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Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio

00 Offline Don Pablo

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Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
on: July 29, 2018, 12:11:43 AM
I have a Casio F-91w with broken straps, any advice on replacements? 
I know a new watch is about £15, but it seems wasteful to buy a new one just because the straps broke. ;)

Replacement strap-wise, I’m open to anything from buying the stock straps somewhere, or aftermarket straps, or even making my own straps. I’m all ears. :cheers:
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Re: Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
Reply #1 on: July 29, 2018, 03:44:06 AM
Huh, when my Timex Expedition's leather strap started smelling nasty, I put the velcro strap from a cheap Armitron it.  I'd go with a cheaper NATO band. Sure the F-91w is a cheapo watch, but I know many who have been using that model for 20 years.


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Re: Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 03:58:29 AM
Huh, when my Timex Expedition's leather strap started smelling nasty, I put the velcro strap from a cheap Armitron it.  I'd go with a cheaper NATO band. Sure the F-91w is a cheapo watch, but I know many who have been using that model for 20 years.

I like my cheapo casios, but I don't bother replacing the strap any more, as I did a few times but not that long after broke the case where the pins for the strap goes in (on a couple of different watches).  I think the plastic/resin of the case gets brittle after a few years, and if you snag the watch on something they break. So I just buy a new watch these days.
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Re: Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
Reply #3 on: July 29, 2018, 06:51:20 AM
Thought of  diy paracord bracelet?


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Re: Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 09:26:18 AM
Thanks for the advice everyone.  :cheers:
I’ll keep the possibility of the watch case breaking in mind. :salute:
Paracord might be too thick, I wonder. :think:
NATO strap sounds nice and slim. :tu: Are there different kinds? And if I choose one, what part of the watch do I measure to make sure it’s the right size?
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Re: Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
Reply #5 on: July 29, 2018, 09:57:23 AM
Nato or Zulu straps are your best bet since Casios usualy use pins that are not comparable to standard spring bars.

You measure the width between the 2 strapholders in milimetres and order a Nato or Zulu strap from the same width.

Look both types up on google.
They give the same look, but aren't the same.


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Re: Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
Reply #6 on: July 29, 2018, 10:32:06 AM
Lug width is the term I think...


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Re: Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
Reply #7 on: July 29, 2018, 04:59:46 PM
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Re: Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
Reply #8 on: July 29, 2018, 05:03:15 PM
18mm on that one, a G10 will fit fine :tu:
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Re: Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
Reply #9 on: September 10, 2018, 10:34:57 AM
Well, finally ordering a cheap G10 off the e-prey. :D
I hope I'm not making a mistake by opting not to include a purchase of "Optional spring bars are 1.5mm diameter double flanged and supplied in packs of 4 + Tool".
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Re: Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 11:11:49 AM
Got a cheap 18mm strap. It was a very snug fit, I had to crease the strap to make enough clearance for the pins, and I also had to press the pins against the strap to guide them into the hole. I consider it a bit irreversible.
The case may still break from the stress sometime.  :D
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Re: Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
Reply #11 on: September 14, 2018, 11:21:09 AM
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Re: Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
Reply #12 on: September 14, 2018, 11:39:38 AM
Ok, ok.  :P

I'm probably hosed when it comes time to replace the battery...  :dwts: We'll see.  :think:
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Re: Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
Reply #13 on: September 14, 2018, 03:49:05 PM
Casio says that the battery should last 7 years with moderate use of the Alarm and Light. I bought the watch in 2015, so it should last another while.  :tu:
Wikipedia claims that the battery has been known to last 10 years or more with no use of the alarm and light. I have not found a corroborating source though.
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Re: Advice on strap replacement for cheap Casio
Reply #14 on: September 15, 2018, 12:32:42 AM
Looks good.   :tu:


 

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