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    Swiss tropic rubber strap

    I picked up a new old stock Swiss tropic strap very recently and put it on my Shogun.

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    For me it looks great on the watch, not to chunky like the Isofrane is and I like the basket weave pattern. It is supple and comfortable on the wrist and combined with the titanium case make a wonderful light weight around the clock piece.

    I was shocked at how much these cost, but now having worn it, it was worth paying. If you can find one for a reasonable cost and like rubber straps, I think you deserve to try one!
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    Re: Swiss tropic rubber strap

    I have a few of these and they wear nicely.

    However, they have a few drawbacks:

    - They are usually thinner than standard modern watch straps. Good thing for the comfort and flexibility, but it often looks weird on modern bigger dive watches. Looks better on thinner and smaller dive watches with a retro vibe.

    - These straps often taper a LOT...I have a 20mm that tapers to a 16mm end...Great vintage look, but you have to get used to it!

    I have 2 of these, one basket weaved and another with the classic "rally" holes.

    Great look on this Shogun BTW!

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    Re: Swiss tropic rubber strap

    You are correct Seb, I should have mentioned the taper. I happen to like the taper, mine is 22mm to 18mm at the buckle. The tail of the is much narrower again, maybe 10mm?

    These come in to there own where chunky Isofrane straps just look too big. Not the best photos, but this was my Shogun with Isofrane... yuck!

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    Re: Swiss tropic rubber strap

    Quote Originally Posted by electorn View Post
    ..........Not the best photos, but this was my Shogun with Isofrane... yuck!

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    not so bad, just a different look all together
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    Re: Swiss tropic rubber strap

    I tried couple of replicas to see how they compared with the original. They feel OK being soft and comfortable, but I find they wear hot on the wrist. For the price they are fine.

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