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    Deployant for my IWC

    So I've been after a deployant for my IWC since I bought it, but couldn't stomach spending £450 on the OEM one, there's no way that's justifiable on my opinion, so went on everyone's favourite auction site the week and found this for a more reasonable £16 (delivered) the quality is good, not quite OEM quality but I can sacrifice a bit of quality and the IWC name on the clasp for a saving of £434! I have changed the strap too to a brown leather one.

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    Re: Deployant for my IWC

    Nice. OEM straps and hardware are ridiculous - ALS's platinum deployment is FOUR THOUSAND POUNDS.

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    Agreed. An easy way to save a few bucks. I'm not sure I could see spending that kind of dough on OEM hardware unless it came with the watch originally. I will say, however, that the IWC deployants are top notch quality- very solid feeling.

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    Re: Deployant for my IWC

    Looks awesome!!

    I have many aftermarket straps and deployants and they have all worked great!

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    Re: Deployant for my IWC

    Right. First thing I did with my G.O., after dealer advised me that a deployant would run an additional $700, was to order a moderately priced alligator strap and deployant from one of the many online strap sellers. For not much more than 100 bucks, I have a nice strap and a perfectly serviceable clasp. And the original strap is saved, unused.
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    Re: Deployant for my IWC

    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Nice. OEM straps and hardware are ridiculous - ALS's platinum deployment is FOUR THOUSAND POUNDS.
    If I had an ALS and somehow needed one, I think I'd shell it out. Why? because I am a sucker.

    In all seriousness, that is completely bonkers. What if I bought the platinum separately and had them take care of the rest- would that save me some of the cost?
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    Re: Deployant for my IWC

    4 grand for a deployant! Christ on a bike! I thought £450 was expensive! I agree the quality of the OEM stuff is too quality but just not justifiable for me who is far from loaded, I'd rather put £450 towards a watch than a clasp, saying that I think this is good, especially for the money, the reason I changed the strap is because I love black face watches and brown straps, but also the strap is £250 to replace.. So will save that and just bomb through some straps I get off a supplier on eBay! UK based, real leather and cheap, the strap is only £10 delivered! Good quality and normally next day delivery, also comes work built in spring bars that can be removed by hand! No scratching the crap out of your watch changing them! If anyone wants the name of the seller pm me
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    Re: Deployant for my IWC

    I went a similar route. I have an OEM aligator strap on my Ceramic Ingy but an aftermarket deployment one exactly like yours. It's been working well and I never worry about "resting" my wrist on any counters with it. I'm not wearing it today, but I'll check to see if I have a picture.
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    Re: Deployant for my IWC

    Nice deployant, but doesn't the fold of the deployant sort of wrap around the side of your wrist? Double folds work better on smaller wrists, especially with larger watches.
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    Re: Deployant for my IWC

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary123 View Post
    Nice deployant, but doesn't the fold of the deployant sort of wrap around the side of your wrist? Double folds work better on smaller wrists, especially with larger watches.
    Yeah it does, I actually wore it from about 6:30am till about 11pm yesterday and by about 9:30-10pm it was starting to ache a bit, I agree the double folds work better and are more comfortable than the single large single fold, I guess if I know I'm wearing a watch for a long period I'll wear something else or possibly change the clasp, that's was longer than I normally wear a watch so it should be fine

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