Do you trim your strap?

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  • Yes, I do.

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  • I didn't know that it was OK to trim it.

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    Member edhchoe's Avatar
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    Do you trim your strap?

    Do you trim the strap to the proper length or do you leave it if it looks too long on your wrist?

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    Re: Do you trim your strap?

    I don't normally trim it, but it usually fits for me.

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    Re: Do you trim your strap?

    I've got pretty big hands and wrists, so trimming them, really isn't necessary.
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    Re: Do you trim your strap?

    I have never trimmed my G shock straps. Gs should be treated with respect.

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    Re: Do you trim your strap?

    Nope, don't need to trim them, the size they come is fine for me.

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    Re: Do you trim your strap?

    I am currently debating trimming the straps on my G and dive watch - the tail ends just stick out a bit too much for me and get annoying.

    The only thing stopping me at the moment is ruining the strap and ending up with an obviously diy effort (without the finish and shaping to the end of the strap)

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    Smile Re: Do you trim your strap?

    I have 6 different G's, and the GW-2000 was the first one where I had to trim the strap. I find it unusual long on that model.

    Took a while to give that nasty strap a proper shape, it's quite sturdy.
    Last edited by gigamatze; April 4th, 2010 at 13:36.

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    Re: Do you trim your strap?

    Never, usually mine buckles on the last couple of holes anyway.
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    Re: Do you trim your strap?

    I only trimmed a strap once, on a GW-5600, and I wouldn't do it again. It's too hard to get the cut end to match the finish on the rest of the strap. I used an emery board to shape the cut end and 600 grit wet dry sandpaper to polish it, but I wasn't happy with the result. I never have more than 10-15 mm of extra strap on Gs, and I'd rather live with that than be constantly reminded of a failed DIY effort.

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    Re: Do you trim your strap?

    Yes, on my DW-5600, G-7800 and my G-7900. I've also put a (trimmed) DW-5600 strap on my DW-6600 and it fits much better.



    Last edited by reardenman; April 4th, 2010 at 18:21.

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