What new straps can do to your watch!

Jul 31, 2020,04:55 AM

Just received new straps from the UK. Funny how a change of strap almost gives you a new watch.

The original FPJ strap

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Looking great! I know what you mean...

 By: ChristianDK : July 31st, 2020-05:09
I play this game a lot as well. Great choices. Are they from ACM? HAGWE Christian

Yes, ACM straps

 By: cfnissen : July 31st, 2020-12:13
Bought two a while ago but it turned out that the spring bars were too short. The strap basically fell off. Luckily, I found out before strapping on the watch and stepping outside. This version is much better. I can’t make the straps disengage manually wh... 

Straps look great

 By: Kmboxers : July 31st, 2020-22:00
and glad to hear you didn’t encounter further issues. I’m always surprised when spring bars are used on high end pieces but seems to be mostly the norm. Screws/bolts to the bars are my preferred but probably not achievable with curved bars. Enjoy your str... 

Thank you 🙏🏻

 By: cfnissen : August 1st, 2020-00:52
Yes, I was a bit shocked to realize the problems with the first set of straps/spring bars. I have tried dropping my CB once before - and paying for the ensuing repair. Never tried anything other than spring bars and never had any problems with them. Claus... 

Uh! Not good. I’m glad you found out.

 By: ChristianDK : August 1st, 2020-05:54
We put a lot of responsibilitiy in those spring bars. Something to think about before just Putting “what ever” on your watch!

Great picks! [nt]

 By: aperna : July 31st, 2020-05:15

Really nice! I’ve been contemplating these ACM straps as well.

 By: BigAppleBill : July 31st, 2020-06:06
But they don’t come with a buckle. What buckle do you use? My other concern is not securing the buckle properly and suddenly introducing my watch to the floor. Can anybody explain how they do it?

I use the buckle from my original strap

 By: cfnissen : July 31st, 2020-12:17
The buckle is secured on the strap with a spring bar that fits into holes in the buckle itself. When you move the buckle from one strap to the other, you’re able to check and doublecheck that it is securely fastened. I used my strap changing tool to move ...  

My pleasure 😀 [nt]

 By: cfnissen : July 31st, 2020-12:28

Another Option

 By: Journe1304 : July 31st, 2020-18:01
Another option is to get a second buckle. I didn’t want to use a non-matching gold or platinum buckle for my CB, so I was disappointed to hear they wouldn’t sell me one separately...until they did! So now I can simply swap straps without having to mess wi...  


 By: BigAppleBill : July 31st, 2020-19:12
Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Did you buy in store?

 By: pongster : August 4th, 2020-18:48
The tokyo boutique wont ship to manila. Need to pick up in Japan.


 By: Sgfortino : July 31st, 2020-17:47
Just got 4 of these from ACM as well with the new spring bars.

Very nice!

 By: Journe1304 : July 31st, 2020-18:02
Just today I ordered the gray Helsinki as well. Looking forward to it, especially in these more casual work-from-home times!

ACM made some great strap indeed!

 By: akewises : August 1st, 2020-18:31
They looks much more everyday-wear to my liking. IMO a denim strap might also worth a try.


 By: pongster : August 4th, 2020-04:53
Are they official FPJ supplier of straps? Would love to get an orange strap for my CB. Nice straps, OP.