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    Re: The New Isofrane

    Are there any issues with the isofrane coming undone? Specifically, those using divers when surfing, and getting beat up with rough surf?

    Is it a risk with any strap, but less so or more so with other straps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bananarama View Post
    Are there any issues with the isofrane coming undone? Specifically, those using divers when surfing, and getting beat up with rough surf?

    Is it a risk with any strap, but less so or more so with other straps?
    I think that would be more likely caused by a spring bar failure than any kind of strap failure. I have worn my UTS in some very rough surf without any problems.


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    Re: The New Isofrane

    As stated its the pins that will fail. The buckle pin (which is smaller than the lug pin) is the one to worry about. That being said, I've never lost a watch surfing here, even body surfing which puts 10 times the torque on a watch as board surfing. Just replace/inspect the pins as needed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bananarama View Post
    Are there any issues with the isofrane coming undone? Specifically, those using divers when surfing, and getting beat up with rough surf?

    Is it a risk with any strap, but less so or more so with other straps?

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    Re: The New Isofrane

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    Just got this orange ISO and it arrived with the word "ISOFRANE" on the bottom of the buckle not on the top (like my black ISO).
    Anyone know why this would be the case? Thanks!

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    Re: The New Isofrane

    On their current website, the RS buckle has "Isofrane" on the underside of buckle....the other style, the more rounded buckle, has "Isofrane" on top of the buckle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkito View Post
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    Just got this orange ISO and it arrived with the word "ISOFRANE" on the bottom of the buckle not on the top (like my black ISO).
    Anyone know why this would be the case? Thanks!
    This is how they first made them. They switched it to the top of the buckle at some point in the production run and now it appears they have gone back to placing it on the bottom. I definitely prefer it on the inside where it is not visible all the time.
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    Re: The New Isofrane

    Quote Originally Posted by Aerofish View Post
    As stated its the pins that will fail. The buckle pin (which is smaller than the lug pin) is the one to worry about. That being said, I've never lost a watch surfing here, even body surfing which puts 10 times the torque on a watch as board surfing. Just replace/inspect the pins as needed.
    Since the buckle on the Isofrane attaches with a screw, rather than a sping bar / pin, just apply some blue loctite when installing it and the only failure prone area becomes the spring bars which attach the strap to the watch head.
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    DLC buckle is a great match for Seiko Black Ion coating

    Have had my SKA427 on an ISOfrane and finally got around to ordering a buckle that matched better than the brushed stainless that was on it originally. The DLC buckle is pretty much a dead match match to the color, finish, and texture of the Black Ion coating.



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    Re: The New Isofrane

    What a versatile strap... Even looks great on a Quartz Casio Pathfinder



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    Looks great on a JSAR



    Looks great on a CDII



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