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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    The only metal keepers I like are the ones on the MT-Gs with the integrated resin protectors. The rest are no bueno.

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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    Deployant strap is not as secured as a tang buckle strap. An accidental release will cause the watch to fall from your wrist easily. It's harder for a tang buckle to release accidentally. In addition, the keeper is not only to make the strap look tidy, but also to add another layer of security. Of course NATO is even more secure, even with the breaking of a spring bar the watch would still stay on your wrist.

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    I don't hate metal strap keepers. I hate all keepers, period. Why can't manufacturers all do the design where the strap tucks in under itself neatly? I know Omega and Hublot have done it for quite a while, and Zenith has just started adopting it. Casio needs to step up!!

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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watch_Geekmaster View Post
    Deployant strap is not as secured as a tang buckle strap. An accidental release will cause the watch to fall from your wrist easily. It's harder for a tang buckle to release accidentally. In addition, the keeper is not only to make the strap look tidy, but also to add another layer of security. Of course NATO is even more secure, even with the breaking of a spring bar the watch would still stay on your wrist.
    By design deployant strap helps preventing accidental fall when you take the watch on or off the wrist. Unintentional release might happen but I think it's even rarer than springbars failure. I used to wear watches with deployant straps for many years but I never experienced such event.
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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

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    Well, in some cases I like a metal keeper of it doesn't slide all over the place.


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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    A piece of scotch tape over the keeper is a protective barrier.

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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerswit View Post
    A piece of scotch tape over the keeper is a protective barrier.

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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerswit View Post
    A piece of scotch tape over the keeper is a protective barrier.
    Try Duct Tape!
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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    +1 on the hate train. I hated it that much on the GW-9400 that I used rubber gaskets instead.

    pro tip: I use thin keepers from rubber straps on the GW5K as rubber seems to stick better to resin than resin/resin and there is no play whatsoever.

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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    I remove the metal keepers on my rough-use watches but keep them on most of the others. If they are loose, often a bit of a bend to the back pieces of the keeper will make for better retention.

    And... don't you think "hate" gets thrown around a bit too freely these days? Save it for when its warranted. This barely qualifies as an irritant.
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