I posted this thread on the extremely rare Eric Clapton DWM-100EC I found recently.
However, as I said in the thread, the leather strap is quite worn, though still quite usable. I was therefore on the hunt for a possible replacement.
Of course getting the exact strap is surely impossible. I have only ever seen one picture of the watch itself before and had never seen one for sale. The idea that there might be spares floating around is surely a flight of fancy. The leather strap was unique to the Clapton model in the DWM-100 series.
Of course as the fitting end is 16mm going to 26mm for the actual end of the strap then there are numerous Casio resin straps that would fit. However, I really wanted a leather strap to stay as close to originality as possible.
Finding leather G shock straps is a far more difficult affair. Well I came across this one and it arrived today.
Here it is with the watch.
The new strap looks and feels very nice. It has a smooth satiny feel to its upper surface. It is not an exact match to the existing leather strap but I feel it stays well within the character of the watch.
Any opinions? It would be easy to put the watch on resin but I am not sure that would be the right thing to do.
Just a reminder of the 'Clapton' itself.
So the question is, should I leave it on its current strap until it finally gives up the ghost, or should I switch to the new one leaving a little bit of life left in the original leather, or even switch to an ordinary resin strap?