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    Small wrist, straps and deployants

    I'm a guy, but have a girl wrist. Just 6 inches (15 cm) and is a problem with straps.

    First of all, I'm not much into watches last years, only have a SKX and is coming a SARB033.

    For the SKX I bought one sailcloth from iwantastrap a I use the last hole and fit perfect (115mm/70mm)

    I know I should buy short straps but have doubts about the deployants.

    A) Should I use it or not? Never used one, so I'll try first something cheap from .........s

    B) If I use the clasp, should I just buy special straps for deployants? I THINK are shorter than standard straps so maybe they fit better for me.

    Also, there is a problem with short straps, not much shops do it or have a extend variety.

    Only will use clasp with elegant/classic straps. I'll use because prefer a quick system to put on the strap and I don't like how they bent with use.

    PS: If you are going to recommend me something only in Europe pls. And if you can advice me any leather strap for the SARB 🙂

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    Re: Small wrist, straps and deployants

    You don't necessarily need a special strap for a deploy clasp. Most attach to a watch where a standard buckle would be. A short length strap would be fine for your needs.


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    Re: Small wrist, straps and deployants

    The problem is i dont know if a clasp wont help me, maybe will do the strap too long or uncomfortable

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    Re: Small wrist, straps and deployants

    I have about the same size wrist as you ~6.10" (gotta count that last 0.1" to make myself feel better!)

    My favourite strap sizes are 65/105 or 70/110

    I tend to browse for custom straps to choose the sizes, but depending on style, you CAN still find short and medium straps from many brands. (a lot of medium/regular sizes are 70/110, which is mostly fine)

    I bought a deployant clasp off ebay and used it for a while... but I don't like it as much as a regular pin buckle. I wouldn't worry too much about "bending" your straps imo. I've been wearing various straps on pin buckles for over a year and most of my straps barely get creased or damaged at the bend.

    For small wrists like ours, I personally suggest just using the pin buckle. SOME deployants are quite long, and end up wearing uncomfortably. Especially if not positioned directly at the bottom of your wrist (which tends to happen since straps tend to be too long for my wrist size). Most OEM deployants that I've seen are quite long. The Ebay cheapo one was shorter, but thicker. At the end, none of them satisfied me. I also prefer the look of a traditional pin buckle.
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    Re: Small wrist, straps and deployants

    My wrist is slightly larger than yours, 6.4" to 6.5", and I use shorter straps, 65/110, 70/105, and 70/110, with butterfly (double-fold) deployant clasps. I find these butterfly clasps very comfortable on my smallish wrist because the double fold is shorter than a single fold clasp. I started using deployant clasps because like you, I worried about the daily bending of the strap putting it on and taking it off, especially with the longer straps on a buckle when attempting to put the strap end into the keepers.

    The source for my deployant clasp is in the U.S. (The best source for premium quality watchstraps, deployant clasps, and watch tools for collectors), but I have purchased non-custom medium and short straps from Watch Obsession in the UK and NOMOS in Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuYang View Post
    I have about the same size wrist as you ~6.10" (gotta count that last 0.1" to make myself feel better!)

    My favourite strap sizes are 65/105 or 70/110

    I tend to browse for custom straps to choose the sizes, but depending on style, you CAN still find short and medium straps from many brands. (a lot of medium/regular sizes are 70/110, which is mostly fine)

    I bought a deployant clasp off ebay and used it for a while... but I don't like it as much as a regular pin buckle. I wouldn't worry too much about "bending" your straps imo. I've been wearing various straps on pin buckles for over a year and most of my straps barely get creased or damaged at the bend.

    For small wrists like ours, I personally suggest just using the pin buckle. SOME deployants are quite long, and end up wearing uncomfortably. Especially if not positioned directly at the bottom of your wrist (which tends to happen since straps tend to be too long for my wrist size). Most OEM deployants that I've seen are quite long. The Ebay cheapo one was shorter, but thicker. At the end, none of them satisfied me. I also prefer the look of a traditional pin buckle.
    I know my best option is a custom straps but for that price I can buy 3-4 standard straps
    Quote Originally Posted by cfracing View Post
    My wrist is slightly larger than yours, 6.4" to 6.5", and I use shorter straps, 65/110, 70/105, and 70/110, with butterfly (double-fold) deployant clasps. I find these butterfly clasps very comfortable on my smallish wrist because the double fold is shorter than a single fold clasp. I started using deployant clasps because like you, I worried about the daily bending of the strap putting it on and taking it off, especially with the longer straps on a buckle when attempting to put the strap end into the keepers.

    The source for my deployant clasp is in the U.S. (The best source for premium quality watchstraps, deployant clasps, and watch tools for collectors), but I have purchased non-custom medium and short straps from Watch Obsession in the UK and NOMOS in Germany.
    I can't buy outside EU, here the custom are a pain for just $40. I search in watchobssesion and the problem is the shipping cost, conversion euro-pound isn't worth it. Near 10 euros just in shipment. Now the best sites I saw to buy straps are watchbandcenter and trendart24, just don't have much supply in small straps

    Anyways thanks guys, I'll check the measures and I'll try to find something

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    Re: Small wrist, straps and deployants

    In the EU you can find short straps and deployants at WATCH STRAP SPECIALIST - Extra Short Watch Straps - WATCHBANDCENTER.COM

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    Re: Small wrist, straps and deployants

    My experience with deployants suggest they add, rather than take away, length. I use them on straps that are borderline short to perfect the fit.

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    Re: Small wrist, straps and deployants

    Have you considered a deployant like that of an Omega? The long side of the strap folds underneath the wrist not the outside. Look up “Bader Deployment” I believe you can find them on the Christopher Ward site and they are in the UK.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fogbound View Post
    Have you considered a deployant like that of an Omega? The long side of the strap folds underneath the wrist not the outside. Look up “Bader Deployment” I believe you can find them on the Christopher Ward site and they are in the UK.

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    They just sell it with straps and I'm not going to pay +100€ for a strap

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