New strap for my Striking Time

Feb 09, 2024,14:51 PM

I’ve had this one in my strap box for about 9 months now - just put it on. It’s a Camille Fournet Carbon Alligator. The stock strap is just a little too long but the custom sizing from CF places the buckle just right and the tail end being a little shorter too sits closer to the buckle. The matt carbon finish is just different enough from the OEM strap to make a noticeable difference.

I love CF straps. The quality and fit is absolutely first class. The only challenge is the CITES certification requirements to ship outside of the EU.

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Looks great 👍

 By: Dimardi : February 9th, 2024-15:35
The matte finish on the leather is very nice...something I would consider for sure on future straps. I willl have to research CF a bit more. Thanks for sharing!

Camille Fournet supply straps to JLC I believe.

 By: Timeout : February 9th, 2024-15:55
I’ve purchased many straps from them over the years - as well as Jean Rousseau and ABP Concept (also based in Paris). I believe their quality control to be superior to the others based on the straps that I’ve had from each. Definitely worth a look.

I confirm.

 By: amanico : February 9th, 2024-16:44

I like that mat black strap. Plays very well with that beautiful attention getting Zetwerk by toning it down a bit

 By: MiguelFlash : February 9th, 2024-15:42
The Zeitwerk is one of my favorite watches. Truly special.

Yes - the matt black finish is a bit different.

 By: Timeout : February 9th, 2024-15:59
I’ve had one other strap with a similar finish for about 7 years now from H Moser. Makes a nice change from the semi-matt finish on most straps. If it follows the Moser patina it will gloss up a little over time - but still not approaching a semi-matt fin... 

Looks terrific

 By: toddg : February 9th, 2024-16:00
I am curious to see how the matte finish on the strap ages. Do you know what type of patina forms, if any?

This is a 7 year old carbon finish strap from H Moser

 By: Timeout : February 9th, 2024-16:17
Does get a little glossier but still distinctive compared to a semi-matt finish. ...  


 By: toddg : February 10th, 2024-00:05

Thanks Nico.

 By: Timeout : February 9th, 2024-17:59
It’s just a little bit more industrial than the OEM strap and adds a bit of casual steampunk to the watch in my eyes.

Not sure.

 By: Timeout : February 9th, 2024-20:44
I’ve had nubuck finishes on calfskin and kudu but not alligator. It looks finer to me. Both CF and Moser referred to the finish as carbon or carbonized.

Ah ok; I always thought the “carbon” was referring to the black color

 By: Darron : February 10th, 2024-17:25
; not the finish. 🤷‍♂️

Yes - the finish is what is referenced by the term.

 By: Timeout : February 10th, 2024-22:23
Best way I can describe it is that it’s like it’s been lightly sanded with a fine grade sandpaper. No sheen at all to the finish.

Thats one great looking watch 🤩

 By: Watchonthewrists : February 10th, 2024-07:07
Great strap combo 👌🏻

I love it!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : February 10th, 2024-21:17