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jackteet
05-30-2020, 06:36 PM
Hi, I have a lovely genuine ostrich strap on my vintage Seiko dress watch. I want a deployant which is not bulky when on the wrist and which is also comfortable. I like the look of the single clasp for IWC and a double for Maurice Lacroix. Both are around 25.00 on ebay and are just replacements not OEM at that price. I have small wrists about 7 inches. I would welcome opinions as to which type is thinner and which is generally more comfortable. thanks jack.

CometHunter
05-30-2020, 07:07 PM
Hi!
There's something wrong with my connection- I can't see the supposed watch, strap or these clasps.

jackteet
05-30-2020, 07:32 PM
Firstly I asked two questions neither of which necessitates photos in order for those questions to be answered and secondly I have absolutely no idea how to post pics.

mikeyt_53
05-30-2020, 10:02 PM
Here's a link to an explanation of how simple it is to post a pic (https://www.watchtalkforums.info/forums/thread47523.html) on this site. While i cant speak for him, I suspect that CometHunter (like myself) has no idea what the particular IWC or Lacroix deployment clasp straps that you referenced look like. Pics or links to the eBay items would be helpful.

CometHunter
05-31-2020, 01:59 AM
Thanks, Mike. I'd forgotten the location of that link on how to post pictures. :sad:

No, I have no idea which clasps are being discussed :confused1:: Have they a safety lock? Are they single-fold? Double fold? IDK!
Nor do I know how thin, thick, or padded that strap is. And since the eBay link wasn't typed in either, there was nothing to look up.

SFwatchGuy
05-31-2020, 11:33 AM
I suggest you check the selection at Strapsco on the net. Maybe you'll see something similar to your favorites.

jackteet
05-31-2020, 11:50 AM
Hi Bill & Mike, Many thanks for the link but unfortunately it doesn't help me. My computer skills are zero and I have no idea how to load a pic or link to my pc. My question really was fairly general and not specific to the particular clasps. I want the clasp to be as thin as possible when sitting on my wrist. Will that normally be achieved with a single fold or double fold clasp. Also which design is normally more comfortable on the wrist. Should answers not be possible without pics of my watch, strap and clasps then I have wasted your time and for that I apologise. jack.

SFwatchGuy
05-31-2020, 03:09 PM
General answer: The single fold results in less bulk and is easier to open and close.
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Both the Maurice Lacrox and Seiko feature single fold deployants. They differ in that the ML routes the excess strap to the inside and the Seiko routes to the outside with keepers.

I still say checkout the selection at Strapsco, read some reviews, and then you can decide which is right for you.

jackteet
05-31-2020, 03:55 PM
Hi SFwatchGuy, Many thanks for the info and for going to the trouble of posting pics. You have helped me considerably and have answered my questions. I think its the single fold for me and I shall indeed have a look at Strapsco. regards jack.

SFwatchGuy
05-31-2020, 04:11 PM
Keep us posted on what you find and decide. And posting pictures from your computer is really easy using the insert image icon, 3rd from the right at the top of the Quick Reply box.

mikeyt_53
05-31-2020, 05:11 PM
Thanks SF. I was hoping someone understood exactly what he was asking and you hit the nail on the head. :thumbup1:

SFwatchGuy
05-31-2020, 05:32 PM
Thanks, I like deployants on some watches but quite honestly the pin-buckle is fine on most straps.

srgray
06-01-2020, 09:34 PM
Hi, I have a lovely genuine ostrich strap on my vintage Seiko dress watch. I want a deployant which is not bulky when on the wrist and which is also comfortable. I like the look of the single clasp for IWC and a double for Maurice Lacroix. Both are around 25.00 on ebay and are just replacements not OEM at that price. I have small wrists about 7 inches. I would welcome opinions as to which type is thinner and which is generally more comfortable. thanks jack.

Hello,

Try this watch-band-center dot com. They have a very large selection of bands. They sell a leather band with a "safety clasp" which is very thin, other materials are available as well. I have some made by Voguestrap for Timex that I bought years ago but they don't seem to make them anymore.

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jackteet
06-03-2020, 04:35 PM
Hi Guys, Many thanks for the further advice and info. One thing I have noticed during my research is that clasps tend to be advertised as being used on large watches and bulky straps such as Omega, Tag and Rolex.
My small thin Seiko and standard leather strap[ 5mm tapering to 2mm ] do not appear to be really suited to a clasp but rather a tang buckle.
However I think a clasp looks good and will lengthen the life of of my strap.

SFwatchGuy
06-03-2020, 07:39 PM
Hi Guys, Many thanks for the further advice and info. One thing I have noticed during my research is that clasps tend to be advertised as being used on large watches and bulky straps such as Omega, Tag and Rolex.
My small thin Seiko and standard leather strap[ 5mm tapering to 2mm ] do not appear to be really suited to a clasp but rather a tang buckle.
However I think a clasp looks good and will lengthen the life of of my strap.

212401 I thought this clasp would be perfect for you.

jackteet
06-03-2020, 08:27 PM
Hi SFwatchGuy, These look perfect, I shall see if they are on ebay. Really appreciate you coming to my rescue yet again. regards jack

SFwatchGuy
06-03-2020, 08:29 PM
I am curious, why are you looking on Ebay? These clasps are on Strapsco.

Whatever your reason, strapsco on Ebay works.