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GW5000 strap on a GW6900

Discussion in 'Watches' started by downtown, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. downtown

    downtown Loaded Pockets

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    I have read a few threads about putting the GW5000 strap on a GW6900 and it makes it a little more comfortable. Does anyone know the exact part# for the strap so I can make sure I get the right one. Also, where is the best place online to get a new strap. Thank you.
     
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  3. MCPOWoller

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    If you put a Casio strap in simmering water for about 30 seconds, it softens up quite a bit. Makes it real compfortable. I did it to my old ProTrek and it worked wonders.
     
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  4. Moshe ben David

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    @MCPOWoller: any impact on the longevity of the strap when you do this? My issue with most Casio straps of this sort is that they break around a 1 ~ 1 1/2 years.

    L'chaim!

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    @Moshe ben David: Not that I am aware of. The strap on my ProTrek is still going strong at over 6 years old. I dipped it the first time in 2008 when I first heard of the trick and I just did it again this past summer. The only warning I've heard of is to protect the watch itself from steam. It could turn the watch a grey color instead of black.
     
  6. Moshe ben David

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    Thanks! I'll give it a try.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  7. stockae92

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    GW5000 on GW6900 is a great match. you will love it :)

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    Obviously, this is a different watch but still a G. I installed the Jays and Kay's adaptors on my Rangeman and added a Clockwork Synergy heavy Nato. It completely changed how the watch wears for the better and I didn't dislike the stock strap. There are other vendors for these adaptors, County Comm sells some, but I think J and Kay are members of the forum and I'm happy with the quality.
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  9. downtown

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    That looks nice. I have thought about trying a nato strap. I looked at the 3 ring vs the 5 ring and can't figure out what the two extra rings are for on the 5 ring. Also, is that black finish on the rings pretty durable? Thanks.

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    I bought the 3 ring for the G because I felt the extra rings would look too cluttered and out of place. However, I use the 5 ring on my dive watches and just cut one of the extra rings off with a hacksaw. I'm not sure what the 5th ring is for either, but the 4th ring keeps the watch centered on the strap, I just don't like the look with both. Yes, the black finish has been durable. Buy the Heavy version from Clockwork, the colors are limited but a much nicer strap, IMHO.
     
  11. downtown

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    Well I had the 5000 band for awhile and loved it. Then I tried the nato strap and haven't looked back. Got the JaysandKays adapters and HD strap.
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    The 5th ring is there so you have something to tighten the rings down so it doesn't slide or flop around and hit your watch case;
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    Seems like overkill but it makes sense now. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Oh it is absolute overkill. A 5 ring strap will not give any more security than a 3 ring one, add the extra bulk to that and you have the main reason why i don't buy 5 ring versions anymore.
     
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    GW5000 strap works on DW6600 as well :)

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  16. glazer1972

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    Got one inbound for my GW6900 thanks to this thread. My keeper on my old band was on its last legs.
     
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