Syntactic pleonasms aside, check out my watch.I got a Casio Water Resist for free because a damaged one was returned to MEC while I was working there as a bike mechanic. The vinyl strap was torn, but the piece seemed okay, so I heavily modified it. let’s zoom in.First, I removed the straps and drilled out the mounting holes. The body on the watch is soft, tough plastic, and I selected a drill bit just the diameter of a bicycle spoke. Then, I cut the spokes to length and screwed them in with a pair of pliers. The spokes have an extruded thread, so the fit is exceedingly strong. I took rollers from a bike chain to connect the strap.
The strap is recycled polychord of some description. I don’t know. I found it in an alley. It’s roughly 11 feet of continuous rope, and, for reference, the retroreflective bits always had a rusty yellowish tint to them, it’s not purely wrist sweat. I wove it according to this instructable, although my chord was a little bit stiffer and didn’t settle as nicely. I also had to improvise a little when I couldn’t fit the chord around the pins, hence the chain rollers. The clip was salvaged so long ago I have no idea what it was originally attached to.
So, it’s a bit janky, I guess, and won’t win any awards for Exceptionally Elegant Design, but it’s basically indestructible. So far, it has been frozen, drown, coated in sawdust, crashed off a bike, and smeared with superglue which was subsequently sanded off. And, most importantly, it knows exactly what time it is.