Amputate the shark fin?

View Poll Results: Should I cut off the shark fin?

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  • Hell no! It's not too long for you!

    4 4.21%
  • Hell no! Never cut off a shark fin!

    64 67.37%
  • Hell yeah! It's just too long, get rid of it!

    15 15.79%
  • Hell yeah! Sharks annoy me anyway!

    1 1.05%
  • I've got another option, you should...

    11 11.58%

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    Member Lester Burnham's Avatar
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    Amputate the shark fin?

    Okay, here's the issue:

    My GW-200 Frogman just arrived and before ordering I already knew that it might be a bit too much for my 6"25-6"5 wrist. I knew that the main problem was going to be the amount of strap I've got left but figured out I just might have to live with it.

    However, it turns out that the strap-overhang is even bigger (more annoying) that I thought it would be, pictures are included below.

    With some other of my G's (two Mudmen and a Riseman) I just cut off the tail end so that it doesn't stick out anymore. On my 6900's, 5600's and DW-9200 this wasn't necessary because the strap is shorter.
    I didn't feel too bad cutting of the tail-ends of these other watches, but hey, the shark fin is one of the true characteristics of the Frogman...

    What do you think? Should I keep it like this? Cut it off? Or do you have another option?






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    Re: Amputate the shark fin?

    I voted no way!

    Live with it, get amongst it. Surely bearing in mind the size of the watch as a whole, the shark fin is just a small bugbear?

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    Re: Amputate the shark fin?

    Some people like to use an O-ring as a secondary strap keeper. Works well and is dirt cheap!
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    Re: Amputate the shark fin?

    There is a lot of spare strap there - but if you cut it off you really want to be sure you prefer it that way and will never want to sell the watch (albeit I presume you can get replacement bands but you'd lose a lot).

    The O Ring second keeper would seem a good suggestion.

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    Re: Amputate the shark fin?

    i voted the "other option"
    Find a second keeper, the o-ring in the second notch or something else that has some stretch. It is your watch so do whatever it takes to make it work for you.

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    Re: Amputate the shark fin?

    I say give it the chop!

    1) It's just too long for your wrist and looks a bit silly sticking out like that (heck, it's almost touching the dial!)...

    2) You know that it's just going to keep eating at you until you do something about it...

    3) Once you "custom fit" the strap to your wrist, then the watch is truly yours and is like no other G-Shock.

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    Re: Amputate the shark fin?

    If the strap's too long for you, then it's definitely going to be too long for me too. Anyone have photos of the O-ring? I'm still waiting on my Frogman to arrive.

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    Re: Amputate the shark fin?

    Pics of an o-ring used as a secondary keeper:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=230821

    There is also another way to use them to keep the strap from falling out of the existing keeper.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=260865
    Simon

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    Re: Amputate the shark fin?

    Second keeper all the way.

    Or just wear a wet suit every day...

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    Re: Amputate the shark fin?

    Most Japanese guys have small wrists. So it is supposed to look like that, infact that is the entire idea behind the shark fin. The designers wanted this ocean symbolism, when you hold up the watch infront of your face at eye level the crystal is supposed to represent the surface of the ocean and the strap end will then be kind of like a shark fin sticking up of that water surface!

    I think the fin looks cool and should not be cut off!
    The Water Resistance Myth VS Reality article:https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=159142


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