DW-5600 + Nato-Strap but without Strap Adapter: How?

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    DW-5600 + Nato-Strap but without Strap Adapter: How?

    Good morning gentleman,

    i am thinking about a classic G-Shock again (DW-5600) which i would like to wear it on a Nato. Would be an 18mm be able to squeeze through the 16mm lugs?
    If i want a larger strap ( 20mm) and I do not like to use the Maratac Watch Adapter, the County-Comm- Mil-Shock looks perfect.
    Has anybody used a Dremel to widen up the 16mm lugs?

    I have looked up the threads in various forums but apart from one image i have found nothing on the actual procedure.

    I would be delighted about any info, thanks in advance,

    Frank

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    Re: DW-5600 + Nato-Strap but without Strap Adapter: How?

    Quote Originally Posted by walkuere View Post
    Good morning gentleman,

    i am thinking about a classic G-Shock again (DW-5600) which i would like to wear it on a Nato. Would be an 18mm be able to squeeze through the 16mm lugs?
    If i want a larger strap ( 20mm) and I do not like to use the Maratac Watch Adapter, the County-Comm- Mil-Shock looks perfect.
    Has anybody used a Dremel to widen up the 16mm lugs?

    I have looked up the threads in various forums but apart from one image i have found nothing on the actual procedure.

    I would be delighted about any info, thanks in advance,

    Frank
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    Hi Walkuere,

    You might try to contact Andy from Honolulu, who is a member on WUS. He actually knows the guy who made the Mil-Shock. If I'm correct, the spring bars are replaced by metal rods. I personally never understand how that metal rod is placed in the holes of the widened lugs.

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    Re: DW-5600 + Nato-Strap but without Strap Adapter: How?

    I've managed to fit an 18mm NATO on a G-314. It didn't look very good on that watch, but now you got me thinking of trying it on my DW-5600.
    Wear what you like.

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    Re: DW-5600 + Nato-Strap but without Strap Adapter: How?

    Does anybody have pictures of 5600 with Nato Strap? Really wonder how it will be like

    Thank you,

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    Re: DW-5600 + Nato-Strap but without Strap Adapter: How?

    Quote Originally Posted by ersing View Post
    Does anybody have pictures of 5600 with Nato Strap? Really wonder how it will be like

    Thank you,

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    Yep. I tried it and didn't like it.







    It''s the only NATO I had in 18mm, so the colour is all wrong, but I thing so are the dimensions. Just doesn't work for me.
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    Re: DW-5600 + Nato-Strap but without Strap Adapter: How?

    BruceS, you are quite right, there is something wrong with dimensions.. Looks like a Fat guy with thin breakable legs I did not like it either..


    Thank you for pics by the way

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    Re: DW-5600 + Nato-Strap but without Strap Adapter: How?

    thank you all, especially bruce. i will try that out, gives the watch a rather instrumental (altimeter/dive computer) style..
    as i do intend to use the watch in conditions where simply function and comfort are important rather than visual pleasures it should work.
    very helpfull crowd here and quick responses

    cheers frank

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    No, it's not right, is it?
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    Re: DW-5600 + Nato-Strap but without Strap Adapter: How?

    I have the County-Comm- Mil-Shock and I'll try to take some pics over the weekend and have a close look at it.
    I just remember the watch sitting real low on my wrist and suffering strange spots all over the bezel after a month wearing it in the damp hot Sri Lankan weather a couple of years ago.
    I haven't worn it much after that trip.
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