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    Re: The New Isofrane

    Quote Originally Posted by hharry View Post
    Am I the only one who finds 120 buck a pretty high price for a piece of rubber?
    $120 for a rubber strap that attaches to what could be a $1000-$10000 case full of metal parts really isn't that bad. There are a few rubber straps out there that are close to $1000.

    There are plenty of cheaper options for rubber straps, but like everything else in life; you get what you pay for... I have a box of $20-$50 rubber straps that I attached and pulled off after 5 minutes because they smelled funny, attracted dust and lint, were too stiff, too soft, or too short.

    I'll give one a chance when it comes out in blue if it is the right shade.
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    Re: The New Isofrane

    I just checked my FedEx tracking number. It looks like my strap will be here tomorrow, (5 days from order to delivery). I'll try it on a variety of watches and post up some new shots.
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    Re: The New Isofrane

    Mine is showing it's released from customs, Memphis, TN and will be here Wednesday. I'm 4 hours from Memphis. It arrived from Europe overnight then takes 3 days to go another 250 miles.
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    Re: The New Isofrane

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    Re: The New Isofrane

    Quote Originally Posted by hharry View Post
    Am I the only one who finds 120 buck a pretty high price for a piece of rubber?
    I've had mine with the RetroSicuro buckle for a week and it was worth every cent. Of the 100+ straps and bracelets I own only the Omega Milanese tops it for looks and comfort but just barely. Looking forward to 22mm and the PVD and colored versions.
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    Re: The New Isofrane

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    Re: The New Isofrane

    The saddlery guys in town will make a custom leather shoulder holster w/ hand stiched, tanned leather, buckles, straps, and several closure options for less money, considerably more labor and materials.

    I understand and appreciate the comments, and enthusiasm for this dive strap,but personally, I would opt for custom silicone impregnated leather instead.

    But one thing does seem certain, there are not a lot of options for a high-quality, pliable, good looking rubber strap and there is obviously a demand for the product.


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    Re: The New Isofrane

    Quote Originally Posted by hharry View Post
    Am I the only one who finds 120 buck a pretty high price for a piece of rubber?
    No.

    To give you a reference, the natural rubber straps for the STOWA Seatime is available from Stowa itself at $40 (Stowa logo), and from Flucco at $30 (no engraving). It's my favorite rubber strap. I never found a higher quality.

    But if it makes people happy, then who cares? These are luxury accessories anyway. If some people spend a few thousands on a watch, then why not $120 for a synthetic rubber strap?

    Personally I think this Isofrane strap looks great. I still have to figure out what kind of rubber they use ("a new rubber compound" is vague), and what makes it specific though...
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    Re: The New Isofrane

    Any new, new, newer time frames for the 22mm version?

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    Re: The New Isofrane

    I would like to know about the 22mm also.
    Anybody have an ETA?

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