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    The Union of O-Rings and Metal Keepers. Thank Heavens for O-Rings to Make this Work.

    I know someone suggested the use of an o-ring on the outside of the Keeper on their AW-1000. But I couldn't, or I was just being "Hard Headed" in not wanting to use one.

    Well after months of constantly adjusting the dang Keeper, as well as catching the end of the strap on stuff (since it was always sticking out). I was pretty close to bending the tabs in on the keeper to give it some tension so it wouldn't move around. But I finally gave in, using two o-rings on the inside of the metal keeper. After which it's working really great for this relationship!





    So who was it who said the relationship between rubber o-rings and metal wouldn't work out?

    Anyways, that's bout it!
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    Re: The Union of O-Rings and Metal Keepers. Thank Heavens for O-Rings to Make this Work.

    Nice azpops! I don't remember who but it looks like a neat fix. :beer:

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    Re: The Union of O-Rings and Metal Keepers. Thank Heavens for O-Rings to Make this Work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisek View Post
    Nice azpops! I don't remember who but it looks like a neat fix. :beer:

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    Thanks, it's funny how a simple mod can make wearing a watch a lot better! ...
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    Re: The Union of O-Rings and Metal Keepers. Thank Heavens for O-Rings to Make this Work.

    O-rings are a must: you will always get a model that would benefit by the use of one or two o-rings.
    And once again I'm reminded that I have to buy a bunch .
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    Re: The Union of O-Rings and Metal Keepers. Thank Heavens for O-Rings to Make this Work.

    Maybe I will try the O-ring solution one day, actually I use an old strap keeper with the new one to fix the problem.

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    Re: The Union of O-Rings and Metal Keepers. Thank Heavens for O-Rings to Make this Work.

    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    Maybe I will try the O-ring solution one day, actually I use an old strap keeper with the new one to fix the problem.

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    That looks great!
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    Re: The Union of O-Rings and Metal Keepers. Thank Heavens for O-Rings to Make this Work.

    I've worn O-Rings on my dive watch (Aqualand Nx) for a long time in fact I guarantee that if you see someone with a D6i Dive computer on their wrists then they will have a couple of cylinder O-rings as a keeper, most dive watch straps are just so long without a wetsuit on that you need something extra to keep them together.

    It's a good tip!
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    Re: The Union of O-Rings and Metal Keepers. Thank Heavens for O-Rings to Make this Work.

    I had an O-Ring on my GWA1000, too!!

    Hooray for the O-Rings!!


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    Re: The Union of O-Rings and Metal Keepers. Thank Heavens for O-Rings to Make this Work.

    ANy idea what size you guys bought? I just went to Home Depot and purchase 3 of the larger sizes as I had the watch on my wrist and it looked like it could be either 14mm 15mm or 17mm and I was second guessing whether I should have purchased the 18mm size as that looked right. Well after struggling to get the deployant buckle back on with it's fidly springbar, even the 14mm size is on the looser side. Anything smaller than 14mm seemed really thin rubber and looked like the slightest bit of tension would break it. I bought the 3 sizes with intention of trying it out and finding the best one that fit and returning the rest. Well it looks like I will be returning all of them. What is the correct size for the watches in this thread as it should be about the same size for most.



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    Re: The Union of O-Rings and Metal Keepers. Thank Heavens for O-Rings to Make this Work.

    Quote Originally Posted by tic-toc/g-shock View Post
    ANy idea what size you guys bought? I just went to Home Depot and purchase 3 of the larger sizes as I had the watch on my wrist and it looked like it could be either 14mm 15mm or 17mm and I was second guessing whether I should have purchased the 18mm size as that looked right. Well after struggling to get the deployant buckle back on with it's fidly springbar, even the 14mm size is on the looser side. Anything smaller than 14mm seemed really thin rubber and looked like the slightest bit of tension would break it. I bought the 3 sizes with intention of trying it out and finding the best one that fit and returning the rest. Well it looks like I will be returning all of them. What is the correct size for the watches in this thread as it should be about the same size for most.




    That's way too large a diameter. I've used O rings for years on Gs. Mainly because I always cut the band.

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