Small wrists and deployant buckles, a good idea?

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    Small wrists and deployant buckles, a good idea?

    I have small wrists (6.5") and when I use straps with tang buckles, I usually end up using one of teh last to holes in the strap. This places the bucklejust of center on the radial side of the wrist, but still on the underside.

    I just bought an Axel Jost DF1 double butterfly deployant for a watch, and I notice that when I use the last hole, the folded butterfly lies along the bottom and side of the wrist. This adds a lot of bulk and thickness to the underside of the strap, and seems less elegant.

    Should I just forget about deployants?

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    Re: Small wrists and deployant buckles, a good idea?

    Does it fit uncomfortably? If so, don't buy them anymore. If it is comfortable and fits under your cuff, don't worry about it as nobody really notices. I like butterfly deployants because most of them sit underneath my wrist evenly, but not the single fold versions which wrap around my wrist awkwardly.

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    Re: Small wrists and deployant buckles, a good idea?

    Would I be better off with single fold?

    It occurs to me that the best option would be to get shorter straps!

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    Re: Small wrists and deployant buckles, a good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_raider View Post
    Would I be better off with single fold?
    Probably not. I have 6.75" wrists and never found a single fold that fit correctly. The 'wings' are longer since there's only one fold, which means it's flatter and can extend out over the edge of your wrist very easily (I think I worded that correctly). Most guys with 7.5" and larger wrists don't have this problem

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_raider View Post
    It occurs to me that the best option would be to get shorter straps!
    There ya go!

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    Re: Small wrists and deployant buckles, a good idea?

    Alot of Hirsch straps are available in 110/70, which fit my 6.5" wrist perfectly.

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