Pimping up my Tudor !

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Cut a circle of 1mm/1.5mm leather/suede backed and double sided tape on case back.

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^ I want to avoid that route, as I like the slim profile on the wrist.
I've also ordered this to see if 1mm on the clasp will do the trick. Handy for steadying hanging pictures too.
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The temporary solution I've got on there now, is actually doing a very good job.

I've seen elsewhere, people getting extra holes drilled in the clasp and rivets filed down, a bit drastic I feel, but as this is a definite keeper, I'll probably keep looking for a permanent fix, like a 3rd party half link or sprung adaptor thingy.

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Just a quick update, the foot pad arrived, it's a lovely squishy silicone pad, consistency like raw jelly.
So after cutting off a small pad, and fitting it to the clasp, the comfort and fit is perfect.
The only downside is the adhesive is not great, so it's already becoming unattached.

But a big thumbs up, for the actual material.

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BB58 (Black Bay 58) Retrofitted with a Rolex EasyLink - https://axelbrass.com/bb58-black-bay-58 ... -easylink/
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Re: Pimping up my Tudor !

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I've had similar issues and have the additional problem of swelling/contracting wrists in the Florida climate that makes getting the right bracelet fit almost impossible.

A possible solution is to fit a different clasp that offers more micro-adjustment options. Strapcode produces quite a few that might work.

https://www.strapcode.com/collections/divers-clasp

Strapcode also produces a ratcheting clasp. I fitted one to the bracelet on my Newmark 71 and it saved the day. While my major criticism is that the finishing could be quite a bit better - there are sharp corners that I had to have rounded off - you do get 12mm of continuous on-the-go adjustment.

https://www.strapcode.com/products/parts-nt-clasp-017b

I've come to realize that I prefer rubber or silicone straps, particularly the Hirsch Pure line - sturdy but comfortable straps that look great on dive watches.
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I received the silicone tape today, so added a strip to each side of the bracelet. See photo.

It's worked a treat, so I think it's a decent solution.

I don't really want to remove the original bracelet or clasp, so I suppose, I'll just have to hope a half link is produced or a retrofit link with a spring slider gizmo.

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Well done for pimping your tudor, rather than having it languish in your watch box. Good job! :thumbup:
watching you fail in your quest for a “one watch” has been great entertainment

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Well done Xzibit Steve :thumbup:
Seems like a reasonable solution but will be interested to see how durable/long it lasts.
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StrapMeister wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:30 pm Well done Xzibit Steve :thumbup:
Seems like a reasonable solution but will be interested to see how durable/long it lasts.
Update, to say the tape is still in place, and seems to be holding firm.

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magicman wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:44 pm
StrapMeister wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:30 pm Well done Xzibit Steve :thumbup:
Seems like a reasonable solution but will be interested to see how durable/long it lasts.
Update, to say the tape is still in place, and seems to be holding firm.

Regards Steve
Just an update, 2 months later the tape is still in place, and not worn or worked loose.

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magicman wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:52 pm
magicman wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:44 pm
StrapMeister wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:30 pm Well done Xzibit Steve :thumbup:
Seems like a reasonable solution but will be interested to see how durable/long it lasts.
Update, to say the tape is still in place, and seems to be holding firm.

Regards Steve
Just an update, 2 months later the tape is still in place, and not worn or worked loose.

Regards Steve
7 months on...
Just a further update, the tape is still in place, so rather than being a quick fix, it's turned out to be a pretty durable solution.
I haven't had to use new tape, just give it a clean and it gets that Silicone stickyness again.


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^^^ Steve I have noticed from a thread on TZ-UK that Uncle Seiko are now producing a non-OEM “half link” to help obtain a better fit with the BB58.
https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php? ... BB58+Tudor
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nbg wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:07 pm ^^^ Steve I have noticed from a thread on TZ-UK that Uncle Seiko are now producing a non-OEM “half link” to help obtain a better fit with the BB58.
https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php? ... BB58+Tudor
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It's looking like UK site will have stock of them in a couple of weeks.

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Self adhesive leather repair patches?

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