STRAP REVIEW: Gunny Straps "Dark Oil" Series - Watch Freeks


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Old 04-15-2014, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default STRAP REVIEW: Gunny Straps "Dark Oil" Series

Reviewer: Mark A. (andrema)


Strap Being Reviewed: Gunny Straps "Dark Oil" Series


Strap was donated for review.

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About:

Gunny Straps is a fully hand made, hand finishing straps that is most suit but not limited for Panerai and any other big watches. It's all made by hand with help of small manual tools, so you might find some minor imperfection in it which is unavoidable for a handmade straps. Again, human is different from machine, so every strap is unique and have their own character, especially for manually distressed/vintaged one. If you expect a very precision, perfectly aligned machine-made strap, and perfectly color pattern similarity then you're in the wrong address, but if you're looking for an art strap, with individually numbered, with each its own unique character, then you're in the right place. Any other model also available as per request, not limited to one watch brand only.


Company Website: http://gunnystraps.blogspot.com/

Contact Info: [email protected]



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Strap Specifications:


· Style: Dark Oil Series

· Length (mm): 125/80

· Width (mm): 24.0

· Thickness (mm): 3.0

· Stitching: Brown

· Buckle Type: GPF Style "Flat Sewn-in" with Matte Finish


Price: $150




Description of Strap from Company Site:


Elegant vintage, very similar to original vintage strap attach to one of 6152 watch that I ever see n touch. Texture, softness, thickness is very resemble to that original strap. Yes, its a bit similar to my Arillo serie but without distressing, very soft, smooth, oily and shiny surface.



Packaging:


The strap arrived in a padded envelope. Inside, the strap was safely wrapped in a plastic pouch. I am not a real big fan of elaborate packaging for straps, so this is perfectly acceptable.



Photos of strap:





The strap stitiching has a medium brown/gold tone and boxed ends at the lugs. The stitching throughout the strap is precise and evenly applied. The photos below provide a closer look at Gunny's stitching as well as the raw cut strap edges.









For this strap, I selected a brushed "GPF style" buckle, which has a Pre-V silhouette, but has a flat profile. The quality of the buckle is very nice and it fits the style of the strap very well.




The following photos were taken with the strap mounted onto a Panerai Luminor Marina 104. The tone of the strap works very nicely with the watch and, although the GPF buckle has a matte finish, it looks perfectly at home when paired with the Gunny Dark Oiled strap and watch’s polished case finish.








Wrist Shots:

Please note: For reference purposes, the pictures below are taken on a 7.25 inch wrist.











My Thoughts and Impressions:

First of all I wanted to mention that I have owned several Gunny Straps. When I was provided with the opportunity to review yet another one of their models, I jumped at the chance. I have been very pleased with my previous purchases, so my expectations for the "Dark Oiled" series were fairly high.


This strap is part of Gunny's Dark Oiled series of straps. At first glance, the strap has a nice deep brown appearance with a fantastic texture along its surface. The best way that I can describe the strap is that it looks to have dimples and slight wrinkles throughout its surface. This gives the strap a slightly rustic appearance, which lends itself to a more casual feel. All of these features combined allow the strap to be worn on a wide variety of watches and watch styles.



The fit and finish on this strap is very nice. The craftsmanship applied by Gunny to produce the casual feel of this strap is excellent. The edges of the strap have precise cuts and the unfinished edges fit the overall feel of the watch and adds a bit of a subdued appearance to the strap. The When received, the strap is very comfortable on the wrist and has a nice, supple feel.


In summary, the quality of his product is superb! This, coupled with Gunny’s superb customer service and quick delivery make the “Dark Oiled” certainly worth the price of admission. I am very pleased with this strap and I will definitely consider ordering another strap from Gunny very soon!


Thanks for reading ~~ Mark
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Great review Mark. Really like that strap. One of these days I will have to try a Gunny for myself.
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My watch collecting has now inevitably led to a strap collecting interest, so these strap reviews have my full attention. Thanks for another great review!!


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Excellent review, and thanks for posting. I like the look and finish of the strap; could be a match for one of my favorite timepieces.
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Great review. love Gunny straps.
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Very nice.

Peter has an email from me on a custom strap.

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My watch collecting has now inevitably led to a strap collecting interest, so these strap reviews have my full attention. Thanks for another great review!!
Ditto. It almost seems I pay even more attention to the strap reviews than watches lately.

Now if only we could get some bracelet reviews in...
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Nice review and a very nice strap.
I agree with the posts above that as the watch collection grows the progression to straps is a natural.
SNPR and Rocco Straps have been a staple in my collection to date and this strap by Gunny looks very interesting!
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Man, these look exceptional Mark. Yowza ! Really like how although the straps have a vintage look, and even quality, they seem very modern. The thickness for example looks phenomenal, and seems like it allows the strap not to get overpowered by the watch it's on. Really is nice ! Even the thread color matches up with the sides of the strap. How cool is that?! You can just tell that the workmanship is great. Love that whole human touch, and chance of each one being different like this also. Terrific strap, as well as review Mark. THX a lot for doing it !
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Thanks everyone. Peter makes some great straps!
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Great pictures and informative info
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Thanks everyone!


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