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Speaking of the watch band. Yea those do pull the hair. I found a polyurethane band that worked perfect for me to get away from the metal bands and still include links. Of course it's black, but it's super comfortable. Have to take care to check the occasional link barrel screw, one or two might loosen a little over time. I added a little blue loctite to fix that issue :D
Amazon Link - Watch band
For those looking for more band alternatives, I got this rubber link band installed yesterday:
You can remove the end links, and the narrower connector will fit into the ZW3 without modifications (though it's awfully tight).
So here's what it is... The link to purchase is Replacement Black Polyurethane Link Bracelet Band 22mm for Luminox 3000 and 3900 Series Watches [link]
You will then just need an exacto knife to carve out the tabs to 16mm in order to fit the factory g shock lugs. This, however is not a metal band. It is a PU hard rubber that is very comfortable and light. Great alternative and custom fit compared to the stock strap. Hope this helps!
It's identical to the one wore by Eric Migicovsky:
If you're a Brit, you'll likely need to find the one from Amazon UK, which is slightly more expensive and has some engraving on the buckle, as the one from the US won't deliver here, last I checked!
Also do check eBay for Polyurethane bands as well.
Here it is on Amazon.
Replacement Black Polyurethane Link Bracelet Band 22mm for Luminox 3000 and 3900 Series Watches [link]
It does require a little bit of trimming with an exacto knife where the band connects to the watch (at least it did for the OG Pebble, don't know if that's still the case for the PTS). I have the same band too and love it.
This just came in the mail, and it's definitely water resistant:
I like the look of links that steel bands provide, but not the weight and this tendency to scratch plastic or soft surfaces. The polyurethane is great in it's lightness, durability, and the matte finish it has. Price is expensive though. I don't think it'll catch on arm hairs, either, but time will tell.
Now just to find a precision screwdriver to install it with, haha.
I was looking into a Polyurethane band like this. If anything else I might go for a steel band despite the charging problems Ill have to endure.
I just got this one and love it. It's perfect for what I wanted. I was going to get a metal band but figured it would add too much weight and not look right. This is a nice polyurethane one that looks like a metal link band. You can remove links and fine tune the connection to the clasp in order to get a perfect fit. I had the same problem as you with it either being too loose or tight on the wrist. This one is perfect.
Band - [link]
It take a little bit of trimming with a box cutter/exacto knife to fit in but I love it. It's a rubber link band so it looks like a nice metal band without the weight.
That's the one, thanks! I couldn't find it on Amazon or eBay when I bought mine but Amazon has it in stock now:
Primria is top quality, and the seller is a community member here so if you have any questions, I'm sure you can get them answered.
I get most all of my Pebble bands from either GadgetWraps or Clockwork Synergy, save for my favorite that I can't stop talking about:
Where I got mine: [link]
I got the idea from this thread: [link]
The ebay seller was long gone, but I contacted the OP and he helped me hunt down one down for me on Amazon, for which I am very grateful.
This one is actually different than the one he has. I had to cut it to fit the 16mm lugs, and the outside diameter of the bracelet is slightly too short. The correct one was like $45 after shipping, and not prime. This one was $28 for Prime. I'm glad I did this one too, because it's barely a $28 bracelet. I like the bracelet itself, but the clasp is absolute shit. I may try and replace that in the future. There's a real composite bracelet made by Casio, but I just didn't like the way it looked.
The stock band for this watch is actually really good. It's soft (softer than the import model) and comfortable.
Looks like this... [link]
You can also find the same band in 20mm for the Time Round from other sources.
It's down to $23 on eBay ([link]) or $28 on Amazon ([link]). At that price point, close to the price of a premium GadgetWraps or Clockwork Synergy watchband.
I paid more at the time for mine ($32 + tax + shipping), but it's been worth it. Highly recommended!
How about a polyurethane link band in various colors. Right now, it's only available in black. I prefer the polyurethane option because of its light weight and corrosion resistance.
(favorite Truffol band - Silver 22mm Solid Link Band)
No. It's polyurethane. But feels and looks very solid (below)
If you are look for metal, I found truffol strap the best. It's expensive. But I got it on a deal
Here's the link to the band if anyone's interested:
very similar to the one i bought from luminox:
So far, I love this band, didn't take it out since i put it 1 month ago.
It's this one: [link]
I have the exact same one.
This isn't a metal band, but I really like it a lot. Keeps the overall weight of the watch to a minimum. Below is the link to amazon where I got it from.
At $32, it's more than you're looking to spend, but I really can't say enough good things about the polyurethane link band my wife got me last Christmas. You get the traditional look of a metal link band, but it's lighter, quieter, and the paint won't chip off. PIC PIC
If it's using spring bars, you should be fine to take them out using a spring bar tool. If the spring bars are somehow attached to the silicone, you might need two new spring bars though. But that's no problem. Looks like it takes a 22mm band and spring bars. You could try something like this - [link]
Please, someone chime in if i am missing something here but this seems to be pretty straight forward. Also, does anyone know if it matters what thickness of a spring bar he uses with this bracelet?
Here is a video showing you how to remove a strap with spring bars - [link]
[link] I got this one a couple weeks ago and I love it. It's not metal, but it looks like it, and is really comfortable