I like it. Great idea. Looks good to me.
Feel free to flame me but these are fake straps with Omega branding. I would never sully my watches with fake accessories.
Hope that strap doesn’t fail on you.
Just to be clear. We're talking about fake products here? Not sure I would be happy putting an expensive watch onto a chinese strap with unknown quality control. The Omega rubber is crazy money but its a great strap and at least the bars and clasp will never need to be replaced.
Putting a fake strap on my Speedy, would compromise the whole point of having a high quality Swiss watch on my wrist.
Sorry, it's NOT for me, either.
I could stop buying watches, but I'm no quitter.
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I’ll have to agree with Higgs... I like the look, but with an understanding that you end up with a genuine strap. If going The aftermarket route, I’d go with RubberB or equivalent..
I like these and would like to try one on my SMP, but wouldn't buy a fake because I don't want to support thieves and that industry. I would probably do a non-branded one though.
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While I do hear and respect your opinions I could not ever justify paying £650+ for a rubber strap. I bought the replica to try the look to see if it would work with the intention of sourcing a genuine if the look proved to work. After doing some digging for a price on true original it seems that these are grotesquely overpriced. If anyone has £650+ to spend on some rubber then hats off to them but unfortunately I don’t and this is the problem. What started as an experiment has now turned into something that I may have to keep if I want this look.
My friend recently bought a Hublot rubber strap direct at £350 , and this was the easy button release type! What I am trying to say is that this started as a simple aesthetics exercise but has now turned into a cost issue with the genuine strap. My Speedy was a 40th present which I will cherish forever but, regardless of my financial situation I would never, ever justify paying £650+ for a rubber strap.
And a final point would be that these are advertised without any branding. I was expecting a ‘blank’ strap and clasp as the advertised pictures showed but these come branded. I would never buy a fake watch or promote it but I find it strange that if this strap came unbranded we wouldn’t be having this conversation and most would compliment their look.
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I am sure that Omega would disagree with you.
To be clear look decent but it’s a Chinese replica of a trademarked product.
While you may find it strange people pay for straps I find it strange people will spend thousands on a watch hit them balk at the strap. The buckle and metal bits would last a long time and are at least half your cost so when the rubber fails you can replace just that.
I’ll get off my soap box.
I also didn’t say that I “find it strange people pay for straps”. Each to their own. If you have the funds and can justify paying for the strap then by all means go ahead but I also feel that this is overpriced and I won’t pay for anything that i feel this way towards.
One thing you did say correctly is that I did ‘baulk’ when I heard how much the original was. It’s my opinion that this is overpriced £650+ and it would seem that it is your opinion that it isn’t. I would love to know the actual manufacture cost of the original but this is something that can never be found but I am sure that it would only add weight to my ‘overpriced’ argument.
If the post is against rules then I will remove it but as I have pointed out on numerous occasions, this was bought in the belief that it was unbranded as advertised.
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