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    who else hates metal strap keepers?

    Ive got a couple 9400s and I absolutely hate the metal strap keepers. They scratch up easy and all are hard on my key board. I was just thinking that I cant be alone in that.

    Does anyone have an alternative resin keeper of decent quality? I just purchased a couple off ebay from over seas but im sure they are low quality as they were ridiculously cheap.
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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    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?

    I have them on my 5035D and 5735D. I'm surprised how well the IP has held up. They add a dressy touch to the watch and have the 35th anniversary starring which is cool too, but, frankly, I think I would prefer resin.

    As a not altogether unrelated aside, I think G-Shock has become too distracted with metal. I understand they have to sell watches, but I'm beginning to wonder if they've drifted too much. GW-B5000 screwback, Japan made, premium resin would be ace.
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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    Given how often my wife's strap keepers have broken, I prefer the metal on my 9400.

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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    I buy these from Amazon. Especially useful for straps that are a tad to long and tucks the tail down.

    https://www.amazon.com/CACA-Silicone...apparel&sr=1-7

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    Yes! I agree they are too focused on metal. It’s as if they have lost their way.

    Keep it real G shock!!!
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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman6976 View Post
    Ive got a couple 9400s and I absolutely hate the metal strap keepers. They scratch up easy and all are hard on my key board. I was just thinking that I cant be alone in that.

    Does anyone have an alternative resin keeper of decent quality? I just purchased a couple off ebay from over seas but im sure they are low quality as they were ridiculously cheap.
    not a huge fan cos they tend to move around a bit but a second keeper keeps it all in place. in general, i think its a nice touch for a premium model and they can add an extra design or text.
    its nothing to do with casio being too focused on metal. iirc the first metal keepers were on the 9400 rangers way back in 2013, long before the current metal craze.

    nothing wrong with the cheap keepers from ebay either. years ago i got the silicone ones (same as what wit posted), they do the job but theyre thick with "sharp" edges and the silicone grips on everything. recently i got ones that look exactly like the G ones with the 2 holes, theyre much closer in look and feel to the original ones. for the price, you cant really go wrong either way and if they stop you from losing your mind over the metal ones, its def. worth it
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomchicago View Post
    I have them on my 5035D and 5735D. I'm surprised how well the IP has held up. They add a dressy touch to the watch and have the 35th anniversary starring which is cool too, but, frankly, I think I would prefer resin.
    I love the metal keeper on the 5035. For whatever reason, it simply always works correctly for me.

    If you’re looking for a genuine Casio option to switch your GW-9400 strap to a resin keeper, this is one option:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F233480711919

    Highly rated seller, $15 shipped for a strap and keeper. There’s probably some way cheaper out there to get just a keeper, but this would be fire and forget, and you would have a spare strap.
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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    Nope, I like 'em.
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    Re: who else hates metal strap keepers?

    Yep, I like them too.

    I've got a 5735 and GA-113 with Casio keepers and a project 6600 with an aftermarket one.

    To me it doesn't matter if they get marked a bit, they'll be in keeping with the resins which never stay perfect either.

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