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Victorinox introduces compass bumper and paracord strap

This year Victorinox added a paracord strap and compass bumper option to the rugged Inox watch line. The paracord strap was already available at Victorinox, but now it can be purchased as an accessory. Developed in partnership with Swedish brand Naimakka, the hand-woven nylon cord was originally used for parachute suspension lines. The military spec nylon strands can be unraveled in a survival situation to replace shoelaces, build a shelter or raft, to sew with, make a fishing net, or to make a fire. The paracord strap is available with an exclusive Swiss Army knife that features a special blade for attaching the strap to the watch case. Colors are camo, black, red or sand. As for the removable compass bumper, it was designed to protect the Inox watch from scratching and damage, allowing it to worn in extreme situations

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Jason Pitsch

Black Friday: 10 Gift Ideas for Watch Enthusiasts

Jason Pitsch

For Black Friday, we carefully compiled a list of ten thoughtful gift ideas for the watch enthusiast, collector, or connoisseur in your life. The products we selected range from $10 to $525. 1- Crown and Buckle Nato straps $10+ 2- Worn & Wound keychain strap tool $20 3- Victorinox Classic SD Small Pocket Knife $20 4- Worn & Wound Cone Mill White Oak Selvage Denim watch roll $175 5- Italian leather VintageStraps $100+ 6- Caran d’Ache 849 ballpoint pen $23 7- George Daniels “All In Good Time Reflections of a Watchmaker” $43 8- Swiss Kubik Startbox watch winder $460 9- Loupesystem $525+ 10- Singe Malt Whisky $45+

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The making of Tudor fabric straps

This video shows the making of the Tudor fabric straps, which are woven by the same company that makes the Vatican robes. The material is much higher quality than a typical Nato style fabric strap. And while they look similar to a Nato, they do not have the extra fabric at the end, making the closure more like a traditional pin and buckle equipped strap. Moreover, the spring bars are connected directly to the straps, and secured to the case, as opposed to traditional Nato straps which are looped through the spring bars.

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Introducing Model 2 Horween Leather Watch Straps

Our friends over at worn&wound just launched their new Model 2 Horween leather watch straps. Available in three colors (Russet, Crimson, Black), two sizes (20mm and 22 mm) and made in the USA.

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Get Strapped, Buying Watch Straps Online

Do you need a replacement strap for your wristwatch? Or do you want to give your watch an entirely new look? Watch manufacturers make very good OEM watch straps, and in some cases they even outsource the job to leather experts such as Santoni (IWC), Fagliano (Jaeger-LeCoultre) and Hermes (Hermes, Parmigiani Fleurier) — to offer customers more options. However, if the manufacturer doesn’t have the look you are going for, or if you want something more affordable — we highly recommend buying online. A number of new stores have popped up online in recent years, making it easier than ever to get the perfect strap, without having to go to a brick and mortar store.

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