Tide Strap Wear

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Tide Strap Wear

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3 days into Tide strap ownership the line of white middle stitching has almost completely worn through on the inside on the two holes I've used. This appears to be from where the centre of the buckle pushes through and presses against the stitches and normal wear and movement of the wrist causes friction.
Has anyone else suffered this?
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Post by ctafield »

Sadly mine is identical. Incredibly comfortable strap, but very fragile it seems.

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Post by Leon O »

^^^^^^Thanks for sharing fellas. I've been wondering how the #Tide would wear relative to nylon/nato straps. Keep us updated about the wear as time goes by.
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Indeed thanks for sharing. I will check mine out later and see if it has the same wear starting.

Hope these are more durable than that though; I just ordered two more colored variants today. 😮
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Post by ctafield »

For what it’s worth, the rest of the strap is fine. Not fraying elsewhere, and feels pretty solid all up. It just seems that the centre line is a bit susceptible to the buckle.

I do worry how much CW actually tested these straps. Mine was like it literally after a day or so.
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In my opinion the tide strap needs a bit of heat sealant on the underside of the middle stitching, the buckle will just keep rubbing on it during normal wearing and make it fray. Mine was almost worn through in just 3 days on the hole I use.
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This is a bit disappointing. I liked the look of the tide straps. I'm a massive sucker for singlepass nato and fabric strap options, especially on chunky divers or higher end luxury pieces. I love the informality it adds! Had high hopes for this....
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Post by albionphoto »

Seems like the Mk II #Tide strap has issues as well. At least the ends aren't fraying with this version. Hopefully CW and #Tide will get this right soon as the straps are very comfortable to wear.
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While I completely understand your disappointment at this fraying, have you tried running a lighter gently over the frayed ends?
I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left
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5 days in, nearly worn through. Not sure I'm brave enough to use a lighter but might try a drop of superglue
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Not sure I'm brave enough to use a lighter
Just run it lightly and quickly across the surface and you'll be fine. The idea is to singe the frayed ends, not set the nylon on fire.
I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left
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Post by JAFO »

You shouldn't have to do that though. I have been advised to do the same thing with a NATO strap that has thin coloured stripes at the edges, which are fraying as they go through the clasp. I can't quite bring myself to try it yet.
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Post by ctafield »

Think I might just email CW for their thoughts, before trying to fix things with fire.
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Good shout to use a flame. Will likely work. Do it quick and there will be no damage.
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Tide Strap Wear

Post by nowttolose »

Not good for a strap which costs 60 notes.

CW does offer incredible value for money, except the Tide straps which are a complete rip off.
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