42mm Radiomir straps

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42mm Radiomir straps

Nicekettle
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Nicekettle
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February 10th, 2012, 7:01 pm #1

I thought this may be useful for others to see.I have a PAM338 and have been trying different straps ,OEM and non OEM.The true spec for the 336,337 and 338 is an OEM 25/20.It seems that with all the radiomirs you should use a strap that is 1mm bigger than the lug size.I just picked up this Honey Gator from jdarvish (Thanks John!).It is in fact a 27/20 and I have squeezed it into the 24mm lugs of my 338.The other two straps are OEM 25/20.I had considered trimming a mm off each side of this strap and giving it a coat of edge-kote,but i'm happy with it as it is.
I believe that this strap is actually for a PAM197 or PAM198 as they also use the wire stirrup type buckle.It is interesting to note also that this is also uniformally thinner and moulds to my wristbone beautifully,and slightly better than the thicker OEM it came with.
I had been advised previously to use a 24mm strap as 25mm's were so hard to find.I tried one and didn't like it at all.It just had that little bit of wiggle that just wasn't right IMO.Hope this helps others in the same strap dilemma that i've been having.

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LaunchMini
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February 10th, 2012, 7:36 pm #2

I too have a strap form a 190 on my PAM98 right now.
I have found that the thinner OEM straps look best on the 42mm, rather than some of the thicker custom strap. The customs tend to overpower the watch IMO
I have a couple 26 I squeeze on, but have been lucky enough to get some 25mm straps too.


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smallappliance
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February 10th, 2012, 8:39 pm #3

I thought this may be useful for others to see.I have a PAM338 and have been trying different straps ,OEM and non OEM.The true spec for the 336,337 and 338 is an OEM 25/20.It seems that with all the radiomirs you should use a strap that is 1mm bigger than the lug size.I just picked up this Honey Gator from jdarvish (Thanks John!).It is in fact a 27/20 and I have squeezed it into the 24mm lugs of my 338.The other two straps are OEM 25/20.I had considered trimming a mm off each side of this strap and giving it a coat of edge-kote,but i'm happy with it as it is.
I believe that this strap is actually for a PAM197 or PAM198 as they also use the wire stirrup type buckle.It is interesting to note also that this is also uniformally thinner and moulds to my wristbone beautifully,and slightly better than the thicker OEM it came with.
I had been advised previously to use a 24mm strap as 25mm's were so hard to find.I tried one and didn't like it at all.It just had that little bit of wiggle that just wasn't right IMO.Hope this helps others in the same strap dilemma that i've been having.

I just purchased a 338 and was thinking of some strap options for it. Think I will have Yann at ABP make me a Suede Gator for it as it is my dress watch. Will post some pix once I get it.
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tchoo
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February 11th, 2012, 1:17 am #4

I thought this may be useful for others to see.I have a PAM338 and have been trying different straps ,OEM and non OEM.The true spec for the 336,337 and 338 is an OEM 25/20.It seems that with all the radiomirs you should use a strap that is 1mm bigger than the lug size.I just picked up this Honey Gator from jdarvish (Thanks John!).It is in fact a 27/20 and I have squeezed it into the 24mm lugs of my 338.The other two straps are OEM 25/20.I had considered trimming a mm off each side of this strap and giving it a coat of edge-kote,but i'm happy with it as it is.
I believe that this strap is actually for a PAM197 or PAM198 as they also use the wire stirrup type buckle.It is interesting to note also that this is also uniformally thinner and moulds to my wristbone beautifully,and slightly better than the thicker OEM it came with.
I had been advised previously to use a 24mm strap as 25mm's were so hard to find.I tried one and didn't like it at all.It just had that little bit of wiggle that just wasn't right IMO.Hope this helps others in the same strap dilemma that i've been having.

I just picked up my 338 and was wondering about precisely this issue

Tks so much for sharing, mate.

Cheers!

TC
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philbinn
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February 14th, 2012, 12:37 am #5

I thought this may be useful for others to see.I have a PAM338 and have been trying different straps ,OEM and non OEM.The true spec for the 336,337 and 338 is an OEM 25/20.It seems that with all the radiomirs you should use a strap that is 1mm bigger than the lug size.I just picked up this Honey Gator from jdarvish (Thanks John!).It is in fact a 27/20 and I have squeezed it into the 24mm lugs of my 338.The other two straps are OEM 25/20.I had considered trimming a mm off each side of this strap and giving it a coat of edge-kote,but i'm happy with it as it is.
I believe that this strap is actually for a PAM197 or PAM198 as they also use the wire stirrup type buckle.It is interesting to note also that this is also uniformally thinner and moulds to my wristbone beautifully,and slightly better than the thicker OEM it came with.
I had been advised previously to use a 24mm strap as 25mm's were so hard to find.I tried one and didn't like it at all.It just had that little bit of wiggle that just wasn't right IMO.Hope this helps others in the same strap dilemma that i've been having.

This strap looks great. Where did you get the strap? I have a PAM210 and looking at straps. You mention John/jdarvish....do you have a link or an email to get in touch with him?
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Nicekettle
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February 14th, 2012, 2:35 pm #6

I picked it up in the accessory corner. John is a fellow member here.
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philbinn
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February 14th, 2012, 9:43 pm #7

thanks
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