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    Dive watch strap options

    Hi All,
    I've got a dive watch which needs a strap. It's a grand seiko so it's pretty big (44mm) and a bit heavy. I'm looking for options and am looking for what you guys wear. I plan to take it diving so it needs to be okay getting wet.

    So far i have a bonetto cinturini strap as well as a barton silicone strap. The bonetto's holes don't line up well with my wrist size and it a bit too thick while the barton feels a bit too thin but is super comfortable. I'm just a bit worried about the durability of it while diving... Don't want to lose the watch.

    I've also considered
    Isofrane but it's the same thickness as the bonetto so too thick
    erika's original and other natos but the layer under the watch would make it sit too high.
    watch steward I'm a bit concerned about it unlatching underwater... octopus tentacles can do all kinds of weird things to watch straps underwater.

    What do you guys who wear your watches diving / spearfishing use?

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    Re: Dive watch strap options

    Any uncle Seiko rubber strap.


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    Re: Dive watch strap options

    yeah I'll take a look at those. Thanks

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    Re: Dive watch strap options

    If your diving is anything other than looking around (and that means not going into any ships that me be down there for divers), you should think about a single pass NATO style. Find a NATO you like the looks of (Toxic NATO is a good place to start) and cut the second, unnecessary part off. Use a razor, take your time, and when it is cut, heat the cut edge with a lighter to seal the loose threads. I do this to a lot of mine and it works.

    Once you put it on, if there is a rough spot, either file it down or reheat it.

    This way you get the protection of the NATO without the high seating of the watch head on your wrist due to two layers of cloth.
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    Thanks Duc! very interesting.. I guess I've never thought of it but I don't really know why there's a second strap to begin with. This is a good recommendation. thanks! Also, cool dog!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gychang03 View Post
    Thanks Duc! very interesting.. I guess I've never thought of it but I don't really know why there's a second strap to begin with. This is a good recommendation. thanks! Also, cool dog!
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    Re: Dive watch strap options

    I also have a couple of barton silicone straps and they are great, however if I was going in deep water or diving I would use a single piece nato strap to avoid chance of losing the watch.
    Like the above suggestion I always cut the extra part of the strap off, it really helps reduce the bulk of nato straps. Plus they are extra long so that you can put them over the top of wet suits, jackets...etc

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    Re: Dive watch strap options

    Might review this sticky for ideas as well-

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f222/l...rs-104583.html
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    Sorry to hear about Dundee. He looks like an awesome dog with quite some personality.
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    Re: Dive watch strap options

    I ended up getting a single pass nato. Thanks for the help!

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