Small Wrists and Rubber Straps
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    Small Wrists and Rubber Straps

    Cliff notes: Rubber strap to long, is there a way to adjust it so it doesn't pull towards the top of my wrist without cutting the strap end?

    Some of us are not as well endowed in the wrist area as others, and I was wondering if others with my affliction had suffered similiarly and if there is any way to resolve my issue.

    The issue is I have a 6.75" wrist and am struggling to get the right fitment out of the rubber strap. No matter how I adjust it the watch always tends to ride to one side of my wrist and does not feel as comfortable as if it were fairly centered. You can see in the picture below the watch is toward the top of my wrist.



    The crux of the problem appears to be in the strap wrapping just about all the way around on the inside, photo below.



    I have tried adjusting the strap 10 ways to Sunday and can't resolve the issue that way. I have been pulling the end out so it hangs off to the side but this looks sloppy. The only other thing I can think of is to cut the strap at the end so it is shorter. I have not been able to bring myself to do this and was looking for any other possible fixes.

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    Re: Small Wrists and Rubber Straps

    youre probably going to have to cut it

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    Re: Small Wrists and Rubber Straps

    Do they make different size straps like APs?

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    Re: Small Wrists and Rubber Straps

    I wouldn't dock your strap if I were you as it might not have the desired effect and also lead to it becoming uncomfortable. Where the strap enters the sledge at the 12-Clock position there is little decorative pin that you can remove. You can remove the sledge, shorten the strap by one hole and then use the hole left by the removal of the pin to anchor the strap to the sledge again.

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    Re: Small Wrists and Rubber Straps

    Is that a 43 mm or 40 mm aquis date? Looks good on the wrist


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    Re: Small Wrists and Rubber Straps

    Quote Originally Posted by vhnguyen7r View Post
    Is that a 43 mm or 40 mm aquis date? Looks good on the wrist


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    Thank you! It is a 43mm, I think it wears smaller due to the lug design. I don't believe you can get an orange 40mm, but I could be wrong.

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    Re: Small Wrists and Rubber Straps

    Before you try cutting it, try removing the strap and reversing it so the tail is wrapping toward the 6 rather that the 12. The Oris rubber straps often fit better in one direction versus the other (especially when adjusted close to the limit), so if it isn't fitting right one way, try flipping it to see it it works better that way.

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    Re: Small Wrists and Rubber Straps

    Quote Originally Posted by BrentYYC View Post
    Before you try cutting it, try removing the strap and reversing it so the tail is wrapping toward the 6 rather that the 12. The Oris rubber straps often fit better in one direction versus the other (especially when adjusted close to the limit), so if it isn't fitting right one way, try flipping it to see it it works better that way.


    Excellent advice! It is a little weird at first with the clasp reversed but getting used to it.
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    Re: Small Wrists and Rubber Straps

    you have to face the facts !! it`s too big for you...........

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    Re: Small Wrists and Rubber Straps

    I'm in the same predicament with a newly acquired TT1. Glad that I found this thread.

    When I purchased my F1 team back in 2009, the AD that I purchased it from cut it for me without much discussion. So, when I got the new one, I figured that that I would do the same. The new straps are designed differently though, with the deployment clasp, and I am not sure that I want to cut it.

    Any additional input? I mean, this is around a 41mm watch; there's no way that it's too big for my wrist :P

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