Anyone have any experience with cut-to-fit silicone deployant straps? I'm steeling my courage to start chopping on one. They are effectively irreplaceable if you screw up. They are fit to the watch like bracelet endpieces. If you sell the watch later, the buyer's wrist better be equal to or smaller than yours.
As purchased the watch fits a 9-inch wrist, I reckon. I probably need to reduce it by an inch and a half or more. I may take one "link" off of each side every day until I think it's right. I don't really know what the feel of a silicone strap is like, so I don't know how loose or snug I want it. I'm thinking loose, since the deployant is huge, and I find that watches with long deployants don't slide and rotate on your wrist, so you can wear them looser. Worst case scenario is if I chop it a little too short, the deployant has a slide-to-enlarge feature, for wetsuits I think.
I did a test shave, and a large size Olfa rotary cutter (used in cutting yardage for sewing), on a cutting pad, goes through the silicone like a hot knife through butter, taking a clean millimeter off.