I just don't get why some very expensive watches have the rubber strap ala Hublot. If I'm spending 5-6K on a nice watch I want it on a bracelet or alligator. I can see that they are very utilitarian and water resistant, but to me the rubber isn't as classy or dressy as the others. The rubber strap makes a good spare, but not a first choice imho. That's my take on rubber straps.