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Zula Maratac Strap After 10 Years of EDC

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Screehopper, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. thatotherguy

    thatotherguy EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    That is one heck of a story behind the band and the watch, and it's a testament to the durability of the Zulus as well. Sounds like there's more memories than can be recounted stowed away in the scratches, fading, fraying and dings of that package. Bravo sir.
     
  2. stockae92

    stockae92 Loaded Pockets

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    10 years is an excellent service life for a strap :)
     
  3. Screehopper

    Screehopper Loaded Pockets

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    Yes it is. I have small wrists so I had to go for the mid-size.
     
  4. Screehopper

    Screehopper Loaded Pockets

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    Here are pics of my SKX013...

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    There are actually a bit more fine scratches, but they are not showing well in the photos. The sapphire crystal is holding up very well to banging into things. And I happen to bang the bezel up against doors and walls quite often.
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  5. Screehopper

    Screehopper Loaded Pockets

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    This part of the strap is starting to fray after 10 years of EDC use. That's good in my book. I guess I could use a lighter to melt the frays together.
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    Closer up photo showing that the color is not as faded as pic in Post #1.
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    Closer up photo showing that the color is not as faded as pic in Post #1.
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    Notice that the old version has different hole sizes compared to the new version.
     
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  6. shmook

    shmook Loaded Pockets

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    Fair enough, I think it looks cool all faded and worn is all, and it has such a story :)
     
  7. Karmakanic

    Karmakanic Loaded Pockets

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    Despite rumours to the contrary, the Sun occasionally shines in Britain.
     
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  8. Screehopper

    Screehopper Loaded Pockets

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    LOL! :p
     
  9. Soosh

    Soosh Loaded Pockets

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    That's awesome. I love how scratches blend together when you get enough of them together.

    Have you ever had it serviced?
     
  10. Screehopper

    Screehopper Loaded Pockets

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    I had the watch serviced once when the watch was 9 years old. The watch got knocked around once too many times and suddenly started gaining 5 min a day. Since servicing, so about 4 years now, watch is still doing great.

    In the same time frame of owning the same watch and using it as EDC for 13 years I have switched wallets, flashlights (incandescent to LED), knives, and such. The watch has a longer lifespan.
     
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  11. Hi-up Lineman
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    Hi-up Lineman Loaded Pockets

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    Just ordered a ZLU for my SEIKO solar. Can't stand the rubber band it came with. Went with black and PVD rings.
     
  12. Scott Mason

    Scott Mason Loaded Pockets

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    I didn't like the rubber strap on mine either so I replaced it with an orange NATO. I really like everything else about this watch.