PAM0 with a strap by Rob Montana - The StrapSmith
My approach to judging the quality of a strap is to look at things that I don't like about other straps. For instance, I don't like it if the loops are too wide so that you have to fiddle with the screws to mount it on the watch. I don't like it when the strap doesn't properly fit between the lugs - especially if a strap isn't wide enough... And a strap must of course be comfortable to wear. In my honest opinion, Rob's straps are perfect in every way. You should absolutely consider getting one!
The strap compliments the Zero really well
This particular strap is a beautiful shade of brown. It came with a single wide keeper and a sewn in polished steel buckle. The keeper is stitched on the inside in the shape of a cross. Granted, you don't see that when you wear it - but details like that can really put a strap above the rest. The color of the stitches both matches the leather and the paint of the dial very well.
The strap comes with a single wide keeper
You can order one of Rob's straps on his website www.thestrapsmith.com and you can find a few more photos of this combo on Paneristipix.com.
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All photos © 2009 M.Wilmsen