IWC Santoni strap question

May 30, 2021,07:03 AM

So I ordered a few Santoni straps and they are great, my only issue is that the stock strap that came with my Portugieser is a bit longer on the short end and shorter on the long end than the ones that came in:

As you can see from the picture the straps would end up being the same total length, is that due to different types of IWC deployant s being made available?

I ask as I am looking for a couple of aftermarket deployant clasps and not sure which would work. Any advice is much appreciated

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This is by design.

 By: biw : May 30th, 2021-10:33
This is by design. IWC deployant straps are designed to keep the deployant clasp centered on the wrist. So a shorter "head" strap and longer "tail" strap will keep the clasp away from the side of the wrist. More comfortable this way. The original strap wa... 

Thank you for the reply

 By: afaleh : May 30th, 2021-10:46
Actually the original strap also came on a deployant, both have shorter straps just one is significantly shorter. I was thinking there might be two types of IWC deployants

Yes, two types do exist...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : May 30th, 2021-14:47
IWC introduced the "butterfly" type deployant in the last couple years and offers it on some of their newer Portugieser models. This type sits more centered on the wrist and I think requires the longer "head" strap: Photo from eBay ...  

Thanks for the info

 By: afaleh : June 1st, 2021-17:56
I will have to head to the IWC boutique and find out. Problem is it’s a 2 hours drive ...