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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:42 am 
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I purchased a Breitling leather strap (cowhide) online and it seems to be relatively thin. I was expecting a thicker strap.
The thickness of the side of the strap, next to the pin, is 3mm. The full thickness from top to botton is 5mm. This is a 22-20 strap size. I wonder if this is a genuine Breitling strap. Any help is appreciated. Here are some photos:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:56 pm 
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Are wider straps thicker? Or are Croc straps thicker than cowhide straps?


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I've noticed the Bentley croc/cow straps carried a lil thicker edge to them over a navitimer series.


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I have many of the calf and the croc, the crocs are definitely thicker and stiffer. Looks ok to me but I'm no expert

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Thank you. What I am learning is that I need a croc strap!


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Here's a side pic of a 24/20 croc, the thickness near lugs is 7.5mm thick, I don't have a calf near me at the moment Image


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Thank you. Yes, this is the thickness I had in mind when I ordered mine but the one I got is much too thin for my taste. I also have an Avenger like yours, or one of yours, seeing from the impressive list of the watches your own.


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Watch Nut: if you have time to photograph a cowhide strap I'd love to see it to compare with your croc strap.

Much appreciated.


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I will do it shortly for you

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Here's a couple of my calf straps, I little thinner than croc but not a lot ImageImageImage


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THank you. Those are very nice. What width are they? Mine was a 22-20. Are these the same or wider?


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They are all 24/20 all my breitlings take that size which is nice

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Thank you for posting these photographs.

I wonder if the difference in thickness is due to the difference in size, 24/20 being much thicker than 22-20.


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Not sure on that, all my straps are 2+ years old, maybe they are making them thinner now.

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