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    It feels sooooo good!

    Hmm...that title has a bit of a funny sound to it .

    Anyways, it's great to add a thread here again. I've missed this place!

    So my first solution thread in a really long time: How to fix those pesky keepers from floating around.

    The problem I've seen repeatedly is there's nothing that always works. Well, I've been testing my solution for over a year now...nearly two. And I believe mine will usually work. My fix is, as many of mine are, super cheap. It's easily performed by anyone, and can be done in any country with no special tools. Just some time, a couple bucks (or none!) and some patience.

    So, what do I do?

    I use some clear silicone caulk!!

    I make a custom "dot" near the end of my strap. What this allows you to do is customize the fix so it works the way you want, and feels how you want it to. I use a few applications of the silicone to build up a layer of the "dot", letting each application fully cure before applying the next dab. It is SUPER important you let the first one you do on the strap cure really well if you want this to last. If you want to squeeze it down a little...after letting it dry clear wear the watch like you normally would. You'll see the dab get flattened...then you can reapply.

    Just make sure to clean the area you're going to apply the silicone to with some alcohol, to remove any oils on the strap. This will let the silicone have it's best adhesion.

    I've put this watch on and off many many times...the silicone doesn't take any wear, as the slider never contacts it, it's just resting between the two parts of the strap! And now one of my most comfortable G's is no longer super-annoying. I've had it in salt water, fresh water, tons of sweat, dirt and grease...all of it seems to never change how well the silicone is holding up. Your results may vary though, so I promise nothing!

    Don't worry though. If you mess up, you can pretty easily peel off the dried silicone, clean it again and start over. No damage to the strap at all.

    Here's some pictures to get you an idea. Sorry for the quality, but I had to do them super fast before my camera's battery died.


    First picture shows the "dot" I've made:



    Next picture sort of shows the added thickness (again, sorry for quality >.<):



    Last picture I'm trying to show how it all works together, keeping the keeper from sliding over the end:
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    Re: It feels sooooo good!

    Hi Topher, Good to see you. A nice idea. Some G-Shock models actually have a similar bump. I can't remember what models (wasn't it the G(L)-75X0?) though.

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    Re: It feels sooooo good!

    Hey Welcome Back Bro !!! And Great ingenuity there!! Cheers -Ronbo
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    Re: It feels sooooo good!

    That is a clever idea! Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Bill P.

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    Re: It feels sooooo good!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sjors View Post
    Hi Topher, Good to see you. A nice idea. Some G-Shock models actually have a similar bump. I can't remember what models (wasn't it the G(L)-75X0?) though.

    Cheers,

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    Nice to be back Sjors. Bram is looking huge!! And thanks as always for the yearly cards . The new versions of the Riseman have a very stylized bump on the outside of the strap to keep the keeper in place. Not sure about that GL you mentioned though.

    Quote Originally Posted by ronbo View Post
    Hey Welcome Back Bro !!! And Great ingenuity there!! Cheers -Ronbo
    Thank you!

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    That is a clever idea! Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Bill P.
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    Re: It feels sooooo good!

    nice idea. Don't some riseman have a "lip at the end of the band for that kind of thing?

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    Re: It feels sooooo good!

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyLix View Post
    nice idea. Don't some riseman have a "lip at the end of the band for that kind of thing?
    Yes, but and they are quite good at holding the keeper still. But my tip is aimed at the huge number of models out there that miss this feature.

    If they all had it...I'd be tons happier .
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    Re: It feels sooooo good!

    Quote Originally Posted by Topher1556 View Post
    Nice to be back Sjors. Bram is looking huge!! And thanks as always for the yearly cards . The new versions of the Riseman have a very stylized bump on the outside of the strap to keep the keeper in place. Not sure about that GL you mentioned though.
    Hi Topher,

    Indeed, it is the Riseman. I had looked all over my collection (The GL-7500 and G-7500 did not have such a bump).



    Well, Bram has grown in the past 5 years well. He's 12 now. He's proud showing his Lego village he put together in the past few days (Wearing his DW-6900CB-2):



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    Re: It feels sooooo good!

    I love it!

    I also like how you've trained him to keep the boxes . Plus the extra lego vehicles in the back...just in case :-P.

    I didn't realize how close in age Bram is to my nephew (who is 13...geez I feel old now).

    Time sure flies when you have children. My oldest son turns 5 next month, his little brother is now 2. I'm 6'3" and my oldest is well past 1/2 my height already .
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