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  1. YG_Rulz

    YG_Rulz Jan 26, 2023

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    Has anyone used a suede strap for their Monaco, or any other watch? I'm thinking if getting a custom suede strap made, but I'm not sure how it would look and feel. Any feedback will be appreciated.
     
  2. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 26, 2023

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    I have had a couple of suede straps. I had a custom made one, can't remember from where, and a JPM suede strap (which I guess is mid-priced, about £70-80ish). The were comfortable, but I was a bit disappointed with the look both times to be honest.
     
  3. YG_Rulz

    YG_Rulz Jan 27, 2023

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    Did you face any issues with discolouration or water splash marks?
     
  4. HoltzPlatz

    HoltzPlatz Jan 27, 2023

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    Got a suede leather for my F1 Gulf for a longer length. I quickly found it's a lint/dust collector. Maybe toooo much suede?
    Was a cheapy tho.
    Formula 1 Gulf 1.jpg
     
  5. YY77

    YY77 Jan 27, 2023

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    @YG_Rulz maybe you could consider alcantara, no such issue with my Speedy strap?

    Here's an example (not mine):

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  6. YG_Rulz

    YG_Rulz Jan 27, 2023

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    That's something I'm concerned about.
    I finally managed to find a strap maker with Kudu antelope leather for a strap, but they only have suede leather available. Alcantara would be a good option too though - worth checking it out.
     
  7. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 27, 2023

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    No, I didn't wear them enough for that I guess
     
  8. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jan 27, 2023

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    Even the OEM leather Gulf strap, with its "asphalt" alcantara like finish, collects lint/dust. I think that's a drawback for anything with this kind of suede like texture, especially if it's a dark color.
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  9. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jan 27, 2023

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    Can they be made thin enough to work well with a Monaco clasp I wonder?