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Rough notes for my custom leather watch strap orders.

Requirements

Alligator or Similar Considerations

Clean Folder - This is what a good strap should look like,

This is what I got from ordering from a small Etsy store... very poor fold,

They were kind enough to offer a replacement on my next order, but then shut down suddenly. I also believe, the leather is Caiman, a poor quality of leather to avoid.

Quick Release

I'm very comfortable using a watch tool to change my straps. but since discovering the quick release mechanism, I am just not interested in living with out. Any store I'm buying from will have this as an option.

I've come to the same for toolessly adjustable metal bracelets too; even going so far as retrofitting my Rolex Oyster and Tudor BB58 with the EasyLink.

The above picture shows the Quick Release but if you can't visualize it, check out this Quick Release Demo Video.

Strap Length

Though you should wear what you liike, there are guidelines to proportionally size a watch to your wrist and from that also your strap length does matter.

For my my ideal length is 70mm x 115mm.

Right now my favourite straps are those that come with the Oris 36mm Big Crown Pointer Date. And my wife appreciates the Women's equivalent which has the more feminine tapering and slightly higher punch holes.

However, Oris has limited "quick release" options and none in the18mm lug width. So I just (Aug 2020) tried to order some Delugs Straps which I'm temporarily documenting here along with any other purchases.

DesignColourMy WatchLug WidthStrapBuckleNotes

Whiskey Brown


18mm

70mm
115mm

2mm (strap hole)
4.4mm (lug end)

16mmCurrent style today. Good for more modern and thicker watches.
Grey

18mm

70mm
115mm

2.2mm (strap hole)
4.2mm (lug end)

16mm

"Thin" is best for thin vintage watches.

Delugs Tan Barenia Signature Watch Strap v1

Tan

18mm

70mm
115mm

2.2mm (strap hole)
4.2mm (lug end)

16mm

Fixed Lug

Omega Forum Starting List

May also take One Piece Nato ideal length smaller than 266mm or 26.6cm (current nato)

More personal custom options,


18mm70mm
115mm
16mm

Looking for the same pictured orange tan and box stitched.

Metal Tabs.


Oris strap will also work with both

1960 Omega Constellation
1953 Omega Sub Seconds

But not my,
1952 Omega White Waffle Dial Seamaster

17mm to 14mm (taper)

(actually not quite the right fit, it's more like 17.5mm)

70mm
115mm

2.76mm (strap hole)
4.7mm (lug end)

14mm

01 754 7749 4067-07 5 17 68G

Where G stands for Gents

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To put picture here... nothing on the Internet yet.

Same colour as above.

Oris strap will also work with both

1960 Omega Constellation
1953 Omega Sub Seconds

But not my,
1952 Omega White Waffle Dial Seamaster

17mm to 12mm

65mm
110mm

2.45mm
4.38mm

12.32mm

01 754 7749 4067-07 5 17

Ladies. Extra tapering and shorter holes for my wife.

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Dark one to go on the 1952 Omega White Waffle Dial Seamaster


Oris strap will also work with both

1960 Omega Constellation
1953 Omega Sub Seconds

But not my,
1952 Omega White Waffle Dial Seamaster

17mm (but I needed 18mm)


14mm01 754 7749 4064-07 5 17 67G

Black - Bit unsure about this. Likely go with the 1952 too,


Oris strap will also work with both

1960 Omega Constellation
1953 Omega Sub Seconds

But not my,
1952 Omega White Waffle Dial Seamaster

17mm (but I needed 18mm

01 754 7749 4064-07 5 17 65

Actual Omega Straps on sale as of Jan 2020.

Omega only allows access to see straps via the Extranet and not for consumers.

This strap comes in three lengths,

  • Short = 65mm X 105mm
  • Normal = 75mm X 115mm w/ 14mm buckle
  • Long = (question) w/ (question)mm buckle




18mm75mm
115mm
14mm
Additional Considerations










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Design

ColourMy WatchLug WidthStrapBuckleSizeNotes

Pointed and Matte



Medium Brown

Omega 1960 Constellation

17mm70mm
110mm
16mm

(tick) Matte Not Glossy
(tick) Quick Release
(tick) Medium Brown

Alligator Leather with thread colour as shown in design.

Alligator, cut from belly.

Pointed and Matte



Grey

Omega 1950 Seamaster

18mm70mm
110mm
16mm

(tick) Matte Not Glossy
(tick) Quick Release
(tick) Grey


Alligator Leather with white thread colour as shown in design.


Alligator, cut from belly.


Pointed and Glossy

Dark Brown

Replace the bottom long half.

Seiko 5

18mm70mm
105mm
16mm

Here is what I got from ordering from and independent Etsy store - look at that horrible scale fold,

(tick) Glossy
(tick) Quick Release
(tick) Dark Brown matching what you originally sent.

Alligator, cut from belly.




20mm





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