After years of heavy use on Suunto Ambit (first generation) for outdoor sports, the strap is starting to break off.
As image above, even the screw on the left need to be tighten up from time to time, else it will just drop off like once i did: Suunto Ambit Strap Screw fall off !! Got it repaired from UFL. Averagely i will check and tight it in every 2 weeks.
So i start to search for replacement, and found VJ Store on lelong.com offer a decent price of RM 170. It takes only 3 days to arrive from Penang, thanks to them for fast action.
Too bad the original black version was out of stock, so i just take the strap for silver ambit. The pack comes with instruction, warranty paper, screw, a glue and straps.
The instruction looks easy, but without a proper tool, it will be kinda headache. It requires screw driver “TORX IP6x40“, needle and a thing to take out mini screw nut that hide inside the gap as number 5 on image above.
First, i found a flat head screwdriver that able to fits. Successfully take out the screw with slow movement to keep the inner edge of screw in shape. Once the screw stops moving out and loose tension, just pull both end of strap to remove it from centre piece.
About the mini screw nuts, i din’t remove it from the gap as it is very tight fitted inside and i wonder i could place a new one back nicely. So i give up on that, also did not bother about the glue and directly fit the strap with new screw.
Image above shows the silver strap and black strap, both version have the same dark tone colour, so it match with centre piece.
The new straps are now both fitted, differences between silver and black straps are the long rectangle hole design, silver plastic lock and silver triangle logo near centre piece. Size, weight and dimensions are the exact same.
Looks slight different from the black edition, giving a fresh look to my old Ambit. Hopefully it will serve me for another few more years.