I had the pleasure of spending 30 mins with Erika to discuss her background, first watch and of course, the lovely Marine National inspired straps. Check it out right here.
The NATO strap is probably still around mainly since it's features so prominently in Bond movies. They've never been my favourites to wear but this could change. Read my review of Artem NATO straps here.
The Alpinist was brought back to life in the 1990s under the prospex line and now has an inner bezel compass complication and a crown at the 4 position to operate this feature. The model I have in for review today is a far more recent, well loved and worn 00E1 A6 with the 6r15 movement and it’s in my favourite version, the green and gold. Check out the video review here.
Unsurprisingly perhaps, in my opinion, there are few better presents for big milestones than your first proper automatic watch. That said, how much should you actually spend? After all, there’s a fair chance that said time piece may not get much usage initially, or even ever?
The Seiko 5, the so called 5kx is a perfect gateway drug to this hobby. It’s also very well made, should last for a long time and cheap to service.
Watch the full review here.
Can you really compare a suede strap for $12 to one for $180? You can and you should. It's easy to dismiss one, or the other for being either two cheap or two expensive. There is a difference and both have their place. If you are researching the perfect suede watch strap for your watch, then do yourself a favour and read this review on a Bas & Lokes strap versus a AliExpress strap.
Sailcloth straps. It's a tricky material that takes time to soften up and due to its rigid nature, can be a little uncomfortable initially.
Adelaide, Australia, based Artem straps makes a beautiful high quality product that is worth your hard earned money. Macro photos do not lie. Read full article here.
Have you been to the Bas & Lokes website and configured your strap endlessly but haven't quite committed yet? Unsure if the value is there? Let me help you.
Read Bas & Lokes "Blisk" Vintage Aviator Brown strap
It was a long wait, but the soft and comfy Nick Mankey Hookstrap is finally here. But hey, I got lucky...wait times are now 6 weeks! Why and should you get one? I think you should consider it. Read full post here.
Struggling to find nicely made leather straps at reasonable prices? Enter ES Handcrafted that make made to order leather straps. Based in Adelaide, and a small business that you should absolutely support whether you are ordering from Australia or elsewhere, here's my review of a recent order.
The options for MN straps can pretty much be categorised as follows:
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