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Re: Strap recommendations please!

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:41 pm

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I've pretty much given up on this watch but it was a gift from someone that will know if I unload it, so I'm trying to make it work. My wrist is close to 7". The Hamilton Regulator is 42mm, 22mm lug, 15mm thick. Not sure about lug to lug but it's >50mm. I have a few 42 mm watches that look good on my wrist, e.g., Eterna Granges and Ball Mad Cow, but those are fairly curved whereas this Hammy sits pretty flat. For 42mm, the Hamilton wears significant larger. Looks OK in the stock photo nut looks like **** on my wrist.

I've tried various various brown and black leather bands. I even tried a two-toned stainless band, and I hate those. Right now I think it looks best on a black leather NATO but that's not good enough.

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I'm waiting on an order, so I can't speak to their quality just yet.
But there is a strap company out of Poland called Pattini.

https://pattini.pl/

Good luck using their English button, I had to do all my transaction through Google Translate.

Anyway, looking through their discount section, found three I would recommend to see if you like the looks.

More conservative choice is this one:

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https://pattini.pl/pl/p/-CZARNY-PASEK-D ... mod.74/550

Price comes to about $19.41 with currency exchange.


Or this one, I'm thinking the holes in the strap would mirror the regulator subdials:

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https://pattini.pl/pl/p/-CZARNY-PASEK-D ... K-PINS/503

Price on that one comes to about $22


Finally, just to really mix things up.
How about a pop of color?

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https://pattini.pl/pl/p/-ZOLTY-PASEK-DO ... mod.65/509

Also about $19.41


If none of those do it for you, you can get something custom with leather color, stitching, buckles, etc.
Not very pricey if you go that route.
But expect to be a little confused by the Google Translate, at least that was a bit of a hurdle for me.
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Post by jamesgil » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:25 pm

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:24 pm

As I'm still on the fence about keeping this Ball, curious as to what others may recommend to change up the strap.

I've been poking around Pattini and may order a custom as pleased with the one for my CCCP.

But the more input the better.

Let's say $50 max for budget.
Need to double check, but 20mm lug width.

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Re: Strap recommendations please!

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:18 pm

TheJohnP wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:24 pm
As I'm still on the fence about keeping this Ball, curious as to what others may recommend to change up the strap.

I've been poking around Pattini and may order a custom as pleased with the one for my CCCP.

But the more input the better.

Let's say $50 max for budget.
Need to double check, but 20mm lug width.

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Re: Strap recommendations please!

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Post by watchpalooza » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:54 pm

TheJohnP wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:18 pm
TheJohnP wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:24 pm
As I'm still on the fence about keeping this Ball, curious as to what others may recommend to change up the strap.

I've been poking around Pattini and may order a custom as pleased with the one for my CCCP.

But the more input the better.

Let's say $50 max for budget.
Need to double check, but 20mm lug width.

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Pattini may be the best option. Or perhaps another horween leather rally strap. This one $59, but sure you can find one for under $50:




Here is another style:

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Post by Bbrou33 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:47 am

Gentlemen! And ladies if any present. Please help.
I ordered a cheap green NATO from Amazon but wondering what else I can throw on here. I wish it was bigger than 18. I remember someone posting something similar a while back, any 18 mm lug straps that widen to 20 or 22 right away?
Also looking into a metal bracelet but not sure which style

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Post by TheJohnP » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:12 am

Bbrou33 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:47 am
Gentlemen! And ladies if any present. Please help.
I ordered a cheap green NATO from Amazon but wondering what else I can throw on here. I wish it was bigger than 18. I remember someone posting something similar a while back, any 18 mm lug straps that widen to 20 or 22 right away?
Also looking into a metal bracelet but not sure which style

Thank you thank you
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Here's some options that I tend to favor from Watch Band Center

€15.95
https://www.watch-band-center.com/watch ... -stai.html
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€19.95
https://www.watch-band-center.com/watch ... -stai.html
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€22.95
https://www.watch-band-center.com/watch ... -stai.html
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This one is my favorite option:
€35.95
https://www.watch-band-center.com/watch ... -stai.html
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€36.95
https://www.watch-band-center.com/watch ... -stai.html
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Re: Strap recommendations please!

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Post by Bbrou33 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:21 am

TheJohnP wrote:
Bbrou33 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:47 am
Gentlemen! And ladies if any present. Please help.
I ordered a cheap green NATO from Amazon but wondering what else I can throw on here. I wish it was bigger than 18. I remember someone posting something similar a while back, any 18 mm lug straps that widen to 20 or 22 right away?
Also looking into a metal bracelet but not sure which style

Thank you thank you
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Here's some options that I tend to favor from Watch Band Center

€15.95
https://www.watch-band-center.com/watch ... -stai.html
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€19.95
https://www.watch-band-center.com/watch ... -stai.html
Image

€22.95
https://www.watch-band-center.com/watch ... -stai.html
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This one is my favorite option:
€35.95
https://www.watch-band-center.com/watch ... -stai.html
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€36.95
https://www.watch-band-center.com/watch ... -stai.html
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I was eyeballing a few similar styles to these. Thank you sir!

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Re: Strap recommendations please!

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Post by Sporkboy » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:27 pm

What about a tapering expansion bracelet? My Waltham is on one (pretty sure that one tapers). You can hunt down a new one or buy a $20 grab bag on eBay and do some cleaning. These things get nasty, but clean up fairly well.

Edit:
OK, that one doesn’t taper, but I have seen them that do.
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Post by Sporkboy » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:02 am

OK, I knew I had one someplace. Here is a. Expansion on an Alba. 18mm lugs and jumps out to 20mm an tapers to 15.5mm.
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