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Reasonably comfortable, but marginal quality
on January 24, 2014
Since the description and picture are not very good, I will start with the following details:
- This is a 22mm band
- It does NOT come with spring bars
- The design looks like a "tire tread", which is pressed into the rubber (not printed on)
- There was no indication as to who the manufacturer is on the band (or its packaging), but I am sure that the other ones on Amazon that look similar are probably the exact same band. So just shop for price. I bought this one because it was a "Prime" item and knew I could return it if it did not meet my expectations.
I ordered this band to replace one that came on a Pulsar watch (http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-PS9107-Pulsar-Yellow-Watch/dp/B008UANGJO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390579456&sr=8-1&keywords=yellow+pulsar), which was decent quality but very stiff and not a deployment clasp.
This band was easy to install and looks nice with the watch. The band has several "ribs" near the clasp that makes it easy to trim-to-fit, but the band did NOT come with spring bars so I had to re-use the ones from my other band. With a pair of fine point tweezers I was able to size and swap it out in about 5 minutes. Just be careful not to trim too much from the band when sizing it.
My only complaint is the overall marginal quality. For the price, it is definitely acceptable. However, I would not trust it with an expensive or very heavy watch. The clasp opens and closes securely, but the metal is so thin that I cannot imagine it would hold up to much abuse.
The clasp is the exact style that I was looking for, deployment with side releases and safety bar. I have only been wearing it for a day or so, but it seems to be comfortable so far.
Overall, I am happy with the band... It serves it's purpose well and is a good value.