Need help finding a deployant for these iWC straps

Dec 29, 2021,20:38 PM

So I have a few Santoni straps. The new design with the very short end at 6, I am planning on using them on other watches such as the double split and a few Vacherons.

What would you recommend as a suitable solution for the deployant? I would prefer a non IWC branded option as it would be weird to have an IWC logo opposite Lange for instance.

I am absolutely in love with the quality of the straps, it’s just the weird deployant specification that’s annoying me.

Thanks for any advice

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Thank you for the lead!

 By: afaleh : December 30th, 2021-07:14
So as I understand it IWC makes two deployant and straps are made for different lengths based on the deployant model. For the shorter at 6 straps, do we know which model to source? Again, many thanks for your assistance

Your original request was for a non-branded buckle that works with the "short at 6 o'clock" strap

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : December 30th, 2021-16:44
If your strap looks like this, the replica buckle suggested above should work: ...  

My strap is the regular version

 By: afaleh : December 30th, 2021-20:02
Not the big pilot strap, so thickness is different if it matters ...  


 By: afaleh : December 31st, 2021-07:51
Thanks for the info 🙏

As IWC said, strap length matters.. and tapered width matters…

 By: darrony : December 30th, 2021-21:29
From what I recall, the straps for the big pilot are 22mm at lugs and 18mm at deployant buckle. So you may need to consider the buckle width if the strap too if it’s non big pilot I believe non big pilots have lug widths of 21mm, but not sure what width i... 

18 mm at the buckle is standard on this type of deployant regardless of type of strap

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : December 30th, 2021-21:41
Here is a Portugieser Chrono 3714 with the OEM strap and buckle: ...  

Cool.. wasn’t sure

 By: darrony : December 31st, 2021-02:39