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Old 22 November 2017, 12:12 PM   #1
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Leather Strap for Datejust

Hi All,

I've been looking for a leather/alligator strap for my 16014 and wanted to tap folks here on their favorite makers. I'm considering the below. Thanks a lot!

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Hodinkee
Jean Rousseau
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Old 23 November 2017, 04:58 AM   #2
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In Europe Rolex offers for this model a calfskin or lizard strap in black or brown with rolex steel buckle to replace a broken or worn bracelet. I am not sure what is the custom in USA though.
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Old 25 November 2017, 04:28 AM   #3
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I recommend Bulang & Sons. They do source the same from JPM (as does Hodinkee) but I do find the quality and fit a lot better (perhaps the customization Benhard at Bulang does with JPM).
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Old 27 November 2017, 03:29 AM   #4
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Out of curiosity. Is there a photo thread showing the combinations people have used on here?
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Old 29 November 2017, 02:05 AM   #5
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Seems like most straps these days all have a rough out finish with contrasting thread near the lugs. Getting a bit boring eh? :) There are literally thousands of variations available, try to find the strap that looks good on your watch. Try to build a variety of straps that can be used with all your watches.

You can get a beautiful strap for 20 bucks or 300. The Buffalo leather strap on the 16030 with Roman dial was a 20 dollar strap about 15 years ago. The black Croc on the TOG was 160 a similar number of years ago. You can get many years out of leather, just avoid sweating like a pig while wearing them. :)







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Old 2 March 2018, 03:21 AM   #6
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OP, if you're still interested, check out MARTU Straps.
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Old 3 April 2018, 05:18 PM   #7
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OP, if you're still interested, check out MARTU Straps.
Thanks! I actually purchased a DeBeers Alligator, quite happy with it! Will post a photo once I switch back into the strap.
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Old 6 April 2018, 12:05 AM   #8
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As promised, thought I'd share the DeBeers Alligator. In my opinion, money very well spent! I couldn't bring myself to spend to the tune of 240 EUR on a Jean Rousseau and glad I didn't. The craftsmanship, stitching, and quality of materials are very good on this strap.











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Old 16 April 2018, 07:14 AM   #9
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I have a 7 1/4 inch wrist-are all the leather straps the same size in length?

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Old 22 April 2018, 05:33 AM   #10
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I have a 7 1/4 inch wrist-are all the leather straps the same size in length?

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Ordered a black alligator for a two tone Datejust and it fits perfectly!!! Just in case anyone needs a wrist size reference.

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Old 22 April 2018, 06:54 AM   #11
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My avatar is my daily wear 1601 w a black alligator strap. Only advise I’d give is probably going to be viewed as sacrilegious by purists...but don’t buy the expensive straps for summer wear. They typically are lined w very supple softer leather that does not endure sweat. I have ruined 2 very expensive straps in 2 summers. If you must have a top quality strap, save it for cooler months and buy an alligator pattern leather strap for the summer months. Only you will know the difference.

Just my .02.
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I love leather strap :)
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