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Education Watch aficionados in here...

Discussion in 'General' started by Pete J, 3 Mar 2019.

  1. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    What you have there is what's known as an "integrated bracelet", where the end links are part of the case. This makes replacing the strap quite difficult as it a non-standard size.

    If you can flip it over and upload a photo there might be something to work with but I expect you won't have any real options other than a custom leather strap?
     
  2. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    ^What he said.

    There is an alternative, which I expect you to say no to, but it's a solution my Grandfather (rest his soul) used: wear your watch over a wrist bandana!
     
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    That's the second pic from @legoman 's post - any help?

     
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    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    How did I miss that, yes it's very helpful thanks!

    Unfortunately it confirms that you're pretty out of luck. If you like, look into how NATO straps work, you could cut two indents into one and fit it around the narrow pins you have? A decent heat sealing with a lighter of soldering iron could make for a passable solution?
     
  5. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    I was thinking I put both sides up, I may see if about that, like I said I like the watch an I'm getting fed up of smart watches so thought this would be ideal but wearing it for a couple of days it keeps snagging on my wrist hairs (joys of Southern French ancestry). Maybe I'll just laser said hair off :lol:
     
  6. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Get the measurements and compare to the size of the custom straps you can get for Oris as they also use a similar fixing method. You can usually find a lot on Etsy and a few on eBay, they're not cheap though. It's also possible one of the artisans on Etsy will make a custom one for you but again it won't be cheap and I'd guess a starting price of around £100.

    Alternatively buy a cheap strap from WatchGecko and have a go at modding it.
     
  7. mrlongbeard

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    What's the daddy in the smart watch world nowadays (non apple)?

    I thinking of seeing what comes up on amazon prime day, with an eye maybe on the Galaxy watch 3 or Huawei GT2...
     
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