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Is it possible to salvage this IWC strap?

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I picked up a 2nd hand Ingenieur Chrono that came with bracelet and a very worn kevlar strap. I've ordered a new custom strap from cheergiant, but am wondering if it's possible to do anything with this broken-down piece of leather. Tossing it out seems a cruel fate for a once proud (and expensive) strap.

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I'd be interested in hearing any suggestions. Any of the following viable?:

1 - crazy glue the separated leather back to the core of the strap?

2- send to strap maker to strip off peeling leather/kevlar and re-do?

3- shave off peeling leather/kevlar and wear anyway (likely look ridiculous)

I'm sure I've revealed my ignorance regarding the art of strap making here.

Appreciate your time.

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It appears that strap led a long and interesting life. Alas, it's time to gently remove the buckle and humanely deposit the strap in the trash. After a suitable mourning period, get yourself a new strap. My condolences.

 

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*sigh* due to the overwhelming support for destroying the above-photoed strap, I've decided to purchase not one, but two proper replacement straps (cheergiant and Jacobstraps). I'll try to post a few photos when they are united with the watch, so you can see the thrilling conclusion to this post. Thank you all for your opinions. I do appreciate it.

 

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