Fin watch straps to the rescue

Straps, straps, straps, and bracelets!
Post Reply
User avatar
strapline
Senior Guru
Senior Guru
Posts: 405
Joined: Tue May 07, 2019 3:00 pm
CW-watches: 0
Location: SW Ireland

Fin watch straps to the rescue

Post by strapline »

I have been looking for a suitable alternative strap for my Elliot Brown Tyneham for some time, but the unusual case shape (slab sides and deep lugs) had made this a bit of a challenge. I had it on an integral Elliot brown rubber strap, which was totally fit for purpose but, having tried a couple of different straps, I couldn't get a look that I liked. The Tyneham is quite deep, too, this is a result of a case hardened bezel which offers the crystal considerable protection.

Ralph @ time_lizard recently put up a post for his Fortis Marinemaster B42, along with a new bull leather Finwatchstrap he had specifically bought for it. I was really taken by the look of the strap and thought that style would work really well with my Tyneham. I went on to the finwatchstraps.com site and ordered one immediately.

The strap arrived yesterday and I love it, I think it compliments the watch brilliantly. The leather is superb; super-comfy (despite its 4mm thickness) straight out of the jiffy bag. It's clearly handcrafted with a lovely finish. The smell of the leather reminds me of old motorcycle jackets - think Marlon Brando in 'The Wild One'. I chose not to have a taper to the strap, though that is an option. I selected the red stitching which marries well with the red tip of both the seconds hand and PR indicator.

So, thanks Ralph if you get round to reading this. I'm pretty sure I'll be visiting finwatchstraps again.

Des
tempImageGw3ovg.gif
tempImageWlxxcj.gif
tempImagenx9f5z.gif
I'm a tool watch kinda guy; bezels and pushers for me. I used to dive, I used to climb mountains. I spend too much time looking at watches.
User avatar
Bahnstormer_vRS
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 26250
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:06 pm
CW-watches: 26
LE-three: 1
LE-foura: 1
LE-fourb: 1
LE-six: 1
LESeven: 1
Location: Hertfordshire, UK

Re: Fin watch straps to the rescue

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS »

That works really well Des, although I would have erred towards getting the strap tapered.

Guy

Sent from my Xperia 5 using Tapatalk

C1 GBT| C4&W7 BBMF| C5 BOB LE| C5 FLE| C7 Apex| C7 MkI 47AD| C7 MkII Harrier
C8 Reg LE| C8 M2.04 LE| C8 Al Deere| C9 FLE| C9 Me109 SPC LE| C11 Mak Navy| C40 x2
C60 FLEx2| C60 Bronze-316L| C60 Apex-Elite P'type-AbyssSH21-Chrono |C65 Chrono-AM GT 2VEV
gannet
Guru
Guru
Posts: 325
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:21 pm
CW-watches: 5

Re: Fin watch straps to the rescue

Post by gannet »

That works a treat :D
-- gannet.
User avatar
oberonfoto
Senior Guru
Senior Guru
Posts: 648
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:55 am
CW-watches: 6
Location: Dumfries and Galloway

Re: Fin watch straps to the rescue

Post by oberonfoto »

Looks the dogs do dahs! 👍
David
CWL C60 Trident Pro Orange, C60 Trident 600 GMT Red, C60 Trident 300 - RN SM Service, C60 Trident 600 Bronze GMT, C65 Dartmouth S1 Black
EB Canford SM Service, EB Holton Pro, Omega Geneve, Record Swan, CWC G10
Wife:
CWL Constance
User avatar
strapline
Senior Guru
Senior Guru
Posts: 405
Joined: Tue May 07, 2019 3:00 pm
CW-watches: 0
Location: SW Ireland

Re: Fin watch straps to the rescue

Post by strapline »

I forgot to mention... They are not the cheapest straps doing the rounds, but the quality is very apparent on close inspection. The 4mm thick bull leather range will work particularly well with chunkier, more tool-like watches.

D
I'm a tool watch kinda guy; bezels and pushers for me. I used to dive, I used to climb mountains. I spend too much time looking at watches.
User avatar
StrapMeister
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2436
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:29 pm
CW-watches: 8

Re: Fin watch straps to the rescue

Post by StrapMeister »

Absolutely spot on in style, colourway and thickness :clap:
...and I agree that thicker straps work particularly well with chunkier case designs :thumbup:
The light at the end of the tunnel has been switched off due to budget cuts!
JAFO
Forumgod
Forumgod
Posts: 961
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:59 pm

Re: Fin watch straps to the rescue

Post by JAFO »

I think that strap looks very good. The red stitching picks out the red details on the watch very well.

Generally speaking I find CW cordovan straps are always worth considering. I am sure they would look great with your watch. Although certainly not inexpensive they will look pristine for years. They can only be used with the omega style bader clasp, as the leather strap doesn't have a cut-out for a tang.
User avatar
strapline
Senior Guru
Senior Guru
Posts: 405
Joined: Tue May 07, 2019 3:00 pm
CW-watches: 0
Location: SW Ireland

Re: Fin watch straps to the rescue

Post by strapline »

Well...three weeks ago I threatened that I might buy another strap from Finwatchstraps, and I did. I was so taken by the quality of their products. I found a really lovely waxed Italian leather (Badalassi) in a striking petrol blue/aquamarine type colourway. This time it's a little thinner, 2-2.5mm, but the colour perfectly matches the indices and numerals on this EB Canford. With the straps coming from Helsinki the turnaround is pretty quick. The leathers used by this company are superb; not only do I find myself gazing at my wrist but now smelling it too. A worrying development. :lol: :lol:

Des
tempImagemOCEFT.gif
tempImageh5KMnR.gif
I'm a tool watch kinda guy; bezels and pushers for me. I used to dive, I used to climb mountains. I spend too much time looking at watches.
User avatar
Bahnstormer_vRS
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 26250
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:06 pm
CW-watches: 26
LE-three: 1
LE-foura: 1
LE-fourb: 1
LE-six: 1
LESeven: 1
Location: Hertfordshire, UK

Re: Fin watch straps to the rescue

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS »

^^^^ I'd not thought of that style of strap for a Canford, Des, but must say it looks great.

Guy

Sent from my Xperia 5 using Tapatalk

C1 GBT| C4&W7 BBMF| C5 BOB LE| C5 FLE| C7 Apex| C7 MkI 47AD| C7 MkII Harrier
C8 Reg LE| C8 M2.04 LE| C8 Al Deere| C9 FLE| C9 Me109 SPC LE| C11 Mak Navy| C40 x2
C60 FLEx2| C60 Bronze-316L| C60 Apex-Elite P'type-AbyssSH21-Chrono |C65 Chrono-AM GT 2VEV
User avatar
strapline
Senior Guru
Senior Guru
Posts: 405
Joined: Tue May 07, 2019 3:00 pm
CW-watches: 0
Location: SW Ireland

Re: Fin watch straps to the rescue

Post by strapline »

Thanks Guy, nether had I. Really changes the feel of the watch; a bit more dressy, almost, over utilitarian.

D
I'm a tool watch kinda guy; bezels and pushers for me. I used to dive, I used to climb mountains. I spend too much time looking at watches.
User avatar
time_lizard
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:28 am
CW-watches: 0
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Re: Fin watch straps to the rescue

Post by time_lizard »

I am impressed! Looks excellent 8)
User avatar
strapline
Senior Guru
Senior Guru
Posts: 405
Joined: Tue May 07, 2019 3:00 pm
CW-watches: 0
Location: SW Ireland

Re: Fin watch straps to the rescue

Post by strapline »

time_lizard wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:08 pm
I am impressed! Looks excellent 8)
Thanks for directing me to them Ralph. I feel that I have two watches now that have been totally transformed by a strap change. The leathers they use are superb.

Des :D
I'm a tool watch kinda guy; bezels and pushers for me. I used to dive, I used to climb mountains. I spend too much time looking at watches.
Post Reply