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    Most durable material?

    Tough question I know, since there are a number of issues surrounding it. However, if you're wearing a banded watch over the run of a day--shower, gym workouts, shower again, maybe pool, work--does one type of leather do better than others?

    Any opinions and experiences are welcome,

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    Re: Most durable material?

    Imho stingray takes some beating. I've seen other bands referred to though as 'waterproof' so you may want to have a look around.

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    Re: Most durable material?

    Quote Originally Posted by feenix1363 View Post
    Imho stingray takes some beating. I've seen other bands referred to though as 'waterproof' so you may want to have a look around.
    How does stingray hold up in terms of the dye? I've read that cheaper straps are poorly dyed, and with the pebbled surface of stingray leather, the "pebbles" go white at across the surface as the dye wears off. However, I've heard that stingray is a very tough leather as well.

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    Re: Most durable material?

    kangaroo is pretty tough sh*t too.
    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"

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    Re: Most durable material?

    Tyrannosaurus Rex... if you can find it.

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    Re: Most durable material?

    Quote Originally Posted by sierra 18 View Post
    How does stingray hold up in terms of the dye? I've read that cheaper straps are poorly dyed, and with the pebbled surface of stingray leather, the "pebbles" go white at across the surface as the dye wears off. However, I've heard that stingray is a very tough leather as well.

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    Cheap dyes should always be avoided if you are likely to be getting the band wet. There is an option now in as much as sanded skins are beginning to come on the market. As they name indicates, the skin is sanded to flatten the bone lumps so the colour you get is the colour you keep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ximenes View Post
    Tyrannosaurus Rex... if you can find it.
    Rhino scrotum would beat that hands down
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    Re: Most durable material?

    i need to try and find some wolverine or badger hides those sound like tough leather.

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    Re: Most durable material?

    KANGAROO

    Hands down. Not that i have had any straps made of this but 25 years on motorbikes, and as many offs! I can state with some certainty and experience that those bouncy critter gloves are the BEST.

    Never thought about kangaroo as a watch strap though.

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    Re: Most durable material?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl.1 View Post
    KANGAROO

    Hands down. Not that i have had any straps made of this but 25 years on motorbikes, and as many offs! I can state with some certainty and experience that those bouncy critter gloves are the BEST.

    Never thought about kangaroo as a watch strap though.
    Exactly, Motorcycle kit made from the Roo is tougher than nails, I have a pair of race pants made from the stuff, and teamed up with the Vanson on the Drag strip, they have taken major abuse over the years and they still look pretty new, straps hold up well too, superior and tough.





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