1. Carrera3111

    Carrera3111 Aug 17, 2020

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    Looking for a high-quality leather racing/race strap for my Tag Heuer C3111.

    What are some of your favorites?

    Looking for :
    -18mm that scales down to 16mm
    -Black leather
    - Small holes ( I don't enjoy the larger hole race straps)

    Atelier Del Sur is currently on my radar
     
  2. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 17, 2020

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    I like the Tag Heuer original strap for this watch.
     
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  3. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 17, 2020

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  4. Carrera3111

    Carrera3111 Aug 17, 2020

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    What's everyone's resource for OEM straps?
     
  5. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 17, 2020

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    I usually just order through my local AD. Or sometimes I'll use ebay if it's cheaper there.
     
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  6. bdev

    bdev Aug 17, 2020

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    Remo Aug 18, 2020

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  8. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 18, 2020

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    I just phone up a boutique/AD and quote the reference number of the strap I want. It's usually cheaper than buying from eBay or non-affiliated sellers online. Usually they are happy to mail it. BUT.. last time I tried, they wanted to ensure I had the correct watch for the strap. So it might be an idea to quote them the model number of a watch that you know came on that strap, otherwise they can get a bit funny.
     
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  9. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 18, 2020

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    For non-OEM straps that are similar to the TAG ones (and cheaper), you can try Watchstrapworld:

    https://www.watchstrapworld.com/watch-straps/tag-heuer.html

    The quality isn't quite as good, but it's much better than the price would suggest and not too far off OEM. What's more the sizing is correct for Tag Heuer deployant clasps. I wouldn't bother with their deployants, though - they're not a patch on OEM Tag.
     
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  10. cwsbbb

    cwsbbb Aug 19, 2020

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  11. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Aug 19, 2020

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    I completely second all of the above with a special mention for any 3rd party deployants - just don't. Pony up for the real deal.
     
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  12. Carrera3111

    Carrera3111 Aug 20, 2020

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    Thank you everyone for the great suggestions. Does anyone have any resources for OEM strap buckles? Should I talk to the AD about that as well?
     
  13. Nonsense

    Nonsense Aug 20, 2020

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    I tried several black racing straps

    PA270082_DxO.jpeg
    Top to bottom:
    1. HeuerTime hts001 replica "vintage" leather racing strap
    2. Heuer BC0726 - the original strap
    3. Heuer FC6167 - with deployant clasp FC5012, this type originally came with WV2112/2113
    4. WatchstrapWorld Black Sports perforated leather strap - imagwai compared the latter two a couple of years ago
    PA270088_DxO.jpeg
    PA270083_DxO.jpeg

    I like the Heuerville strap best, followed by the original one.
    An alternative that has not been mentioned before would be a LUGS strap.
    Concerning the buckle: Two years ago I got the BC0726 from my local AD (Wempe, Cologne) for approx. 100 EUR.

    Greg