shears.

Here's the old hardware removed.


And the watch on it's new strap.






I agree, the replacement buckle is too shiny, but at least it is not visible when looking at the watch. smile


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Chris L259November 18, 2012 02:52AM

Nice work on the strap Chris! You can always brush the buckle if it ends up bothering you. (n/t)

Timemiser51November 18, 2012 07:20PM

Much better! Thumbs up!Clapping! (n/t)

Kenny L59November 18, 2012 07:06PM

Looks great, Chris.Thumbs up! (n/t)

Mark C.58November 18, 2012 02:24PM

Perfect! Thumbs Up (n/t)

Dave M57November 18, 2012 02:13PM

Nicely done! (n/t)

RR21865November 18, 2012 06:28AM

I always have the option to remove the pad, but I'm OK with it now. smile

Chris L60November 18, 2012 05:27AM

SmileThumbs up! (n/t)

IF64November 18, 2012 05:21AM

A nice change, but, & with no disrespect, do you feel the strap dwarfs the watch? I like the Nato....

Riddim Driven66November 18, 2012 03:32AM



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