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    Default Make suggestions for new ATG straps

    I have designed my straps for myself in the past but if anyone has any suggestions for straps that would like to see made by me, from vintage styles to modern materials feel free to post here on this forum and I'll see what I can do......

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    I just had an email conversation with Harold Ng (Yobokies) in HK about this subject. I've noticed that a lot of people are looking for proper, good quality Swiss Tropic straps. The strap the AD would sell you for your Rolex and Blancpain back in the 60s. I know that NOS straps are sold on eBay, I know that the same guy is selling look-alikes. But... the NOS are more than 40 years old, and the material used for these straps in the 60s is aging. The look-alikes aren't worth the money you have to pay for them: ill fitting, inferior buckle etc.

    In short, I would love to see a modern interpretation of the Tropic strap (or the waffle strap for that matter), with modern materials, but suited to be worn on a vintage watch. And please, please, make a 19mm version! As you know, a lot of older watches have a 19mm lug width!

    Secondly, I still would love to see the ATG interpretation of the IWC velcro (Aquatimer) strap.

    About velco: I bought a velcro strap for my Seiko Sumo from Yobokies. It's a great quality strap, with padding between the strap and the case back (!) for about $15.00 incl. shipment.

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    Your straps look great, and good value compared to the standard offerings.

    I'm new here, so apologies if this has been asked already, but can you offer deployment clasps? I can't help thinking how cool a Kevlar with a deployment would look...
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    Deployments are my next step... eventually I will offer a range of straps,

    Diver Kevlar types
    Rubber stitched AKA Blancpain
    Racing straps... developed by me over about 6 years...
    Good quality Bull cut leather straps
    Crocodile - hand made
    Utility, in ballistic Nylon
    and maybe a military strap.

    All this just takes time so probably will have all ready early next year....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATG View Post
    ..........Diver Kevlar types
    Rubber stitched AKA Blancpain
    Racing straps... developed by me over about 6 years...
    Good quality Bull cut leather straps
    Crocodile - hand made
    Utility, in ballistic Nylon
    and maybe a military strap.
    ....
    All sound like winners, especially the ballistic nylon utility (thicker than the Natos, etc., I hope) and the stitched Blancpain style..

    As long as you are doing rubber too, maybe consider a tuned up version of those old Tropic straps, the perferorated diamond patterned ones? The look was classic, and the underside surface reliefs combined with the venting perforations make them more comfortable than straight rubber.

    I for one though, need a 200mm or sligthly longer strap. Maybe a little thicker than traditional tropics too, at the lugs, to match current watch trends, and a 2mm taper. I don't know if it would be upscale enough to match your current market point though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDS (Ohio) View Post
    All sound like winners, especially the ballistic nylon utility (thicker than the Natos, etc., I hope) and the stitched Blancpain style..

    As long as you are doing rubber too, maybe consider a tuned up version of those old Tropic straps, the perferorated diamond patterned ones? The look was classic, and the underside surface reliefs combined with the venting perforations make them more comfortable than straight rubber.

    I for one though, need a 200mm or sligthly longer strap. Maybe a little thicker than traditional tropics too, at the lugs, to match current watch trends, and a 2mm taper. I don't know if it would be upscale enough to match your current market point though.

    I totally agree with every word!

    Menno

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    I'll see what i can do....
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    For what its worth, I'd love to see a high-quality reproduction of the Corfam straps as used by Heuer. I've seen several attempts, but can't find ones that have the same sheen.

    Cheers

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    Default Another Vote for a Quality Modern Tropic Weave/Diamond periforated

    20 & 22MM straight end, as mentioned above, thicker at the lugs since modern lug shoulders tend to be taller, 2mm taper rather than down to 16mm, a real cool touch would be a buckle styled like the old Acier Inox buckle but more substaintial.

    If you need any pix for reference or design shoot me a PM as I have a couple N.O.S.'s.

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    Hi

    what about short length options for small wrists?
    best angus

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