A couple of weeks ago I got myself a Mudman. It's a very cool watch, and my first step into the world of G-Shock.
Very well, sometimes I had some red places on the bottom of my wrist where the clasp is. Last time I was moving my wrist a lot and that spot really started to hurt. I decided to get a nylon strap to avoid not wanting to wear the Muddie.
So here we go:
Chapter One: Strap Adapters
First of all I needed strap adapters for a nylon strap. It"s relatively expensive for me in the Netherlands to buy the Suunto clips so I had to make them myself. I've seen some pics of other solutions that have inspired me for the solution I found... Ty-Wraps
I have a hole punch so I tried right away:
Fits like a glove!
I cut two pieces (eventualy they where 39mm):
But when I mounted one on de Mudman I saw the excess space.
Hmmmmm ... okay spacers out of Ty-Wrap will do the trick.
Yup, it worked.
This is all there's to it.
Chapter two: The strap
I received the strap today so I immediatly tried it on.
It was hard to get the strap through the adapters, it was pretty tight. I tought it was good so there won't be too much space between the strap and the watch case.
When I put it on I was a bit dissapointed because there was still a lot of space between the strap around my wrist and the case and you can clearly see the space under the case. Also the watch wears higher because of the double strap onder it.
I the picture below you can see the strap adapters stay vertical.
At this point this whole project is a definite no-go!
Chapter Three: Strap mod
I figured, the strap needs to be modified so it would use the force aplied in an other direction to get the adapters aligned with the strap. Hmmmmm Okay I wil get my small sewing kit and give it a try.
This is what it turned out to be, after a lot of sewing hassle.
Now the strap looks pretty good on the watch and I'm pretty satisfied with it!
Still a liiitle 'cleavage', but not that much.
From a small angle it does't show anymore. Without the camera flash it's mostly shadow in there.
And last but not least....
Thank you all for reading and please don't hesitate to ask questions or drop some comments.