Porsche Design Flat Six proprietary rubber strap - changeable? Easily?

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    Porsche Design Flat Six proprietary rubber strap - changeable? Easily?

    I got a nice deal on a pre-owned Porsche Design Flat Six automatic. And I'm understanding better now why the deal was so good: The previous owner cut the rubber strap down to an unusable size.

    Presuming I can get a replacement strap, from PD or elsewhere, how to replace it? Anyone ever done it on this watch? Do you just dig the springbar tool under where the rubber meets the lug and push down to expose some kind of springbar?

    This would be one where I'd have my guy in a local watch shop do the job, I think. I'm just trying to find out whether it's doable at all, or if I should simply return the watch. I'd hate to do the latter, though - I really like it.

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    Re: Porsche Design Flat Six proprietary rubber strap - changeable? Easily?

    Have you tried taking the caseback off? Looks like that might expose a connection point.

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    Re: Porsche Design Flat Six proprietary rubber strap - changeable? Easily?

    Unless there is something inside that rubber, it doesn't seem like there is a spring bar. To find out for sure, the watch will probably have to come apart first.

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    Re: Porsche Design Flat Six proprietary rubber strap - changeable? Easily?

    Hmmm ... I'm reluctant to crack the watch, as returnability issues could ensue (and as I have zero confidence in doing such things). And seeings how the only strap I've found so far that might be compatible with it goes for $99, I think the prudent move is to just send it back for the refund.

    But unless WoW makes a note somewhere in its narrative about the watch regarding its current strap length, this thing is going to get bounced back and forth around the world multiple times in purchases and returns.

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    I think the prudent move is to just send it back for the refund.
    Probably the best plan. Looks to be a very specialized attachment that could be a major PITA to replace with something else, IMHO.
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