New Rubber strap for the U1

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    New Rubber strap for the U1

    I just picked one up from Watchbuys to give my U1 a different look which had been exclusively worn on the bracelet since I bought the watch a couple of months ago. While the bracelet look is still my favorite, I have to say that I really like the strap look as well and I am really pleased with the huge push button clasp.

    I do have a question about the Sinn writing on one of the strap sides though...

    If you look at a stock picture from Sinn, the piece of the strap that has the Sinn writing is placed on the top half of the strap:



    However it is shipped from Watchbuys with the writing on the bottom portion of the strap and I see most people install it that way:



    So any idea which is the correct/preferred method and why?

    I would have been nice if both sides of the strap were signed but you know how that goes.

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    Re: New Rubber strap for the U1

    I prefer the "Sinn" the way it is on your watch, if you wear it on your left wrist. More visible. It is "up" and "to the front" when you wear it.
    May I advise you?
    If yes: Be really careful when cutting it shorter! Take your time, cut and assemble one "link" at a time. I took off one "link" too much! Ruined..
    Last edited by Janne; August 2nd, 2008 at 04:03.

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    Re: New Rubber strap for the U1

    buy a spare strap and use both of the sinn sides on one watch. looks pretty cool.

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    Re: New Rubber strap for the U1

    Quote Originally Posted by yamahaki View Post
    buy a spare strap and use both of the sinn sides on one watch. looks pretty cool.
    That's great advise, I may do that!

    The strap certainly makes it look like you got a new watch. They're very comfy too.

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    Re: New Rubber strap for the U1

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    I prefer the "Sinn" the way it is on your watch, if you wear it on your left wrist. More visible. It is "up" and "to the front" when you wear it.
    May I advise you?
    If yes: Be really careful when cutting it shorter! Take your time, cut and assemble one "link" at a time. I took off one "link" too much! Ruined..
    I guess I will leave it the way it is....I can see your point about being able to see it better that way. I was super careful cutting it as I had read up on some of the horror stories. I used a razor blade and it went well for the most part.

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    Re: New Rubber strap for the U1

    Quote Originally Posted by yamahaki View Post
    buy a spare strap and use both of the sinn sides on one watch. looks pretty cool.
    Not a bad idea...

    I still don't get why Sinn just does not have both sides signed though

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    Re: New Rubber strap for the U1

    Quote Originally Posted by bleddrewsoe View Post

    I still don't get why Sinn just does not have both sides signed though
    So guys like me can buy two straps and use the unsigned sides on non-Sinn watches



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    Re: New Rubber strap for the U1

    Quote Originally Posted by SMSgt Bo View Post
    That's great advise, I may do that!

    The strap certainly makes it look like you got a new watch. They're very comfy too.
    Quote Originally Posted by bleddrewsoe View Post
    Not a bad idea...

    I still don't get why Sinn just does not have both sides signed though
    SMSgt Bo and bleddrewsoe: Feel free to PM me if you buy another strap and do not want to use the unsigned sides for another watch.
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    Re: New Rubber strap for the U1

    Quote Originally Posted by yamahaki View Post
    buy a spare strap and use both of the sinn sides on one watch. looks pretty cool.
    Great advice, thanks. That would look great on the Sinn. The two other pieces would look better on a Kobold, than the strap does with the Sinn logo on it.

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