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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 拢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.
 

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Hi!
There's something wrong with my connection- I can't see the supposed watch, strap or these clasps.
 

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Here's a link to an explanation of how simple it is to post a pic 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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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 拢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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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.
 

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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.
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I thought this clasp would be perfect for you.
 
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