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    Coastal Member dwhitlow's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    The other UK divers forum is quieter than here, but still relevant.
    relevent and also has a thread about upcycling neoprene for wearing of luxury dive watches. I don't have a luxury dive watch. Where can I get one?

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    Where can I get one
    You're in luck - he has his own company which will be more than a placeholder website as soon as the kickstarter money starts rolling in!
    Definitely don't doubt Dawn - not if you value your life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    You're in luck - he has his own company which will be more than a placeholder website as soon as the kickstarter money starts rolling in!
    A placeholder website? I wasn't expecting any less?
    Proud to be a boring health and softy crap following sissie!

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    Thanks. So I'm seeking to create a dive watch strap made from upcycled neoprene, as personally I think this is a great idea, will look cool and importantly it seeks to address the issue of reducing waste from old wetsuits (saving them from the landfills!). I'm not 100% sure on the design just yet, but it will likely use a combination of wetsuit neoprene and rubber.

    With regards to your comments around posting in different dive forums, if that was directed at me, then the answer is yes. To be honest, I'm still new to the dive forums so learning how to navigate as I go.

    Thanks
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    so to some extent yes, just seeking to understand what straps people use for dive watches (not so much dive computers). Neoprene itself can be quite stretchy and somewhat flimsy so wanted to check out what other divers are using. Like I say, the strap is likely to be a combination of rubber/ nylon with neoprene encompassed into the design.

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    Many of us are on more than one forum.

    Can't see how neoprene will look good after a short while unless it's quite thick. Will be interesting to see the final designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Clements View Post
    ...just seeking to understand what straps people use for dive watches (not so much dive computers).
    Most divers will dive with a dive computer (or a computer that doubles as both) rather than a 'dive watch' (which tends to be a marketers justification for adding a few more 0's to the price of a watch so someone can pretend to be cool). So are you planning this for being used on a dive, or just a fashion accessory alternative strap to wear out of the water? Because the answer to your question about what straps people use, is probably "the one the watch came with". And my 'dive watch' came free with a magazine subscription...

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    I am wearing a 15 year old Casio "dive watch" with a plastic/rubber strap. Third strap in fact. I cannot see the point in a neoprene strap, but I will wait and see.
    Not sure if the watch has ever been diving with me as I dive with a couple of dive computers to check the deco situation

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    Any fabric watch strap I have ever used was stinking within days.

    I dont recommend them
    JJ wanker

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    Oh yes and rubber perishes at a frightening rate, sunshine.. lol and seawater

    So you have a soggy watch strap most of the day.. when it does dry out then its crusty with salt, just something else to wash and dry.

    Have you any idea what a second-hand wetsuit looks like.. faded, thin smelly, wrayed, Pilled a lot of the nylon that covers the neoprene warn cut ..
    And that's the good ones.

    Haven't used a watch for diving since about 1998....
    Not to put a downer on the idea
    Have you any idea how tight-fisted most divers are ??
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