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Old 07-26-2019, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Operation El Cheapo complete! So hereís the backstory. Watches are part of my trident of material happiness (Motorcycles, Guns, Watches). I needed a solid work watch that was rugged, decent looking, automatic So I went with the defender 1000 model in black with green dial $259MSRP minus 40% discount and I had a pretty solid watch at $159. The watch came with a black nylon NATO style strap. I had some Horween Chromexcel leather laying around and decided to do a strap. So $159 out the door for a good looking automatic watch with a Horween strap. Not too shabby!


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Old 07-27-2019, 06:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That leather strap works well and looks nice. The black one was just too much... black
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Old 07-27-2019, 07:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That leather strap works well and looks nice. The black one was just too much... black


I donít mind having some all black pieces, but it was my first one piece NATO style strap and turns out Iím not a fan of those. Itís a tall watch already and the NATO one piece adds 2 layers of nylon below the case so it sat even higher. Being a leather worker I had the hide on hand and figured. Why not? I used the hardware from the stock strap so it cost me nothing but some scrap leather and time. I agree it looks better after though.


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Old 07-27-2019, 01:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Now that is just the best Sticky ! ..Seriously, you just made
a strap for your watch like it was nothing !

Really is remarkable, and something to see. ..I mean the watch looked
sharp before, but now it looks even sharper, and almost Kobold-like,
or something. Well done Sticky !

Thanks so much for the look, and cool play by play of everything !!!
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Old 07-27-2019, 02:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice work there and a big improvement. I like the minimalist three holes for adjustment.
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