Deployants by AXEL JOST, Germany
Axel Jost, located in Germany, has been producing all types of buckles & clasps for watch straps for over 30 years and specializes in gold and gold plating. They supply deployants & buckles to several top tier watch companies, of course too secretive to share, but they did confide in me as part of my qualification process.
NOTE: A competitor is trying to take the credit for introducing the Axel Jost Deployants to the watch forums and claiming it was me who “rebranded” these deployants. (I have no clue what that means, perhaps someone will explain it)
In actuality, all of the below deployants were introduced by me. Although one model, the DF1 has similar characteristics (which is not uncommon in deployants) and may have actually come from a common source, you should take careful note that I buy my deployants from a buckle specialist (“Verchusse fur Uhrbander” in the company title) for the watch strap industry, the other source was from a manufacturer who specialized in only watch straps, they don’t even advertise deployants on their site. Now who’s “rebranding” (and who really cares since this claim is over 3 years old)?
All the deployants on this page are sourced from Axel Jost, a specialist in buckles, deployants and gold plating.
Here are some other claims:
One of my deployants is a “copy” of a model sold by this seller, <u>not true<u>, this model has been available longer, seems like his might be the copy.
The very popular DF2 requires 2 screwdrivers and is more difficult to use. Not true, only one screwdriver is needed and I provide that for you. These are the same screw pins used in Panerai watches, why are they there…quick strap changes!
Next time you happen to spend the 10 minutes to get thru that long diatribe of misconceptions he posts daily ask yourself a few questions:
This is the only person on any forum anywhere in the world that consistently ranks on other sellers and other sellers products. Why? Sounds like he wants you to buy “his” products, not the right product.
Where are these deployants made? He criticizes “made in germany” but never says where he gets his. (want to know the answer? They come from china and cost under $6 bucks and are marked up nearly 6 times (I don’t make anywhere near that amount of profit on my Axel’s))
Just thought I’d set the record straight
Discount of $3.00 available with the purchase of any strap I sell.
Skilled German craftsmanship, solid assembled parts, modestly priced for this level of quality.
Buy a strap & deployant combo, take an additional $3 off.
ADD BRUSHED FINISH TO ANY AXEL DEPLOYANT – ADD $3
DF3 Push button Single Fold
Just in, single fold, push button, standard flip lock lid, available in 16mm, 18mm and 20mm. Rounded edges of the pushers for extreme comfort, take a close look. Excellent manufacture as you can see in the pictures (these actually cost me more then the DF1 double fold). Introductory price: $47.95
AXEL JOST DF2 PREMIUM Deployant
Here is something new by Axel Jost, the DF2 Premium. Push button, double fold, stainless steel with the added features of a screw to secure the end to “the point” (that is the long end ) and screw in pins ( no spring bar!) to easily add to “the buckle” (shorter side of the watch strap).
These are amazing, the best deployant on the market IMHO. As with the DF1, made in Germany, land of craftsmanship, precision, quality.
Price is $49.95 delivered with a set of jewelers screwdrivers (approx 1.0mm and .6mm) for each side of the buckle . Sizes 16mm, 18mm, 20mm and 22mm.
Check out these pics.
ALSO, NEW 18mm matte Gold Plated $49.50.
Price is $49.95 delivered with a free Swiss screwdriver (.8mm) for the buckle side attachment. Sizes 16mm, 18mm, 20mm and 22mm.
New 4mm pins for extra thick straps, regular DF2 has 3mm pin, pls specify when ordering
Closeup of “point” end attachment
Closeup of screw in pin vs spring bar
AXEL JOST DF1 Deployant
Stainless 16,18, 20 & 22mm $47.95
Brushed any size $52.95
Yellow Gold Plated* 16 & 18mm $49.50
Rose Gold Plated* 16 & 18mm $49.50
*both the rose & yellow gold deployants are heavily plated with 5 microns of gold.
Take a look at the underside of their deployants; you’ll note the edges are rounded and not square. This adds substantially to the comfort of the piece.
AXEL JOST DF4 PREMIUM DOUBLE FOLD PUSH BUTTON
Just in, double fold, push button, standard flip lock lid, available in 16mm, 18mm and 20mm. Introductory price: $49.95
Note: this is the same deployant used by a well known watch Manufacturer in Germany that I can’t mention…GO figure……….
Distances: From Spring bar to stem 16mm. base curve 5mm, overall length 38mm.
AXEL JOST DF6 PREMIUM DOUBLE FOLD PUSH BUTTON
Just in, double fold, push button, standard flip lock lid, available in 18mm only
Distance from Spring bar to stem 14mm. base curve 6mm, overall length 42mm.
Introductory price: $39.95 $10 discount on this deployant when purchased with Di-Modell or Hirsch Strap.
AXEL JOST DF5- now in SS & PVD
DF5 Single Fold Push Button Stainless 18, 20, 22mm $29.95
Or $32.95 with brushed finish
NOW in PVD in 18, 20mm $34.95
The single fold is one of the most uniquely designed & manufactured deployants I've seen. The push buttons actually hold the top unit in place and the inside height will hold a strap nearing 4mm thick, such as the Di-Modell Chronissimo. I include the mini spring bar tool free with every purchase, so installation is a breeze (note: it took me only a few seconds to install, most of that time was trying to the spring bar side on and that is common to all deployants).
Inside the U.S. - $1.50, FREE for orders over $34.99
Need insurance? $1.30 up to $50, $2.20 over $50.
Overnight $16.50 (incl $100 in insurance)
waive the insurance – no signature required.
Outside the U.S $ 3.00 Airmail, uninsured, no tracking**
$13.00 Priority 4-6 days
$27.00 Global Express w $100 insurance 3-5 days $14.00 Registered with $44 insurance.
The postal system around the world generally does an outstanding job, my experience has been a worldwide delivery rate over 99%. I provide evidence of shipment. **If you are concerned about in transit loss, please select a secured or insured method.
Contact me or Paypal at email@example.com to place an order or check out my site at www.fredawatchstraps.com. Shipments sent out daily.