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    Deployant Clasp - Yay or Nay?

    I have an Antea KS on order, which should be ready in about 2 or 3 weeks. I am debating whether or not to add a Stowa deployment clasp to my order. Or should I just go with another generic make of clasp? I definately do want a deployment clasp one way or another.



    I would like to hear you opinions on the Stowa deployments, how are their quality & comfort, do you guys like them?

    If any of you guys have pics of them on one of your watches I would like to see them.


    any & all opinions welcomed.
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    Re: Deployment Clasp - Yay or Nay?

    I'm a fan of it. It is a very well made deployant, with a retaining screw to hold the size fixed. I did find that it works best on thinner straps though. I ordered one with my Marine Original roman. The strap that came with that watch is a very solid and thick brown leather strap. With that strap, it would take a quite a lot of pressure to firmly secure it closed. Even then, I never felt like it was solidly closed.

    What I ended up doing is buying a custom alligator strap from Lone Star Watches in the same 22 x 18 size as the original strap. That strap is much thinner, and works much much better with the Stowa deployant. So much so that I don't move the deployant from that strap. I bought a Stowa buckle for the thick brown leather strap, and swap straps as they are assembled with buckle / deployant.

    I don't have any pictures of it, I'm sure somebody else will.

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    Re: Deployment Clasp - Yay or Nay?

    Ditto all of Dre's comments. My MO was delivered with a thick, black leather strap and the Stowa deployant. Due to the strap's thickness, there was far too much bulk at the deployant and it bent the strap outward. When I wear that strap, I use the regular Stowa buckle now. However, the Stowa deployant works VERY well with thinner straps, such as my blue Hirsch Duke.
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    Re: Deployment Clasp - Yay or Nay?

    Yay! It is so much more refined-looking than a generic. Comments about thick straps do apply, though.

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    Re: Deployment Clasp - Yay or Nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by rfjacques View Post
    Ditto all of Dre's comments. My MO was delivered with a thick, black leather strap and the Stowa deployant. Due to the strap's thickness, there was far too much bulk at the deployant and it bent the strap outward. When I wear that strap, I use the regular Stowa buckle now. However, the Stowa deployant works VERY well with thinner straps, such as my blue Hirsch Duke.
    Do you have any pictures that show how the strap gets bent? I am thinking about a croco strap (which presumably is thick) and deployment clasp.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Deployment Clasp - Yay or Nay?

    I wear my MO on an a Stowa croco strap with deployant. It works for me, no problems at all. Just curious and jealous looks of people not familiar with these beautiful watches. IMHO strap and deployant certainly "upgrade" the watch.

    Greetings, W.

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    Re: Deployment Clasp - Yay or Nay?

    yes, by all means get everything "Stowa", it'll look fab.

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    Re: Deployment Clasp - Yay or Nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by nr 071 View Post
    there was far too much bulk at the deployant and it bent the strap outward..
    So you have no problems at all with too much bulk and the strap being bent?

    I would love to see any pictures you have.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Deployment Clasp - Yay or Nay?

    I wear my AO with the strap usually sold with the MO (Black nappa with white stitching).
    I have used the deployment for two months but the result was not perfect:
    => As the strap was new and quiet thick, it was not very easy to close it.
    => I have a small wrist (16.5 cm) and one part of the strap is the little bit to long (0.5cm). As a result, the deployment was off center and the wearing was not very comfortable (sometimes some pinches) and not so nice looking (the shape of the deployment stretches the strap).

    So I go back with the 'simple' buckle but I will probably use the deployment with a custom made strap.

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    Re: Deployment Clasp - Yay or Nay?

    Stowa.pdf

    Hello, here som pics. I hope they give you some info.

    I could not upload all the pics, so I also uploaded a pdf.


    Greetings, W
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