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Bund Watch straps

Postby Ofcmark » April 12th 2014, 11:38am

I was looking at leather watch straps on the net and came crossed a strap type called Bund. I have never seen one before, and they seem to be used on military type watches. I thought they were interesting, and I like to know more about them so if anyone would like to share their knowledge about these straps and a good company to buy one from (I was on Amazon and Ebay) it would be appreciated.
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Re: Bund Watch straps

Postby conjurer » April 12th 2014, 1:35pm

Are those the ones that have the big leather patch between the watch and the wrist? If so, I don't like 'em. In fact, they make me puke.
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Re: Bund Watch straps

Postby Ofcmark » April 12th 2014, 3:02pm

Those are the ones I was wondering what the purpose of the large pad was for
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Re: Bund Watch straps

Postby conjurer » April 12th 2014, 3:25pm

Ofcmark wrote:Those are the ones I was wondering what the purpose of the large pad was for


I suppose it's to cushion the watch against the top of the wrist--since the Krauts invented 'em, it's probably there to absorb the impact when they're beating people up.
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Postby jason_recliner » April 12th 2014, 5:15pm

Possibly they were designed for very cold environments, to keep metal casebacks from contacting one's skin. Not a fan, myself, but they can look alright on old military watches IMO.
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Postby conjurer » April 12th 2014, 6:40pm

jason_recliner wrote:Possibly they were designed for very cold environments, to keep metal casebacks from contacting one's skin. Not a fan, myself, but they can look alright on old military watches IMO.


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Re: Bund Watch straps

Postby hcharles » April 12th 2014, 6:45pm

We were issued those straps, when I was in the Army. The unit I served in was under German command, so we got certain perks.
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Re: Bund Watch straps

Postby AJC » April 12th 2014, 8:16pm

They're pronounced "boondt". Because Knowledge is Power!
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Re: Bund Watch straps

Postby hcharles » April 12th 2014, 9:55pm

Not so! http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bund. It is pronounced bund. IE bund +d. Chrissakes I was there mit the Deutschelanders. It is bund, not boondt. Also I worked mit Deutschelanders, and learned their ways. Schiessen, und Gott Imhimmel.
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Postby conjurer » April 12th 2014, 10:09pm

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Postby hcharles » April 12th 2014, 10:10pm

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Re: Bund Watch straps

Postby gerdson » April 12th 2014, 11:08pm

:lol:

Nice to hear that You into German heritage is! Personally be I sure that, their origin is just so as conjurer says, and also they verdammt ugly do look!!! Off course am not I into Militärwatches.
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Re: Bund Watch straps

Postby AJC » April 13th 2014, 8:35am

hcharles wrote:Not so! http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bund. It is pronounced bund. IE bund +d. Chrissakes I was there mit the Deutschelanders. It is bund, not boondt. Also I worked mit Deutschelanders, and learned their ways. Schiessen, und Gott Imhimmel.
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Re: Bund Watch straps

Postby gerdson » April 13th 2014, 10:08am

AJC wrote:
hcharles wrote:Not so! http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bund. It is pronounced bund. IE bund +d. Chrissakes I was there mit the Deutschelanders. It is bund, not boondt. Also I worked mit Deutschelanders, and learned their ways. Schiessen, und Gott Imhimmel.
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Btw, "Schiessen", that was before 1945. Now we are better at "Scheissen".
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Re: Bund Watch straps

Postby Jamesbee » April 13th 2014, 10:27am

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Postby AJC » April 13th 2014, 10:45am

conjurer wrote:Are those the ones that have the big leather patch between the watch and the wrist? If so, I don't like 'em. In fact, they make me puke.


At least they're not cuff straps.
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Re: Bund Watch straps

Postby hcharles » April 14th 2014, 1:06am

[quote="gerdsonBtw, "Schiessen", that was before 1945. Now we are better at "Scheissen".[/quote]

Yeah, big difference there gerdson, danke schoen.
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Re: Bund Watch straps

Postby Britboy » April 14th 2014, 8:03am

They have or at least has a purpose as far as I can make out on reading the history of these straps.
Originally watches were not that water proof or resistant so having the pad under the watch stopped the sweat from hurting the watch, plus it kept the heat away from the wrist if you were close to a fire.
They had lots of fires in those days, I wonder why?
Mind you if you were in the plane on fire then that pad is about as much use as a chocolate firework.
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