Hello everyone. I just bought a Casio Oceanus chronograph model OCW500TLA-7AV. http://www.righttime.com/rt/oceanus/ocw500tla7a.htm
It came with a leather band and I'm interested in finding a titanium band that will fit it.
Oceanus makes a similar watch, model OCW500TDA-1AV, that comes with a titanium band. http://www.righttime.com/rt/oceanus/ocw500td1a.htm
The model I bought can't be purchased with a titanium band.
I thought it was going to be easy to call up Casio/ Oceanus and buy a replacement titanium band to fit the watch. They told me that they could sell me a band, but it wouldn't fit my watch. The reason is that evidently, the curved end piece that fits against the watch case isn't part of the band. This curved end piece is part of the watch case on the models that come with the titanium band.
So here are my questions:
I'm sure you folks have dealt with similar issues so I'd love to hear some advice from someone.
- If I buy the band from Oceanus, is there anywhere I can buy the curved end pieces in titanium that will look ok with the watch?
- Can you recommend an aftermarket titanium band that will fit my watch? (20mm) I would be willing to spend up to $150 if the quality is good. I've bought inexpensive bands before and found the clasp is cheap and the curved ends are really low quality so I would appreciate a high quality band if I saw one.
- What do you think about the metal bands that have straight ends? This eliminates the need for me to have to find the end pieces that fit the case, but does a metal band look sort of funny without the curved end pieces to make it fit closely to the watch case?
Thanks a lot.