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SUSPENDED: Kickstarter: Strapholic - NATO Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap

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SUSPENDED: Kickstarter: Strapholic - NATO Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap

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Post by TheJohnP » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:21 pm

Strapholic’s back on Kickstarter with their latest project, a NATO Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap.

*Note* - They have had four successfully funded projects before and two that were unsuccessful or canceled.


Early Bird pricing for one strap is $24
Early Bird pricing for two straps is $45
Early Bird pricing for four straps is $85

Estimated delivery is August 2019

Not sure how hardware and materials compare to similar straps on the market. Or if pricing is good or better than what can be purchased without waiting.

But a little digging and it appears some of these straps are available to purchase now directly from Shopholic for $30
https://strapholic.com/collections/by-m ... atch-strap
https://strapholic.com/collections/by-m ... atch-strap
https://strapholic.com/collections/by-m ... atch-strap
https://strapholic.com/collections/by-m ... atch-strap
https://strapholic.com/collections/by-m ... atch-strap

Material:
- Premium Nylon

8 Strap Colours:
- Black with White line
- Black with Red line
- Army Green with Red line
- Army Green with Yellow line
- Brown with White line
- Orange with White line
- Grey with White line
- Rainbow line

Sizes:
- 20mm/ 22mm lug width
- Shortest length: 150mm
- Longest Length: 250mm

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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Strapholic - NATO Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap

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Post by Thrax » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:21 am

These look exactly like the "marine" straps you can get on AliX for $7...
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Strapholic - NATO Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap

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Post by quincas » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:19 am

Exactly. “Designed in Hong Kong. Hand-crafted”.

Unless they show something entirely original, this is just plain lying.
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Strapholic - NATO Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap

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Post by AndroidIsAwesome » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:52 pm

Yeah I'm calling bs. They're literally the exact same colorways as the AliExpress ones. Like 1:1. Might even be the same picture as one of the listings I saw
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Strapholic - NATO Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap

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Post by TheJohnP » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:50 pm

Anyone have links to the Ali straps for comparison?

Kickstarter has taken down a campaign before for selling already made goods if I recall.
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Strapholic - NATO Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap

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Post by AndroidIsAwesome » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:53 pm

TheJohnP wrote:Anyone have links to the Ali straps for comparison?

Kickstarter has taken down a campaign before for selling already made goods if I recall.
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cCrBhj48

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cssBimg0

Here's two that I plan to buy from
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Strapholic - NATO Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:03 am

AndroidIsAwesome wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:53 pm
TheJohnP wrote:Anyone have links to the Ali straps for comparison?

Kickstarter has taken down a campaign before for selling already made goods if I recall.
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cCrBhj48

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cssBimg0

Here's two that I plan to buy from


Finally able to get the Ali links to work and have reported this project to Kickstarter to investigate.
Stay tuned.
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Strapholic - NATO Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap

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Post by AndroidIsAwesome » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:23 am

TheJohnP wrote:
AndroidIsAwesome wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:53 pm
TheJohnP wrote:Anyone have links to the Ali straps for comparison?

Kickstarter has taken down a campaign before for selling already made goods if I recall.
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cCrBhj48

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cssBimg0

Here's two that I plan to buy from


Finally able to get the Ali links to work and have reported this project to Kickstarter to investigate.
Stay tuned.
Good to hear. The links may not have worked because Im on my phone
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Post by Boourns » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:49 am

Already-made goods aside, you can get the same style strap from Watch Gecko for $2 less than the early bird price ($22) now, rather than having to wait for this to fund and ship.

https://www.watchgecko.com/french-style ... -zuludiver
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Strapholic - NATO Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap

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Post by yinzburgher » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:56 pm

TheJohnP wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:03 am
AndroidIsAwesome wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:53 pm
TheJohnP wrote:Anyone have links to the Ali straps for comparison?

Kickstarter has taken down a campaign before for selling already made goods if I recall.
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cCrBhj48

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cssBimg0

Here's two that I plan to buy from


Finally able to get the Ali links to work and have reported this project to Kickstarter to investigate.
Stay tuned.
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How did you get the links to work? Any tricks? Not once ever have I clicked on an AliExpress link and been taken to the intended URL. Always just to some version of the main page. Maybe it's bc I don't have an account? I get tired of bothering people to ask what to type into the AE search bar so I basically just ignore any links or deals from the site.
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Strapholic - NATO Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:02 pm

yinzburgher wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:56 pm
TheJohnP wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:03 am
AndroidIsAwesome wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:53 pm

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cCrBhj48

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cssBimg0

Here's two that I plan to buy from


Finally able to get the Ali links to work and have reported this project to Kickstarter to investigate.
Stay tuned.
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How did you get the links to work? Any tricks? Not once ever have I clicked on an AliExpress link and been taken to the intended URL. Always just to some version of the main page. Maybe it's bc I don't have an account? I get tired of bothering people to ask what to type into the AE search bar so I basically just ignore any links or deals from the site.

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I didn't copy the link as a url, but just copied it as text.
Then pasted that into a browser and then let it link out from there.
When clicking through directly or copying the embedded url, it never worked.
But just copying the actual text of the url and then using that to link out seemed to work for me.
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Strapholic - NATO Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:01 pm

Thanks for the feedback and Ali links.

Just got this message from Kickstarter:

Hi there,

Thanks for bringing this project to our attention:

Project: Unique Design, Nato Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap (Suspended)
Report date: July 8, 2019, 12:18 PM EDT

We’ve investigated it and taken action. While we can’t provide specific details, our actions may include—but aren’t limited to—suspending projects, individual accounts, or payment to creators. Please know that not all investigations result in these actions, and that actions taken may not be visible to the Kickstarter community.

We strive to learn from our community and we value your input. Thanks again for looking out for the Kickstarter community.

Best,
Kickstarter Trust & Safety




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Re: SUSPENDED: Kickstarter: Strapholic - NATO Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap

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Post by TheJohnP » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:27 am

And the plot thickens.
Looks like Erika's Originals also reported this campaign for copyright infringement.

Date: Jul 8, 2019

Sender
[Private]
Erikas Originals
11th August street 23
Sofia, Sofia 1000
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Sent via online form

Recipient
Kickstarter, PBC
58 Kent Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
USA

Re: Unique Design, Nato Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap (Suspended)

Description of copyrighted material: Unique Design, Nato Style Elastic Webbing Nylon Watch Strap

Description of infringing material: This seller is trying to sell exact copies of my straps! Infringing on my patent: WIPO DM/093 314
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