Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

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Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by mattcantwin » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:16 am

I like the look of these and may get one for my U1/UX.


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Several stitch color and hardware options available.

22mm now and 20mm in a month or so.


http://erikasoriginals.com/MN-Straps/bl ... nstrap.php


Haven't take mine off the Stowa since it arrived.


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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by Grahamcombat » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:25 am

I'm going to pick one up. Thanks for the heads up.


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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by mattcantwin » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:36 am

I may be the only one to prefer this, but I had Erika make the strap so the clasp falls under the wrist.


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I don't find it uncomfortable and like the clean look on the sides.
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by Grahamcombat » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:39 am

Nice. I like that. That's how I'd run it. I'll note that in the order.


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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by mellonb1 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:47 am

Really like these. Very comfortable straps. Still waiting for Erika to receive the 20mm black Ops.

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Post by mechnut » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:33 pm

I've been waiting for two on the way: one black and one original MN. Hopefully, they meet my expectations.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by CGSshorty » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:22 pm

What is to stop these from unhooking and falling off? Am I missing something?
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by mattcantwin » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:05 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
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What is to stop these from unhooking and falling off? Am I missing something?
Never had it unhook.

She makes the strap based on your wrist size and then you slide the metal catch along the strap to provide the right fit.


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I don't even bother to unhook it when I take it on or off, just slide it over my hand.
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by Panerai7 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:39 am

That's awesome Matt, so you just take it off like a sock :)

Chris, there's is nothing to stop it from unhooking, perfect recipe for a thief or a snag accident.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by Ryeguy » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:02 am

If I remember correctly, these straps were originally designed so the watch could be attached to a diver's compass / navigation board. I don't think they were originally intended for wearing the watch on your wrist.

If it works for people, cool. For me personally, I'd be worried doing anything too athletic with the watch only held on by the elastic in the cloth and that simple clasp. A NATO seems like a more robust solution.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by streetracer101 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:14 am

Panerai7 wrote:That's awesome Matt, so you just take it off like a sock :)

Chris, there's is nothing to stop it from unhooking, perfect recipe for a thief or a snag accident.
It scared me when I used it. I gave the strap away.

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Post by aikiman44 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:30 am

As it's elastic you adjust it so it fits snugly. It won't fall off and would be very difficult to steal off the wrist.

BTW, I saw diagrams of that trick in a book about magic several years ago. Even though I knew about it, a talented magician was still able to remove my watch without me knowing. Incredible.
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by BBK357 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:15 am

But could a hotel bar hooker get it off your wrist after a night of drinking and ghb?
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by mattcantwin » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:24 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:39 am
Chris, there's is nothing to stop it from unhooking, perfect recipe for a thief or a snag accident.
Unintentionally freeing the hook would not be easily done, if at all.


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Also, when you unhook the clasp the strap is still a closed loop.



ps Sounds like you had an interesting evening, Jay...or your friend did. :shifty:
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by Joeprez » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:29 am

When/if I receive my NAFT, I'm ordering the classic one.
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:49 am

I had two of them. I gave them away. The hook is bent at the end of it so I dont' think it will come undone. I just thought for a $50 strap the hardware would be better than bent steel. Erika's strap is not like the original one, hers is a modified version. Erika purchases the material and makes her own. Nothing wrong with that though. This way it is more custom.

The only guys selling the actually og versions is on wristsushi. I have one of theirs also. The complete strap is two layers of material, so the strap is to bulky imo. And it only has one piece of hardware on it. I think they sells theirs for about $35 I am not sure.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:05 am

mattcantwin wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:39 am
Chris, there's is nothing to stop it from unhooking, perfect recipe for a thief or a snag accident.
Unintentionally freeing the hook would not be easily done, if at all.


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Also, when you unhook the clasp the strap is still a closed loop.



ps Sounds like you had an interesting evening, Jay...or your friend did. :shifty:

That gives a bit more piece of mind. A plain one (no stripe) might be nice.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:06 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:05 am
mattcantwin wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:39 am
Chris, there's is nothing to stop it from unhooking, perfect recipe for a thief or a snag accident.
Unintentionally freeing the hook would not be easily done, if at all.


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Also, when you unhook the clasp the strap is still a closed loop.



ps Sounds like you had an interesting evening, Jay...or your friend did. :shifty:

That gives a bit more piece of mind. A plain one (no stripe) might be nice.
She can make that since she sews in the stripe.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:07 am

Here is my review showing the two different version out there.
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=52488&p=1057093&hi ... a#p1057093

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:15 am

toxicavenger wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:05 am
mattcantwin wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:39 am
Chris, there's is nothing to stop it from unhooking, perfect recipe for a thief or a snag accident.
Unintentionally freeing the hook would not be easily done, if at all.


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Also, when you unhook the clasp the strap is still a closed loop.



ps Sounds like you had an interesting evening, Jay...or your friend did. :shifty:

That gives a bit more piece of mind. A plain one (no stripe) might be nice.
She can make that since she sews in the stripe.
I'm not sure why anyone would want a stripe.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by Panerai7 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:51 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:06 am
hoppyjr wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:05 am
mattcantwin wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:39 am
Chris, there's is nothing to stop it from unhooking, perfect recipe for a thief or a snag accident.
Unintentionally freeing the hook would not be easily done, if at all.


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Also, when you unhook the clasp the strap is still a closed loop.



ps Sounds like you had an interesting evening, Jay...or your friend did. :shifty:

That gives a bit more piece of mind. A plain one (no stripe) might be nice.
She can make that since she sews in the stripe.
Terry, which one do you mean, the ones in pics are not sewn-in stripes, the yellow is setup from the factory weave like that.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:54 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:51 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:06 am
hoppyjr wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:05 am
mattcantwin wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:39 am
Chris, there's is nothing to stop it from unhooking, perfect recipe for a thief or a snag accident.
Unintentionally freeing the hook would not be easily done, if at all.


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Also, when you unhook the clasp the strap is still a closed loop.



ps Sounds like you had an interesting evening, Jay...or your friend did. :shifty:

That gives a bit more piece of mind. A plain one (no stripe) might be nice.
She can make that since she sews in the stripe.
Terry, which one do you mean, the ones in pics are not sewn-in stripes, the yellow is setup from the factory weave like that.
True, my bad. :crybaby:

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by Panerai7 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:09 am

Most likely the webbing is ordered from china with predetermined width and pattern. Here's the machine used to make these, I seriously doubt she's got one of these setup in her arts and crafts hobby room

https://youtu.be/A8-MmmIgbOc

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by mattcantwin » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:42 pm

Very cool, Art; but Erika's got two machines up and running.




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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by Panerai7 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:24 pm

Wow, didn't know she's got a shop setup at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology in Nagoya. Pretty cool ;)

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