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Old 20 September 2018, 10:11 AM   #1
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Military Strap Experiences?

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Anyone own a Military Strap that you wear regularly on your Breitling? I like the look, but they seem so stiff. Just curious if they break in well, hold up, etc. Thanks!
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Old 22 September 2018, 01:47 AM   #2
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Dang, no responses. Guess these straps aren't very popular.....
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Old 22 September 2018, 02:39 AM   #3
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I have an ammo strap made from a vintage ammo strap for my panerai. It is stiff but I like it because it adds character to the watch. On my breitling navitimer I experimented with some straps and nato but not yet the ammo strap because its expensive. Currently its on a breitling canvas strap.
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Old 22 September 2018, 04:37 AM   #4
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Thanks but I meant the actual Breitling Military straps that they offer.
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Old 26 September 2018, 01:39 AM   #5
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Hey, there lovely straps and made really well but I have always found they can get a bit uncomfortable with the material.


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Old 26 September 2018, 01:58 AM   #6
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I had one on a Super Avenger for a bit. I found that it looked rather 'worn' more quickly than a calf or croc strap option. It also didn't break in as nicely as the other options mentioned. In the end I got rid of it and replaced it with a black calf strap.
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Old 27 September 2018, 04:49 AM   #7
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Thanks for the input!
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Old 27 September 2018, 04:49 AM   #8
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I had one on a Super Avenger for a bit. I found that it looked rather 'worn' more quickly than a calf or croc strap option. It also didn't break in as nicely as the other options mentioned. In the end I got rid of it and replaced it with a black calf strap.
Thanks for the good input!
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Old 27 September 2018, 01:19 PM   #9
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Rough ass wearing strap for sure.
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Old 2 October 2018, 01:45 PM   #10
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I've got one on my Transocean chrono and love it. The underside has a rubberized finish and I don't worry about getting sweat on it, or getting it wet. I also find it comfortable on the wrist. Good for a sports watch, IMO.
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Old 2 October 2018, 11:09 PM   #11
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I have one on my SOII 44. IMO it looks better than the rubber strap that came with the watch. I find it very comfortable and it's built tough.
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Old 4 October 2018, 09:33 AM   #12
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I've got one on my Transocean chrono and love it. The underside has a rubberized finish and I don't worry about getting sweat on it, or getting it wet. I also find it comfortable on the wrist. Good for a sports watch, IMO.
That sounds very cool. Post pic?
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Old 4 October 2018, 09:34 AM   #13
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I have one on my SOII 44. IMO it looks better than the rubber strap that came with the watch. I find it very comfortable and it's built tough.
Cool. Post pic?
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That sounds very cool. Post pic?
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Old 4 October 2018, 11:07 PM   #15
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pics as requested
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Old 7 October 2018, 04:52 AM   #16
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Nice! I have TransOcean Day-Date with black dial. Cool to see look of a vintage themed watch on a sporty strap. Thanks!
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Old 7 October 2018, 04:53 AM   #17
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Sweet! Great look, thanks!
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Old 24 October 2018, 02:34 AM   #18
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Uncomfortable
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Old 24 October 2018, 11:58 AM   #19
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same here, i hated it
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Old 28 January 2019, 01:03 PM   #20
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I have several NATO straps for my Navitimer. The key to making them comfortable is to run them back and forth over the edge of a stone kitchen counter a bunch of times to make them more flexible and then take some sandpaper to the inside of the strap to make it nice and soft against your skin. Enjoy!

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Old 28 January 2019, 01:18 PM   #21
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I have several NATO straps for my Navitimer. The key to making them comfortable is to run them back and forth over the edge of a stone kitchen counter a bunch of times to make them more flexible and then take some sandpaper to the inside of the strap to make it nice and soft against your skin. Enjoy!

He said he was referring to the "Breitling Military straps"
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Old 29 January 2019, 04:11 AM   #22
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He said he was referring to the "Breitling Military straps"

Yeah, thanks though. Was curious about specifically the Breitling brand of military straps before buying one.
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Old 29 January 2019, 06:29 AM   #23
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Yes, I noted that. However, a piece of canvas is a piece of canvas, even if it happens to have been marketed as Breitling item, and so if the Breitling military strap is uncomfortable because it is stiff and rough on the skin, then you can use the techniques that I described to make it more comfortable. Just trying to help.
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Old 29 January 2019, 07:30 AM   #24
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Yes, I noted that. However, a piece of canvas is a piece of canvas, even if it happens to have been marketed as Breitling item, and so if the Breitling military strap is uncomfortable because it is stiff and rough on the skin, then you can use the techniques that I described to make it more comfortable. Just trying to help.
Gotcha, thanks!
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Old 3 February 2019, 04:30 AM   #25
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the Breitling military strap I have is actually a rubber strap with a canvas inlay.
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Old 4 February 2019, 12:33 PM   #26
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Then I would buy an aftermarket canvas strap, of which there are many, that looks just like the Breitling one.
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Old 4 February 2019, 02:48 PM   #27
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Then I would buy an aftermarket canvas strap, of which there are many, that looks just like the Breitling one.
The problem with most aftermarket canvas straps is they are actually tweed. Which does not wear well. And they are usually lined with leather. I like a really nice full canvas strap. They do not mind getting wet either.
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Old 5 February 2019, 05:01 AM   #28
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I have the olive drab and anthracite canvas straps.

Both are leather lined and not fully canvas.

I do not advise wearing this strap of your Breitling is expected to get wet.
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