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GW5000 strap on a GW6900

Discussion in 'Watches' started by downtown, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. downtown

    downtown Loaded Pockets

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    I have read a few threads about putting the GW5000 strap on a GW6900 and it makes it a little more comfortable. Does anyone know the exact part# for the strap so I can make sure I get the right one. Also, where is the best place online to get a new strap. Thank you.
     
  2. EXCALIBUR

    EXCALIBUR Loaded Pockets

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  3. MCPOWoller

    MCPOWoller Loaded Pockets

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    If you put a Casio strap in simmering water for about 30 seconds, it softens up quite a bit. Makes it real compfortable. I did it to my old ProTrek and it worked wonders.
     
  4. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    @MCPOWoller: any impact on the longevity of the strap when you do this? My issue with most Casio straps of this sort is that they break around a 1 ~ 1 1/2 years.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  5. MCPOWoller

    MCPOWoller Loaded Pockets

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    @Moshe ben David: Not that I am aware of. The strap on my ProTrek is still going strong at over 6 years old. I dipped it the first time in 2008 when I first heard of the trick and I just did it again this past summer. The only warning I've heard of is to protect the watch itself from steam. It could turn the watch a grey color instead of black.
     
  6. Moshe ben David

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    Thanks! I'll give it a try.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David