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    watch straps

    I really dont know where to post for this - couldn't find and alt.watch.straps

    I'm looking for a new watch, but it seems kids these days want to have some kind of rubber or resin strap, that seems to be moulded into the watch itself.


    Just wondering if anyone has one, and if you can put in standard ones as a replacement or do you need special straps now?

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    If you want my advice unless its a metal strap don't bother.

    I've never yet owned a watch with a synthetic/rubber/ even leather strap that has lasted.

    They stretch, crack, perish, and end up costing you more time and money in replacement straps.

    Metal straps all the way

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    that's to bling for me I dont like resin/leather straps either, but I do prefer to have the velcro ones, hence the question - can I take off the original strap and put a velcro on instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by luap.h
    that's to bling for me I dont like resin/leather straps either, but I do prefer to have the velcro ones, hence the question - can I take off the original strap and put a velcro on instead
    Depends on the watch, some as you point out are integral with the strap, G-shock ones for instance are molded integrally to the strap, wheras one of my Adidas ones has a strap you can remove.

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    hmmm - that's a spanner in the proverbial works

    one more thing, you know all the non-digital watches that have the wee calendar/date window - I take it they're not smart enough to know if there are 30, 31, 28 or 29 days in the month?

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    i've got a couple of kahuna watches with velcro straps, but i find they get all smelly and mingin with dead skin, and i'm a very clean person! i prefer metal ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmo
    i find they get all smelly and mingin with dead skin,
    yeah they get rank in no time - another reason I like metal ones

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    i had a soft leather one on my watch before i obliterated it when i fell off my bike. it was really comfy and lasted me ages. only problem was my wrist got a bit sweaty in the summer, but nowt to moan about really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmo
    i've got a couple of kahuna watches with velcro straps, but i find they get all smelly and mingin with dead skin, and i'm a very clean person! i prefer metal ones
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    My Timex (cheapo) had the strap moulded into the watch. I've had it 16 months and the strap is still perfect, though one of the buttons has come off the watch.

    I think my next watch will be a bit blingier - until now I've never dared get one for fear of breaking it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luap.h
    hmmm - that's a spanner in the proverbial works

    one more thing, you know all the non-digital watches that have the wee calendar/date window - I take it they're not smart enough to know if there are 30, 31, 28 or 29 days in the month?
    Nah they aint, but then most ppl are clever enough to know how many days are in each month ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1
    Nah they aint, but then most ppl are clever enough to know how many days are in each month ;p
    I agree though it is a pain in the proverbial to have to change it
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    your local surf skate shop should have velcro straps like Animal, Billobong for around £14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmo
    but i find they get all smelly and mingin with dead skin, and i'm a very clean person!
    Then you just put the strap in the washing machine... comes out as new.

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