Anyone have an Erikas Originals strap on their G Shock?
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    Anyone have an Erikas Originals strap on their G Shock?

    I find the resin straps a little hot and bulky sometimes - though they are supremely tough and washable. Just picked up the JaysAndKays adapter to try my GA800 on a NATO for the summer, and it got me to thinking about the Erikas option. Anyone with experience (or photos) of that (or a similar) setup?


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    Re: Anyone have an Erikas Originals strap on their G Shock?

    I would say it depends on the types of adapter you bought. If it's the style like the resin Casio ones, I don't know if hers would work since they are a closed loop. However, if you have the metal or combo style that use spring bars you should be able to make them work.

    Cheapest NATO Straps just realesed a version of this style of elastic strap that isn't stitched closed. That might work?

    I got one of the AliExpress parachute straps a few months ago for $12, and have enjoyed it on my Casio MDV106.

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    Re: Anyone have an Erikas Originals strap on their G Shock?

    Thanks. Itís the JaysAndKays version with the spring bars so it should be good. Just checked out the AliExpress parachute options (there are many but itís hard to decipher the specific differences). How do you find the quality? I have an Erikas on my Omega SMP and itís really solid. Do you happen to have any photos of your set up?


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    Re: Anyone have an Erikas Originals strap on their G Shock?

    For what I paid, I'm happy. I'm sure an MN is higher quality, but cost more than this watch.

    Also as an option, Blueshark makes what they call a pajama NATO. It's made like a traditional NATO, but stretchy. I ordered what looks like the exact strap off of AX, but haven't received it yet.
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    Re: Anyone have an Erikas Originals strap on their G Shock?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartb12 View Post
    Thanks. It’s the JaysAndKays version with the spring bars so it should be good. Just checked out the AliExpress parachute options (there are many but it’s hard to decipher the specific differences). How do you find the quality? I have an Erikas on my Omega SMP and it’s really solid. Do you happen to have any photos of your set up?


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    I think you'll need their metal adapters with spring bars. With the resin adapters that can take spring bars ("Convertibles") the resin part where the strap goes is still a closed loop. The metal adapters are more like adding on standard lugs (no closed loop).

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    Re: Anyone have an Erikas Originals strap on their G Shock?

    Thanks - thatís a good point. I did order the metal to maximize flexibility with strap options. The link is below. I will post pictures when it all comes together.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/6809294...ctive_16&crt=1


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    Re: Anyone have an Erikas Originals strap on their G Shock?

    Thanks for the follow up, Andy. Looks good. Iíve always been a fan of the MDV106-1A. Lot of bang for the buck there.


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    Re: Anyone have an Erikas Originals strap on their G Shock?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartb12 View Post
    Thanks for the follow up, Andy. Looks good. Iíve always been a fan of the MDV106-1A. Lot of bang for the buck there.


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    Yeah, it's a bargain. Although I might opt for the MTD1087 for the sweep second hand these days. Lower water restance, though.

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