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Zulu straps how secure are they

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Ive been thinking about doing some mods to a watch or two and was curious how secure are Zulu straps. They dont look to secure at all and Id rather not lose a nice watch if I can help it. Growing up with Casio watch bands I know my watch isnt going anyplace soon.
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I think someone made 1mm spacers from a plastic ball point pen tube. One on each side of the strap should do the trick. :-!
On the other side of the argument, you probably shouldn't be wearing anything (jewellery, watches, long hair, bracelets, anything) if you're using a hazardous piece of machinery. Whenever I've used a table saw in the past, I took my watch off, even my thin W-71, with a plastic strap.
All I can say is that it is likely I still have my right hand, only because I was wearing a watch, with a stainless steel bracelet. A long, long time ago, in a land far away...

8th grade, wood shop, band saw. Kids playing. Me sawing. Got bumped. Wrist hit the saw blade. Fortunately the watch band hit the blade and not my skin. Kids were out of school for a week, and out of shop for the rest of the yer.

Teacher was a wreck, cause he saw it happen, and was sure it had sliced my hand off. Those wood band saw blades will go through you like nothing is in the way.

I'm happy! b-)
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