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So I love the look of the strap. Bought one from Will Jean and almost around the same time I bought my MM300. So, I have them both installed and I plan to wear them both religiously until they stop feeling so uncomfortable. Granted, this is not THAT difficult being that these are two of the best Seiko divers in my opinion... But seriously, the strap is so uncomfortable. Will it get better? Anyone know what I can do to make them break in faster? I've never boiled a strap, read it needs to be just warm water, not a boil, but is that an option for this strap?

Important to mention- I have been enjoying the MM300 bracelet, but it ratttles around on my wrist when I'm riding my motorcycle-

Heres a terrible pic... Will take a beter one later on this weekend.
 

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Yes it gets better ;D


This is what I did: take a paper clip, or a wire coat hanger, bend it,U shape, to the same length as the lug holes on the MM or Sumo. Buckle the strap to the hole you use.
Nuke water in coffee cup for 5 minutes then place strap in water for 5 minutes... rinse with cool water. This will make the strap "shaped" to your wrist shape/ size


IMO the MM strap is the best "looking" Seiko strap ever!!!..... not the most comfortable though :-[


If Seiko used the same PU formula as the newer Tuna straps..... none of this boiling crap would be needed




If this doesn't work for you ....in a few months Isofrane will release their 22mm & 20mm "rubber" no silicon straps. IMO these are the BEST straps on the market today bar none! I use their 24mm on my Emperor Tuna and it's awesome!!!





Yes they're $$ ...but worth every penny.


www.isofrane.com




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Dude great reply! Thanks Bro! I'm gonna impliment that process this weekend for sure. I seriously had to think about the hanger to catch on to what you were trying to say. I get it though... The hanger is taking the place of the watch. Brilliant, I get that, then 5 minutes in the microwave a coffee mug full of water, check, drop in for 5 then remove and rinse cold....

5 minutes in my microwave will Certainly boil the water. Thats my only concern.

Dude, I will be all over the isophrane when it comes out in 20 and 22. I've been on their site sniffing around a few times now. ;) Let us know when it comes about.
 

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Forgot to mention- We talked about this before, but I totally agree about the new tuna straps. Like butter! ;D I saw you post you were going for sbbn015 soon. I remember thinking you would need to order the 017 strap for it... You're the strap Master! :)
 

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You can also just loosely roll the strap and put a rubber band around it. 2-3 min in HOT water (just under boiling) will work to put a bend in it, and if the bend isn't enough you can do it again.
 

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Thanks Water70proof! I would not have thought to do that either! Geez, i'm glad I posted this topic!
 

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Forgot to mention- We talked about this before, but I totally agree about the new tuna straps. Like butter! ;D I saw you post you were going for sbbn015 soon. I remember thinking you would need to order the 017 strap for it... You're the strap Master! :)

Thanks for the kind words Jay ;D


Yeah the Tuna gonna have to wait a lil while.....cuz....I just pulled the trigger on an Ananta SRQ003 :-\ :-\ :-\


Stefan's photo did me in.......I totally snapped :))













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Ha ha! Congrats on that model... Damn! That is one helluva collection you have going man.... Big smiles for yah! BTW- I just boiled the strap. It worked! So psyched! I was cutting a hanger in the kitchen and my wife was like "whadya think your like mcGyver now?" Married 4 months and already she gives me lip! :) Ha ha.
 

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Ha ha! Congrats on that model... Damn! That is one helluva collection you have going man.... Big smiles for yah! BTW- I just boiled the strap. It worked! So psyched! I was cutting a hanger in the kitchen and my wife was like "whadya think your like mcGyver now?" Married 4 months and already she gives me lip! :) Ha ha.

LMAO that's so funny....my wife does the same thing :D
 

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Boiling works like a charm on these straps. I remove the buckle, put the two pieces in a coffee mug so the mug provides the curvature, fill with water just off boil and steep for about 6-7 minutes. Drain, repeat, drain, fill with ice cubes and cold water and let cure for about 6-7 minutes. I was absolutely unable to wear an MM strap before doing this. Doesn't make it as comfy as a Z22 flat vent but close enough.
 
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