Watches that vastly improved in your estimation when you replaced the strap?

My Bulova Devil Diver was the first watch purchase I made that I was actually happy with. Loved the dial, loved the bezel, loved the hand winding and second hacking, felt okay about the black rubber strap.

But I just got a (surprisingly chonky) 19mm beads of rice bracelet for it, and now it has surpassed my Seiko PADI Turtle as my favorite diver.

Anyone have a watch that really only became a fav after they swapped straps for it?

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The SARB017 (Seiko Alpinist) of course. Changing the strap is the first step of any owner of this beauty...

vianney1

The SARB017 (Seiko Alpinist) of course. Changing the strap is the first step of any owner of this beauty...

I already have a two-tone bracelet picked out for when I finally get one~

I have a Seiko Silverwave and think a strap looks way better than the janky bracelet

Chronologics

I have a Seiko Silverwave and think a strap looks way better than the janky bracelet

What kind of strap did you go with?

I鈥檓 with you on the beads of rice. The black leather strap on the brew Oxford Retrograph is in my opinion very classy and I鈥檒l probably change back to it eventually. But, I think the watch is on another level now that I have it on a BoR.

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Vinylic

I鈥檓 with you on the beads of rice. The black leather strap on the brew Oxford Retrograph is in my opinion very classy and I鈥檒l probably change back to it eventually. But, I think the watch is on another level now that I have it on a BoR.

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It's really shiny!

Like really really shiny!

Where it started

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Phase 2

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Where we are now

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Lufty_Luft

What kind of strap did you go with?

I Have both a leather for a more dressy look, and a cordura for a general look

What bracelet did you find that fits it? It looks amazing. My only issue with the DD is that the only model that would fit me well (41mm) has no bracelet option.

Donster_125

What bracelet did you find that fits it? It looks amazing. My only issue with the DD is that the only model that would fit me well (41mm) has no bracelet option.

I got it from ebay. The bracelet only has straight end links, but I feel that it actually compliments the 70's vibe of the watch~

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/165268680410