I just got a NOS DW-8500-1 Codename and I can't say that I'm happy with the strap. The watch itself is great but the strap is too rigid. It uses the same case as the 8400 mudman and I think I saw someone with a Real black 8400 with the strap adaptors and zulu strap. That would be ideal for me. Looking at it though, I dunno how hard it would be to take off the old straps much less put the adaptors on. Any advice from anyone who has modified the codename or mudman models?