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Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:41 am

I am considering getting a fitted end strap for my new Seiko SRPD21.
It seems Crafter Blue straps are very popular.
Anyone here has experience with them?
Good fit? Easy install? Rubber quality?

Are they worth it? I need to get a strap this week before I go to France. I don’t like the OEM bracelet.

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Post by aikiman44 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:55 am

BandR has nice waterproof straps with blue trim. I’ve got a couple.
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Post by tattoo chef » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:58 am

The crafter blue straps are factastic. Great rubber, lots of holes.
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Post by Selym » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:00 am

That "tropic" looks great. Why not wear it on that?

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Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:09 am

Selym wrote:That "tropic" looks great. Why not wear it on that?
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Post by Joeprez » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:11 am

I love my crafters blue on the Turtle:

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I'll get one for my SKX too. Have also tried those and they are great.

The OEM turtle rubber is very good too, but I like fitted straps better.
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Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:12 am

tattoo chef wrote:The crafter blue straps are factastic. Great rubber, lots of holes.
You won’t be disappointed


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Thanks Don. I m gonna try and get one in before my trip to France.
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Post by CGSshorty » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:37 pm

I did not like the CB on the SKX or Sumo. It looks great and is well made, but it is very stiff and didn’t conform to my wrist.
I haven’t tried one on the Turtle, so take my comments for what they’re worth.
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Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:55 pm

CGSshorty wrote:I did not like the CB on the SKX or Sumo. It looks great and is well made, but it is very stiff and didn’t conform to my wrist.
I haven’t tried one on the Turtle, so take my comments for what they’re worth.
Thanks for the feedback. I’ll see if I can find a used one maybe
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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:48 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:37 pm
I did not like the CB on the SKX or Sumo. It looks great and is well made, but it is very stiff and didn’t conform to my wrist.
I haven’t tried one on the Turtle, so take my comments for what they’re worth.
I didn't like it on any of the watches I tried it on including the Seiko MM. Not to mention keeper tried to rip all the hair off my wrist :banghead: .

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Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:14 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:37 pm
I did not like the CB on the SKX or Sumo. It looks great and is well made, but it is very stiff and didn’t conform to my wrist.
I haven’t tried one on the Turtle, so take my comments for what they’re worth.
I didn't like it on any of the watches I tried it on including the Seiko MM. Not to mention keeper tried to rip all the hair off my wrist :banghead: .
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Doesn’t sound good
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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:19 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:14 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:37 pm
I did not like the CB on the SKX or Sumo. It looks great and is well made, but it is very stiff and didn’t conform to my wrist.
I haven’t tried one on the Turtle, so take my comments for what they’re worth.
I didn't like it on any of the watches I tried it on including the Seiko MM. Not to mention keeper tried to rip all the hair off my wrist :banghead: .
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Doesn’t sound good
They work for some guys. CB kind of pissed on my boots a few times. Two times in a row I pre-ordered a strap from them and they sent the same one. Then they never answered my emails. The replacement straps just showed up with no communication.

But try one first. Your experience might be different.

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Post by Honeybadger » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:17 am

So, I really like the one I have for my Samurai. I also have the gray variant for my Pelagos, but haven’t used it yet.

However, I’ll echo what Terry said about both the customer service and the keeper. Took forever to ship the Samurai strap and very limited communication from Crafter Blue. The Pelagos strap came promptly and communication was excellent......but I bought that one from RMM (Thanks Mike!).
The keeper is too big, slides all over the place and will definitely bite and take out arm hair. I “fixed” that with a small piece of self adhesive Velcro (the loop side) placed on the inside of the keeper. Fits nice and snug now and doesn’t move. It is a little ridiculous to have to do that on a strap that costs what this one does though.

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Post by Joeprez » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:36 pm

I have hairy wrist and haven’t had any “hair pulling” issue.


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Post by Panerai7 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:40 pm

Gave one a try. It’s a quality rubber strap but the curvature of the fitted lugs is too tight on my wrist. I changed the keeper to a generic rubber one I had from some old rubber strap because that metal keeper is ridiculous

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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:39 pm

Panerai7 wrote:Gave one a try. It’s a quality rubber strap but the curvature of the fitted lugs is too tight on my wrist. I changed the keeper to a generic rubber one I had from some old rubber strap because that metal keeper is ridiculous
The metal keeper is terrible. If you like the metal keeper look, the one from the Seiko rubber strap fits fine and looks a million times better.
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Post by mfxr » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:37 am

I love the CB on my MM300.
I can't comment on the buckle versions as the MM300 version uses the stock deployant clasp. Maybe that's why I like it so much as it is very fitted and adjusts easily.

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Post by Jeep99dad » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:50 am

I decided lll try one used or new if I can find a discount code. In the meantime I have bought a Seiko strap and gonna get a Barton elite blue.
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Post by four20 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:34 am

although not fitted, Terry's Magnum works beautifully on the turdle

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Post by Jeep99dad » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:38 am

four20 wrote:although not fitted, Terry's Magnum works beautifully on the turdle
That’s what I have on it now Image but I’m not a fan of the Isofrane style anymore. Sold all my Isofranes and others like Borealis in that style. Terry’s magnum is my only one left in that Iso style. It’s super nice and soft. Don’t want a strap with holes all over.

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Jeep99dad wrote:
four20 wrote:although not fitted, Terry's Magnum works beautifully on the turdle
That’s what I have on it now Image but I’m not a fan of the Isofrane style anymore. Sold all my Isofranes and others like Borealis in that style. Terry’s magnum is my only one left in that Iso style. It’s super nice and soft. Don’t want a strap with holes all over.
I know you were soliciting rubber, but the blue Rogue NATO would look fantastic on that (it does on the STO. See my WRUW today)

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:59 am

Buy a dark grey Bonetto Cinturini 284 for that watch.

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Post by Jeep99dad » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:12 am

four20 wrote:
Jeep99dad wrote:
four20 wrote:although not fitted, Terry's Magnum works beautifully on the turdle
That’s what I have on it now Image but I’m not a fan of the Isofrane style anymore. Sold all my Isofranes and others like Borealis in that style. Terry’s magnum is my only one left in that Iso style. It’s super nice and soft. Don’t want a strap with holes all over.
I know you were soliciting rubber, but the blue Rogue NATO would look fantastic on that (it does on the STO. See my WRUW today)

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Don’t wear natos much. I have a bunch and I hardly ever use them. I have one from Terry that will look good on it though. I’ll try it this weekend before we leave.
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Post by Jeep99dad » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:14 am

CGSshorty wrote:Buy a dark grey Bonetto Cinturini 284 for that watch.

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I’ll look those up. Thanks.
Gotta 777 on the rubber landjng tomorrow so I’ll use that Seiko rubber on the SRPD21. Crafter Blue and Barton ship soon too
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