Can Someone Please Figure This Out! (Clasp Rant)
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    Can Someone Please Figure This Out! (Clasp Rant)

    Can someone please, please, please, figure out a way to scale up the 16mm Ginault/chinese glidelock clasp to 18mm and redesign it to accept 18mm spring bars on both ends? The watch community is so obviously starved of a really solid clasp to throw onto their Seiko stock / Strapcode / Other watches, that this is a huge opportunity waiting to take the watch world by storm.

    Whether it is 3D printing these clasps (similar to how E.C. Andersson 3D prints), or machining, someone needs to be our hero and figure this out. I am tired of these generic ratcheting clasps (Strapcode, Mido), and the parmesan cheese grater (MM300 clasp), that it forces a bracelet-only guy like me to go for brands like Monta or Rolex, when all I want to do is laugh at the bigger brands with my $300-feels-like-$2000-shark-fin-handed Turtle on my wrist. Is it really that difficult to create this? I mean if GS puts the same MM300 clasp on $5000+ GS Divers, it must be I guess. Am I missing something? Am I too high maintenance?

    Thank you for listening.
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    Re: Can Someone Please Figure This Out! (Clasp Rant)

    I second the motion, for each size lug width.

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    Re: Can Someone Please Figure This Out! (Clasp Rant)

    All you have to do is find out which factory in china makes them, hop on a plane, bring them the specs, agree to buy 500 of them, get coronavirus, wait 3-6 months for delivery, and sell them on ebay. Easy...
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    Re: Can Someone Please Figure This Out! (Clasp Rant)

    In all seriousness, with the connections they already have, strapcode should be the people placing the order.
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    Re: Can Someone Please Figure This Out! (Clasp Rant)

    Even better, someone should just copy the Christopher Ward clasp instead. It's easier to adjust and much smaller than the R design.
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    Re: Can Someone Please Figure This Out! (Clasp Rant)

    I have reached out to a couple of sellers on Ebay asking/suggesting an 18mm version to no avail, and also have emailed with strapcode about creating a new type of clasp to either sell separately or incorporate into their bracelet options. Their current ratchet clasp is not good IMO. I am guessing strapcode is the best option for actually doing something in support of the community. I suggest others reach out too, maybe that will help.

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