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Old 04-15-2014, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default STRAP REVIEW: Gunny Straps "Simple Grey" Series

Reviewer: Mark A. (andrema)


Strap Being Reviewed: Gunny Straps "Simple Grey" Series

Strap was donated for review.

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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: Simple Grey Series
· Length (mm): 125/80
· Width (mm): 24.0
· Thickness (mm): 4.0
· Stitching: Natural, Boxed End
· Buckle Type: "Flat Sewn-in" with Matte Finish

Price: $150


Description of Strap from Company Site:

Elegant vintage. The color is grey with a hint of a little blue/greenish.

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:

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 "Simple Grey" series were fairly high.

This strap is part of Gunny's Simple Grey series of straps. At first glance, the strap has a medium grey appearance with a hint of blue and a fantastic texture along its entire 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 casual appearance, which lends itself to a more casual feel and works great paired up with your favorite pair of jeans and a t-shirt. 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 add 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.







As with all of Gunny’s straps, the underside of is marked with a number and embossed with their brand.



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 strap stitching has a natural/cream tone with 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.



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’s surface 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:

In summary, the quality of his product is superb! This, coupled with Gunny’s superb customer service and quick delivery make the “’Simple Grey” 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!
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Great review! Will have to try a Gunny strap at some point.


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Great review. Love Gunny straps
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Very nice. Like that a lot. Got my eyes on a couple gunnys as it is.
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gr8 review

grail strap for sure...but 2 rich 4 me
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Mmmmm Gunny straps

Great review Mark

Any1 sitting on the fence about Peters quality/craftsmanship should jump down & dive right in
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Default STRAP REVIEW: Gunny Straps "Simple Grey" Series

Beautiful Strap. I can honestly say Gunny is by far my fav strap maker. Every Gunny I have is superb ! He really is amazing to work with as well.

I can see this strap with added vintage flare with intentional cuts added here and there and distressing to REALLY bring some attitude to it.


I love it
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I always love to see his straps, great review!
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Pretty phenomenal how nice this strap looks, and evidently is in person Mark ! What's fun about seeing these reviews besides hearing, as well as seeing a detailed overview is how it really gets you more interested in straps in general, and gets you even more excited about the hobby as a whole too !

You can see where having cool straps, or looking for nice new ones to add to watches like this, or just have neat, and unique options could be really addictive. Really is great Mark ! Thanks for the terrific review of this beauty here.

Very nice !!!
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Thanks everyone. I agree, Peter does great work.
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