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 Posted: Fri Jul 15th, 2011 04:00 pm
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Hi 3T,
I've been searching far and wide for red, cherry or wine colored leather straps for my 2 Laco Big Fliegers but just couldn't find any from our forum strap sponsors. The original Laco closed-loop straps are ok but I was just wanted to experiment with the total look.
So I flipped through a few ready-made strap sites and found these......just to tide me over until our strap sponsors can conjure the color I want. Why red? Well, in one of my researches on original straps for the Big Fliegers, I saw a few on cherry/red/wine leather (and these had olive green canvass linings inside the strap) and wanted to keep my Fliegers as close as possible to the originals of WWII.

These straps shown below are 26mm x 26mm x 4mm and are soft and supple. I'm not sure if they'd even look good on the Big Fliegers but I was struck by their patterns.

Original buckles are "so-so" and "ho-hum" so I added a couple of brushed spartas....as close as I could to ti to match the ti-like case of the big Fliegers. Pre-V buckles will never look good on a Big Pilot/PilMil. Hard to find 26mm sparta in ti.

Tell me what you think, 3T. Will pull out my Fliegers soon and will fit the straps for Part 2 of this post. Thanks for your opinions, both positive or brutal!

PLUM ROCKY GATOR


ROUILLE ROCKY GATOR


TAN GOLD ROCKY GATOR


The entire shipment

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 Posted: Fri Jul 15th, 2011 04:21 pm
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Look good to me I like all 3.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 15th, 2011 05:02 pm
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I like them, pretty bold looking...It will also depend on the watch you put them on, I think they could overpower some watches.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 15th, 2011 05:42 pm
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joecb wrote: I like them, pretty bold looking...It will also depend on the watch you put them on, I think they could overpower some watches.

I agree 100% Jeff.

AWESOME straps but all depends what yr strappin' them too..thumbsup.gif

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 Posted: Fri Jul 15th, 2011 09:33 pm
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I like them... definitely Megaladon-worthy... ;)

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Thanks guys.

To your points on them overpowering the watch... very true. But I took the risk and I guess if they go to the massive 55mm cases of my Big Fliegers, (55x20) they might just balance out. I'll find out when I strap them on soon.

Appreciate your views
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 Posted: Sat Jul 16th, 2011 03:05 pm
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Nice straps but I just can't get with the tan gold gator. JMHO.

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Dark Gator for me!

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Jeff I like all three! Lets see the photos bro!

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>>>wanted to keep my Fliegers as close as possible to the originals of WWII.<<<

The straps are quite nice, but I don't see them keeping with your goal above. They don't look like aviator or military issue to me.

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The straps are nice, even though I wouldn't wear them. I think they are perfect for an evening watch but not for an action watch, be that a diver or aviator or military one. Having said that, it's up to the person who wears them if he can pull it off. Even an odd or eccentric combination may be acceptable or even liked if it's worn by the right person with the right attitude. Enjoy them in health.

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Jeff
I like the rust colored one best but of course it's depend on the watch and what you are wearing too I think as these are somewhat of a fashion statement too. Im very curious to see what they'll look like on the Flieger watches as I can't picture it.
Post pics of the combo ASAP :)

Thanks for sharing.

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