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Old 17 October 2017, 12:13 PM   #31
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Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Cheers!


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Old 17 October 2017, 12:14 PM   #32
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Amazing, couldn’t be happier with mine! Hit me up if you’re looking for OEM straps. I picked up a ton already and have two I’m willing to pass along cheaply to another 233 owner!!
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Old 17 October 2017, 12:49 PM   #33
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Congrats on the 233. Now let the strap “madness”begin.
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Old 17 October 2017, 03:13 PM   #34
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I got my 233 a while back and still love it. Looks good on you there.

I think it is very versatile on various straps, but the best so far os the one it came on, which it doesn't now: the black tunnel strap. See if you can find one. I think it suits it well.
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Old 17 October 2017, 05:13 PM   #35
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Just went to the AD to check out some straps but they didn't have a wide selection to choose from and quite expensive (300 bucks for leather and over 400 for croc). Can you guys recommend me an online shop with international delivery?


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Old 17 October 2017, 06:00 PM   #36
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Just went to the AD to check out some straps but they didn't have a wide selection to choose from and quite expensive (300 bucks for leather and over 400 for croc). Can you guys recommend me an online shop with international delivery?


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There are quite a few strap sellers and makers out there. Others will chime in with their recommendations but my craftsman of choice is John Glance at Dangerous9 in Germany. His straps are works of art. His turnaround time is 12 to 16 weeks and he can sometimes take a day or three to respond to an email but, man, are his straps worth the wait.

Go here: http://dangerous9straps.blogspot.sg/

There's a great thread on some of his work on this very forum, here: https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=264534

OEM straps are very good indeed and they run S$320 here for a calf and S$520 for a 'gator.
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Old 17 October 2017, 06:02 PM   #37
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The eagle has landed! Without further ado, here are some wrist shots and one with the group. Thanks to everyone on the forum who gave me valuable advice and insights. I am really going to enjoy this baby.

Close up shot so the watch does look kinda big on my wrist.


The lugs don't overhang from farther away.


Group shot with the rest of the gang.


For those of you on the verge, fire away. It won't disappoint. Cheers!


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Many congrats, well done and great collection
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Old 17 October 2017, 07:18 PM   #38
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There are quite a few strap sellers and makers out there. Others will chime in with their recommendations but my craftsman of choice is John Glance at Dangerous9 in Germany. His straps are works of art. His turnaround time is 12 to 16 weeks and he can sometimes take a day or three to respond to an email but, man, are his straps worth the wait.



Go here: http://dangerous9straps.blogspot.sg/



There's a great thread on some of his work on this very forum, here: https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=264534



OEM straps are very good indeed and they run S$320 here for a calf and S$520 for a 'gator.


Thank you greatly for all your help!


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Old 18 October 2017, 02:38 AM   #39
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That 233 is in the top 2 panerai for me.

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Old 19 October 2017, 03:06 AM   #40
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Just went to the AD to check out some straps but they didn't have a wide selection to choose from and quite expensive (300 bucks for leather and over 400 for croc). Can you guys recommend me an online shop with international delivery?


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Vintager straps by Micah Dirksen is the best in the business
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Old 19 October 2017, 07:53 PM   #41
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Vintager straps by Micah Dirksen is the best in the business

Thanks! Just checked out the site and his straps are awesome and adequately priced. Think I'll try the vintage canvas straps.


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Old 19 October 2017, 10:10 PM   #42
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Congrats, what a great watch!
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Old 26 October 2017, 06:27 PM   #43
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Congrats. Enjoy it.
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