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  1. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Sep 16, 2021

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    I haven’t had this long and will start by saying, I love the bracelet. It really adds an extra wow factor to the watch and will probably always be my favorite way to wear the watch. Even though I say that, I still can’t seem to just leave a watch alone. I haven’t seen many posts showing different options for this watch, so I thought I would share my strap journey as it’s travelled. If you have an Autavia maybe this will give you some inspiration.

    So far, I have already purchased an inexpensive alligator strap, had a strap made by Veblenist and have a corfam style strap on the way.
     
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  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 16, 2021

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    I think the fans are gonna need to see it on a beige or mustard yellow strap :cool:
     
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  3. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 16, 2021

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    Of the two above I think it looks best on alligator by the way
     
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  4. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 16, 2021

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    I think the corfam is going to be the way to go for this beauty.
     
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  5. Opa

    Opa Sep 16, 2021

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    I wear mine on a black leather strap almost everyday. I find the bracelet a little to shiny and the original strap a little short.
    The black strap fits the original buckle wich is nice.

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  6. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Sep 16, 2021

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    Nice! Thank you for sharing
     
  7. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Sep 16, 2021

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    It’s funny how chronographs and alligator straps go together so well. Almost like peanut butter and jelly.
     
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  8. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Sep 16, 2021

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    Me too, I can’t wait for it to arrive
     
  9. mfriend

    mfriend Sep 16, 2021

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    Trying to decide on a 3rd option for mine......... it came with the "Beads of Rice" which i found to blingy and shiny..... bought the brown camel.... i like it however the colour is a little to light for me (and it limits what i can wear with it :D) need find a happy median...... thinking maybe something like this https://combat-straps.com/canvas-ww2-dollar165 from Combat Straps
     
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  10. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Sep 16, 2021

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    Looks great on those black straps @thingziliketoo & @Opa! :thumbsup:
    I've long been a strap guy, but lately seem to be gravitating more towards bracelets and that Autavia bracelet is a work of art!

    Just curious, what is the lug size of the H02 Autavia?
     
  11. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 16, 2021

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    Maybe I shall go back to alligator on the Ice King too!
     
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  12. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Sep 16, 2021

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    I switched back to the OEM strap on my Dato, as I wore it to a wedding and wanted to dress it up again. I'm really enjoying the look and haven't taken it off since.
     
  13. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Sep 17, 2021

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    21mm
     
  14. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Sep 17, 2021

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    Thanks. Had a feeling it was one of the odd number sizes. It's harder to find "off the shelf" straps in 21mm, compared to 22mm or 20mm.
     
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  15. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 17, 2021

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    Wonder why third party strap manufacturers have such difficulties producing things in 19 amd 21 mm.
     
  16. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Sep 17, 2021

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    18 - 20 - 22 have been fairly standard over the years. Lately many companies have been releasing the odd size lugs. As time goes I think we will have more options. Especially since the big R has gone to 21 and 19mm (sub and ex1) Delugs and Veblenist are a couple of companies I have bought from and been able to not only get odd size but also customize my strap for little or no extra charge.
     
  17. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Sep 17, 2021

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    In a pinch you can usually fit a 20mm strap in 19mm lugs, even easier on 22 to 21. But if you have ocd best to get the exact
     
  18. Snowydelrico

    Snowydelrico Sep 18, 2021

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    21mm
     
  19. Snowydelrico

    Snowydelrico Sep 18, 2021

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    I’ve had so much trouble with my autavia jh85. It’s taken all the shine off it.
    Still isn’t right 2 services and 5months later
     
  20. Snowydelrico

    Snowydelrico Sep 18, 2021

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    Still a stunning looking watch