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How to install Vario G-Shock Nato Strap Adapters | The VARIO Guide for Amazon

This is an adapter to modify your G-Shock so that you will be able to use straps like Nato and Zulu Straps for better fit, comfort and durability. This G-Shock modification will bring a new lease of life to your Casio watch.

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Allows Casio G-Shock watches to be used with 24mm Nato or Zulu straps. 

Works with Casio DW5000, DW5200, DW5300, DW5300CV, DW5600/GW5600, DW5610/GWM5610, DW6100, DW6200, DW6500, DW6900/G6900, DW9052, G2500, G7900, G8900, G100/GA100/GD100/GDF100, GA110, GA120/GD120, GA400, GA700, GG1000, GA2100, G8900, G9100, GW9200, GL7200, GLS5600 and many other (but not all) G-Shocks that feature 16mm lug width. Based on customer feedback, 5600, 5610 series are difficult to install and GD350, GX56, G9300, GW9400 needs a trim on the adapters to fit. Our adapters does not work with G9000, GA1000, MRG and GST series. If your model is not listed above, please contact us to check if our adapter works on your G-Shock before you purchase to avoid disappointment. 

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Many G-Shock that can accept a standard 16mm spring bar should be compatible. It might be difficult to fit the adapters for some G-Shock models hence we will supply 2 thinner spring bars which will make it easier to install the adapter onto your G-Shock for most cases as there is more room to wiggle. If that doesn't work, you might need to cut off or file off abit of resin on the adapter to fit. (marked red in picture) Check out video below. Please contact us at Amazon if you're unsure of how to install the Nato strap. 

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Casio G-Shock GD100 with 24mm ballistic nylon strap and nato adapter

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How to fit the Casio G-Shock Nato Strap Adapters

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how to install vario gshock nato adapter instructions

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1. Remove the standard polyurethane strap using the spring bar tool provided and use back the removed spring bars to attach the adapter (or use our thinner spring bar supplied if the original spring bar is hard to snap into the lug hole)

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2. Slide one end of the spring bar into the lug hole

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3. Use the spring bar tool and push the spring bar inwards so it comes into contact with the inner side of the lugs.

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4. As you will not be able to see the spring bar hole on one side, it is little tricky to get the spring bar in place. Once you get the spring bar into the lugs, use the springbar tool "Y" end to push it in until you hear a click. (use our thinner spring bar supplied if the original spring bar is hard to snap into the lug hole)

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5. To make sure the spring bar fitted the lugs hole, try pulling the adapter to make sure it is secure before slotting the NATO strap. 

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6. Hold on to the adapter and slide in one end of the strap through one side of the adapter

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07. Pull the strap to the desired position and slide the remaining strap through the other adapter and you've installed the strap unto your G-Shock!

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 Some Videos tutorials to help you install or mod our straps

 

Check out this video from My Affordable Watch Collection to learn how to install our Nato adapters unto your GA120

Check out this video from Watch Distractions to learn how to install our Nato adapters unto your GW-B5600

Check out this video from Watches Galore to learn how to install our Nato adapters unto your GD-350 (learn where to trim your adapters around timecode 2:00)

Check out this video from Perth Watch to learn how to install our Nato adapters unto your GW-9400 Rangeman (learn where to trim your adapters around timecode 1:55)

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Pro Tip: If you're worried about scratching your watch, apply small pieces of scotch tape on lugs before you work on it. :)

 

scotch tape to protect your g shock when installing the nato adapter

We hope you found this article helpful. This is a great project for enthusiasts who are hands on and may not be easy to install for folks who have not changed a G-Shock band before. Please do not purchase if you're not a craft-oriented person. 

 

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Please visit our Amazon store for the full range of our watch straps

 

*Please check with us if you're not sure if the adapter will fit your G-Shock model.
**We are not responsible for any damage to your watch or yourself during the installation process and any trimmed adapters will not be refundable.



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