Bracelet Extensions vs. Flexible Straps

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Bracelet Extensions vs. Flexible Straps

Postby koimaster » May 21st 2018, 11:50am

Depending on where you plan on diving, chances are that you will wear a wetsuit or, in some cases, even a dry suit. Both increase your wrist size substantially, which is why a dive watch usually features a deployant clasp with a divers’ extension, or even comes with an extra strap piece that can be attached to the strap buckle when worn over a dry suit (e.g. the unique Citizen Promaster 1000, which has been previously reviewed by WatchTime). A regular clasp extension usually doesn’t add enough length in those instances.

Now, regardless of whether you are a “strap person” or “bracelet person,” both options have their advantages and disadvantages: the deeper you dive, the more pressure your body and suit will experience. Which basically means that a neoprene suit that starts out being very tight suddenly becomes loose — and with it, your dive watch. An easily adjustable clasp extension, such as that offered with the Seiko Marinemaster, or the rather complex clasp of the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea could be the answer to that problem (at least for wetsuits), but I have rarely witnessed a diver constantly adjusting his or her watch manually when diving.

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Re: Bracelet Extensions vs. Flexible Straps

Postby conjurer » May 21st 2018, 3:35pm

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Re: Bracelet Extensions vs. Flexible Straps

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » May 21st 2018, 3:51pm

conjurer wrote:You know, I was about to call Roger Ruegger a complete fucking moron and his article a pile of fetid feces, but then I thought he might come over here and start telling us all to get laid. So I ain't going to call him a fucking moron, nor his article a pile of fetid feces.

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Re: Bracelet Extensions vs. Flexible Straps

Postby bedlam » May 21st 2018, 5:23pm

The Tudor clasp is a complete waste of time. It adds nothing useful to what pre-tensioning a well designed dive strap already does.

On the weekend I did a 40m dive with my Seiko Solar Dive watch on a rubber NATO. Perfectly simple and more secure than that Rube Goldberg machine Tudor are flogging if a strap pin comes loose.

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Re: Bracelet Extensions vs. Flexible Straps

Postby conjurer » May 21st 2018, 5:31pm

bedlam wrote:The Tudor clasp is a complete waste of time. It adds nothing useful to what pre-tensioning a well designed dive strap already does.

On the weekend I did a 40m dive with my Seiko Solar Dive watch on a rubber NATO. Perfectly simple and more secure than that Rube Goldberg machine Tudor are flogging if a strap pin comes loose.

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