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My goal was to get this one looking like a worn in pair of blue jeans, and I think I achieved that.
Technique was simply to soak the band in water, then go at it as it looked like it needed it with the wire brush. Let dry and repeat until satisfied.
This watch face photographs weird with it's lume dial and sapphire combo. The band twisted show was intended to show the color change, but I'm not sure it really does.
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I love my Barton canvas straps, but honestly unless you need the color or need specifically a thin canvas strap, there's no reason to spend $20 on those anymore. We will see how they hold up.
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I think it looks good just like that. They don't take to long to start looking aged/weathered anyway. I don't wear my blue one all that much yet the color is a bit lighter than the other unused blue one I have.
Yeah, it's fine. I was going for more of the frayed edge look vs fading on this one. I'll probably wear it a bit as is, or just get a second to experiment with since they're so cheap.
Think I'll order one for my Citizen AT9010-52E in 24mm. Give me a lighter alternative to the bracelet. This is one of those oddball odd number banded watch at 23mm, but the fabric in these should have no trouble working with that.
Looks like they'll be on sale a few more cents off in four days, too.