New Strap Design!
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Hey All,
The name's Nick, and I've been a long time member of the Massdrop scene, but have only recently become more active in these parts. So I thought I'd introduce myself!
I'm a budding custom durable goods designer out of San Jose, CA, and greatly enjoy crafting with leather specifically. And as of late, I've come up with a design that I'm dying to share with the Massdrop Watch world to see how it might fare. That said, I've submitted a poll to the best of my ability, and can't wait to see what might come from it. I also figured that I might make a post here to open an additional dialogue with you guys and get a gut level reaction on the overall concept. It's available in all widths from 18-24mm, as well as the option for brass, gunmetal, or nickel hardware.
I've been wearing my original Ruler NATO prototype strap for about two weeks now, and sold a dozen or so already, all to great success. I love this thing. And maybe you will too!
So without further adieu, the Leather Ruler NATO Stud Watch Strap, (AKA: The Time Traveler - official name in progress :P ) But I welcome all feedback, questions, and comments! Cheers.
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Davidkoko
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Sep 19, 2019
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ksmith4546
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Mar 31, 2019
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That band is so Cool, can you give hints as to where you got it oops sorry didn't look at whole post. love it \ so How can we get one????
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Mar 31, 2019
nmankey
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Nick Mankey Designs
Mar 31, 2019
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lol! Head over to nickmankeydesigns.com
Mar 31, 2019
djfrazzle
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Jan 30, 2019
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looks amazing!
Jan 30, 2019
LarryGHTown
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Jan 23, 2019
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I love it! And want a few! Email me! dakota31887@gmail.com ; Thanks!
Jan 23, 2019
JDAbbeyIII
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Jan 10, 2019
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I like the concept of the ruler and the retention system but I'm a desk diver so I'm afraid the knib might get in the way. Is there something a little more low profile?
Jan 10, 2019
Sefkan
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Aug 11, 2018
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Which seiko Model
Aug 11, 2018
Fairdinkum2
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Apr 9, 2018
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Hey Nick! I bought your starter three pack - which included the ruler strap - some weeks ago and I like the product. A lot! My comments are as follows: 1. I love the supple feel of the leather. I have some watches where the pin-to-watch body gap is too narrow for some NATO straps. Your stud straps fit even these. 2. I, like many watch geeks, am looking for something different. The stud design, versus a buckle, fits that purpose 3. I love the adjustability that the studs provide. Infinite. Also very easy to change out and fit to the wrist. 4. Suggest that all straps come with two studs. As you can see from my photo, this prevents a tongue of the strap from skewing sideways a little. 5. Love the earth tones (autumn redux, for example) and the designs (like waves). I would like to see more colors - blues (including a soft pastel), greens, reds etc. 6. The studs almost have a steam punk aesthetic. Nice! Keep up the good work!
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Apr 9, 2018
nmankey
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Apr 9, 2018
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Hey there! Thank you so much for the feedback! I will definitely look into adding more interesting colors to the mix; it's just so hard to get away from the lush, natural tones when it comes to leather. Would love to hear what you have to say about the Autumn Redux straps tho! They seem right down your alley, and really have a different character compared to its former veg tan siblings.
Awesome Bambino too, looks right at home on the Ruler Strap :)
Apr 9, 2018
Fairdinkum2
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You were generous enough to provide me with a coupon. I'll be ordering soon! We get the most spectacular sunsets and sunrises where I live. Reds, blues, greens etc. They are "of the earth" too. Best of luck with the business. You are doing good work.
Apr 9, 2018
Bugxy
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Apr 8, 2018
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I have this, and it works well with the quirky buckle. A standard buckle will reduce the appeal. I get comments from people who love it all the time!
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Apr 8, 2018
Cloaca
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Apr 12, 2018
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Thanks, that saves me time paging through all the different watches.
From a quick look I don't see any wacky versions with scuba divers or tanks in the 22 mm series.
What I really want is a watch with Vladimir Putin bare chested on a horse waving a red hammer and sickle flag. Then I could balance that with a Chinese watch with a scene from "Red Detachment of Women" or "Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy."
Apr 12, 2018
Ghettoblasta
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Apr 12, 2018
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I understand :DDD how about vostok-poljot.com? They have the 710 and 110 case with the scuba dude allready customised..
Apr 12, 2018
OnePunchMan
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Dec 26, 2017
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shut up and take my money!
Dec 26, 2017
Enkidu27
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Nov 22, 2017
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I love that design. I agree, if that had a standard buckle, I would order it immediately and rock that all day long. Awesome aesthetic though, and I can't wait to see what you do in the future!
Nov 22, 2017
TrevScofield
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Dec 26, 2017
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Where can I buy one?
Dec 26, 2017
nmankey
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Dec 27, 2017
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