- From: Peter Duncanson <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 16:20:37 +0100
On Tue, 06 Sep 2005 22:04:20 GMT, Tony Cooper
>Skimming a magazine that comes to our house, I saw an ad for a Rolex
>watch. The copy reads:
>"Cellini Danaos in eighteen karat white and pink gold combination with
>deployable clasp on leather strap."
>I'm trying to figure out how a watchband clasp can be "deployable".
After much googling no definitive answer has been found.
It is possible that a "deployable" clasp is one whose position on the
strap can be adjusted so as to alter the effective length of the strap.
I once had a cheapish watch with a clasp of that type. The clasp was not
permanently attached to the strap but had a toothed metal thingie that
gripped the strap. To lengthen or shorten the effective length of the
strap the thingie could be swung away from the surface of the strap thus
releasing its grip. The clasp could then be moved along the strap to the
desired position. The thingie would then be swung back into position to
grip the strap.
I suppose one could say that the clasp was (re)deployable on the strap.
UK (posting from a.u.e)
- From: Tony Cooper
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