Thanks #four. I've been wanting a really strap for the Primo for a while, but it's just been impossible to find anything in 23mm. These both have the look I want in the size I want. With a deployment clasp, no less. Slowly cutting out my obsession with NATO/Zulu and Perlon straps.
I will admit, they look nice. And I was scared about paying that much each for both. But I'm happy with the decision, now. I was mostly just worried about the quality, add I've been burned by Chinese sellers before (I.e. "Mature Automata/ Wrist Game) back when I started getting heavy into watches, and didn't know much about the "mushroom" market.
So, the straps came in yesterday, and I got back into town last night. Perfect timing. This morning, this is what I've done. Sorry for using the flash on all my pictures. The lighting is terrible in this house, and its pretty cloudy outside.
Anyway, here's the straps with the watch
These are pretty nicely padded at the top.
The black strap was pretty pliable, mostly because of the holes. The grey strap is pretty stiff. Needs some break in time.
Here's the locking/unlocking mechanism. Love how is so simple.
And here's the adjustment side.
Again, very simple. Thicker or stiffer straps may give you some issues if you want to use this type of clasp.
I'm actually on the 6th hold, counting from the tail end.
So, here's the watch with the grey strap. Again, a bit stiff, but a break in will make it fit better.
The clearances between the lugs are tight. I actually prefer it that way. There seems to be a built in design that allows you to kind of push the strap out the way to get a spring pin tool in. Pretty neat. Since I'm so close to the end of the adjustment holes, I'm pretty happy with the space being taken up by the overlapping straps. It feels comfortable. If I was to wear it for a day, of forget I have it on.
This will be getting the most wrist time. Unfortunately, the coating on the sides of the strap squeak of I move the watch around a lot. It should fade in time, though. Just a small annoyance.
The sued looks great with the stainless. Great contrast of textures, in my opinion. I've been wearing this pretty much all morning, except when I had to help cook breakfast.
Although the brushed finish on the clasp doesn't match the finish on the watch (the watch is more coarse), it works well because the case between the lugs is polished. Throws the eye of enough unless you really pay attention. Again, super comfy and looks great. I wish the had one with red stitching. It would be the perfect match for this watch.
It's funny Falkon, had thought these looked great in the stock pictures, but then when seeing them on the watches !!! Holy cow ! :smileyface_hand_cla:smileyface_hand_claNever really change straps on watches, but every time when I see how amazing watches can look with aftermarket ones. It's stunning !!! The whole style, along with materials used on these is fantastic, and looks fantastic with the watches ! Huge congrats Falkon ! Keep on enjoying !