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Alternate straps - from where (no boutique here!)

 
 By: stefflod : July 21st, 2021-19:35
Hi, please excuse the newbie question which may have been asked a thousand times - but where do you chaps source some of these great straps? I have just purchased a Octa Lune from an AD and there are no boutiques or other shops available here (Cayman). 

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I think your best option in the beginning is to contact a Journe boutique....

 
 By: ChristianDK : July 21st, 2021-19:40
Have a look in the website. there are also some options like a collected man or bespoke ffrom the usual suspects. 

First off, congrats on the new watch.

 
 By: Jay (Eire) : July 21st, 2021-19:42
Second, you need to share some pictures!

Third, to your question.  For me, with one exception (the straps for my Vagbondage), everything is OEM Journe sourced from the Boutiques.  I’ve found I really like the double sided straps, and the padding (minimal tapering to none) works really well for my watches and wrist. 

Many others will have also has straps made by Jean Rousseau, ABP and others.  



thanks - will post pic when I don the watch...

 
 By: stefflod : July 21st, 2021-19:44
the std strap is a bit long and I am loath to put an extra hole in it!

I’ve also bought all small / short size straps.

 
 By: Jay (Eire) : July 21st, 2021-19:47
My wrist is 6.25 inches and the short strap probably leaves only .05 to 1 inch of “tail”. I think I’m using the 2nd or 3rd pin hole. That might be too little play for some people.

also 6.25"

 
 By: stefflod : July 21st, 2021-19:51
thanks for the tip

Just to correct something I said above; I’m using the 3rd and 4th pin holes on the short strap. Usually 3rd.

 
 By: Jay (Eire) : July 22nd, 2021-00:10

Im back to the OEM. They are expensive but I think the quality is up there compared to the latest other stuff I bought.

 
 By: ChristianDK : July 21st, 2021-19:46

yep - needs to be same quality

 
 By: stefflod : July 21st, 2021-19:50
I've had straps from a couple of places for 'lesser' watches and it has been a bit hit-and-miss

Camille Fournet for classics, ABP for unusual things.

 
 By: xxcesar : July 21st, 2021-21:20
Both have online configuration…

Congrats

 
 By: jpd : July 21st, 2021-23:27
You may want to try acollectedman.com
They feature straps for FPJ
Best, Jan