Panerai PAM233 with its original OEM strap
Panerai enthusiasts are lucky because there are so many strap makers to choose from, besides obviously the first class OEM straps that Panerai are offering themselves. Many of the after market strap makers are very passionate about Panerai themselves. And that shows in the work they deliver. Some straps are nicer than others sure, but generally speaking I can't say that I've been disappointed by any of the strap makers that sold me a strap.
One of the questions that regularly comes along on the watch boards is What straps will look good on my Panerai. Well I have an opinion if you ask that question about the 233... Below are twenty different strap combinations for this particular Panerai - out of probably at least another hundred that would look great too.
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Strap makersThere are of course many more parties offering first class straps than the ones mentioned in this post. Have a look on paneristi.com for an overview of most of the after market strap makers.
These are the contact details of the strap makers referred to in this post:
The Watch Boys
Justin Chen and Dirk don't have a website but they offer their straps on the AC on paneristi.com.
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All photos © 2009 M.Wilmsen