WatchGecko ZULUDIVER Tropic strap
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    WatchGecko ZULUDIVER Tropic strap

    I was looking for a natural rubber TROPIC-like option to replace a hateful Ofrei dust magnet I was using... Happily found this ZULUDIVER strap.



    This is my second buy from WatchGecko, awesome service and fast delivery. The strap came on this cool signed plastic zip bag, additionally 3 ss springbars and an useful microfiber cloth with the company logo, really cool.

    Though my initial idea was to find a natural rubber strap, I'm happy with this NBR option which does not attract dust. Nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) is a form of synthetic rubber unusual in being generally resistant to oil, fuel, and other chemicals. Nitrile rubber is more resistant than natural rubber to oils and acids, and has superior strength, but has inferior flexibility. Nitrile rubber is less likely to cause an allergic reaction than natural rubber.




    WatchGecko don't specify this model is scented, but I do perceive a very light citric aroma on it, anyway it does not smell weird at all. Something I like is the squares are perfectly cutout. It tapers from 20mm to 18mm at the buckle. The buckle is ss of course but nothing really special about it. The keepers are nice and the corners are a bit rounded.





    This is a great quality strap, super comfortable.


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    Re: WatchGecko ZULUDIVER Tropic strap

    Very nice, Jose! I've got 4 WatchGecko leather straps and I've been very impressed for the price. I've been planning to pick up a couple of these Tropic straps and I found your review to be quite helpful. Thanks!!


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    Re: WatchGecko ZULUDIVER Tropic strap

    Spent a fortune on WatchGecko/Zuludiver etc straps and very happy with them. All are excellent for the money. But with the Tropic (which I'm sure is great too) it bugs me that they didn't go the extra mile and make it like the original 60s Tropic with one keeper that matches the strap. Originals can still be found but at ridiculous prices. So, a missed opportunity I think.

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    Re: WatchGecko ZULUDIVER Tropic strap

    I have a 22mm version and I will say it is a great strap but the smell is weird, smells like industrial factory to me although the smell is kind of sweet, seems to fade after a while though. I wish the 22mm and 20mm versions were the same lengths, the 20mm version is way shorter than the 22mm and had to send it back.

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    Re: WatchGecko ZULUDIVER Tropic strap

    Yes the smell is something similar to a sweet citric fruit... To me at least haha

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    Re: WatchGecko ZULUDIVER Tropic strap

    Looks good, had many of these over the years or similar looking I should say but they were always too short for my hams.
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    Re: WatchGecko ZULUDIVER Tropic strap

    Nice strap, unfortunately the 20mm strap is too short for a 7.5" wrist.
    Which is ridiculous.
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    Re: WatchGecko ZULUDIVER Tropic strap

    I'd call it a grapefruit candy scent. After two months, it's gone from air-freshener strength to more of a gentle suggestion of the scent.

    Overall, I have zero complaints. I will agree with Rusty427 that for my 7.25" wrist with a modest lug-to-lug watch, there isn't much leftover strap to tuck into the keepers. Any larger of a wrist and I'd have a problem. An XL size might get them some sales in the future.
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    Re: WatchGecko ZULUDIVER Tropic strap

    Where did you get this link from? Never heard of them.

    I have a Rubber B strap and it's the best rubber strap I've put on my wrist.
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    Re: WatchGecko ZULUDIVER Tropic strap

    Quote Originally Posted by rbiggs View Post
    Where did you get this link from? Never heard of them.

    I have a Rubber B strap and it's the best rubber strap I've put on my wrist.
    https://www.watchgecko.com/zuludiver...bber-strap.php

    No offense to the WatchGecko strap, but I'm not sure how it'll hold up to a strap that's bespoke to your particular watch and costs 5x as much.

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