A few days back, I saw a discussion of putting a NATO strap on a 9400 using the standard resin G-shock "end-pieces". I personally don't really like the way the end pieces extend the watch body.I may or may not be receiving a 9400 this Christmas, and was doing some pre-planning. Would it be possible to use a piece of small diameter metal tubing to "link" the two opposing strap screws (thus creating a hinge for a zulu strap)?
Thinking something like this:
New K s Round Aluminum Tube 5mm OD x 45mm Wall 3 9804 | eBay
5mm Inner Dia Straight Passing Through Aluminum Connecting Tube 20pcs | eBay
I'm unsure of how strong this design would be (the aluminum in the first link would definitely be "bendable"), but then again, how much space is there between the two opposing screws? I see this as more of a gap-filler-the structural support would still be coming from the screws. This could be a low-cost, DIY, lower-profile alternative to the classic end-piece swap.
Any fundamental flaws with this idea that I missed?
Anyone want to give it a shot?