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    New Clasp

    Following comments about bracelets in general and the Speedbird III in particular being difficult to get exactly the right fit, I looked around for another clasp and received a sample this week.

    It appears to be a strong clasp and has up to half an inch of adjustment in 4 ratchet clicks. I propose fitting this to most bracelets.







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    Looks very robust Eddie.

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    What's the action like Eddie? How deep is it?
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    That looks very similar to the clasp on the Tactico Anko



    It was easy to adjust 'on the fly' but I wonder if it would be too thick for the Speedbird bracelet? It's quite long as well. Will it work on the SB bracelet as that's quite svelte?

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    It's 8.5mm thick and if you want variable adjustment, it has to be thicker than a standard clasp.

    Eddie
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    If that had been on my old Speedbird, I think it would still be my Speedbird. A good move.

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    I agree, the speedbird 3 is everything I wanted in a watch but the bracelet didn't work for me

    I am looking forward to the new one

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    I think that looks ace, and step in the right direction.

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    How long is that, end to end?

    (I, too, am one of the people who was never able to quite get the right fit on a SB3 bracelet. I really liked the bracelet as well, so a version where I could get the right fit would be awesome!)
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    Will the clasp be made available as a retro fit Eddie ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackwibble View Post
    Will the clasp be made available as a retro fit Eddie ?
    I don't know whether it would retro-fit, the new bracelets are being manufactured with the new clasp.

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    Hope it isnt a daft question, but would it be feasible to fit rubber strap to these? If made available in isolation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim63 View Post
    Hope it isnt a daft question, but would it be feasible to fit rubber strap to these? If made available in isolation?
    I'm pretty sure it's possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I don't know whether it would retro-fit, the new bracelets are being manufactured with the new clasp.

    Eddie
    Cheers Eddie

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's possible.

    Eddie
    ...great. Follow up question is - what is the clasp width and if you make them available as 'standalone' items what sort of ball park price? Cheers Eddie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim63 View Post
    ...great. Follow up question is - what is the clasp width and if you make them available as 'standalone' items what sort of ball park price? Cheers Eddie.
    I know they're definitely available to fit 20 & 22mm bracelets and the price wold be about £25 but I don't know how many I would have to buy.

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    I like the look of that, Eddie - like others, I could never get the (beautiful) bracelet to fit just-so, so my SBIII lived exclusively on its NATO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PreacherCain View Post
    I like the look of that, Eddie - like others, I could never get the (beautiful) bracelet to fit just-so, so my SBIII lived exclusively on its NATO.
    I'm glad i'm not the only one with this problem, only bracelet that was truly comfortable for me was Rolex's Glidelock

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    These look great...I'd definitely buy one as a stand alone item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim63 View Post
    Hope it isnt a daft question, but would it be feasible to fit rubber strap to these? If made available in isolation?
    Thing is Tim that very few rubber straps have the required cut-able ends with holes through for the springbars.
    And that is exactly is what is required to fit a rubber strap to this clasp.
    A normal buckle-fastening rubber will fit on the buckle end, but the slip-through end will not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Thing is Tim that very few rubber straps have the required cut-able ends with holes through for the springbars.
    And that is exactly is what is required to fit a rubber strap to this clasp.
    A normal buckle-fastening rubber will fit on the buckle end, but the slip-through end will not.
    Dave
    I believe Sinnís rubbers meet the requirement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lughugger View Post
    I believe Sinnís rubbers meet the requirement.


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    Maybe, but not necessarily as the Sinn cut rubber is quite thick. The Sinn clasp that takes it is really thick. At least the single fold clasp (non-butterfly type) is quite a unit, i have one for my EZM1

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Thing is Tim that very few rubber straps have the required cut-able ends with holes through for the springbars.
    And that is exactly is what is required to fit a rubber strap to this clasp.
    A normal buckle-fastening rubber will fit on the buckle end, but the slip-through end will not.
    Dave
    There are a couple of examples of suitable rubber straps on the Timefactors site, just for a start. They're not as common as the buckle style, but they are out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Thing is Tim that very few rubber straps have the required cut-able ends with holes through for the springbars.
    And that is exactly is what is required to fit a rubber strap to this clasp.
    A normal buckle-fastening rubber will fit on the buckle end, but the slip-through end will not.
    Dave
    Thanks Dave, I would quite probably have overlooked that key issue. Thanks to others for suggesting options. Ta Tim

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