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    Anyone hate this common G-Shock watchband design?



    Recently got into G-shock collecting, tried on many models with the above watchband design. I can't ever get them to fit well on my wrists.
    Anyone else sharing the same sentiment?

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    Re: Anyone hate this common G-Shock watchband design?

    No not really. I prefer it to the floppy design of say the DW-9052 series. The precurved design makes the watch sit better on most wrists. The ridges in the band give it flexibility to conform easier.
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    Re: Anyone hate this common G-Shock watchband design?

    Ditto on what Rocat said. I find that those style of straps fit better than the other type that the 6900's use, simply because it doesn't have the same level if rigidity at the lugs.

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    Re: Anyone hate this common G-Shock watchband design?

    I like this style also, but then everyone's wrist's are different so I guess everyone will have some bands that feel uncomfortable?
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    Re: Anyone hate this common G-Shock watchband design?

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    Re: Anyone hate this common G-Shock watchband design?

    I like it.
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    Re: Anyone hate this common G-Shock watchband design?

    when i first tried on the G6900, i didn't like the ridges because it created a gap between watch n wrist. more pronounced on the outer wrist side. But i still bought that G6900 and thought of changing to a 5600 strap.

    a few wears later and I'm in love with the 6900 strap. the ridges allow me to wear the 6900 a bit looser without it moving around. the 6900 is my best fitting G on my wrist. stays put n comfortable without moving around. i wish the 9300 strap was like this too. unfortunately it doesn't fit me well and I have to wear it a little loose n it moves around

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    Re: Anyone hate this common G-Shock watchband design?

    I don't mind it on the squares, but on the other watches where the ridges are really big, I don't care for it

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    Re: Anyone hate this common G-Shock watchband design?

    Without the pre curved band the watch doesn't sit well on the wrist. This is the problem I have with the Casio dw290. But I also think it depends on the wrist type

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    Re: Anyone hate this common G-Shock watchband design?

    Quote Originally Posted by cranx View Post
    Recently got into G-shock collecting, tried on many models with the above watchband design. I can't ever get them to fit well on my wrists.
    Anyone else sharing the same sentiment?
    Many of us have had trouble with that sort of strap fitting the sides of our wrist because of that strap design's internal "wings":


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    Because of that, several people have installed the flatter straps from the DW-, G-, and GW-5600 series on watches with the above strap, which make them fit closer to the wrist: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/gw-...-a-726621.html

    This member figured out a way to trim the wings from the inside with an X-acto knife so the strap would flex more and "gap" less: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/ski...ex-657372.html

    For me, it really depends on the watch in question -- my DW-6600 has the same design but doesn't seem to gap as much as it did on my GW-6900's. My solution to this problem on the GW-6900 was to install strap adapters and a 3-ring Zulu strap, which solves the problem, makes the watch more secure if one springbar gets pulled loose, and makes it VERY easy to change to a different color strap when the mood strikes.
    Last edited by Mike K; July 25th, 2015 at 18:10. Reason: fixed second "link"
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