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New Straps for old digitals

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New Straps for old digitals

Post14 Sep 2014, 11:57

There is a snazzy Certina LCD on ebay with a distinctive orange strap (rubber , pvc?) which looks rather nice.

I wonder what members think of new non-traditional straps - coloured, kevlar, rubber, synthetic etc - for old LEDs and LCDs to jazz them up for wearing nowadays. It could add value and prestige, or is it an abomination in your view?

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Re: New Straps for old digitals

Post14 Sep 2014, 13:04

Abomination! Hey, you did ask... Consider; most of the appeal of the original LEDs in in their distinctive 70s styling (including the straps and bracelets). A modern/retro mix just wouldn't work well, IMHO.
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Re: New Straps for old digitals

Post14 Sep 2014, 22:16

I'm with Bruce on this one!
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Re: New Straps for old digitals

Post24 Sep 2014, 00:55

Lets see if I can change your mind :grin1:

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So whats the verdict:

A - Awesome dude! or
B - Blasphemy, burn the heretic!
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Re: New Straps for old digitals

Post24 Sep 2014, 03:12

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Re: New Straps for old digitals

Post24 Sep 2014, 09:28

Dang, that's the watch I'm looking for. Still want to hack it to give it some tritium backlight.
I have the original one, but it's broken. It has a very fine mesh band and looks great.
If you don't have an original or metal band, yours is the closest you can get if you want a sporty look.
Do a search for sensor on the board and you will find it. :-D
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Re: New Straps for old digitals

Post24 Sep 2014, 18:58

Hmmm, I've got a working sensor alarm somewhere.

About the Certina with the orange strap, it has a certain "look" but I'd rather have it with the original bracelet. Oh wait....

I've got one :mega:

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Or find a period (looking?) replacement in my parts pile:
(Bear brand bracelet)
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This Seiko bracelet is a nice fit!
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Or a nice leather strap :)
hmmm, battery is dead :(
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