Aviator GA-1000 on ZULU with Pathfinder Strap Adapters (Also Work with GWA1000/1100
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    Aviator GA-1000 on ZULU with Pathfinder Strap Adapters (Also Work with GWA1000/1100

    I have Aviator GA1000-1A on resin band which is fine. But I want to try it on ZULU band. Fortunately I have strap adapters from Pathfinder PAW1300G that I ordered from TikTox in my stock.
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    Quick examination showed that the adapters will fit GA1000 case nicely. The hole on the adapter is smaller than the GA1000 screw (about 0.8 mm diameter versus 1 mm on the screw).
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    So I enlarged the hole with small screwdriver. And now it went to the watch. Note that the screw system from GA1000 comes with plastic washers, decorative washers, and tiny rubber o-rings. I don't need those pieces at all for the adapters. Just the screws can secure the adapters to the watch case.
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    Now comes the next inconvenience. The Pathfinder adapters have two tips to hold the caseback on each side of adapter.
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    These tips prevent the adapter to rotate inward. The result is the length between the two strap ends is too wide (at least 65 mm). This length causes a big gap between the band and my 6.75" wrist.
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    But the fix was very easy. I cut the tips off from the adapter with a knife. And now the adapters can rotate in to hug my wrist comfortably.
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    And here is GA1000-1A with Maratac orange strip ZULU strap. I may try to remove the orange letters on the adapters but I think they go well with the orange subdial and the band.
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    And that's it. Easy mod to open choice of mix and match different bands with the aviator. I think the adapters will work with GWA-1000 and GWA-1100 too.
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    Re: Quick and easy fix on using Pathfinder strap adaptors on Aviator GA-1000 (applicable to GWA1000/

    Perfect strap color!
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    Re: Quick and easy fix on using Pathfinder strap adaptors on Aviator GA-1000 (applicable to GWA1000/


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    Re: Aviator GA-1000 on ZULU with Pathfinder Strap Adapters (Also Work with GWA1000/1100

    Very nice mod, that color combo on the Zulu strap is a perfect match for that model GA-1000. Well done!
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    Re: Aviator GA-1000 on ZULU with Pathfinder Strap Adapters (Also Work with GWA1000/1100

    Quote Originally Posted by GShockMe View Post
    I think the adapters will work with GWA-1000 and GWA-1100 too.
    I think you're right. I fitted a pair of PRW-1300 conversion adaptors to my GW1000B-1A, and I'm wearing a GW-A1000 now and both size and shape look identical. TikTox is out of stock on them at the moment.
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    Re: Aviator GA-1000 on ZULU with Pathfinder Strap Adapters (Also Work with GWA1000/1100

    The band looks great.

    I wonder whether the same mod would work with a GW-3000B-1A, which has similar colours.
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