is Casio dropping the tradtional spring bars in favour or these newer long screws which seem to connect the strap to the bezel? I don't actually know fully how they work. Is there a spring bar between the two screws? On my G-7800 is looks as if there are the two screws screwed through the strap/bezel and a spring bar adjoining the two screws in the middle as well. On some other models it looks as if there are just 2 screws on each side where the strap connects.
What are the advantages of these compared to traditional spring bars? Of course if you need replacements you can't go to you local shop and buy them but go through Casio which would no doubt cost more.
My thoughts are that they:
- Could come loose more easily that spring bars due to the screws becoming loose at the thread.
- Obviously more expensive to replace
- Increased chance of stripping threads (although spring bar holes can also deform given enough use)
- Could be stronger due to wider metal construction supporting more of the strap, however as far as I can see they don't touch in the middle of the watch?
- Possibly may mean the straps have to be thicker at the connecting points?
Just thought I'd open a discussion.
Thanks for the info!