I Need Help with proper Strap size for Incoming 232

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I Need Help with proper Strap size for Incoming 232

Aeromat209
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Joined: May 10th, 2006, 4:49 pm

June 13th, 2017, 2:52 am #1

I have read several threads but confused what size the lug end should be

Some have said with a thicker 4 - 5 mm vintage strap 27mm is too wide & to go 26mm but good for a gator strap .

I have several 26 X 26 for my 372 and I like the 150 X 90 mm length but most of those are 4.5 -5 triple layered style except for my Church Hill Brown Croc with gold stitch

Please swear me the right direction .

Mike
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DONAG
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DONAG
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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 7:47 pm

June 13th, 2017, 3:09 am #2

I find 4 mm is just about right with 3.5 just slightly dressier

Rads don't have the same weight and slimmer case means a slimmer strap

Straps are to compliment the watch and not overwhelm it

Frame it, but not be front and center

DON
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gfriedell
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Joined: January 27th, 2005, 3:20 pm

June 13th, 2017, 4:08 am #3

I have read several threads but confused what size the lug end should be

Some have said with a thicker 4 - 5 mm vintage strap 27mm is too wide & to go 26mm but good for a gator strap .

I have several 26 X 26 for my 372 and I like the 150 X 90 mm length but most of those are 4.5 -5 triple layered style except for my Church Hill Brown Croc with gold stitch

Please swear me the right direction .

Mike
With the strap contacting the case of the watch between the lugs if it is very thick. If it is really thick it could could also be too tall to fit under the wire lugs. As Don said if you are using a really thick strap it will look funny on a radiomir. I also doubt it's historically correct (even if the strap maker writes a number on it ).
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micah372
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micah372
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Joined: March 3rd, 2012, 1:55 am

June 13th, 2017, 4:48 am #4

I have read several threads but confused what size the lug end should be

Some have said with a thicker 4 - 5 mm vintage strap 27mm is too wide & to go 26mm but good for a gator strap .

I have several 26 X 26 for my 372 and I like the 150 X 90 mm length but most of those are 4.5 -5 triple layered style except for my Church Hill Brown Croc with gold stitch

Please swear me the right direction .

Mike
Never been a fan of the 27mm wide straps, plus if you have a 372 as well then you can simply order the same size strap for both watches. With my 7.75" wrist I always go with 26/26 and 145/95. I also always prefer a 4mm thick strap, 5mm is too much, 3mm is way too little IMO.
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fullcourt1
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Joined: July 16th, 2010, 9:02 pm

June 13th, 2017, 3:28 pm #5

I have read several threads but confused what size the lug end should be

Some have said with a thicker 4 - 5 mm vintage strap 27mm is too wide & to go 26mm but good for a gator strap .

I have several 26 X 26 for my 372 and I like the 150 X 90 mm length but most of those are 4.5 -5 triple layered style except for my Church Hill Brown Croc with gold stitch

Please swear me the right direction .

Mike
if the strap is thinner the 27mm is fine, if it's too thick it can be a pita.

good luck with your new 232, can't wait to see the piocs
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June 13th, 2017, 4:49 pm #6

Never been a fan of the 27mm wide straps, plus if you have a 372 as well then you can simply order the same size strap for both watches. With my 7.75" wrist I always go with 26/26 and 145/95. I also always prefer a 4mm thick strap, 5mm is too much, 3mm is way too little IMO.
I like to use straps on as many watches as possible. I'd rather "lose" 1/2mm on each side of a rad than cram a 27 into 26 lugs.
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Aeromat209
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Joined: May 10th, 2006, 4:49 pm

June 14th, 2017, 6:25 pm #7

I have read several threads but confused what size the lug end should be

Some have said with a thicker 4 - 5 mm vintage strap 27mm is too wide & to go 26mm but good for a gator strap .

I have several 26 X 26 for my 372 and I like the 150 X 90 mm length but most of those are 4.5 -5 triple layered style except for my Church Hill Brown Croc with gold stitch

Please swear me the right direction .

Mike
I did switch my orders on incoming straps to thinner leather per Michah and the 26 X26 width .

I already have as Beef noted multiuser straps from my 372 in 26 X 26 and I will have to see what fits best . Many strap makers and they can all be different thicknesses etc!

Here is a thinner strap I did not like on my 372 but seems to be great for the 232.







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philwongnz
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Joined: December 5th, 2010, 11:00 pm

June 23rd, 2017, 2:34 pm #8

Never been a fan of the 27mm wide straps, plus if you have a 372 as well then you can simply order the same size strap for both watches. With my 7.75" wrist I always go with 26/26 and 145/95. I also always prefer a 4mm thick strap, 5mm is too much, 3mm is way too little IMO.
I go along with what Micah had said as I have a 372 and a 368 as well, buying 26 makes sense so you practically "double up" your options.

However, I got 27mm for the "dressy" look, I got an Asso and a custom tuna in 27mm for my 232, 249 and 449.

Good luck with your search
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