A strapping strap.
October 30, 2010 10:14 AM   Subscribe

Help me find a strap for this vintage Timex watch!

The band size is 15mm, which the seller said was kind of unusual for a guy's watch.

Fashionable Mefites, can I get your opinions on material and color? I'd like to find something that preserves the vintage look and is versatile enough to work from jeans and a t-shirt to business casual-y. Under $40 would be awesome.

posted by AAAAAThatsFiveAs to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: How about a simple military band? The face is so busy that maybe the band shouldn't be. It looks like they squeezed a bigger band (18 or 20mm) on to that watch.
posted by cazoo at 11:08 AM on October 30, 2010

I would go with a grosgrain band in red and navy—here's one.
posted by limeonaire at 11:09 AM on October 30, 2010

Oh, I didn't notice the 15 mm requirement. Hmm.
posted by limeonaire at 11:14 AM on October 30, 2010

Best answer: Second the military strap. The most common style of these is usually called a NATO strap after the NATO spec it is based on. 15mm is hard to find, but if you google "16mm NATO strap" you'll find tons, and a 16mm strap will fit a 15mm lug width with no problems. I wouldn't try to fit an 18mm or 20mm band on it. NATO straps are great — they're cheap, they're reliable, you can switch them out with no tools and without messing with the spring bars.
posted by enn at 11:34 AM on October 30, 2010 [1 favorite]

nthing military strap
posted by kenliu at 6:46 PM on October 30, 2010

Central Watch sells nylon bands 5 for $30, and they have 15 colors in 16mm width.
posted by brozek at 5:46 AM on October 31, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks, all. I'm sold on the military strap. Got a 16mm in olive drab. NATO straps... what a concept.
posted by AAAAAThatsFiveAs at 1:05 PM on November 1, 2010

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