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Title: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Outback in Idaho on July 02, 2015, 04:44:08 AM
Guess I'm the first?

Won this from Leatherman's Father's Day contest. Official release to be determined.

:viking: Had to battle UPS and faulty addresses, so went down to the local UPS hub and tracked it down and brought it home.  Tread does fit a 9 inch wrist via a standard band. Since I have a 9.5 inch wrist it was a tad snug (see photo). Added a slimmer link and there's working room now. :D
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: zoidberg on July 02, 2015, 04:58:18 AM
You might not be the first but it's still very cool that you won it.  :tu:

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/24/8e695dc902dd0c8c58ea0a882bb39fe2.jpg)

Wedding present from my new bride!

Out on a hike in Portland last week:

(http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=47670.0;attach=196597;image)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Etherealicer on July 02, 2015, 07:22:08 AM
I would love to see a thorough review of these, just to see what people here think of its capability.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Outback in Idaho on July 02, 2015, 09:51:26 AM
I would love to see a thorough review of these, just to see what people here think of its capability.

  I use all my tools at one point or another, so will give a run-down at some point. The watch version would be very interesting and probably would have less tools than the non-watch versions. Am guessing at some point Leatherman may sell the watches as accessories. Will be interesting to see what develops as far as accessory links. Am guessing star bits will be available some day?

  One think I'd like to see is a 1/4 inch link that would have a security bit for the Charge/Wave and other tools if different sizes. Something like this, however, might have to be machined by someone from MTO or something.  >:D

  Another recommendation would be for Leatherman to add a file like surface on the wrist-backing clasp to facilitate a match striker / nail file. As for the closer, not sure why Leatherman's developers did not put a spring ball on both sides for longevity. All the 1/4 inch sockets I've seen could accept a dual spring ball grasper.

  So far I haven't pinched myself with it, nor pulled any arm hairs out.

  Would like to find an 'on the spot' laser engraver to put in 'No Worries' on the solid glass breaker link.

  Oh, and it's warm to wear in the summer. Would probably me more comfortable to wear in cooler climates.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: ducttapetech on July 02, 2015, 12:46:00 PM
That is cool looking.

Nate
That's us mobile

Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: GreenCo on July 02, 2015, 01:35:57 PM
I like that they are coming out with this but it's definitely not something I'd personally wear around.  That's not to say it isn't a cleaver idea and many may like it and find it useful.  I think where they are off on this one is the price, listed at $165 USD.   And that is without the watch.  You have to be kidding me.   
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: pauliedoggs on July 03, 2015, 01:22:53 AM
I like that they are coming out with this but it's definitely not something I'd personally wear around.  That's not to say it isn't a cleaver idea and many may like it and find it useful.  I think where they are off on this one is the price, listed at $165 USD.   And that is without the watch.  You have to be kidding me.
I'm with you on this one.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: algernonramone on July 03, 2015, 04:37:43 AM
Can't wait! I have mine pre-ordered from KnifeCenter.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: pauliedoggs on July 03, 2015, 07:03:58 PM
Don't get me wrong, I totally want one

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Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Jand3rson86 on July 19, 2015, 02:03:56 AM
Love mine, wear it just about every day.  It's pulled a few hairs here and there, but that's inevitable.  My only real gripe so far has been that when you're even a little sweaty, it definitely can get a little uncomfortable, but that's just my own tactile-sensations.  I really love it overall.  It gets tons of comments.  I'd really like to see them put out a link with spoke wrenches for cyclists.

(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11112461_10205963805487781_3801294036074513809_n.jpg?oh=9c530631882283885bda9097a8cde581&oe=561012DF)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Outback in Idaho on July 19, 2015, 04:22:03 AM
  Well.. technically there is a watch on the standard Tread. Just need a lil bit on ingenuity.. like a stick or something. Point your hand towards North, and walla!  :whistle:
(http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab66/Xelkos/tools/Tread/DSC06448_zpsdpkiwv4e.jpg)


  Course a nifty lil' one like this in a link might be albeit sillier..  :rofl:
(http://a.tgcdn.net/images/products/zoom/e56d_sundial_rings.jpg)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Jand3rson86 on July 27, 2015, 02:03:40 AM
I'm going to be getting a new G-Shock soon, and modifying my Tread to fit the face to it.  It's been about 8 years since my last one (only watch I ever buy, and I've owned 5 in my life), so I'm getting a nice one this time...
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Outback in Idaho on July 27, 2015, 03:00:09 AM
  Was looking at one of them Casio solar titanium triple sensor watches, though not sure if the watch case is made of titanium or the usual resin materials. Will have to wait for when my income improves.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Outback in Idaho on August 21, 2015, 09:13:33 AM
  Tread comes undone far too easily when working around objects. Even caught a cantaloupe in the field today that unlatched the Tread - though the boss threw that melon in hard. Earlier had my hands full and reached down to turn off a power strip - out flopped the Tread.

  There should be dual ball-springs on each side, or something to make up for the slack in the latching mechanism. Sure glad I didn't buy this thing. It's cute, I like wearing it. Yet that latch is too loose. It's more flimsy than the Crunch's mechanism is. Not sure why no one else has brought it up.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: algernonramone on August 22, 2015, 04:21:34 PM
I would love to be able to contribute to this thread, but my preorder from Knifecenter hasn't shipped yet...
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Roche on August 25, 2015, 03:17:17 PM
OK, here's a cool idea. 

Buy a couple Treads and link them together to create a memorable wedding garter belt.   :drool:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Jand3rson86 on August 29, 2015, 11:22:05 PM
The design guys actually did that and made a regular belt when they were still developing it, it actually looked pretty rad. 
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: algernonramone on September 03, 2015, 03:50:30 AM
The general retail release date of this thing keeps slipping. First, leatherman.com said "August," then it said "September," now it says "this fall." Anyone have any more information as to exactly when it's coming, or what the holdup is?
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: leatherman-shop.de on September 04, 2015, 08:40:56 AM
The general retail release date of this thing keeps slipping. First, leatherman.com said "August," then it said "September," now it says "this fall." Anyone have any more information as to exactly when it's coming, or what the holdup is?
My last information is it will come end of september / first week in october - in Germany.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: algernonramone on September 05, 2015, 09:06:53 PM
Interesting. Well, I suppose that makes it likely we'll see it here in the States ~1-2 weeks earlier than that, perhaps. I've wondered if the delay is due to them making any sort of last minute changes? For example, I know the cutting hook/SIM pick tools are significantly changed from the prototype, and according to early reviews, there are a few other parts that could use some improvement, such as the hollow pin in the buckle and the looseness of the clasp/socket driver. One can only hope, I suppose...
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: leathermon on September 07, 2015, 06:51:47 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/06/4918c69692c3d5e71c9af1da3a5de16b.jpg)
Best birthday ever, first present is a spyderco. Then I open this, I guess everyone knows why I'm marrying her. In a camping weekend at that. I love it, tools are very easy use and feels comfortable. I was a doubter when I first saw them, slowly grew on me. Now that I own one, must have.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: microbe on December 04, 2015, 12:07:13 AM
The black one:
(https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12313875_10154194109506664_1856339513814458445_n.jpg?oh=42089ef8838189c346c868eb861c5070&oe=56EF5AB0)
Yeah, it's heavy and clumsy to use. But it's BLACK!
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: TiCombat on December 04, 2015, 01:46:43 AM
Imagine a belt version
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: rovot on December 04, 2015, 06:09:16 AM
Well, I have it for awhile now. Got lucky on craigslist and bought one for CAD 150.
Very slightly used but no box whatsoever.

(http://i.imgur.com/x7QhSzU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kW0OKOf.jpg)

Initial thoughts, I like it as a bracelet. The tools in it is a Plus, but it didn't replace the wave on my pocket. Never really used the TREAD on anything serious yet, except for the box cutter. I consider it as a accessory with benefits (more like in a situation when you don't have your wave with you.) Bottom line, at SRP, i will not buy it, but at a bargain price, why not.

I asked leatherman for a box and they sent me one for FREE. Talk about awesome customer service right there.

(http://i.imgur.com/FKL1ffw.jpg?1)

And, it was on TV just last sunday at the walking dead preview of the next half of season 6. with one of Negan's posse.

(http://i.imgur.com/kgKlNQ8.jpg)

+1 to coolness  :tu:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: leathermon on December 04, 2015, 06:43:04 AM
I have actually used it as a bottle opener quite a bit. Used it on short screws, and definitely not as awkward as I initially thought. I would wear it to work more, but it sets off the metal detector and was a pain in the arse. Anyone have any problems with it on airplanes?
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: leathermon on December 04, 2015, 06:44:19 AM
Just had a great idea, if I can find what I did with them, I will try and make a Keychain tool out of the spare links.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: rovot on December 04, 2015, 07:11:22 AM
Just had a great idea, if I can find what I did with them, I will try and make a Keychain tool out of the spare links.

Seems like a good idea :tu:. I have small wrist, so initially, i took off 2 1/2 of the links, but decided
to put back the 1/2 link cause i figured that's gonna be more useful in time. Got used to it hanging
a little loose on the wrist.

I'm planning to buy additional links (steel and some more black) to build another one. Leatherman told me to watch out for it this month. They're on pre-order now here in my area.

Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: ducttapetech on December 04, 2015, 02:04:30 PM
Oh man! The black ones look really sharp!
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Fortytwo on December 04, 2015, 03:53:53 PM
Just had a great idea, if I can find what I did with them, I will try and make a Keychain tool out of the spare links.

Nice idea, it'd be a more robust version of the Victorinox Quattro driver.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: microbe on December 05, 2015, 12:53:55 PM
Transplanted my Core straps with the Tread.
(https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12347624_10154196755726664_7395978200454137629_n.jpg?oh=040c13fb4a1962384ec95ccc51a20798&oe=56E7C521)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: kkokkolis on December 05, 2015, 03:30:16 PM
I wasn't interested until I saw this Core. I'm a hard core Core user and the black Tread would pair my all black nicely. But rubber is soft and it doesn't get icy cold in the winter.
Wait! This is a Leatherman! What about rust from sweating, bathing and swimming? It will rust eventually, won't it?
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: microbe on December 05, 2015, 03:57:04 PM
I wasn't interested until I saw this Core. I'm a hard core Core user and the black Tread would pair my all black nicely. But rubber is soft and it doesn't get icy cold in the winter.
Wait! This is a Leatherman! What about rust from sweating, bathing and swimming? It will rust eventually, won't it?


Here's a back side view that shows the attachment.
(https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12246946_10154196755746664_4633813766619718417_n.jpg?oh=255b857dae31e1b2991936b27aa9db42&oe=56E0B5A0)
Besides the 2 Tread pieces I already removed to fit my wrist, I had to remove 2 more to fit the watch case. As I bought the tread more as "Jewelry" then for it's tool features, I can live with that.
The holes in the Tread are bigger the the Suunto screws. However, the Tread strap is a very precise fit to the Suunto case screw holes, and with the screws in place, the Tread has no space to move over the screws.
It`s not perfect, butI'm quite happy with the result. Now I just want that Traverse even more. You've heard that Sinterklaas? I have been a good boy!  :whistle:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: leatherman-shop.de on December 08, 2015, 10:55:33 AM
I wasn't interested until I saw this Core. I'm a hard core Core user and the black Tread would pair my all black nicely. But rubber is soft and it doesn't get icy cold in the winter.
Wait! This is a Leatherman! What about rust from sweating, bathing and swimming? It will rust eventually, won't it?


Here's a back side view that shows the attachment.
(https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12246946_10154196755746664_4633813766619718417_n.jpg?oh=255b857dae31e1b2991936b27aa9db42&oe=56E0B5A0)
Besides the 2 Tread pieces I already removed to fit my wrist, I had to remove 2 more to fit the watch case. As I bought the tread more as "Jewelry" then for it's tool features, I can live with that.
The holes in the Tread are bigger the the Suunto screws. However, the Tread strap is a very precise fit to the Suunto case screw holes, and with the screws in place, the Tread has no space to move over the screws.
It`s not perfect, butI'm quite happy with the result. Now I just want that Traverse even more. You've heard that Sinterklaas? I have been a good boy!  :whistle:

That Tread watch looks cool - thanks for the picture
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Entropy on April 01, 2016, 07:46:34 PM
Anyone have a picture showing exactly why the LM bits wont fit inside the links?  IDK why LM would have machined them to look like they would fit and not added that as a feature.  If I could store a couple extra bits inside the links I would have already ordered one to pair with my watch.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: shark_za on May 15, 2016, 04:41:01 PM
I'm in this fashionable butt kicking club. With a twist that makes it MY man jewelry.
Its birthday was inscribed on it by a really nice gentleman today. He also signed it along with my PST.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/shark_za/SAK/D31CECA1-4AA7-460C-BE1A-79F3ECE41578_zpsvrbz8afm.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/shark_za/media/SAK/D31CECA1-4AA7-460C-BE1A-79F3ECE41578_zpsvrbz8afm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: shark_za on May 15, 2016, 05:44:23 PM
Anyone have a picture showing exactly why the LM bits wont fit inside the links?  IDK why LM would have machined them to look like they would fit and not added that as a feature.  If I could store a couple extra bits inside the links I would have already ordered one to pair with my watch.

They fit but there is nothing to hold them in place for carry. They slide right out the other side.
The extension fits and seems to be lightly gripped when you hold the links together; this seems to be the designed use.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/shark_za/Knives/71F5EF8D-5304-4166-98D5-3DA6AE114C54_zpspaksmvkj.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/shark_za/media/Knives/71F5EF8D-5304-4166-98D5-3DA6AE114C54_zpspaksmvkj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: JJR512 on May 19, 2016, 09:17:35 PM
I just noticed that the little scribe bit is missing from the link where it's supposed to be. There's an empty hole there now. I'm not sure how it would've fallen out. So I guess I'll try to make this a warranty issue. I have no experience with Leatherman warranty service. Will they send me a new link first or make me send them the damaged link first? Or will they make me send them the whole tool? Do I have to pay for shipping?
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: JJR512 on May 19, 2016, 09:40:55 PM
This is what I was talking about in my previous post...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/26842575200_f7d98a199e_k_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Outback in Idaho on May 21, 2016, 08:19:38 AM
    In case no one knew, there are Tread Links (http://treadlinks.com/) for attaching other watched to the Leatherman Tread. Looks like a metal watch is needed, though I did send them a suggestion to have a metal bridge connect the links together for those without a metal cased watch.

    (http://treadlinks.com/content/gallery/images/Apple%20Watch%20-%2019-Jan-2016.jpg)

    O______O  <-- Something like this, then a plastic cases watch could attach. Could be just a thin round base with the center cut out for less weight/sweat. They never replied to the idea.

    Guess one could try the Tread Links with a plastic cased watch but I'd think the watch coupling would be the first to break!  :ahhh


Edit: Was surprised no one from MTO thought of the idea first and could of offered MTO inscribed links to show off.  :D
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: shark_za on May 21, 2016, 10:46:33 AM
On a watch you are down to around 4-5 links plus the clasp link.
Choose carefully.

I could probably do it.

Link 1 - small flat drivers 
Link 2 - #1/2 Philips, flat and 1/4 hex bolt
Link 9 - 6mm + 5mm Allen and 10mm hex bolt
Link 10 - 4mm + 3mm Allen and 8mm hex bolt
Please make a Torx 6 and 8 with a 8mm hex bolt.

Clasp link I will leave the Link 4.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: yud on May 21, 2016, 04:27:04 PM
But doesn't that mean every time you use the tread, that you are wrapping it up around the watch?  Exposing the watch to being scratched, not to mention the bangs and torquing are sure to come about by using a floppy screwdriver.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Kazak on May 26, 2016, 09:09:44 PM
Just found this forum. Great resource.

I am about a week into wearing Tread, which I absolutely love so far. As an IT person and a mountain biker, I've used Tread daily now, at least 2-3 times a day. I do carry a wave with bits on me as well as a utility knife.

My question is, has anyone modified Tread or added any other gadgets to it.

Things I am thinking of:

1. Short roll of duct tape into the bit holding spots
2. Sharpening SIM card point into a needle head (I assume it might void a warranty?)
3. Modifying Link 4 into a whistle, and/or into a survival kit (fishing line, hooks, matches, flint)
4. Rolling duct/electrical tape around Leatherman bits and shoving them into the bit holder spots on the Links
5. Sharpening the Clasp's side into a cutting edge (again, might void a warranty?)

Any other ideas have you guys done or thinking about?

Also, if you carry Bit Kit with you, instead of using the side big holders on the link, you can use Link 2 1/4" BOX WRENCH to hold the bits. This way it's much easier to hold the bits in place while working.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Outback in Idaho on May 27, 2016, 10:40:08 PM
    Haven't had an issue with the screws before, but since getting a Fitbit HR I've not been wearing the Tread. And not going to screw with the watch & pins with the current Tread links. Not until they come out with a metal carriage to mount the watch & so the watch and pins don't get stressed if using the Thread. A removable, snap in and out, carriage would be bonza!

    Anyhow, Tread Links came out with "comfort" screws.
    :twak: Get your tool out of the gutter man! :twak:

    Comfort Screws (http://treadlinks.com/comfort-screws/)
    (http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-iferm/products/79/images/299/DSC_2873e_1__69323.1464155029.107.123.jpg)(http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-iferm/products/79/images/302/DSC_2847e__63467.1464157203.107.123.jpg)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Etherealicer on May 27, 2016, 10:50:29 PM
    Haven't had an issue with the screws before, but since getting a Fitbit HR I've not been wearing the Tread. And not going to screw with the watch & pins with the current Tread links. Not until they come out with a metal carriage to mount the watch & so the watch and pins don't get stressed if using the Thread. A removable, snap in and out, carriage would be bonza!

    Anyhow, Tread Links came out with "comfort" screws.
    :twak: Get your tool out of the gutter man! :twak:

    Comfort Screws (http://treadlinks.com/comfort-screws/)
    (http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-iferm/products/79/images/299/DSC_2873e_1__69323.1464155029.107.123.jpg)(http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-iferm/products/79/images/302/DSC_2847e__63467.1464157203.107.123.jpg)
I understand what they are trying to do, but this looks like a cheap quality product. Would you really want that on your 200$ charm bracelet?
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Outback in Idaho on May 27, 2016, 11:08:29 PM
Rough, not even polished. Crude products, not as well thought out though. Who would attach a Tread to a plastic watch, unless is was (like you stated) nothing more than a flashy bracelet.

I used my Tread, it came in handy a few times. Maybe I can wear it with the Fitbit... if the Tread had a rubber side bumper. /grin

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Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Outback in Idaho on May 28, 2016, 04:19:19 AM
Looks like I can wear both, though it feels weird. ;)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160528/f228b0405d9f32668016c60afd2c5320.jpg)

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Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: JJR512 on May 29, 2016, 11:33:08 PM
I just noticed that the little scribe bit is missing from the link where it's supposed to be. There's an empty hole there now. I'm not sure how it would've fallen out. So I guess I'll try to make this a warranty issue. I have no experience with Leatherman warranty service. Will they send me a new link first or make me send them the damaged link first? Or will they make me send them the whole tool? Do I have to pay for shipping?

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/26842575200_f7d98a199e_k_d.jpg)
I contacted Leatherman directly. I included the photo and described what the problem was, and I said I'd hate to have to send in the whole Tread and be without it for however long, since I wear it daily. I asked if they could just send me a replacement link and then I could send the old one back, and they said they would be happy to send me a replacement link. All they needed was my address (which I sent). I'm very happy with this outcome.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: JJR512 on May 30, 2016, 08:19:24 AM
I'm also happy to report that after a few minutes in an ultrasonic cleaner, all the dirt and gunk (see reposted photo below) is gone.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/26842575200_f7d98a199e_k_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: JJR512 on June 03, 2016, 09:34:22 PM
So to follow up, today I received the replacement link from Leatherman in the mail. There was no note, letter, invoice, or anything other than the part, which was in a small plastic bag inside of a small Leatherman-branded box, which itself was stuffed inside a padded envelope mailer. So I have no idea if they want the old link back or not. I originally offered to send it to them, but they only said they would send me the new link, and never said anything about wanting the old one back.

I swapped the new link in for the old. Here's a photo. You can really tell the difference between the shiny new one and the scratched-up older links next to it.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7424/27164421220_052597bb1b_k_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: chrono on August 01, 2016, 12:58:00 AM
I recently bought an open box SS Tread for under $100. My initial concern was with people complaining about the Tread being too heavy. Though almost 6' tall, I have small wrists. I chose to remove link #2 (#1-2 Philips - 3/16" flat and 1/4" hex driver) and link #4 (pick - cutting hook and carbide breaker). It fits slightly loose, but not rolling around. Removing the slim link would make it too small.

The adjusted Tread is lighter than my Seiko watch.Even with the two links, it is still lighter. I guess the weight complains came from people used to wearing digital watches. Before the purchase, I thought the Tread looked silly on a man wrist. Now I have it, I think it will make a great tacticool watch band. One thing I notice is the Tread is more comfortable with the clasp on top of the wrist. It feels natural like a watch. It will be nice if a watch face can be adapted on top of the clasp, meaning the 1/4" square driver will be right next to the watch face. A feature I notice is some links have the sides between two holes hollowed out in the shape of LM's proprietary flat bits. This hole is too big, the flat bit will slide thru. I can see LM potentially incorporate a bit driver on one link, and store a few bits in other links for a Tread 2.

I am interested in the thread size of the screws. The thread looks like 5.5mm. I would have preferred a T10 torx head instead of slot. For the current screws, I prefer the slot narrower, so the large flat head on the Surge can fit better. Why would someone by a $150+ tool and use a 1c tool (penny) for adjustment? LM thought people remove links on the go or something?
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: chrono on August 02, 2016, 12:00:47 AM
My cheapo calipers played trick on me. I thought I was reading .200" something, so I said 5.5mm screw thread in previous post. The thread is #4-48. I am surprised LM did not go with metric. This screw is uncommon. Its dimensions are of #4 stripper screws. I can find #4-40 stripper screws easily with different head configuration (slot, hex, torx...) by google, but could not find #4-48, except for some expensive stainless version with knurled head. Assume LM bought them special in bulk at $0.25/pc, that is at least $10 just for those 40 screws in the package.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Kabelventje on August 07, 2016, 12:03:44 PM
Question,
Are there two different Tread versions?
I have seen differences in the cutter sections and the screws
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Kabelventje on August 08, 2016, 08:30:50 PM
Anyone who knows..

Whery to buy or order separate links ?
I cannot find anything about it.
Would be nice to select your own favorite "bits and pieces"

..
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Kabelventje on August 11, 2016, 11:23:48 PM
Doesn't happen much here. No so many Tread owners maybe?.

Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Zachary Edwards on January 28, 2017, 08:56:29 PM
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Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: David Bowen on January 29, 2017, 07:25:27 AM
Been wearing my SS tread a lot lately, been getting a lot of comments from customers.  Saw another guy in town that had one but he didn't look like the talkative kind so I didn't get to ask him how he liked his.

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Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Zachary Edwards on January 29, 2017, 08:53:56 AM
So how's your tread going


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Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: chrono on February 13, 2017, 06:00:21 AM
One way or another, I ended up with 3 Treads  :P SS, Black, and Metric Black. The one I occasionally wear is the SS, in place of a watch, just for fun in the weekend. I have 6 + half links to fit my wrist. The Tread is not as heavy as my first impression of it. It feels natural just like a watch. No, I have no intention to use it at a multi tool, just strictly a bracelet.

The Metric Tread introduces 5 more links. I wonder if Leatherman will introduce more link configurations in the future. A few things I wish Leatherman consider:

- Sell the clasp and the half link (link #1) separately: I can make another Tread out of the spare links.
- Design a watch link: not a watch face that fit the links, not ChronoLink... a watch link in its own, with just time function. May be some protection around the face. Point is, it will truly make the Tread a multi-tool watch.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: JJR512 on February 18, 2017, 05:08:00 AM
I just noticed that the little scribe bit is missing from the link where it's supposed to be. There's an empty hole there now. I'm not sure how it would've fallen out. So I guess I'll try to make this a warranty issue. I have no experience with Leatherman warranty service. Will they send me a new link first or make me send them the damaged link first? Or will they make me send them the whole tool? Do I have to pay for shipping?

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/26842575200_f7d98a199e_k_d.jpg)
I contacted Leatherman directly. I included the photo and described what the problem was, and I said I'd hate to have to send in the whole Tread and be without it for however long, since I wear it daily. I asked if they could just send me a replacement link and then I could send the old one back, and they said they would be happy to send me a replacement link. All they needed was my address (which I sent). I'm very happy with this outcome.
I just noticed that the scribe insert is missing from the replacement link, just like it went missing from the original link. I'm not sure how long it's been gone, but I suspect not for very long. I recently used the SIM ejection tool and probably would've noticed if the insert was missing then, though of course I can't be certain.

But anyway, this is the second time the scribe insert has disappeared. And I've never even used the scribe tool! I don't think my wearing of the Tread could even be said to be "heavy duty usage" since I actually rarely use it for anything at all.

Has this happened to anyone else yet? Why don't you go check your own Treads and see if yours is still there...
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: JJR512 on February 24, 2017, 09:56:52 PM
To follow up on my above follow-up, I emailed Leatherman customer service about this. I actually replied to the email I got from them almost a year ago when it happened the first time. I haven't received an actual response from them, but I did receive a new replacement link in the mail.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Outback in Idaho on April 23, 2017, 10:55:59 PM
  Am no longer a Tread owner. About a year ago I went with a Fitbit and there really was no room to wear the Tread. It helped on some projects here and there, yet it went often unused. A facebook friend, Tracy R. wanted one a while back but the guy is a solo parent and raising two daughters. His advice over time was welcomed, and he would occasionally send me things that I couldn't find here. So, to make his day, I sent my Tread to him last week. :D
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Poncho65 on April 24, 2017, 03:13:19 AM
  Am no longer a Tread owner. About a year ago I went with a Fitbit and there really was no room to wear the Tread. It helped on some projects here and there, yet it went often unused. A facebook friend, Tracy R. wanted one a while back but the guy is a solo parent and raising two daughters. His advice over time was welcomed, and he would occasionally send me things that I couldn't find here. So, to make his day, I sent my Tread to him last week. :D

Nice to see you OIO :cheers: :cheers: That was a very nice RAK indeed 8) :o :like: :like:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Aloha on April 24, 2017, 07:17:36 AM
Yeah good to see ya around.  Wonderful of you to offer up the Tread to a buddy. 
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Kunis on May 03, 2017, 12:22:05 PM
Rust in my Tread  ???
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Poncho65 on May 03, 2017, 01:18:41 PM
Welcome to :MTO: :salute:

That is crazy to see rust on a Tread :o Do you wear it all the time and think that maybe sweat caused this :think:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Kunis on May 03, 2017, 02:22:07 PM
THX  :salute:

I made my own stainless steel clutches. They are no longer corrosion. Sorry I do not speak very well English. (I´m from Czech Republic)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Kunis on May 03, 2017, 02:41:33 PM
Interestingly, Leatherman's reaction to my problem: :o

Thank you for contacting Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
 
We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with your Tread. Our tread is made out of a 400 series steel which is able to rust without proper cleaning. With the aggressive sweat on the hands and not rinsing an drying every day this could be the cause of the rust. You can clean it with WD-40 and a scotch bride pad. I would recommend rinsing and drying after every use. I hope this is helpful.
 
Best Regards,
 
Chalese Gray
Customer Service
Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
Leatherman / LED LENSER
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Aloha on May 03, 2017, 04:12:37 PM
The parts you made look great.   :like:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Kunis on May 03, 2017, 05:11:05 PM
THX, I tried a bit. :D My Tread corrosion occurred after 45 days of continuous use.My parts are still the same for 8 months (continuous use)  :)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Padre on May 03, 2017, 06:13:45 PM
Great looking links sir!
Good job!
 :salute:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Poncho65 on May 04, 2017, 12:10:40 PM
No one is going to wash the Tread after every use :facepalm:  LM should have made a wearable MT much more corrosion resistant IMO :ahhh And your English is great to me :salute: Those links you name really look great as well :like: :like:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Kunis on May 04, 2017, 12:30:31 PM
Thank you all for praise. :)
For whom it would interest: Material composition by X-ray spectrometer.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Outback in Idaho on May 26, 2017, 11:17:34 PM
  Tracy R. sporting the Tread (that I gifted him) on Leatherman's facebook (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1536378396406833&set=o.122239001148610&type=3&theater) page - in style.  :D

  (https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18699851_1536378396406833_7390046580073705893_n.jpg?oh=1bd5d179dc7f752e4ba155c00e42bbc0&oe=59AAE242)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Poncho65 on May 27, 2017, 01:20:42 AM
  Tracy R. sporting the Tread (that I gifted him) on Leatherman's facebook (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1536378396406833&set=o.122239001148610&type=3&theater) page - in style.  :D

  (https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18699851_1536378396406833_7390046580073705893_n.jpg?oh=1bd5d179dc7f752e4ba155c00e42bbc0&oe=59AAE242)

 :like: :like:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Kabelventje on August 13, 2017, 02:20:42 AM
Rust in my Tread  ???
Could your tread be a fake one? 
Does your lock had one or two steel balls in it?
See my pictures in "leatherman fakes".
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Kabelventje on August 15, 2017, 03:30:32 PM
Holy Sh.. I discovered today my Tread is rusting too. The links turn black and get full of tiny dents and holes.  I cleaned it almost every weekend. But with no succes.

Fine Quality Leatherman.....not.
Almost 200 euro's down the drain.

Why the f... selling a wristband thats cannot withstand humans sweat..  Like selling a umbrella for use at dry days only.......
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Mechanickal on August 15, 2017, 04:47:00 PM
Holy Sh.. I discovered today my Tread is rusting too. The links turn black and get full of tiny dents and holes.  I cleaned it almost every weekend. But with no succes.

Fine Quality Leatherman.....not.
Almost 200 euro's down the drain.

Why the f... selling a wristband thats cannot withstand humans sweat..  Like selling a umbrella for use at dry days only.......
The bitten out metal is something that occurs on the back of a cheap metalic watch as well and is caused by the salt in sweat...

Shouldn't be allowed to happen with a €200 tool.

Leatherman states to clean it everyday? Do they clean their $200 watch everyday?! :rant:

More reports like this will come in, but I'm afraid LM will disregard them as "wrong use:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Aloha on August 15, 2017, 06:28:18 PM
Holy Sh.. I discovered today my Tread is rusting too. The links turn black and get full of tiny dents and holes.  I cleaned it almost every weekend. But with no succes.

Fine Quality Leatherman.....not.
Almost 200 euro's down the drain.

Why the f... selling a wristband thats cannot withstand humans sweat..  Like selling a umbrella for use at dry days only.......

This is not good.  I sure hope LM covers this under warranty if thats an option for you and more importantly RESOLVES this. 
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Kunis on August 31, 2017, 03:05:04 PM
My tread I think is not fake. When I bought it, the boys in China did not sell it yet  ;) I have one ball in the lock.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: CRX on January 26, 2018, 09:52:38 PM
Leatherman Tread mods.
Torx #10, #8, #6 plus 2mm & 1.5mm hex bits, four white tritium vials, leather patch/magnetic clasp, reversed links and flashlight bit  :)

(https://i.imgur.com/3tOBjAQ.jpg)



Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: David Bowen on January 27, 2018, 12:52:35 AM
Leatherman Tread mods.
Torx #10, #8, #6 plus 2mm & 1.5mm hex bits, four white tritium vials, leather patch/magnetic clasp, reversed links and flashlight bit  :)

(https://i.imgur.com/3tOBjAQ.jpg)
Awesome Mods CRX and welcome to the forums.

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Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: CRX on January 28, 2018, 02:35:09 PM
Thanks mate :tu:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on January 28, 2018, 11:50:34 PM
Very cool mod indeed!  I'd really like to see more of it, maybe get an idea of how you did it?

Def
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on January 28, 2018, 11:55:12 PM
 :like:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: CRX on January 30, 2018, 06:47:43 PM
Thanks for the comments  :tu:

Very cool mod indeed!  I'd really like to see more of it, maybe get an idea of how you did it?

Sure, I've made a thread for it with some more details:
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,75678.msg1626400.html#msg1626400
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Poncho65 on February 02, 2018, 02:43:17 AM
Welcome to :MTO: awesome mods and thanks for the link :like: :like:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Raoul Octav on February 17, 2018, 04:42:16 PM
i'm angry as hell.
 i found something shiny on the carpet, looled like a small roll bearing and it got my attention.
guess what, it was the glass breaker piece from my Tread.
after 1 month, wearing it. i do not know how to proceed further, honestly i would want my money back
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: CRX on February 17, 2018, 05:18:14 PM
Seems to be a common thing, lucky you found the bit.
Clean & stick it back in place with some JB Weld.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Raoul Octav on February 19, 2018, 10:24:25 AM
picture. i wrote to Leatherman.com and.ro. i have sent the bracelet and demanded my money back. problem is that i really find that particular link indispensable, and if the issue pops out i will find muself paying a separate link for each send-in for repair. let's see what happens
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: phantom_fury on February 21, 2018, 02:09:33 AM
Tread LT with my GWM5610 GShock.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180221/3973d315dcee1ab8f0337ba18c25dd17.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180221/814db23eb01c5f1e87958a87f339b902.jpg)

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Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Raoul Octav on February 21, 2018, 03:36:07 AM
your style, yet plastic doesn't match so good with steel. My2cents, please no offense
And on my issue, i got a full refund on the Tread.
Now i am tempted on the Tempo.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: gregpost on February 21, 2018, 03:43:53 AM
I like that g-shock mod.

NICE!
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: phantom_fury on February 21, 2018, 04:04:18 AM
your style, yet plastic doesn't match so good with steel. My2cents, please no offense
And on my issue, i got a full refund on the Tread.
Now i am tempted on the Tempo.
No offense taken. I didn't buy it based on your preferences ;-)

To each his own. The Tempo is a serious hunk of metal at 9.6 ounces. My Seiko diver watch is 7 ounces and I rarely wear it because of the weight.

This gshock/tread combo is only 5.5 ounces and fits under my cuff. It has solar charging, atomic time sync, and 29 world time zone settings. It's the perfect travel buddy for me.

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Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: phantom_fury on February 21, 2018, 05:30:39 AM
I like that g-shock mod.

NICE!
Thanks! My first Leatherman. I've carried a tiny SOG for a long time. I also ended up getting a Charge plus TTi with the Tread.

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Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: zoidberg on February 21, 2018, 07:02:17 AM
Welcome to the boards phantom_fury.   :cheers:
Title: Tread Owners Club
Post by: hugos on March 03, 2018, 10:58:05 AM
I really just want to vent! I ordered a set of links for my Tread so i could add my Casio watch. I ordered and actually waited 3 months for delivery, all the way to South Africa. Eventually it arrives today, and fitment started. Everything went well only to find out the standard Tread screw does not fit the Chronolink! I had to make another plan and used another screw, but it (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180303/b3cac582a41fcd3c0b8694606feea730.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180303/ead60f0b6458d9a07bf2b5300c451b53.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180303/c2c04307f773857706cbca847b3f8454.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180303/d231dde96599a4bf3ca9855a4ef0aed6.jpg)does not look the same! And it is not as if i can just return it, postage will be more than what they cost. So, to say the least i am pretty pissed!


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Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: hugos on March 03, 2018, 07:12:12 PM
I really just want to vent! I ordered a set of links for my Tread so i could add my Casio watch. I ordered and actually waited 3 months for delivery, all the way to South Africa. Eventually it arrives today, and fitment started. Everything went well only to find out the standard Tread screw does not fit the Chronolink! I had to make another plan and used another screw, but it (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180303/b3cac582a41fcd3c0b8694606feea730.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180303/ead60f0b6458d9a07bf2b5300c451b53.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180303/c2c04307f773857706cbca847b3f8454.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180303/d231dde96599a4bf3ca9855a4ef0aed6.jpg)does not look the same! And it is not as if i can just return it, postage will be more than what they cost. So, to say the least i am pretty pissed!


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Further to my initial post, i established that this is actually fakes, sold on ebay. So be careful. Even though the little leaflet inside the box indicates Chronolinks, it is not original.


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Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Raoul Octav on July 16, 2018, 08:20:45 AM
while scrolling on LMN site i found this. it seems available only in black, for now i hope.

Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: shadow78 on September 03, 2018, 10:07:15 AM
Hi All,

I just become an owner of a black thread. I brought it snd hand and unfortunately one screw was missing. Does anyone know where could I get replacement screws for the thread?
Thx
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: SCUBA GIGI on September 10, 2018, 01:41:44 AM
Hi guys!

Just wanted to see if anyone else has same PROBLEM  with the TREAD.

Hanshakes and high fives started to open it ups easly. Does anyone have same problems? Anyone with solutions?

Do you think the warranty should cover this in?

Have a good one and '' let the tools be with you ''

Gigi
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Poncho65 on September 10, 2018, 12:31:23 PM
Sorry for the delayed response guys :facepalm:

Welcome to :MTO: SCUBA :tu:

There are a few that have and use the Tread on here but not much discussion has gone on lately about these :ahhh I don't know much about them myself but seems like contacting Leatherman about your issues would be the best course of action and see what they say :salute: Hope you both have good luck in getting them fixed and let us know how it goes :tu:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Aloha on September 10, 2018, 04:37:24 PM
Not sure why handshakes and hi fives would cause the screw to loosen  :think:.  Is the tread a real one?  I ask cause there are some really nice fakes out there.  I'd apply some blue thread lock on those screws myself.  That should prevent any loosening yet would still provide you the ability to loosen later. 
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: chrono on January 12, 2019, 10:07:19 PM
I bought and returned a Tread Tempo. Unless you are a fan of fat and heavy Invicta watches, I recommend not to buy the Tempo. You are better off with buying a standard Tread, 3rd-party link adapter, and a watch face of choice (preferably with steel casing). Granted, the Tempo has stronger link connection than the 3rd-party link adapter, and has proper fit adjustment. However, the thing is seriously HEAVY. They need to make the watch face out of titanium to justify the $450 price tag.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Raoul Octav on January 15, 2019, 02:45:14 PM
I would want to make a review of the tempo.
Either way... I just want to brag :) two Tread's for Thunder and Lightning, if you know what i mean :)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Poncho65 on January 15, 2019, 02:51:58 PM
Awesome pics Raoul 8) :like:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Raoul Octav on January 15, 2019, 03:41:02 PM
thx @Poncho
@SCUBA GIGI- i do not quite understand you yet...i had 3 Treads, the black oxide was returned and ...i'm trying to say that i had experience with 3 Treads.
The buckle or lock mechanism, with one ball is designed to open at a specific relatively small amount of force, i believe it is for our own safety, the bracelet will not give the way your wrist/hand/flesh will , if you are caught in a nasty situation.
All the three Treads, if they sit on my wrist and i bend my wrist hard, or with a shock,the Treads will open.
I just clapped my hands hard , a little hard, and it opened, both of them.
Now...if you give a strong man handshake like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-OW4SAZgXY, it definately will open.
Try to check one in a store  to see how it behaves.
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: microbe on January 16, 2019, 12:21:50 PM
I prefer the tread without a watch. It's heavy enough as is.
(https://i.imgur.com/QuSbadf.jpg)
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Poncho65 on January 16, 2019, 12:29:01 PM
Very nice EDC, microbe 8) :like:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: microbe on January 16, 2019, 01:47:08 PM
Very nice EDC, microbe 8) :like:

Thanks Poncho  :cheers:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Poncho65 on January 16, 2019, 06:39:48 PM
Very nice EDC, microbe 8) :like:

Thanks Poncho  :cheers:

 :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Aloha on January 16, 2019, 07:18:04 PM
Very nice EDC, microbe 8) :like:

Yes very nice.   :like:
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Aloha on January 16, 2019, 07:19:42 PM
My Tread is in its packing and has been for a while.  I liked it well enough and didn't have the situation of it opening.  I also dont have arms the size of those fellas in the video  :rofl:.  The Tread IMO is a neat gadget. 
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Raoul Octav on January 20, 2019, 06:59:56 PM
I measured the Tread imperial and the metric one and foun out that the imperial is by 5grams heavier. Fyi
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Raoul Octav on January 20, 2019, 07:29:20 PM
Correction, i weight
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: PPCAPache on March 24, 2019, 12:59:38 AM
I have sent my Tread in for a warranty check , only  had it less than 2 months. Ordered it just before my wife passed.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190323/9530818f4b10db2c790b039e50f202c9.jpg)

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Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Aloha on March 24, 2019, 02:43:16 AM
 :facepalm: That doesn't look good at all. 
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Raoul Octav on March 24, 2019, 11:53:44 AM
Wow... I used my BO tread for a month and did not looked like that.
How acidic is your sweat? My grandfather had diabetes and his watches would rust-oxydise on his arm, so he went for thick  large leather strap
Title: Re: Tread Owners Club
Post by: Happy Gilmore on March 25, 2019, 02:12:23 AM

Finally added my knock off Tread to my Seiko watch, 6.1 oz total..heavy but functional. Without the silicon o rings it would be almost too painful to wear though. Also the o-rings give some grip that lets you turn the 1/4 inch hex wrench into a driver for hex bits.


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H.G.