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Beautiful Combo, looks great!: Some of you may remember the difficulties I experienced attaching a
: vintage strap on my late Skipper 15640. The holes for the spring
: bars in this 11063 like case are so close to sharp case edges
: between the lugs that the strap gets easily distressed. I
: managed to solve the problem by using rather thin bars (1.3 mm
: instead of 1.9 mm, providing 0.3 mm more space) and by manually
: tweaking and forming the strap ends. I also had to repair the
: damaged spots. The only disadvantage: I cannot place the watch
: flat on a surface, the strap parts must remain folded downside.
: I'm really happy with this dark red strap. I like it much more than
: the metal bracelet I got with the watch.
: Thanks to all who helped me on this forum and behind the scenes.
: to be continued …