Anyone else bored on a Thursday evening? Let鈥檚 put a 22mm Nato on an 18mm Casio 650

I wanted to try the Casio on a Nato strap but I had a couple of problems. First, I didn鈥檛 have any goofy 18mm Natos and second, I think an 18mm strap looks a little narrow on a Casio watch. Of course the first thing that came to mind was cutting, burning and destruction. 馃榾

First let鈥檚 tape the strap to do a little layout.

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Set the watch on and mark around it.

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Mark the area to cut.

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Clamp it down with a straight edge.

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Cut with an Xacto knife.

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First cuts.

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FIRE!!!

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First test cuts.

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Needed about 2mm more than just the outline of the watch for the strap to conform and I wanted the corners truer so I broke out my beard shears and trimmed the corners and sealed them with the torch again.

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Mounted on the watch.

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Passed through.

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Turn it over.

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On wrist!

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Yes, a good way to better match the strap width to the case for sure!

Nice combo 馃弳

JCw0rld

Nice combo 馃弳

Turned out better than I thought it might. I used that strap because somehow I had two of them. Actually went pretty well with the watch and I didn鈥檛 ruin a strap I might have needed for another watch since I had two.

This is awesome! How difficult was it to thread through?

I'm thinking about doing something exactly like this but with a strap the size of a lunar replica and Velcro so I can wear one outside my ski jacket. But I was thinking of adding 16mm mounting tabs instead of threading all the strap thickness through.

epochalanalogs

This is awesome! How difficult was it to thread through?

I'm thinking about doing something exactly like this but with a strap the size of a lunar replica and Velcro so I can wear one outside my ski jacket. But I was thinking of adding 16mm mounting tabs instead of threading all the strap thickness through.

I placed the strap on the back of the watch and inserted the spring bars. No threading through required!馃槑

RobertLee3rd

Turned out better than I thought it might. I used that strap because somehow I had two of them. Actually went pretty well with the watch and I didn鈥檛 ruin a strap I might have needed for another watch since I had two.

I need to experience more with different straps myself. You did a great job! The color coordination looks factory made 馃幆

RobertLee3rd

I placed the strap on the back of the watch and inserted the spring bars. No threading through required!馃槑

I'm updating my drawings tomorrow!

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As far as minor surgery goes, I think this patient is going to live馃槃

epochalanalogs

I'm updating my drawings tomorrow!

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Something I would do differently is perhaps cut with a single edge razor blade rather than the Xacto. That or I might try heating the blade with a candle and cutting with a hot blade. I had a lot of 鈥渇uzzing鈥 I kept trimming off. Cauterizing the cut as I went or cutting with a sharper blade might have prevented that.

RobertLee3rd

Something I would do differently is perhaps cut with a single edge razor blade rather than the Xacto. That or I might try heating the blade with a candle and cutting with a hot blade. I had a lot of 鈥渇uzzing鈥 I kept trimming off. Cauterizing the cut as I went or cutting with a sharper blade might have prevented that.

Yeah I had a similar experience when making a sensor cutout of a Nato for my Galaxy watch and Fitbit. Definitely need to get a hot knife for clean cuts.