- watch strap thingies?
What’s the name of the part that retains the watch strap to stop it flapping all over once fastened? (The little bit of plastic you thread the loose end thru).Posted 4 years ago
Any ideas where to get a new one?
The thingy on my everyday timex watch snapped yesterday and the strap end is loose ‘cos I’ve got lady wrists.
Mine is an Ironman Triathlon with what appears to be an almost integrated band /bezel and a button too for add design stupidity
Ah, yes, I can see the issue there. You could find an old piece of leather from a scrap pair of shoes or bag or something, cut a thin strip long enough to go around the strap with a bit of overlap, and glue it with Evostik or similar. That would be my solution, anyway.Posted 4 years ago
Right, so I did a quick Google for timex ironman straps, and found this on forum:slowtwitch.com:
Timex Ironman watch band keeper fix Quote | Reply
Now on my ~4th Ironman watch – I love the functions, size, etc. but detest the wretched band “keeper”, the little rubber ring that holds the tail of the band in place. I lost two other perfectly good watches because of keeper failure, $40 watch plagued by a 2c piece of rubber!
When my 4th (and sworn LAST!) band keeper failed a week ago I finally found a cure after trying a bunch of fixes, nothing worked for long. What IS working (so far…): snip two thin (~5 mm wide) “rings” from a cast off butyl inner tube, make sure its a small diameter tube, like for a 23mm or less tire. Put both butyl rings next to each other on the band, in place of the keeper. One doesn’t work perfectly but two adjacent seem to help keep each other in place. Been working great, and cosmetically ~same as original. Needless to say, ya need the black band version to stay color coordinated.Posted 4 years ago
It certainly seems to be a common issue: http://lightpack.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/watch-band-hack.htmlPosted 4 years ago
You could get a Maratac NATO/ZULU nylon strap, and use the steel keepers, sacrificing the nylon strap. Just be sure the strap is the same width as your original strap!
The topic ‘watch strap thingies?’ is closed to new replies.