PAM 682 Accordion Strap Question

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PAM 682 Accordion Strap Question

mbalmz
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mbalmz
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Joined: March 6th, 2018, 9:32 pm

March 6th, 2018, 9:37 pm #1

Hi all- New member here with a bit of a strap quandary. I'm about to buy a PAM 682 (42mm luminor submersible) and love the accordion rubber strap it comes on. Unfortunately, on account of my small wrists, pinned to the tightest hole the strap is a tiny but too loose and having asked a couple of Panerai boutiques it doesn't look like they make this strap in a shorter length. Has anyone here tried/had any luck punching another hole in the rubber strap? It's a beautiful high quality strap so I'm very reluctant to try but I'm not seeing any other option.

Of course if anyone happens to think the boutiques I've spoken to are misinformed and that this strap is in fact available in a shorter length, that would be even better!

Thanks in advance!
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mlcdmd
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March 6th, 2018, 9:40 pm #2

there are other companies that make similar straps for dive watches with that accordian look. get a cheap one and play aorund with a leather punch or similar and see if that works.

may be touch to find the right hole size/dimension though. not all straps come with round holes.
Mike C, 312 NYC
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peezie
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March 7th, 2018, 7:16 pm #3

Hi all- New member here with a bit of a strap quandary. I'm about to buy a PAM 682 (42mm luminor submersible) and love the accordion rubber strap it comes on. Unfortunately, on account of my small wrists, pinned to the tightest hole the strap is a tiny but too loose and having asked a couple of Panerai boutiques it doesn't look like they make this strap in a shorter length. Has anyone here tried/had any luck punching another hole in the rubber strap? It's a beautiful high quality strap so I'm very reluctant to try but I'm not seeing any other option.

Of course if anyone happens to think the boutiques I've spoken to are misinformed and that this strap is in fact available in a shorter length, that would be even better!

Thanks in advance!
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ThunderDownUnder
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March 7th, 2018, 8:35 pm #4

Hi all- New member here with a bit of a strap quandary. I'm about to buy a PAM 682 (42mm luminor submersible) and love the accordion rubber strap it comes on. Unfortunately, on account of my small wrists, pinned to the tightest hole the strap is a tiny but too loose and having asked a couple of Panerai boutiques it doesn't look like they make this strap in a shorter length. Has anyone here tried/had any luck punching another hole in the rubber strap? It's a beautiful high quality strap so I'm very reluctant to try but I'm not seeing any other option.

Of course if anyone happens to think the boutiques I've spoken to are misinformed and that this strap is in fact available in a shorter length, that would be even better!

Thanks in advance!
Mate you can buy the exact punch 🤛🏻 Shape and size you need on eBay cheap as chips and handy to have then measure 4 times and punch once just make sure the measurements are bang on and you would never know I’ve done it before many times no biggie and if that works and you can enjoy it on the oem you like it’s a fun DIY project just some food for thought just make sure you get the measurements right 👌

And congrats in advance I love the new 42 sub’s 👍🏻👍🏻




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JohnCoburn
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March 7th, 2018, 11:20 pm #5

It is not rocket science!
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mlcdmd
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March 7th, 2018, 11:41 pm #6

Totally my fault that I measured wrong and didn't account for thickness of the leather.


Triple check yourself if you're gonna go for it
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JohnCoburn
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March 8th, 2018, 11:55 am #7

And then try to do it yourself. That I can totallly see getting it wrong, but he is simply talking about adding an additional hole to a strap. That is not as complicated.
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mlcdmd
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March 8th, 2018, 6:46 pm #8

good call!!
Mike C, 312 NYC
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