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    an interesting project

    A lot of straps leave my bench, of all materials for all brands, going everywhere, but once in a while I have a more unique project. 9 times of 10 this is due to lug structures, and I guess this one qualifies there. The aquatimer uses proprietary spring-loaded endlinks for the watch, meaning that you can't just up and use other straps. Aside from the bracelet and rubber, you can special request a Velcro close ballistic strap that comes with a pair of endinks to attach it to the watch. While quite nice, the fabric is not a proper match to the watch, and a strap was requested that could attach to the endlinks.

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    We went back and forth a bit on the hide I would use for the strap - a unique grain or texture was requests, as was a 'beach-y' colourway, and I eventually agreed to go out and slay a dragon. The results worked out quite nicely.

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    Thought it was worth sharing!

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    Very nice! Love that summery blue colour.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianStraps View Post
    The results worked out quite nicely.

    DSC_1194 (2).jpg

    Thought it was worth sharing!

    Cheers,
    Pardon my French but, Hot Damn that's nice!!!

    I'll take one!! Don't even know what I'd wear it on... But I don't care.
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    That's really lovely. I'd love to see pics of it on the watch, do you know if your customer will send you any?
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    Very nice summer color.

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    How big was the dragon?
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    That shade of blue looks like a dragon's spring plumage - if time hadn't been pressing you could have waited for it to slough it off?

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    Like Sherry says: Very summery. I hope it's going on a white-dial Aquatimer, otherwise I can't see it 'working' Trying to picture it on mine....... Hmmmmm...... got an idea for when I get home (where's the lightbulb smiley ?)
    I'm rather unimpressed with the velcro strap that came with mine, too; but haven't gotten around to seeking out a strap that I like to fit to the end links, yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    That's really lovely. I'd love to see pics of it on the watch, do you know if your customer will send you any?
    I request them for every strap I make, I get about a 10% return on those requests, but I will do what I can for this one. He is in India, so the delivery will probably take 10 or more days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    That shade of blue looks like a dragon's spring plumage - if time hadn't been pressing you could have waited for it to slough it off?
    Maybe, but that doesn't make for much of a story for the grandkids.
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