How can I reuse this Zenith deployant?

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    How can I reuse this Zenith deployant?

    Funny story: I purchased an El Primero from a seller whose dog had gotten into the strap box and had chewed on the yummy vanilla-flavored rubber strap. No big deal, I've been happily wearing it on other straps, and I'm not a big fan of rubber anyway. But it just occurred to me: I have this perfectly good Zenith deployant sitting here doing nothing:

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    Each strap ends in an 18mm springbar opening; the Zenith has 21mm lugs. Are there any aftermarket straps out there that would work on this deployant?

    • Again, not a fan of rubber on non-scuba watches; leather or other materials would be preferred.
    • 21/18 might be a tough ask; willing to wear on other-sized watches if not the Zenith.
    • I'm not exactly confident that an off-the self solution exists; if I had to go custom, does anyone have similar experiences/recommendations?


    Thanks all!

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    Re: How can I reuse this Zenith deployant?

    Custom leather to fit
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    Re: How can I reuse this Zenith deployant?

    What happened to it? it looks like a Rabid chicken attacked it.


    YES you can reuse it.

    Ah the dog ha ha. just read that bit.
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    Re: How can I reuse this Zenith deployant?

    Quote Originally Posted by gregspitz View Post
    Custom leather to fit
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    Re: How can I reuse this Zenith deployant?

    make it 20.5/18 will gives you more options to wear, squished a bit for 20mm lug and also fit 21mm lug with smaller gap to see..

    just my opinion,

    cheers,

    a leather strap maker from GMT +7

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    Re: How can I reuse this Zenith deployant?

    bonetto cinturini are 18 mm, but deployant attchment holes use thin 1.5 mm spring bars

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    Re: How can I reuse this Zenith deployant?

    Good point about the spring bars; though I have at least the two bars currently attached to the deployant. And BC are all rubber, no?

    As a quick update, I've sent the deployant to Greg to see what he can cook up, but still open to other options to use in addition. It's sounding though like rubber or customs are pretty much the only options...

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    Re: How can I reuse this Zenith deployant?

    Quote Originally Posted by gregspitz View Post
    Custom leather to fit
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    My wife's speed master needed a new strap and I went on Etsy and had one custom made. Was a tenth the cost of the OEM replacement. I sent the vendor the dimensions and within 3 weeks had a brand new strap that looks as good as original

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    Re: How can I reuse this Zenith deployant?

    How about within a week


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    Re: How can I reuse this Zenith deployant?

    Some shots on the watch; came out amazing, thanks Greg!

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