Recently Larry (aka Uncle Seiko) came out with a Tropic strap reminiscent of the popular Acier Tropic. When I bought my 6105-8110 it came with an Acier as well as its original waffle, and I was impressed by the Acierís comfort and styling. Although it looked in excellent condition, in light of its age I never completely trusted the strap so it languished in the watch box. When I came across Uncle Seikoís Tropic I decided to give it a try, and did a little side by side comparison with the Acier.
As you can see, Uncle Seiko pretty much nailed the look, right down to the slight taper on the long end. The Acier is a bit glossier and a little more pliable, but that could easily be because of its age. The dimensions are very similar. I measured the Uncle Seiko short side at 76mm as compared to the Acierís 85mm, with the long side of the Uncle Seiko making up for the difference at 128mm opposed to the Acierís 122mm. Putting the Uncle Seiko on my 6105-8110 it fit my 7.5 inch wrist very well.
The Uncle Seiko is a perfect fit between the 6105ís lugs (fat bars are included). It has good flexibility and was immediately very comfortable on the wrist. I expect it will only improve with use. Larry is known for his customer service; heís quick to respond to questions and shipping was immediate.
Clearly I'm no photographer, but hopefully you get the idea. So, if youíre looking for a modern take on a classic strap, consider Uncle Seikoís Tropic. Itís available in 20mm and 22mm as well. $39.00 including shipping.