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Deployant clasp availability??

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Forgive me if I have overlooked it, but are the Bader deployant clasps available in the website? If so would it work with the camel vintage oak strap?
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IIRC the deployant is not available to purchase separately.

Even if it was the style of deployant is such that it is unlikely to be a good fit with a standard strap designed for use with a tang buckle.

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You can get inexpensive bader/omega style clasps from eBay and various other places. One problem comes with the lengths of the strap parts. A strap made for a bader clasp has lengths sort of equal. 100mm and 100mm. A normal strap is more like 120mm/80mm. The result is that the bader clasp by default, positions the watch wrongly on the wrist.

The cheap clasps are ok in 18mm size (for a 20/18mm strap), as you can generally adjust the placement, but the 20mm size (for a 22/20mm strap) is much less forgiving. Also you have a keeper you don't want on the strap.

Butterfly clasps are ok.

It's cheap enough to try and see what you think. I prefer a non tang clasp, and change all of mine.
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Thanks for the response guys. I know what you mean about the lengths. I'll just have to go shopping. Funny they discontinued them as an option on the website tho. Always hate fiddling with a pin buckel.
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I’ve used both a Bader style and butterfly style clasp on a vintage oak strap without issues. Generally, I reverse the strap from the norm on the watch head to better place the clasp on the underside of my wrist. As others have pointed out, the extra keeper can be an inconvenience.

I’ve been pleased with the butterfly claps I’ve purchased from Watchgecko.
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Consider posting a WTB here for your preferred size of Bader clasp
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Thanks everyone. I'll wait till I get the watch, then post in the WTB. Worked before as Guy came to the rescue. :D :D
They worked beautifully, wonder why they were discontinued?
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