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Old 11-07-2018, 08:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is this the "original" 7548-700H Strap? if not, what is it? it has
no markings or numbers on it.

i have bought two 7548 on scwf. the first came with this strap,
the second i bought from aquaman and it's much nicer, i have
put the second one onto the first strap, which the seller claimed
was the original strap. personally, i can't tell, and i just want to
represent the watch fairly and accurately if i sell it, which i might.

thanks for any clues,

peterr
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My thoughts tend to that this is certainly not an OEM GL831 strap.
That said it could be original to the watch if some 7548's came on something other than a GL831/XGL831.


As you say this strap lacks any markings. Some GL831s has "Z22" markings, obviously most say "GL831" on them. Also something looks a bit amiss with the shape of the rectangular vent flaps.


What does the clasp marking read? If original I believe it should be "SEIKO stainless steel Japan.T"
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i wish my eyes were that good, i need a better magnifying
glass no markings. it's an old strap, for sure, but still
pliable and doesn't appear to be in danger of splitting or
cracking. it's super long, i wear it on the smallest setting
and i'm at 6-3/4" so i guess it's a dive strap made to go
over a wetsuit.
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I believe it's installed inside out, so to speak. You are looking at the underside of the strap.
Flat vent is the top, wavy vent (lack of a better term) goes against your wrist.

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Even the keeper is bottoms up

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This is one of my JDM 7548-7000’s which came on original GL-831. It’s clearly marked as shown in photo below.

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i'll try turning mine around, i think you're right about it
being inside out, but both sides are quite smooth, and it
looks like i'll try the hot water trick, probably with less-than
boiling water, see if i can reshape it. what's weird though is
there's no texture on the wavy side, and no markings,
and i still can't tell if it's possibly original or not, it is the
longest strap i've ever seen, it would fit king kong....well,
ok, it looks like it would accommodate a 9-5/8" wrist
easily, i can't imagine a person with a wrist that large
being capable of submerging into water, unless s/he's
over 8' tall...

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I doubt it's original. There should be some marking on it. Does it have the wave logo on the longer, buckle-less part? There should be texture, maybe it's a factory reject? My money is on knock-off

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I doubt it's original. There should be some marking on it. Does it have the wave logo on the longer, buckle-less part? There should be texture, maybe it's a factory reject? My money is on knock-off

Rob

I agree 100% with you Rob. I own a number of these and bought a 7548-700F about 5 months ago that came on a flat vent similar to OP pics. Unmarked, looked the part but was absent the GL-831’s unmistakable markings/texture. It’s now on OEM z199. 8-)
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well, thanks for the opinions, looks like i got taken, a bit.
i mean, it's just a strap, but originals are worth a lot and
i'm deducing this one has not much monetary value, but
it could have some real utility value to an actual diver....
i am going to re-sell the watch, which came from aquaman
and is in very nice original condition, this watch should be
with a real collector, the condition it's in...
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Peter when I'm done with yours, very soon I hope, I'll donate a GL831 to you.
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Peter when I'm done with yours, very soon I hope, I'll donate a GL831 to you.


Guy, I’m accepting donations too.
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Could someone donate a seconds hand for a 7548?

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