Show us your arm shavers!

My least favorite part of wearing a watch (since I was, like, 5 years old) has been having my arm hairs pulled, yanked, and ripped out. I don't have any of my watches on a bracelets for this reason, and I've tried to pair my watches and straps so that this never occurs.

But there's always one …

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My G-Shock GA-B2100 is constantly biting me. It looks great on the surface. But every time I try to hit a pusher, it rips out a hair.

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(nom nom nom hairs)

And there all these little gaps and spaces under the watch that love to bite me whenever I adjust or re-seat the watch on my wrist.

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I'm thinking about modding it with a new case to see if this fixes it … but enough about my problems.

Show me your arm shavers! Which watches do you love wearing that cause you oh so much pain? Or am I just alone in this?

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I have two. I am not near them, so I cannot post pictures.

The first is a circa-1998 Seiko quartz chronograph. The bracelet is roughly the equivalent of the older Seiko 5 bracelets. I switched to leather for a long time, but recently I found a bracelet on AliExpress that solved the hair pulling problem.

I also have a Q Timex that I swapped to a mesh band due to hair pulling.

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I don’t have much hair but they still go after my 7 strands…

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mostib

I don’t have much hair but they still go after my 7 strands…

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That’s part of what surprises me. I don’t have a super hairy wrist, but they still get pulled. 🙄🤣

Put a nato on it. That’s what I did to my gshock

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classicwatchrepairandsales

Put a nato on it. That’s what I did to my gshock

Wait, you can do that? How? I thought it was an integrated strap?

tanookisuit_ty

Wait, you can do that? How? I thought it was an integrated strap?

There are after market adapters you can get so you can use other bands.

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classicwatchrepairandsales

There are after market adapters you can get so you can use other bands.

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I found I had the same issue with my GA-B2100, it always pulls hairs when I try to use a button. My Timex watches don't have the same issue, so I'm not sure why it happens.

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I have two that grab my arm hair occasionally, my Timex Q Digital and my Casio A100.

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The worse bracelet I ever had was the folded metal abomination on my Vostok Amphibia. It was like a medieval torture device!

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DigitalDivider

I have two that grab my arm hair occasionally, my Timex Q Digital and my Casio A100.

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That Pac-Man Casio is dope!

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I started collecting in the days of scissor style expansion bracelets.

You guys have to man up.

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Hairless monkeys unite!

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Richierich

The worse bracelet I ever had was the folded metal abomination on my Vostok Amphibia. It was like a medieval torture device!

Medieval torture device is a level of angst I can commiserate with.

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SpecKTator

Hairless monkeys unite!

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We’ll, that’s definitely a solution!

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My grandfather’s Longines from 1952… that stretchy bracelet gets me every time!!

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I'm sure I have a few that pluck me like a chicken. But, after 46+ yrs of constantly having a watch on wrist I must be used to it because I feel nothing, and I'm hairy.

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Adapters aren't going to help you a lot with your wrist hair getting plucked because they will just introduce MORE gaps between moving plastic blocks.

Why don't you get yourself one of the purpose made G-Shock straps from Vario instead? They look better and for certain they fell way better than the terrible plastic fantastic used by Casio for their bands.

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I feel your pain with the GA-2100. Jay's & Kay's metal lug adapters really transformed that watch for me. Now it's my most comfortable on a silicon or single pass NATO.

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Non hairy armed person luckily and I haven’t suffered this since stretchy metal bands in the 70s

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No longer an arm shaver as I’ve lost all hair on my left wrist.

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vmiyanks04

My grandfather’s Longines from 1952… that stretchy bracelet gets me every time!!

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That’s a beautiful watch, but those old stretchy bracelets were murder! I used to steal my grandpa’s watches and then put them back immediately because they hurt so much. 😅

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Catskinner

Adapters aren't going to help you a lot with your wrist hair getting plucked because they will just introduce MORE gaps between moving plastic blocks.

Why don't you get yourself one of the purpose made G-Shock straps from Vario instead? They look better and for certain they fell way better than the terrible plastic fantastic used by Casio for their bands.

I’m definitely going to check these out. They’re pretty pricey for a Casio replacement. Are they comfortable?

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VonArchimboldi

No longer an arm shaver as I’ve lost all hair on my left wrist.

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Dang! I’ve been told that the more you spend on a bracelet, the less it pulls your hair? Looks like maybe that isn’t the case? I’ve never been a huge fan of the bracelet style — and my wife definitely isn’t a fan — so I’ve never spent the money to test the theory out.

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I’m unfortunately blessed with a “glorious wrist mane” where this one timex in particular snags me

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Sahuss

I’m unfortunately blessed with a “glorious wrist mane” where this one timex in particular snags me

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Especially unfortunate, because that Timex is fantastic!

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tanookisuit_ty

Especially unfortunate, because that Timex is fantastic!

Don’t get me wrong, nothing will stop me from wearing it bc it is a brilliant piece 😂

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tanookisuit_ty

I’m definitely going to check these out. They’re pretty pricey for a Casio replacement. Are they comfortable?

I bought two, one was intended for the smaller GM-S5600, and it didn't work well. The other was fitted to my old DW-5600E and it's a great success.

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I already posted about it here but just to save you the hassle of a search, here is how it looks like "in the flesh".

As to comfort, well IMO the original and terrible "plastic fantastic" straps are so bad that anything else you can fit is an improvement, but yes - the Vario straps are great.

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I just buzz my armhair around the watch area every other time I cut my hair and that negates most hait pulling 😊

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tanookisuit_ty

Dang! I’ve been told that the more you spend on a bracelet, the less it pulls your hair? Looks like maybe that isn’t the case? I’ve never been a huge fan of the bracelet style — and my wife definitely isn’t a fan — so I’ve never spent the money to test the theory out.

To be fair, I love the look and it really hugs the wrist nicely due to small links. But I did have some hair pulling issues at first. To your point, this watch looks great on a strap as well.