Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by Jeep99dad » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:48 am

I really don't get those straps. They seem so bulky and uncomfortable. The Buckle is gimmicky to me.
I'd prefer a regular nato made of similar fabric if I wanted that color/look


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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:55 am

Jeep99dad wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:48 am
I really don't get those straps. They seem so bulky and uncomfortable. The Buckle is gimmicky to me.
I'd prefer a regular nato made of similar fabric if I wanted that color/look


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They are like fat people stretch pants, they adjust to your wrist during the day. :thumbsup:

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by mellonb1 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:56 am

Extremely comfortable strap. Was pleasantly surprised once I had it mounted. Biggest drawback is the price imo.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by Jeep99dad » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:56 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:55 am
Jeep99dad wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:48 am
I really don't get those straps. They seem so bulky and uncomfortable. The Buckle is gimmicky to me.
I'd prefer a regular nato made of similar fabric if I wanted that color/look


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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:05 am

mellonb1 wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:56 am
Extremely comfortable strap.
Agreed. :cheers:
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by skcheng » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:54 am

mattcantwin wrote:
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.

I'm trying to visualize how this is different from the standard setup??

Can't seem to find any pics off the website??

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:24 pm

skcheng wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:54 am


I'm trying to visualize how this is different from the standard setup??

Can't seem to find any pics off the website??
Something like this.


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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by skcheng » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:15 pm

That really helps. I get it now. So I would want the clasp under the wrist as well.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:01 pm

skcheng wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:15 pm
That really helps. I get it now. So I would want the clasp under the wrist as well.

Have to specify that when ordering.
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by skcheng » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:21 pm

Ordered 2 MN straps. A regular MN with polished hardware and a Patina'ed MN with brushed hardware. Also ordered a custom Swedish stitched ammo while I was at it :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Looks like the 20mm MN won't be available till the end of the month. But I'm on a list for one of those as well. Communication with Erika was excellent!! Looking forward to receiving my straps.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by mattcantwin » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:59 pm

Looking forward to your impression of the straps.
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by Bluedragon436 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:06 pm

Those are some pretty nice looking straps... Going to have to keep an eye out for when she has some 20mm black straps available..

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by skcheng » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:06 pm

Okay, not the Black Ops MN, but I did receive a standard MN and I really dig it. Super thin, low profile strap that is really comfortable. And I now understand why the hardware is set up on the sides by Erika. It balances out to the left and right of your wrist. Plus having no hardware under the wrist makes this strap ideal for people who spend a lot of time typing. No clasp to bang around and get in the way. So if Erika has your wrist measurement, she will customize the strap in order for the hardware to sit nicely on both sides of the wrist.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:12 pm

Looks great; good point about the hardware location. :thumbsup:
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by demer03 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:19 pm

Have to agree with the comfortable side. The fastener on the side is also great when working on the laptop.

Only drawbacks are the limited look (black would be great) and the 21mm sizing (OCD would hate the little pucker or gap if 20 or 22). I know some have offered 20mm, but I've seen some junky clasps and rings (laser cut but not tumbled/buffed).
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by skcheng » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:22 pm

demer03 wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:19 pm
Have to agree with the comfortable side. The fastener on the side is also great when working on the laptop.

Only drawbacks are the limited look (black would be great) and the 21mm sizing (OCD would hate the little pucker or gap if 20 or 22). I know some have offered 20mm, but I've seen some junky clasps and rings (laser cut but not tumbled/buffed).


By profession, I'm extremely OCD. So I've been playing with and fiddling with this strap all day long. Trying to center everything and learning how to adjust the clasp ..... it's not super easy. The adjustment clasp is tight. What I like about this strap, is that it's equally comfortable up on the wrist a bit or closer to the hand. Once everything is set to your liking, simply pull the watch head straight up, and the elastic kinda centers itself. Also, I can easily take the watch off and put it back on without any fiddling. Think Speidel. Very cool!! Been wearing it all day and I just forget I have a watch on. This strap was designed for a 6.75" wrist. I asked Erika to make mine for a 7" wrist, so I'm guessing the hardware will be a little more spread on my incoming strap.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by 2ar2c1 » Wed May 10, 2017 11:27 am

the 20 mm blacks can be ordered now.

here is a link to a page on her site, showing how the strap is worn:
http://www.erikasoriginals.com/mn-tutorial.html
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by skcheng » Wed May 10, 2017 1:16 pm

I received the two I ordered already. Haven't had a chance to try them out yet.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by hoppyjr » Wed May 10, 2017 9:46 pm

2ar2c1 wrote:the 20 mm blacks can be ordered now.

here is a link to a page on her site, showing how the strap is worn:
http://www.erikasoriginals.com/mn-tutorial.html

That might be nice on the EZM3F. :think:

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by skcheng » Thu May 11, 2017 5:30 am

I got three in. One with silver stitching 20mm, one with orange stitching 20mm and one with red stitching 22mm. Here is the silver (gray) on my MM300. Love it!!! Little more discrete than my regular MN.

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by 2ar2c1 » Thu May 11, 2017 10:59 am

that black/silver looks good

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by Chocodove » Thu May 11, 2017 11:04 am

skcheng wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 5:30 am
I got three in. One with silver stitching 20mm, one with orange stitching 20mm and one with red stitching 22mm. Here is the silver (gray) on my MM300. Love it!!! Little more discrete than my regular MN.

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That does look pretty good. I'm considering getting a red striped one for the U1P.
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by hoppyjr » Thu May 11, 2017 3:19 pm

Does she do any in plain colors?

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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by skcheng » Sat May 13, 2017 9:26 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 3:19 pm
Does she do any in plain colors?

You can get plain black elastic:

[url]http://erikasoriginals.com//url]

Or you can choose the color stitching you want from a variety of colors.
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Re: Erika's Black Ops MN Straps

Post by hoppyjr » Sat May 13, 2017 9:41 am

^ good stuff. Thanks :)

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