Why don't Casio make G-shocks with a wider lug width than 16mm?

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    Why don't Casio make G-shocks with a wider lug width than 16mm?

    Why don't they? It's not like the straps are 16mm wide? If the lug width was say 20, or 22mm then you would have a great choice of replacement straps to personalise your watch even more.

    Suffice to say, I have a bit of thing about changing straps, bracelets on watches.

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    Re: Why don't Casio make G-shocks with a wider lug width than 16mm?

    makes a replacement a casio keeps you coming back

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    Re: Why don't Casio make G-shocks with a wider lug width than 16mm?

    Quote Originally Posted by opc View Post
    Why don't they? It's not like the straps are 16mm wide? If the lug width was say 20, or 22mm then you would have a great choice of replacement straps to personalise your watch even more.

    Suffice to say, I have a bit of thing about changing straps, bracelets on watches.
    It's just the way it is with Casio. They seem to be content with the original resin strap that the watch is shipped with. Also it may not be of any importance to them, even if it is to us. They may not see the additional revenue as beneficial, or worth their effort. If you enjoy having lots of choices of straps, then Casio may not be for you.

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    Re: Why don't Casio make G-shocks with a wider lug width than 16mm?

    Maybe the shorter springbars are stronger or less likely to bend?

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    Re: Why don't Casio make G-shocks with a wider lug width than 16mm?

    I like the idea of the mil-shock mod. I think I might get a cheap 5600 and give it a go and then try it with some NATO straps.

    Has anyone one here done the mil-shock mod and do you have any photos of the finished article on different straps?

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    Re: Why don't Casio make G-shocks with a wider lug width than 16mm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nolander View Post
    Maybe the shorter springbars are stronger or less likely to bend?
    I'm almost 100% certain it has something to do with this. It's just an inherently stronger design.

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    Re: Why don't Casio make G-shocks with a wider lug width than 16mm?

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    Re: Why don't Casio make G-shocks with a wider lug width than 16mm?

    Unfortunately, plastic-cased watches and strap-changing are not a match made in heaven. (Did that make sense?) It just wears out the lugs.

    The only way I could see it working would be if the plastic case were completely redesigned to have a fixed opening of some sort (instead of a standard spring lug) through which you could pass a one piece nylon strap, those being the only kinds of straps which it would be able to take.

    Honestly, a more secure strap system like this would improve the durability of the GShock. The spring bars are a weak link.
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    Re: Why don't Casio make G-shocks with a wider lug width than 16mm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nolander View Post
    Maybe the shorter springbars are stronger or less likely to bend?
    my first though also
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    The only strap adapters I know of ...

    ...that will fit the 16mm pins are these. They fit the DW5000, DW5200, DW5300, DW5600, DW5300CV, DW6100, DW6200, DW6500, DW6900, and Frogman. CountyComm and MWR carry them (shipping with MWR is a lot cheaper). I know that some versions of the DW5600E come with the adapters, and my G2900 has them. 24mm Zulu is a perfect fit for these, though the 22mm Zulu works as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockMister View Post
    Unfortunately, plastic-cased watches and strap-changing are not a match made in heaven. (Did that make sense?) It just wears out the lugs.

    The only way I could see it working would be if the plastic case were completely redesigned to have a fixed opening of some sort (instead of a standard spring lug) through which you could pass a one piece nylon strap, those being the only kinds of straps which it would be able to take.

    Honestly, a more secure strap system like this would improve the durability of the GShock. The spring bars are a weak link.

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