F and E Buckles and Bands closing sale

One of my go-to shops for watch bands is the inexpensive F&E Bands. I got the email today that they are closing: My customers,I have decided to get out of the watch strap business for good.  I must liquidate my inventory before I close.  In order to do this, I am having a closing sale.  […]

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My SBGN001 arrived

19mm lugs… bad. Really limits strap choices. Some of my 20s can be fitted as shown. More as I wear it! And yeah, I shot it next to the Bolt, both are personal milestones.

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An unusual strap

Bought this ages ago but finally tried it. The stiffness works well with the large Seiko and it’s quite comfortable, which was a nice surprise. Find it on Amazon. 13 bucks.

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Where to buy watch straps

A friend asked me for a few sources of watch straps, so I’ll start a page here that I can share around. I’ve bought a lot of straps and bracelets, probably in the 1-2k range if you count watch-specific bracelets, so I’ve got lots of opinions to share. Here’s a quarter of my current collection: But […]

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Ratcheting/extensible clasps

I was reading OceanicTime: ORIS ProDiver GMT and the last image reminded me:     That’s a nice clasp. If you look close, it has two side buttons, and when pressed you can lengthen or shorten the strap by about 1cm. This is a brilliant feature and every strap and bracelet should have it. Here are the […]

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