Monday, July 6, 2015
Rubber O-Rings for A Watch Band Holder
Unfortunately its one flaw is its watch band keeper. Made out of a thin rubber and exposed to salt, sand, dirt, sun, sunscreen, solvents, oil, etc. it seems to breakdown pretty quickly and after a year or so had split and left my watch band flopping around and the watch unusable. Timex doesn't seem to sell just the watch band loop and I didn't want to buy replacement straps for near $20 just to get the little loop. So what is one to do.
Well, Home Depot solved the problem with their plumbing isle. A little box of 10 rubber O-rings about 9/16 in diameter, in black for less than $3 is perfect. The O-rings might even be better than the original as they are likely made to stand up to all kinds of chemicals and substances given their plumbing application. The O-ring is comfortable and its matte black finish fits perfectly with the Timex rubber. Perfect and problem solved.