1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 19, 2019

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    Has anyone tried fitting the 21mm Aquaracer sailcloth strap to an Autavia?

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  2. ASW

    ASW Jan 19, 2019

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    Interesting, hadn’t thought of this combo. I do however have this strap so may give it a go...
     
  3. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 19, 2019

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    If that works, it would be well suited for a Bamford Autavia.
     
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  4. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jan 20, 2019

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    I think it will suited just fine.
     
  5. ASW

    ASW Jan 20, 2019

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    Put the strap on earlier; few photos. Looks good with a nice match of the blues.
     
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  6. ASW

    ASW Jan 20, 2019

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    Clearer, non wrist
     
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  7. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 20, 2019

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    That looks great :thumbsup: I'm looking for a lighter strap for the watch during summer down here...I think you've just sold me!
     
  8. ASW

    ASW Jan 20, 2019

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    Happy to be of help. The only thing I will say is these style of straps need a fair bit of breaking in - more so that some stiff leather straps. For me, they took ages to become supple and comfortable.
     
  9. dtf

    dtf Jan 20, 2019

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    I found the opposite, instantly comfy, still comfy 6 months later.

    Looks good on the autavia, reminds me a little of some of the planet oceans.
     
  10. ASW

    ASW Jan 20, 2019

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    I think it’s my wrist shape and it took a while for it to contour to it. It’s fine now but it took far longer than some very stiff leather Alpina straps I had to break in.

    The Aquaracer the strap came with has been on a bracelet 95% of the time so it will be good to test it out on the Autavia.
     
  11. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 20, 2019

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    Do the blues match up OK, or would you recommend the standard strap with black stitching?
     
  12. ASW

    ASW Jan 20, 2019

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    They match up fine for my taste but the stitches are more azure in palette. Put it another way - they match better than the GMT hand matches the (half) blue bezel on the GMTII.

    If you want complete matches I’d get the black stitching - all depends how much difference you can put up with :)

    The most accurate colour reference is the photo of it being held.
     
  13. westcliffhouse

    westcliffhouse Jan 29, 2019

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    I bought this strap for mine last year but decided it didn't quite suit as a colour match, for me at least. I considered trying to darken the blue stitching, but thought better of it!

    They did a white stitch version didn't they? Maybe that or the black would work better....
     
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  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 29, 2019

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    Yes, they did...good idea, I'll check that one out too
     
  15. elbeik

    elbeik Jan 30, 2019

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    Summer? Light? Color combination plethora? Nato!