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Old 7 July 2020, 03:58 AM   #1
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Explorer on a black alligator strap?

Iím thinking of a change of strap to my Explorer 214270....anyone got any pics or tried it on an alligator strap, Iím thinking black strap. What do you think before I steam in for one as they are a healthy price.
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Old 7 July 2020, 04:18 AM   #2
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I tried an embossed alligator pattern leather strap and didn't really like the look. And I've worn a ton of different straps on the Explorer which look great. The other issue is you may need a curved spring bar to pull it off. Mine was scraped by the bezel as the lug holes are a bit too close to the case for some straps. Other straps have given me no issue, however.
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Old 7 July 2020, 04:54 AM   #3
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I put a black Everest on mine, looks great (pic somewhere but can't find it). Actually the strap is for my GMT but identical fit on Explorer so it's like 2-for-1.
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Old 7 July 2020, 05:44 AM   #4
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stick with the Oyster bracelet.
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Old 7 July 2020, 07:12 AM   #5
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The Explorer looks great on any strap. It just depends on what you like. Just do a Google image search for Explorer leather straps.

While a black would look fine, I actually think a brown would look even better. It adds a little contrast.
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Old 7 July 2020, 07:23 AM   #6
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Thanks for the input folks....really appreciated
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Old 7 July 2020, 07:27 AM   #7
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On leather and natos, I think it looks good. Putting alligator on an Explorer is like wearing dress shoes with Wranglers, IMO.


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Old 7 July 2020, 11:15 AM   #8
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I bet it would like nice but don't have any photos.
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Old 8 July 2020, 12:05 PM   #9
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I have been looking for a good curved end leather too, but its challenging cos of the unique lug size and 39mm
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Old 8 July 2020, 12:25 PM   #10
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Only one is everest i guess
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I agree with Rob - dress shoes and work pants.


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Old 8 July 2020, 05:11 PM   #16
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Prefer bracelet. But if not, maybe a nato.
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Old 8 July 2020, 06:35 PM   #17
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On leather and natos, I think it looks good. Putting alligator on an Explorer is like wearing dress shoes with Wranglers, IMO.



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Love the description....thank you
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Old 8 July 2020, 06:37 PM   #18
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Hey thanks for all the photos, really appreciated
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Old 8 July 2020, 09:16 PM   #19
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Not bad.....
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Old 8 July 2020, 09:18 PM   #20
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Yup, just as I thought, looks great.
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Old 8 July 2020, 09:33 PM   #21
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I think it looks good on the alligator strap. I prefer it on the bracelet or a NATO though.
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That looks great to me.
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Killer combo
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Old Yesterday, 03:45 AM   #24
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The black leather looks really classy
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Old Yesterday, 04:07 AM   #25
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Try it on a NATO
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The lugs on most Rolex are long due to the shape of the bracelet end links. There are companies that make end links to fill the space if you want a strap option. Everest seems to design curved end options that fill the space as shown above, and they have more options available for the ExplorerI
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