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    Re: A comparative review of the new ISOfrane strap

    I purchased a brand new Isofrane strap a couple of weeks ago but only put it the watch this past weekend......I got a 20mm strap for my Seiko MM300, which has 20mm lug width according to info I got & I also called the US service ctr. of Seiko (I have the SBDX012 50th anniversary edition)
    Strap is not 20mm as they're gaps, took pics sent them by email to Isofrane, rep says that can't be, 100,000 made, I told them I must have gotten that 1 lemon.....have not heard back after I gave them info I got from Seiko.
    I am not a happy watch guy at present, & am not going to buy their straps.
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    Re: A comparative review of the new ISOfrane strap


    Get a set of calipers and send them a picture.

    Isofrane's customer service staff doesn't seem to be very bright at all, I'm having some issues with them as well

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    Re: A comparative review of the new ISOfrane strap

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Robert View Post
    I purchased a brand new Isofrane strap a couple of weeks ago but only put it the watch this past weekend......I got a 20mm strap for my Seiko MM300, which has 20mm lug width according to info I got & I also called the US service ctr. of Seiko (I have the SBDX012 50th anniversary edition)
    Strap is not 20mm as they're gaps, took pics sent them by email to Isofrane, rep says that can't be, 100,000 made, I told them I must have gotten that 1 lemon.....have not heard back after I gave them info I got from Seiko.
    I am not a happy watch guy at present, & am not going to buy their straps.
    Robert, can you take a pic to show us the problem? I've handled many Isofrane straps, and have found all to be very consistent...they all pop out of the same mold. Also, did you buy it directly from Isofrane?
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    Re: A comparative review of the new ISOfrane strap

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Robert View Post
    I purchased a brand new Isofrane strap a couple of weeks ago but only put it the watch this past weekend......I got a 20mm strap for my Seiko MM300, which has 20mm lug width according to info I got & I also called the US service ctr. of Seiko (I have the SBDX012 50th anniversary edition)
    Strap is not 20mm as they're gaps, took pics sent them by email to Isofrane, rep says that can't be, 100,000 made, I told them I must have gotten that 1 lemon.....have not heard back after I gave them info I got from Seiko.
    I am not a happy watch guy at present, & am not going to buy their straps.

    I may have a solution.

    The original Seiko fat bars are 2.5mm in diameter, Isofrane is designed to take generic 1.8mm spring bars. Are you using the fat bars? if so, the strap can get pinched up from all that excess friction.

    In this case, "skinny-fat" spring bars (1.8mm, with 1.1mm ends) will solve your problem. You could try replacing the fat bars with generic spring bars (1.8mm with ~0.8mm ends) first if you happen to have them lying around.

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    Re: A comparative review of the new ISOfrane strap

    Thanks for the review! Very helpful.

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    Re: A comparative review of the new ISOfrane strap

    Best strap you can get period.

    I wear it on my CX swiss military Argonaut 1000 and have done it for the past 5 years. Still looks brand new. Before switching to ISOFRANE I used the original rubber strap (looked horrible within a year) used a zulu stap (broken within a year) and finally a leather dive strap (hirsch chronissimo or something like that) either of the broke or looked horrible within a year.

    Never wear anything else on my expensive watches.

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    Re: A comparative review of the new ISOfrane strap

    Quote Originally Posted by The Kit View Post
    Best strap you can get period.

    I wear it on my CX swiss military Argonaut 1000 and have done it for the past 5 years. Still looks brand new. Before switching to ISOFRANE I used the original rubber strap (looked horrible within a year) used a zulu stap (broken within a year) and finally a leather dive strap (hirsch chronissimo or something like that) either of the broke or looked horrible within a year.

    Never wear anything else on my expensive watches.
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    Love the strap on my precious Argonaut 😍

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    Re: A comparative review of the new ISOfrane strap

    Thank you for a well done and informative review. I'm holding out for the 22mm release and was curious as to how the Isofrane will fit on a 7" wrist? Will it be too long and have a lot of tail or do you think it will still be manageable?

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    Re: A comparative review of the new ISOfrane strap

    I noticed my new black one does not have the vanilla smell. Only natural rubber.

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    Re: A comparative review of the new ISOfrane strap

    Quote Originally Posted by annare View Post
    Thank you for a well done and informative review. I'm holding out for the 22mm release and was curious as to how the Isofrane will fit on a 7" wrist? Will it be too long and have a lot of tail or do you think it will still be manageable?
    I have it on my 6.5 wrist without any problem ...







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