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    Skinny wrists and long bands.

    Hi. I have skinny wrists and I own the GD200 and I think it looks fine on my wrists but the band strap sticks way out because I wear my watch at tightest or second tightest notch level. What can I do about this aside from cutting the strap?

    Can you please recommend any other G shocks besides the mini Gs that have a shorter strap? The cheap Casio F-108 fits me quite well. Do the 6900s or the 5600s have shorter bands than the GD200? thanks

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    Re: Skinny wrists and long bands.

    My G-9100R Gulfman has a strap that is about the same lenght as my 5600.

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    Re: Skinny wrists and long bands.

    get fatter so you can have a bigger wrist ?
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    Re: Skinny wrists and long bands.

    Yogurt,
    I once had a strap on a G-Shock that was too long and alleviated the problem like this. I curled the last inch or so of the strap inward tightly in a coil about an inch in diameter or so and heated the curved part with a hair dryer. I let it cool, and the stap had permanently taken on this curled shape.
    While not shortening the strap any, it made the end of the strap curl up inconspicuously around the other side of the band making it virtually invisible. It only takes about 15 seconds of heat to do it. Go slow and don't get it too hot or it will begin to melt! Good luck.

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    Re: Skinny wrists and long bands.

    You can cut it. It comes out quite well. 5600 and 6900 models do have shorter straps. I switched the straps on My GD100 and GDF100 to a 6900 strap. The watch wears smaller and the strap is shorter.

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    Re: Skinny wrists and long bands.

    It's a plastic watch.. cut it. It will turn out better than you expect, just smooth the edges. There's a tutorial in a sub-section.

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    Re: Skinny wrists and long bands.

    I think the problem is the nylon band holder on the GD200. It tends to fall out of place and down and leaves the ends of the band sticking far out. If it's positioned right at the top it's not so bad.

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    Re: Skinny wrists and long bands.

    Quote Originally Posted by yogurtpooh View Post
    I think the problem is the nylon band holder on the GD200. It tends to fall out of place and down and leaves the ends of the band sticking far out. If it's positioned right at the top it's not so bad.
    Mwa ha ha!

    I have a solution I have been testing for over a year now which has solved this exact problem!

    I'm working on a quick thread which I'll post soon .
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    Re: Skinny wrists and long bands.

    Do the 6900s straps fit on the GD200? I can just maybe replace the straps?

    or how about something like this? Would this fit a GD200? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Authentic-Ca...#ht_2356wt_956
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    Re: Skinny wrists and long bands.

    Quote Originally Posted by yogurtpooh View Post
    Do the 6900s straps fit on the GD200? I can just maybe replace the straps?
    Please post a picture of the caseback where it shows the band installed to the case. I can probably help a little.
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