Holes have pretty much been off the table since HDS did away with them years ago. Henry and I did discuss it as recently as yesterday. They won’t be coming back. It’s a bit like a friend trying to convince you to get back together with your ex-wife... when all he saw was her public personality and didn’t have to live with the *****. Henry is still very soured by the myriad of complaints that came into HDS when the clip holes were in the light. It made quite an impression on him.
Clip wise, the Rotary is problematic. No matter where it is attached, it’s in the way of the Rotary dial functioning nicely. If it’s on the bezel, it rubs on the tail... if on the tail, it rubs on the head... and either way, it makes it harder to manipulate the dial.
It’s a bit like a friend trying to convince you to get back together with your ex-wife... when all he saw was her public personality and didn’t have to live with the *****.
A more elegant bezel-down clip option for the rotary would be welcome
First things first -- Henry at HDS recommends against this. In fact he says you shouldn't do it.
this is very much an unofficial and unsupported mod.
I know the under bezel clip isn't HDS approved, but my personal Rotary has been running like that for about two years.
Until then, I like this controversial NMHR option (No Mounting Holes Required):
does not require any manufacturing design changes to the HDS...
pic is a link to instructions
It works well for some people,