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Old 27 February 2020, 07:52 PM   #1
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5524 strap change questions, please advise

Can't remember who has done what of our forum 5524 owners

I'm hoping to replicate a look, I've seen someone use a blue strap, a Patek strap

I've been told at AD that I need the Patek strap 261 reference number... Is that correct???
It's £265
But they say the current buckle I have in the original strap won't fit - so I need to get another at £630. Is that correct???
The deployant is £2815


Be grateful to hear back from fellow strap changers
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Old 27 February 2020, 09:14 PM   #2
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Yes, thatís probably correct if you choose to go with a Patek strap. You donít need/have to use a Patek strap. Iíve used a couple 21/22mm straps with success, including a blue that goes nicely with the 5524. Iíve always used the original spring bars by making a small cut for the quick release lever.
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Old 27 February 2020, 10:22 PM   #3
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I ordered a couple of custom 21mm-16mm straps (blue calf and brown calf) from Camille Fournet and bought a deployant from the AD.

I have the deployant but still waiting on the straps!
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Old 28 February 2020, 01:43 AM   #4
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Amazon. 21 mm rubber straps for 20 bucks. Bought a few colors. Works great. I swap out to different colors regularly.
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Old 28 February 2020, 02:35 AM   #5
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Bought a couple of Hirsch straps (and buckles) so that i have different shades of brown and blue available and ready to go
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Old 28 February 2020, 01:29 PM   #6
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I like mine on an Omega DSOTM strap
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Old 28 February 2020, 05:28 PM   #7
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5524 strap change questions, please advise

This is the answer I got from Patek when inquired about the same strap:

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You probably mean the blue on the 5172G
It is our code 261 Blue Calf. Please note that it is actually darker than the photo depicts.
This strap to fit the 5524G would be a custom order. It would take about 16 weeks and is $389.00ď

Why would it not fit the original buckle if itís a custom order? Iíd assume theyíll make it exactly the same size as original strap, no?


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Old 28 February 2020, 05:28 PM   #8
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I got the blue Patek alligator strap from my AD. It was £355. They swapped it over for me, no mention of having to buy a new buckle.
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Old 28 February 2020, 08:51 PM   #9
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I got the blue Patek alligator strap from my AD. It was £355. They swapped it over for me, no mention of having to buy a new buckle.
Do you know the reference number??
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Old 28 February 2020, 11:24 PM   #10
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This is the answer I got from Patek when inquired about the same strap:

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You probably mean the blue on the 5172G
It is our code 261 Blue Calf. Please note that it is actually darker than the photo depicts.
This strap to fit the 5524G would be a custom order. It would take about 16 weeks and is $389.00ď

Why would it not fit the original buckle if itís a custom order? Iíd assume theyíll make it exactly the same size as original strap, no?


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5172 strap is 20mm at lugs and 16mm at buckle. 5524 is 21mm at lugs and 18mm at buckle. I ordered this strap custom - 21mm at lugs and 16mm at buckle so it will fit by 5524 and a deployant. You are correct, if you order it custom you can order it the same size as the original - 21-18.
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Old 29 February 2020, 02:39 AM   #11
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Do you know the reference number??
102 dark blue
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Old 29 February 2020, 12:05 PM   #12
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Can't remember who has done what of our forum 5524 owners

I'm hoping to replicate a look, I've seen someone use a blue strap, a Patek strap

I've been told at AD that I need the Patek strap 261 reference number... Is that correct???
It's £265
But they say the current buckle I have in the original strap won't fit - so I need to get another at £630. Is that correct???
The deployant is £2815


Be grateful to hear back from fellow strap changers


Iím not sure if you are referring to my blue strap, but my understanding it is the 261 ref number, which is 21mmx18mm. It has the square holes for the 18mm buckle that cane with the oem strap. I actually got mine off fat_ninja, he could verify the actual number ref number possibly? My understanding is it comes with blue stitching, which mine has been replaced with white stitching. I love it! My AD has copied the look and like it so much better than the tan calf. I switched between 3-4 straps prior to this one and havenít looked back. Should have come like this originally!



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Old 29 February 2020, 12:55 PM   #13
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Got mine custom made at CF. I believed they are oem for patek too if I am not wrong. Super nice and pretty much same as my oem strap. I chose ostrich leather for a change . Price was great too at 290 usd


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Old 24 March 2020, 02:29 PM   #14
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Last week, I was able to find and get that dark blue Patek strap for 5524g on Chrono24.




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