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How do I figure out my spring bar and strap size???

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How do I figure out my spring bar and strap size???

Hey gang, one thing that can be frustrating with a new watch purchase is figuring out what size strap you need. So I am going to try my best to ensure you get what you need for your watch. With that in mind a friend of mine (thanks Nick!!!) created an easy way you can do it at home without much cost.  So print out this super cool tool that is linked here, remember to set it to 100% to get it to print to scale.  Strap tool Euro Version Strap Tool Just a heads up, if you still order...

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My Nato is to thick, so my watch sits to high!!! How do I fix that??

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My Nato is to thick, so my watch sits to high!!! How do I fix that??

This is a common complaint even for myself. So a friend of mine who is a strap maker (Art at Drunk Art Straps) said why don't you circumcise it??? I was like what the hell are you talking about??? Here is the deal, you really don't need the extra nylon on the back of the strap. At one time it was said the extra piece of nylon was to hang your watch up on a hook while you sleep. Well I don't "hang" my watch, I wear my watch. So time for it get circumcised!!! One thing I stress about...

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Maintaining your leather strap for longevity!

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Maintaining your leather strap for longevity!

This recently came up when I was talking to a customer, they weren't aware that you had to take care of leather. But you definitely have too. Leather is just like your skin, so if you don't condition it then it will crack, and it will start to harden. Due to the fact that it does not receive nourishment like your skin does. So it is up to you to take care of it. But the key is to not wait until your oils/sweat soaked into. Start right when you get that leather product. That way you ensure it has...

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Cheap straps, whats the deal with them?

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Cheap straps, whats the deal with them?

So what is the deal with ebay/aliexpress and other cheap straps, are they worth their price? Good question, but it can be very subjective also. But here is my take on them. They serve a purpose, and that is a super cheap fix, and that is all. You are buying a product that might have been a rejected piece in assembly, or just a poorly made product. When they are shipped from China they know you are not going to send it back to them for a refund if there is an issue, and that is because shipping back to...

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Cool podcasts that talk about watches and accessories.

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Cool podcasts that talk about watches and accessories.

Hey guys here a few podcast I personally listen to, they each have different things to offer. The Grey Nato https://soundcloud.com/thegreynato , these guys talk about a wide variety of gear, accessories and in depth Basel reviews. Keeping Time (Oster Jewelers) http://blog.osterjewelers.com/keeping-time-podcast-5-bremont/ tend to have guest from watch companies to come and talk watches. On Time podcast https://ontimepodcastblog.wordpress.com/ they are the LA Red Bar watch gang and they cover a variety of topics. Also they are NOT p.c. Two Broke Watch Snobs https://soundcloud.com/user-6006088-688864273 they are a new group of guys who give a totally different view that most podcast do not cover....

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