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    Question Isofrane vs. Hirsch Extreme: Who wins?

    What is the better strap and why? They are about equal in price with Isofrane being even more expensive.

    They are both made of rubber not silicone. As far as I can tell none has metal reenforced holes for the spring bars/screws. Even the rubber strap on my cheap Citizen BN0000-04H has that. The Isofrane doesn't have the typical ripples for elasticity. The Hirsch doesn't have any holes in the upper part for water to flow through. The Isofrane has a screwed buckle, the Hirsch doesn't. But Hirsch comes in a more color choices, yet Iso has two band/buckle styles.

    So is there one that is really better? If so for what reason or in what criterion is one better than the other? Is there one that will be more of a useful tool (why?) and one that is more of a fashion statement?

    What do you think?

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    Re: Isofrane vs. Hirsch Extreme: Who wins?

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    Re: Isofrane vs. Hirsch Extreme: Who wins?

    No brainer for me...IsoFrane by a mile!
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    Re: Isofrane vs. Hirsch Extreme: Who wins?

    Of the 150+ straps I own the ISOfrane is by far the best. Though I've never tried the Hirsch, it appears much too bulky for my tastes.
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    Re: Isofrane vs. Hirsch Extreme: Who wins?

    If you did a little research, you would realize how silly this question is. Isofrane has been on some of the best vintage dive watches know especially the ploprof, the Isofrane has a history and is iconic. Its reincarnation is turning out to be as reliable as the original.

    My vote goes to Isofrane.
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    Re: Isofrane vs. Hirsch Extreme: Who wins?

    Another vote for Isofrane. Mine arrived by fedex today. Looks great and seems lovely and soft. A delicious vanilla smell off it as well. Now just waiting for my Trimix to arrive
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    Re: Isofrane vs. Hirsch Extreme: Who wins?

    Isofrane for me



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    Re: Isofrane vs. Hirsch Extreme: Who wins?

    Really it has allot to do with style for me, Isofrane it is .

    Im patiently waiting for a 22mm to be released, and then the blue version (not sure of the size). A blue 22 would be bad ass on my Bathys.
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    Re: Isofrane vs. Hirsch Extreme: Who wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by HalifaxNS View Post
    Really it has allot to do with style for me, Isofrane it is .

    Im patiently waiting for a 22mm to be released, and then the blue version (not sure of the size). A blue 22 would be bad ass on my Bathys.
    I agree re the Bathys. I also can't wait for a 20mm for my Corvus and a 22mm for my 007 among others.
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    Re: Isofrane vs. Hirsch Extreme: Who wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by W. C. Bartlett View Post
    If you did a little research, you would realize how silly this question is. Isofrane has been on some of the best vintage dive watches know especially the ploprof, the Isofrane has a history and is iconic. Its reincarnation is turning out to be as reliable as the original.

    My vote goes to Isofrane.
    I did and I know that it is a historic model. My concern is with engineering, and functionality, NOT with style and history. For that I like the Iso better, too.

    What would make one better than the other in engineering and functionality?

    The Iso on Shannon's Tuna makes me want to buy that exact combo just because it's so frickin' gorgeous. Too bad the watch costs 25 times what the strap costs. ;)

    Till
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