"Double Apple Watch" strap finished - love it!

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    Thumbs Up "Double Apple Watch" strap finished - love it!

    About a week ago I found a photo from a forum member showing two watches on one doubled strap system - and since I just got a second Apple (now that iOS 2.2 supports multiple watch pairing with one phone), I went to work.

    By the way? This is one fiddly, pain in the Keister, project...it took me three tries and 72 hours off and on to get the right length for the buckle pieces. The goal of having both watches sitting squarely and equidistant from each other is almost impossible to measure until you have one in your hand. Final dimensions for my 6 1/2 inch wrist? Both sides 24mm tapering to 18mm, Buckle pieces 27mm long, long pieces approx. 50-52mm long. Your mileage will naturally vary, but not by a whole lot. Mine will fit up to a 7.25" wrist, so only add a very small amount to the lengths.

    Final result? Surprisingly comfortable, eliminates any fear of battery loss during a busy day, capable of recharging on the wrist by slipping the charger under the watch if I'm going to be in my comfy chair for 30 minutes or more reading, and with the second watch in power reserve it allows for 72 hours of standby. After I learned that I could charge the top watch without a lot of hassle? I placed the back-up watch into full "power off" mode - effectively keeping it as insurance. I do need to order a pair of black anodized lug converters for the Sport, but that's non emergency.

    I expect a full charge in "power off" will hold for months, or all those new Apple devices I've bought off the store shelf wouldn't have come with 80-90% charge.

    Since my phone is the massive iPhone 6S Plus with a battery life close to an iPad mini? I now have probably 3-4 days of simple use if I'm not using harsh battery draining apps before all devices MUST be charged.

    Alligator backed by ostrich - lug side is JB Kwik Weld to retain the shape and tube on the 24mm width. The rest is glued with Loctite super glue ("Caution! Bonds skin instantly! - and leather is "skin")18mm at the buckle.

    I still need to 'tweak' one of the keepers, but as it sits? I like it a lot!

    Inspired by the double chronograph worn by the legendary film maker and pilot Paul Mantz.

    Here's Paul Mantz -

    Here's the picture I found here which inspired me -

    And my version - *Note - that light colored line near the lower watch is just a bit of gator grain I didn't get the polish into.

    For Summer, now that I know the lengths? I'm going to make a couple in 24 X 24 NATO/ZULU nylon using the "undertuck" single ring keeper style. Thoughts?
    Last edited by rscmaine; April 28th, 2016 at 22:02.
    Current - 1978 First Edition 17013 Rolex Oysterquartz, Tag Heuer WK1111 Chronograph, Apple "Dick Tracy" wrist radio

    Former watches - Sinn 142, Rolex 1503, Rolex 17013 Oysterquartz, 16803 Transitional TT Rolex Submariner, Omega GMT, Yellow Superocean, Navitimer A23322, Breitling Colt Chrono auto, Omega Flightmaster cal 910, Breitling Chronomat 13050.1, Omega Speedo reduced, Breitling Colt II SQ, 2 Omega Speedmasters Mark II (racing dial),T Serial 16613 TT Black Sub, Z Serial 16610 Rolex Sub, 18KT Rolex President 18078, 2 Rolex TT Datejust 1601, 4 Rolex TT Datejust 16013, 2 Rolex TT Submariner 16613, 3 Omega Seamaster Chronos 2599.80, 2 Rolex TT GMT Master II E 16713, Breitling Steelfish, Doxa 5000T Seaconquerer, 5 Omega SMP Bonds, Omega Speedmaster Mark 40, 2 Omega Speedmaster Triple Dates, Heuer Carrera cal 12, Breitling TT Chronomat, Breitling Jupiter Pilot, Breitling Superocean, Breitling Colt II Auto, Omega Planet Ocean 45mm, Two Sea Dwellers, and a bunch of crap

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    Re: "Double Apple Watch" strap finished - love it!

    Current Rotation FPJ CB|ALS Daymatic Blue, Datograph|Timex Marlin Snoopy
    |GS SBGW231, SLA017|Omega Seamaster NYC Edition|Doxa Sub 300 Silver Lung

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    Re: "Double Apple Watch" strap finished - love it!

    It looks really bulky, but since you're such a heavy user, it makes sense.

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