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    JeanRichard develops new' Rubbergator' strap

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    JEANRICHARD has developed a new kind of strap made from alligator-skin but with the water-resistance of a strap made from 100% rubber. This newly developed strap technology reproduces the actual surface of alligator skin down to the smallest details, while offering total water-proofing and resilience to daily wear and tear in the great outdoors.

    A year in the making, a special 3D scan was developed in association with the help of leading Swiss engineering college HEPIA, (Geneva University of applied sciences - technology, architecture and landscape). The scan was capable of actually illustrating the look of alligator skin. Then machining solutions experts Agie Charmillles contributed to the project with the latest technological laser machines capable of reproducing the required texture of this new kind of rubber strap.

    Dubbed 'rubbergator' the new strap is good for even the most active summer lifestyle. Rubbergator comes in blue, black, brown or white, and complements the JeanRichard Aquascope model, particularly its ‘star’ version with its steel case, blue anodised-aluminium bezel, automatic movement and 300m water-resistance.

    Fitted with a folding clasp, the 'rubbergator' strap is both comfortable to wear and secure on the wrist. Pricing is said to be affordable although it’s not yet known what the price will be. However, the low price point enables the strap to be interchangeable to fit any summer wardrobe and/or activity.

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    Re: JeanRichard develops new' Rubbergator' strap

    That'll be particularly cool if they can make it feel like leather too!
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    Re: JeanRichard develops new' Rubbergator' strap

    Very interesting, I'll have one in black please

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    Re: JeanRichard develops new' Rubbergator' strap

    They've taken alligator skin and made it waterproof?

    What a world of excitement and wonder we live in.

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    Re: JeanRichard develops new' Rubbergator' strap

    Quote Originally Posted by Ace McLoud View Post
    They've taken alligator skin and made it waterproof?

    What a world of excitement and wonder we live in.
    It isn't made from alligator skin, it is made from 100% rubber. That's what's special about this strap. It is made from rubber, but looks like gator. Looking forward to seeing some more pictures of the finished product :)

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    Re: JeanRichard develops new' Rubbergator' strap

    Quote Originally Posted by acnorway View Post
    It isn't made from alligator skin, it is made from 100% rubber. That's what's special about this strap. It is made from rubber, but looks like gator. Looking forward to seeing some more pictures of the finished product :)
    No, it clearly says alligator skin in the article.

    I was being flippant, but a rubber strap with a pattern on it is not even slightly difficult to manufacture.
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    Re: JeanRichard develops new' Rubbergator' strap

    So...

    It's a rubber strap stamped with gatorgrain. ... What's new about that? So yeah, they made a fancy renderscan to find the printable pattern, big whoop.
    It's still literally stamped rubber. That tech has existed for years.
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    It seems their marketing department tries to mess up customers minds to believe is gator when in fact is rubber :(
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    Re: JeanRichard develops new' Rubbergator' strap

    Alligators everywhere gave a relieved sigh.

    Next up, Authentic Waterproof Star Nosed Mole Hide! Realistically reproduced by CRAY computers!
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    Re: JeanRichard develops new' Rubbergator' strap

    Old thread, though I thought JR had something like this and was helpful to dig up the details in one place here. Thank you Michael... So we have a rubber strap that is constructed of high quality, with exacting detail to emulate alligator pattern or skin and wear very comfortable. Not sure what the smart mouthed WIS had really to prove here??? as no one still has this available with other favorite brands.
    Your sweater is totally trendy!

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