closing tag is in template navbar
Time Factors Watches



TZ-UK Fundraiser
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: GShock strap

  1. #1
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    210

    GShock strap

    Hi all,

    I recently bought a Seiko SPB087J1 and absolutely love the feel of the strap. When I came to use my GShock GW-B5600, the strap felt like I was wearing a cable tie on my wrist.

    Does anyone happen to know of any companies that make a softer rubber strap with fittings for my G? All I can find online is direct replacements, cord straps or NATO.

    Thanks in advance for any help!


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app

  2. #2
    G shock straps are weird - some are very comfy and some less so. The odd thing is that some of the comfiest I own have straps that are very hard and plasticky off the wrist, but I canít really tell Iím wearing a watch when wearing it. I think itís to do with wrist shape and whatever you do donít wear one tight. My new GW-5000 has a very soft strap but fits me less well than a regular dw-5600 and as a result is much less comfortable to wear. To answer your question there are adapters out there for G shocks where you can fit Ďnormalí rubber straps - you can get Ritchie branded ones on Amazon in the Uk - but the attachment method strikes me as a bit fragile if you intend to use the watch as a Ďbeaterí or in rough environments. If your strap feels that bad Iíd suggest you wear it looser - they seem to conform to a circle when worn slightly looser which might take getting used to but it does make them comfy to wear in my experience.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  3. #3
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    210
    Cheers for the tips. Iíll have a browse of the Ritchie ones if I canít get used to it again.


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app

  4. #4
    Craftsman Idontgram's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    612
    A little while ago, someone posted about trimming a Barton silicone strap so that it would fit their G-SHOCK square and I seem to remember it looked pretty good!

  5. #5
    Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,426
    Blog Entries
    6
    The strap for GBX100 is super soft and a direct swap I believe.

  6. #6
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    210
    Excellent tips! Thanks very much. Will check them out.


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Do Not Sell My Personal Information