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    Kind of disappointed..

    I ordered a custom ammo strap from Tootall a few weeks back and received it about 4 days ago, excited to take it out and try it on. I had ordered from another strapmaker but when I saw the ammo leather Tootall had I decided to order another strap from him as well for another watch. Had this strap arrived by itself it I might have thought it was pretty good but having 2 straps arrive close to each other I can say it was very easy to compare the 2 and here is what I found.

    First off the strap by itself and on my watch:



    The strap seems roughly made and not a consistent width all the way around. I had to run it through my 22mm buckle a few times to get it to slide properly. I didn't have this problem with my other strap. The end that was supposed to go into the lug was slightly too wide and I had to trim it slightly to even get it to fit on the watch (the bottom side of this picture):



    The other major flaw for me is the sewing on the lug ends. The sewing or glue that keeps the 2 layers of strap together stops too short of the springbar and means when trying to install the strap on the watch the bar moves a lot and is difficult to place. This is a lot of gap:


    The leather itself is good and has a bit of a texture but the strap is extremely stiff for being a vintage ammo pouch strap. I've never had an ammo strap so I don't know if that's normal. I wore it for 4 days hoping to break it in but it's still stiff and I cannot find it to be comfortable. All in all the strap looks good on the watch in pictures and on the wrist but comparing it to this other strap I ordered, I can feel a large quality difference and I think I'll be letting this one go. Look for it M2M.

    #2
    I wouldn't be happy with how that fits at the lugs.

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      #3
      Thank you for the review. I really wish you would have contacted me before posting this and give me a chance to address any issues.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Arpy, post: 3540270, member: 149830
        I ordered a custom ammo strap from Tootall a few weeks back and received it about 4 days ago, excited to take it out and try it on. I had ordered from another strapmaker but when I saw the ammo leather Tootall had I decided to order another strap from him as well for another watch. Had this strap arrived by itself it I might have thought it was pretty good but having 2 straps arrive close to each other I can say it was very easy to compare the 2 and here is what I found.

        First off the strap by itself and on my watch:



        The strap seems roughly made and not a consistent width all the way around. I had to run it through my 22mm buckle a few times to get it to slide properly. I didn't have this problem with my other strap. The end that was supposed to go into the lug was slightly too wide and I had to trim it slightly to even get it to fit on the watch (the bottom side of this picture):



        The other major flaw for me is the sewing on the lug ends. The sewing or glue that keeps the 2 layers of strap together stops too short of the springbar and means when trying to install the strap on the watch the bar moves a lot and is difficult to place. This is a lot of gap:


        The leather itself is good and has a bit of a texture but the strap is extremely stiff for being a vintage ammo pouch strap. I've never had an ammo strap so I don't know if that's normal. I wore it for 4 days hoping to break it in but it's still stiff and I cannot find it to be comfortable. All in all the strap looks good on the watch in pictures and on the wrist but comparing it to this other strap I ordered, I can feel a large quality difference and I think I'll be letting this one go. Look for it M2M.
        Did you contact the maker and see if he would make it right? You say it's a custom, but was this made with your specs? What's the rest of the story here?
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          #5
          It does look rough BUT I'd have contacted the maker first ,BEFORE posting here,to give him the chance to try to make it right....just my opinion


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            #6
            Poorly handled.



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