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    Re: Why a rubber watch band?

    Maybe I am alone, but I HATE rubber straps. I hate the feel and the look. Does nothing for me. I won't criticize anyone who loves them though. It's their choice and their feel.

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    Re: Why a rubber watch band?

    As you alluded to, a rubber strap is usual for diving, as it is easier to adjust over a wetsuit or drysuit (leaving to one side the oft stated fact that you don't need a dive watch these days to go diving) compared with a SS bracelet with diver's extension. It's a tough strap and doesn't break down following exposure to water, unlike leather. Personally, I think rubber looks quite nice in a rugged, practical sort of way, but it's strictly a strap to be worn with casual clothes. I especially like the Omega rubber straps that look like leather, which another poster referred to. Generally speaking, I prefer a SS bracelet or Nato on a dive watch.

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    Re: Why a rubber watch band?

    For me, it's all about just changing-up the look and feel of the watch. I really don't like any type of strap more than another. Anything from a stainless bracelet to a leather, rubber or canvas strap is comfortable for me. It's just about changing-up the look and feel of the watch.
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    Re: Why a rubber watch band?

    I like the sporty look it gives to certain watches
    Tissot PRC200
    Invicta 8928OB Pro Diver
    Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 2503.33.00
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    Re: Why a rubber watch band?

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    By far my best fitting, most comfortable strap is a silicon rubber strap. It is not as versatile fashion-wise, granted. But I love to wear it wen I get a chance, especially in the summer.
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    Re: Why a rubber watch band?

    I don't understand why they put a runner strap on haute holoregerie watches, i.e. AP Royal Oak Offshore etc...It seems cheap to me. And don't get me started on prices for manufacture rubber straps!
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    Re: Why a rubber watch band?

    I generally prefer stainless steel for comfort and durability in any situation.
    But I have leather and rubber straps for variety because they also look great.

    Here is my Planet Ocean on stainless steel and rubber. Both look great but different.
    They are different enough that having the 2 options is like having 2 great watches.



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    Re: Why a rubber watch band?

    Quote Originally Posted by SynMike View Post
    I generally prefer stainless steel for comfort and durability in any situation.
    But I have leather and rubber straps for variety because they also look great.

    Here is my Planet Ocean on stainless steel and rubber. Both look great but different.
    They are different enough that having the 2 options is like having 2 great watches.



    That watch looks great with both SS and rubber - although it would probably look good on a string too
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    Re: Why a rubber watch band?

    Hey everyone,

    I am new to this forum....I am looking for an original rubber band for an Invicta Russian Diver, can you please help me find it or if some user might have one that is not being used....I will gladly buy it right away.

    Thanksin advance!

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