Watch Update

"Seiko SKX007" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO640
“Seiko SKX007” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

The other day, I received a new 22mm zulu-style strap for my Seiko SKX007 watch. It’s the black, green, and red striped design, the same one that I have for my Seiko SNK809 (18mm). I really like the Artstyle straps because they have nice brushed metal hardware, and a good price. As you can see from the photo below, I have purchased a small collection of them!

"Bands" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/30 sec, ISO3200
“Bands” Cedar Park, 2017

However, they are not perfect. I guess they had to cut corners somewhere to get the price so low, and thus the finishing of the nylon and stitching is a little rough. I noticed that it gets a little scratchy sometimes. To fix this, I used a grinding stone (used in ceramics) to smooth out some of the rough cuts, which appear to have been heat-sealed. Basically around all the holes I sanded it down a bit. The nylon stitching also had a some bits which stuck out and would poke my wrist, but the polishing stone took care of that easily as well. You can see in the photo below where I sanded around the holes, buckle, and stitching.

"Band Work" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/40 sec, ISO3200
“Band Work” Cedar Park, 2017

After that small amount of work, the bands are very comfortable and just about perfect. 🙂

I hope you had a nice day!

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