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    any suggestion for a rubber/silicone band for a paradive?

    i want to get a replacement rubber or silicone band for a pre-owned paradive i picked up that came with a maratac black nato as well as a cheapie grey/black bad copy of a bond nato....the previous owner did not include the mkii issue rubber strap/band that origianlly came came with it.....

    depending on the day my wrist is as small as 7.25inches and as big as 7.5 inches

    any suggestions for a replacement rubber or silicone band to fit the 20mm lugs?.....i do not see any 20mm ones for sale on the mkii web site in the accessories section....does mr yao offer the 20mm straps if i email and ask to buy one?......if not does anyone have suggestions for a decent replacement band?.....i looked at the isofrane site and like them but would prefer not to drop a c-note or more for a rubber strap....to me they also look like they would be a bit of overkill for the paradive...

    any and all guidance from you guys would be appreciated as i am quite the newbie when it comes to replacement bands for mkii watches other than the standard natos and zulus....feel free to also suggest sizes and any dealer for the band(s) you might suggest

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    Re: any suggestion for a rubber/silicone band for a paradive?

    Try a traditional black rubber tropic. There are several I've seen coming out of Italy that are nice. Caution: rubber (natural) good. Silicone BAD.
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    Re: any suggestion for a rubber/silicone band for a paradive?

    If you e-mail us you can also buy a natural rubber strap that we supply with the Paradive. It should be in the E-boutique but we need to take new photos so its not listed.

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    Re: any suggestion for a rubber/silicone band for a paradive?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpotters View Post
    Try a traditional black rubber tropic. There are several I've seen coming out of Italy that are nice. Caution: rubber (natural) good. Silicone BAD.
    thanks for the heads up.....i have looked at the tropic rubber bands but would not know a good one from a bad one.....any guidance or suggestions would be appreciated

    what's the deal with silicone being BAD......bad from a health perspective or bad from a performance perspective or both?

    i will check out the tropics as i would not mind having a second rubber band in addition to the one mr yao has indicated is available if i email them......

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    Re: any suggestion for a rubber/silicone band for a paradive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yao View Post
    If you e-mail us you can also buy a natural rubber strap that we supply with the Paradive. It should be in the E-boutique but we need to take new photos so its not listed.
    thank you for your input mr yao!!!.....i will email you guys about getting one as soon as i answer everyone who has responded to this thread....

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    Re: any suggestion for a rubber/silicone band for a paradive?

    thanks for the links to some sources....i will check them out

    as i indicated above i will get one from mkii and will pick up a second rubber band (can't have too many straps/bands...lol)

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    Re: any suggestion for a rubber/silicone band for a paradive?

    Try the 20mm Marathon SAR series rubber strap. Very nice.
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    Re: any suggestion for a rubber/silicone band for a paradive?

    Quote Originally Posted by zivadavis View Post
    thanks for the heads up.....i have looked at the tropic rubber bands but would not know a good one from a bad one.....any guidance or suggestions would be appreciated

    what's the deal with silicone being BAD......bad from a health perspective or bad from a performance perspective or both?

    i will check out the tropics as i would not mind having a second rubber band in addition to the one mr yao has indicated is available if i email them......

    thanks

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    Don't worry, no health problems, just annoying lint collectors, and the rubber feels more comfortable
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    and lots of other vintage stuff.

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