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james brodie

Casio resin straps always seem to break?

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Have had three over last decade and all seem to snap around 3 to 4 years, which kind of defeates the object of have a 10 year battery or Solar power! To replace the strap doesn't seem worth it. Others found the same? Or should perhaps I should remove it in the shower? I'm certainly doing something wrong

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I wouldn’t imagine you’re doing anything wrong , so can’t help there I’m afraid, but can advise that cousins do generic replacements for Casio’s at reasonable prices, may be worth a look? 

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Where are they snapping?

Are you stretching the resin when wearing or taking the watch off by any chance?


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5 minutes ago, Igerswis said:

Where are they snapping?

Are you stretching the resin when wearing or taking the watch off by any chance?


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Generally half way between face and fastening. Maybe I'm just heavy handed. From what I've read the G-Shock don't have this problem but I've never owned one

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I certainly haven't encountered the problem in the same time scale, and I recently replaced two straps,.one G Shock, One Protrek, that were well in excess of 10 years old for a neighbour. Both of which saw severe use in military environments. 

2 minutes ago, james brodie said:

Generally half way between face and fastening. Maybe I'm just heavy handed. From what I've read the G-Shock don't have this problem but I've never owned one

If you shop around, replacement straps can be had cheap. I picked up both for the ones I mentioned above for £5 - £9.

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I usually wear a W-86 daily and over the last 10 years I bet I've got through three. Mine has always snapped where the buckle fastens as if they hole it goes through must've worn away. For what they cost though I just buy a new one and someone is usually willing to give me half the cost back on ebay for broken one as spares.

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There are some interesting comments on this issue on the following forum thread: edcforums.com/threads/rubber-silicon-resin-bands-durability-issues.135165/

It would seem that there is some consensus that there have been great improvements made over the years in the durability of resin/rubber watch straps used by Casio, at least on their higher quality watches such as G-Shocks. :)

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